March 23, 2020

Gaming and Esports Surge During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite all the negative news and event cancelations because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, there is a silver lining. For esports and gaming, coronavirus increases viewership and popularity with fans stuck at home. A new initiative called Gamers Vs COVID-19 brings esports players and streamers together to inform gamers about the pandemic. One step that […]

March 20, 2020

Echo, Overwatch’s latest hero from Blizzard

On March 18, Blizzard finally gave answers to a 2-year-old question. When can fans play the fancy omnic from Ashe’s animated short? Overwatch hero Echo says it’s soon. In the origin story trailer, Echo introduces her creator, Dr. Liao. From the fragments given, Dr. Liao was a part of Omnica Corporation and had a hand […]

March 12, 2020

The Coronavirus Could Be More Than Just a Setback for the OWL and E3

The Coronavirus is officially a pandemic according to the World Health Organization. Countries around the world are scrambling to figure out proper responses to the disease that has infected over 125,000 and killed nearly 5,000 people. In esports, there have been extensive ramifications for many leagues, teams and tournaments. League of Legends has seen play […]

March 6, 2020

Through the Eyes of the DPS: Widowmaker

A sniper who never misses in Overwatch, Widowmaker, also known as Amélie Lacroix, is a villain taking down heroes from afar. Widowmaker can give players their saving shot or their sharp blow depending on which side she’s on. A part of the set of heroes released on Overwatch’s original debut, this Widowmaker guide takes players […]

February 18, 2020

The Meteoric Growth of Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the greatest modern case studies on how to build an esport. Last weekend, the Six Invitational dominated streaming platforms with over 5 million hours watched over the entire event. The year-over-year growth of Rainbow Six is a testament to Ubisoft’s focus on competitive gameplay, willingness to implement community […]

February 7, 2020

Through the Eyes of the Tank: Reinhardt

Overwatch launched in 2016 and starred the sturdy main tank, Reinhardt. Reinhardt Wilhelm is a large German man with serious firepower behind his suit of armor and hammer. A sturdy tank and a solid offensive spearhead, Reinhardt can carry games by himself if he has enough healing. But that doesn’t mean carrying games alone should […]

February 6, 2020

2020 Overwatch League preview

Season 3 for the 2020 Overwatch League kicks off this weekend at 1 PM EST  in New York on Saturday, Feb 8. Unlike previous seasons, OWL will no longer be available to watch on Twitch, moving instead to an exclusivity contract with Youtube. Alongside these changes Blizzard has implemented a slew of format changes designed […]

January 31, 2020

Overwatch patch nerfs must-pick heroes

Blizzard’s first-person shooter released their new retail patch notes that are looking to end the current Overwatch meta as fans know it. The new hero updates allow players to stray away from the 100 percent pick rate heroes that dominated Overwatch and their competitive ladder the past two ranked seasons. As players theory-craft and discover […]

January 6, 2020

Through the Eyes of the Healer: Mercy

Dr. Angela Ziegler, better known as Mercy, is a guardian angel to most and an angel of death to some. She debuted alongside 11 others when Overwatch was first announced in November 2014. Her ease of use and resurrection ability makes her a quick learn for most new players, but according to Overbuff, her overall pick […]

January 3, 2020

2020 OWL burdens teams with big travel costs

With Blizzard’s plans for Overwatch League’s international roadshow quickly approaching, many begin to question the viability of the impending travel costs. Both physical and financial costs may be too much for players. Blizzard released this information in August 2019 along with their entire schedule for 2020. However, the conversation about the changes never made headway […]

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