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Geguri And Other Overwatch League Players Delayed By Visa Issues

Yesterday, struggling Overwatch League team Shanghai Dragons confirmed that they’d signed Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon—the first woman to join the league—as well as three other Korean players. Those champing at the bit to see Geguri melt fools with impossibly fast Zarya lasers, however, might want to rein it in a little.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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London Win Overwatch Stage 1 Playoffs In Reverse Sweep

After a long, almost 12-hour day of competition, the London Spitfire emerged victorious last night in the first stage playoffs of the Overwatch League. After dropping two maps to the New York Excelsior, the Spitfire surged back and took three straight to reverse-sweep the finals and win the playoff bonus.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Houston Makes Overwatch Stage 1 Playoffs After Do-Or-Die Final Round

The second of today’s matches would determine who would continue on to tonight’s playoffs, so of course, it went the distance. The Houston Outlaws and the Boston Uprising seemed to match each other blow-for-blow, all the way to map five, round three, each determined to shape the playoffs to come.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Scarlett Is Currently Dominating StarCraft, One Match At A Time

Earlier this week, Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn made StarCraft history at IEM Pyeongchang 2018, defeating two-time world champion sOs. Last night, she chalked up more wins against the world’s best. Scarlett is shaking up the modern StarCraft scene one game at a time, and shows no sign of slowing down.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Seoul Dynasty Wins Game But Falls Out Of Playoff Contention

The Seoul Dynasty has had a rocky conclusion to its Overwatch League run. Despite an early start that made them look all but unstoppable, this squad has struggled in the twilight hours of stage 1. And while it started to recover and look more like itself against San Francisco last night, it was too late […]

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Overwatch’s New CTF Map Is A Big Improvement

Last year, Overwatch got a capture-the-flag mode. It was a fun distraction from the usual payload-pushing antics, but the game wasn’t designed with CTF in mind, and it showed. Some heroes were overpowered, levels were stale, and stalemates abounded. As part of this week’s “Year of the Dog” event, Blizzard has revamped…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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With Voice Chat Coming, Heroes Of The Storm Players Brace For Harassment

In the near future, Blizzard is adding built-in voice chat to Heroes of the Storm. Announced at BlizzCon last year, it’s been a long time coming to a game that’s been out since 2015. Some players, however, are worried that voice chat will cause more problems than it’ll solve.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Blizzard Bans Overwatch Griefer Who’s Ruined Games For ‘Thousands’ Of Players

“I don’t want to stream the game, because I literally get stream sniped every day,” said popular streamer TimTheTatMan of a particular griefer who kept interfering with his matches. Now Blizzard’s announced that it has banned the griefer, but only after discovering that they were using multiple accounts and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Blizzard has announced the details of Overwatch’s “Year of the Dog” event, which kicks off on Februa

Blizzard has announced the details of Overwatch’s “Year of the Dog” event, which kicks off on February 8. It’ll include a new capture-the-flag-specific map set in Thailand, redesigned rules that eliminate draws and make CTF more “action-packed,” and a four-week competitive CTF season. Also, there will be skins,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Struggling Overwatch Dynasty Finds Important Win In Last Night’s Matches

Last night’s clash between the Houston Outlaws and the Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League was dire for both teams. One was trying to keep a streak alive, another recovering from two straight losses, and both still posturing for a playoff berth.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Overwatch League’s Dominant Team Got The Shit Kicked Out Of Them Last Night

After eking out a thrilling 2-1 opening win over Dallas, the Seoul Dynasty found their footing in the Overwatch League and started rolling; in the last couple weeks, they’ve seemed basically unbeatable. The Dynasty are the rebranded iteration of Lunatic-Hai, long considered one of the best Overwatch teams in the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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There Are No More Necessary Picks In Overwatch Anymore

“RIP Mercy,” Overwatch players mumbled after the game’s main healer suffered a big nerf on Tuesday. It was a long-coming but controversial change that made the game’s essential hero no longer so. It also sent a firm message to Overwatch’s players—one that the recently-launched Overwatch League is hammering in with…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Finally, Upsets Are Happening In Overwatch League

For its first two weeks, Overwatch League settled into a predictable rhythm: top-tier teams Seoul Dynasty, New York Excelsior, and London Spitfire sat perched atop their perfect records while everybody else squabbled for scraps beneath the table. At the end of last week, those three teams were at a combined 12-0. This…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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