October 17, 2019

All OWL 2020 Off-Season Roster Changes

Overwatch League’s free agency period for 2020 began Oct 7. Teams have until Nov 15 to sign a minimum of eight players to their rosters.  After that point any extra roster signings or player transactions must resolve by June 15.  Roster changes by team are listed in chronological order: Boston Uprising Changes: Assistant coaches Shake […]

October 16, 2019

Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet champion crowned

Element Mystic defeated Atlanta Academy on Sunday, October 13, taking home the trophy at the Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet final. The final two matches of the tournament showed unexpected results. Firstly, the loser’s bracket, which saw the Korean team, RunAway, face off against North American team Atlanta Academy, finished with a heartbreaking loss for RunAway. But […]

October 11, 2019

Getting into Esports: Overwatch

Jumping into esports can be daunting, especially with Overwatch. There’s a lot happening all the time and it can get overwhelming. This guide will ease those anxieties and help new players learn about how the game is played. The best thing anyone can recommend when trying to get into a new esport is to simply […]

October 10, 2019

2019 Overwatch World Cup Preview

Blizzcon is less than a month away, and that means teams and players from countries all over the world are preparing for the Overwatch World Cup. This event showcases the top players all over the world playing for their respective countries. Here is a look at the teams and some of the top players that […]

October 9, 2019

5 Overwatch characters that Smash needs

Not long after Overwatch was officially announced for the Nintendo Switch, fans began speculating whether any Overwatch heroes will find their way to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Recently the director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan announced that he would give permission for Smash to use his beloved characters. Here are five Overwatch heroes fans would love […]

October 5, 2019

Looking back at the 2019 Overwatch League season

The Overwatch League is the crowd-drawing title of professional Overwatch. This year marked the second season of the Overwatch League. An Overwatch season is split into four stages with the first three getting their own playoffs. Stage 4 leads into the season playoffs which consists of eight teams. Each stage consists of 70 matches. The […]

October 4, 2019

Inside OWL’s 2019 MVP: Sinatraa player profile

Jay “Sinatraa” Won recently cemented his position as the best Overwatch has to offer, taking home the Overwatch League Championship title with the San Francisco Shock. Not only did he snag first place, but Sinatraa also received the 2019 T-Mobile OWL MVP Award for his phenomenal performance throughout the season. At only 19 years of […]

October 4, 2019

Overwatch director wants his heroes in Smash Ultimate

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has one of the biggest fighting game rosters in the world. With 81 confirmed characters, fans are wondering who is going to be next on the roster. Overwatch’s director, Jeff Kaplon, thinks it should be from their popular team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Overwatch: Legendary Edition is making its way to the […]

September 30, 2019

San Francisco Shock win the Overwatch Grand Finals

San Francisco Shock are the new Overwatch League Champions for the end of the second season! Special congrats to Hyobin “Choihyobin” Choi for his outstanding performance on Sigma and winning the Grand Finals MVP! The Setup Vancouver Titans (25-3) and San Francisco Shock (23-5) were fan favorites on paper and in the heart. Both teams […]

September 28, 2019

San Francisco Shock CEO Andy Miller knows his team will win

“So… looking forward to a big day on Sunday and hopefully I’ll get to talk to you all from the winner’s podium,” said Andy Miller, founder and chief executive officer of Overwatch League franchise San Francisco Shock, during Press Day. The Overwatch League Grand Finals mark the end of Season 2 and feature the second-seeded […]

September 28, 2019

Overwatch team Philadelphia Fusion reveal new $50 million arena

Philadelphia Fusion and its partners finally broke ground on their amazing esports venue, the Fusion Arena. The $50 million project is set to open in 2021. Yesterday, while ground was broken inside the Philadelphia Sports Complex, Fusion released a teaser trailer showing the world the extravagant future home of the team. This is our house. […]

September 26, 2019

Overwatch patch 1.41: Sigma nerfed, Dive buffed

Overwatch released a new patch to their public test servers this Tuesday. The patch included a vast amount of hero changes and needed bug fixes. Many of the changes are directed at addressing community outcry against the current double barrier meta. Shield meta damaged, but not broken: Adding Sigma to high-level play has resulted in […]

September 25, 2019

Australian authorities investigate esports corruption

Sydney, Australia—ABC News has reported that Victoria Police are pursuing multiple esports related criminal investigations. One of the most shocking allegations is what the Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit has uncovered. The Intelligence unit received information that the owner of an Australian Overwatch Contenders team may have ties to organized crime. Possible match-fixing shatters integrity […]

September 21, 2019

Watching the OWL Grand Finals can reward loot!

Overwatch League Season 2 Grand Finals fast approach and Blizzard announced that fans watching the Twitch broadcast of the game can earn exclusive rewards. ???? These sprays are so CUTE! Watch the #OWL2019 Grand Finals live on September 29 to earn these exclusive in-game items. Learn how to earn ???? https://t.co/Kq5rrsq9rQ pic.twitter.com/zWAnZav54g — Overwatch League […]

September 19, 2019

Vancouver Titans vs San Francisco Shock Grand Final preview

The Overwatch League 2019 playoffs have come to an end, with two teams emerging to battle it out at the Grand Finals. San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans will face off at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Sept. 29 for the championship title. The two teams will also be fighting for the Overwatch League […]

September 18, 2019

How did Sigma reshape the Overwatch meta?

Just a few short months ago, it looked like the popular three-tank, three-healer composition known as “GOATS” would dominate the metagame forever. Blizzard finally nixed this by enforcing two-tank, two-healer, and two-damage hero team comps. Shortly after, they released hero number 31, Sigma, into the game.    Sigma’s introduction to the game made an immediate […]

September 16, 2019

OWL Playoffs Week 3 Recap

Coming into the last full week of playoffs, every team remaining has a shot at making it all the way to the prestigious Overwatch League Grand Finals. Expectations are high for all as the strong teams look to separate themselves from the rest. Atlanta Reign 0 – 4 Hangzhou Spark The losers’ quarterfinals matches started […]

September 9, 2019

OWL Playoffs Week 2 Recap: Who came out on top?

Seoul Dynasty 2 – 4 Vancouver Titans The top-seeded Titans convincingly dispelled the eighth-seeded Dynasty with wins on Lijiang, Gibraltar, Busan and Eichenwald.  Haksal was awarded match MVP for his inspiring Doomfist performance. The Rookie of the Year award winner has shown great prowess in adapting to the new playoffs meta. ggs! @SeoulDynasty 신인상너무감사합니다!!!!ㅎㅎㅎ그리고오늘둠피스트개꿀잼>< 담경기두이길게요! […]

September 7, 2019

Overwatch League’s Season 2 Viewership Says Good Things About the League

The Overwatch League is a hit. For people paying attention to esports that won’t come as a surprise. The Activision Blizzard league with massive franchise fees, teams spread around the globe, and a diehard fan base is having a successful second season. With a move towards a Homestand Weekend format in 2020, the next challenge […]

September 6, 2019

Overwatch is Coming to Nintendo Switch this October

Following months of speculation, last night’s Nintendo Direct stream gave us confirmation that Overwatch will release on Nintendo Switch Oct. 15 in North America and Oct. 18 in Europe. The world needs heroes. The fight for the future arrives on Nintendo Switch October 15! pic.twitter.com/Bbf5xhaRs6 — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) September 4, 2019 Many fans theorized that […]

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