December 16, 2019

Overwatch prodigy signed at 13 years old

Contenders team Uprising Academy, owned by Overwatch League’s Boston Uprising, signed Michael “RhynO” Willoughby to their roster. Now being the youngest professionally signed Overwatch player, RhynO, officially committed to the Boston Uprising Academy team. After a recent top-four finish at the National Championship Series (NCS), he got recognized and officially signed by the organization. Michael […]

December 5, 2019

Going pro from Tier 2 to Tier 1

Traditional sports emphasize a distinction between their college and professional divisions. Esports, in turn, has adopted similar labeling known as tiers. Games’ top talent, professionals equipped with full salaries, are dubbed Tier 1 (T1). Those closest to them are referred to as Tier 2 (T2). But the difference between the two levels is much more […]

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 […]