Have you ever wondered if your Zodiac is responsible for the role you pick in Overwatch? Or how good you are at the game? I have gone on a mission to answer these questions and collected almost all birthdays of the Overwatch League players from Season 1.* While I do believe that Zodiac signs can be responsible for your personality traits, there are also a lot more factors involved. So, don’t take this too seriously and just enjoy a different kind of article.
In Part 1 of this piece, we’ll be looking at the statistical overview of zodiac representation across the league and the first 6 signs of the zodiac — and which players represent their sign the best!
In this continuation of my interview with Dario “Akraken” Falcao-Rassokha of Team Australia, we learn a little bit more about how he’s balancing his career with schoolwork, how he vibes with the rest of the Aussies, and what depths “Akraken” comes from! Check out Part 1 here.
Team Australia didn’t disappoint in the Bangkok stage of the Overwatch World Cup, and in many ways that was thanks to star support player Dario “Akraken” Falcao-Rassokha. I sat down with Akraken to talk about his performance in Bangkok, his emergence as a pro, and how he’s balancing his career with his schoolwork.
When the Philadelphia Fusion announced that Elijah Hudson “Elk” Gallagher would be promoted to the team’s roster going into Season 2, the former Fusion University player was so excited he forgot to send out a tweet. And when he did, he couldn’t even find the words to express his excitement:
Super excited to be joining @Fusion for OWL S2, so excited its hard to even coherently make words about it but its amazing and woooOOOO!
“Elk has been an outstanding player for us both in game and out,” said Philadelphia Fusion president Tucker Roberts. “That’s why we promoted him to captain Season 2. It’s easy to forget how young he is given his maturity and professionalism. He plays a cerebral style and studies the game constantly. We’re all very excited to have him join Fusion for the 2019 season.”
Speaking with Elk last night, it was easy to see the maturity that Roberts and other Fusion veterans commonly bring up when it comes to his promotion. Elk spoke of his growth as a player with not only the guidance he received as part of Fusion’s academy team, but from professional Overwatch players who took the time to give him advice when he reached out to them. The support main is hoping to use his new platform to not only improve his role in-game, but give support back to the Overwatch community in hopes of helping other passionate players reach their dreams.
At the Overwatch World Cup group stage in Paris, France, the bracket for November’s Blizzcon Finals was revealed! We now know which teams will be facing each other in the first round. The teams going to Blizzcon are South Korea, Finland, USA, Canada, Australia, China, UK, and France.
The final stage of the 2018 Overwatch World Cup Qualifiers takes place this weekend in Paris, France and it looks to be a full-on battleground for EU teams. September 20-22, six European teams will fight to see who joins South Korea, Finland, USA, Canada, China, and Australia at Blizzcon in November. To get there, however, any team will have to work their way through the onslaught of EU’s brightest.
Team UK is coming into the Paris Qualifier as one of the favorites, besides France. After the London Spitfire took it home in the Overwatch League, can Team UK do the same for the World Cup? To give a better overview of the team, here is some history on previous World Cups and their roster for this year.
One of my favorite songs of all time is “Distractions” by Zero 7. In that song, the singer describes her habit of doing something that I do all of the time: instead of expressing her deepest appreciation for someone she loves and cares about, she instead makes fun, actively goes out of her way to warn them that she is nothing but trouble through self-deprecation, and ultimately hides her strong feelings behind her humor. One particular line makes this explicitly clear:
“I only make jokes to distract myself from the truth.”
On the first day of the Overwatch World Cup I spoke to arguably Switzerland’s most popular player in their small Overwatch pro scene, Luca “Luux” Locher! He spoke about what it’s like being the best player in Switzerland, how viable Mei is in competitive, and what has been the biggest change in the Overwatch Community since the beta.
For the second of the September World Cup Stages, teams from across Europe and the Pacific will go to Bangkok, Thailand. Six teams will be competing from September 14-16 for two elusive spots at Blizzcon in November. With many closer matches than previous World Cup Stages, the Thailand games might be worth staying up for.