The New York Excel – I mean, the Atlantic All-Star team – is one of the most stacked rosters that Overwatch has ever seen. The team is headlined by league MVP Seong-Hyun “JJoNaK” Bang. With JJoNaK, half of NYXL, and some big name reserves, the Atlantic team certainly has star power. Against a scrappy and unpredictable Pacific lineup, though what will it take for the Atlantic team to secure the victory? Read more …
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Wednesday, July 11th. The Gladiators faced off against the London Spitfire in their first playoff match.
With the off-season in full swing, I decided to do some research on a topic that’s bugged me for some time. Why would people who play Overwatch competitively not be interested in the Overwatch League? It just didn’t make any sense to me. The league showcases some of the highest levels of competitive Overwatch ever recorded. There had to be some reason they weren’t tuning in.
In the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League, we saw just how versatile some players were at flexing to different heroes. On the flip side, the league MVP, Jjonak, showed us the value of being the absolute best at a single hero with little flexibility.
I did not want to go to the Grand Finals. Read more …
A controversial tweet is going around the Overwatch fanbase, from London Spitfire General Manager Susie Kim. The team wanted to do a fan meeting during the World Cup, but apparently, Korea’s own Seoul Dynasty did not allow this to happen.
The inaugural season of Overwatch League was not lacking in surprises. Storylines developed throughout the entire season – the NYXL qualifying for playoffs each stage (and stopping short of the grand finals,) the Boston Uprising’s undefeated Stage 3, and the London Spitfire winning the inaugural Overwatch League championship despite a lackluster second half to the season. The season ending doesn’t mean the Overwatch League is on hiatus, though. The off-season is already underway, with contract extensions and player trades among teams starting soon. Now that the season is over, it’s time to reflect on possible improvements going into Season 2.
Blizzard has confirmed two of the rumored six expansion teams for Season 2 of the Overwatch League. Atlanta, Paris and Guangzhou are three of the expected six teams, expanding the Overwatch League further into Europe and China. Atlanta and Guangzhou were confirmed today in a press release.
“He was here first.” The other person gestures to me when the host asks to seat them.
“Where would you like to sit?” she asked.
“Uhh… hightops?” I stammer.
“You seat yourself on the bar side.”
Of course you do.