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Overwatch Pro’s Mid-Match Suspension Sparks Debate Over False Reporting

Félix “xQc” Lengyel was playing a competitive Overwatch match last night when suddenly, he was booted from the game and informed his account had been banned or suspended—an action that’s sparked a debate over witch hunting and false reporting.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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NRG Esports Won’t Show Us Its “Zero Tolerance” Policy, But It Probably Sucks

On November 6, NRG Esports CEO and founder Andy Miller announced the firing of Overwatch team manager Max Bateman via Twitter, 14 hours after a woman said that he had sexually assaulted her. Miller tweeted that Bateman’s firing was “in accordance with NRG ESports zero tolerance policy.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Overwatch League has announced the full schedule for all of December’s pre-season games, as well as

Overwatch League has announced the full schedule for all of December’s pre-season games, as well as the first season, which starts January 10 and runs through June 16. The debut season has been split into four five-week stages, each of which culminates in a title match with a $125,000 prize pool.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Overwatch Star Posts Smug Video About Being Mature, Has His Horny DMs Leaked One Day Later

In the past 48 hours, Brian “Kephrii” St. Pierre has gone from making a smug video about how other Overwatch pros are “rude” and should try being “a better person,” to becoming the center of a truly bonkers scandal in which he admitted to cheating on his wife with multiple female fans. In a statement […]

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Overwatch Team Fires Manager After Woman Says He Sexually Assaulted Her

A woman said earlier this week that Max Bateman, former manager of the San Francisco Shock of the forthcoming Overwatch League, sexually assaulted her in September after a drink he gave her made her feel dizzy and confused, and later had her “in and out of consciousness.” Fourteen hours after the woman posted about …Read […]

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Fans Are Loving Overwatch’s New Spectator Tools

With its colorful cast and proclivity for wild plays that are equal parts tactical and mechanical, Overwatch is brimming with esports potential. Problem is, it can be a mess of exploding mechs, screen-engulfing ghost dragons, and middle-aged men in Scream Halloween costumes—too much of a mess, sometimes, to actually…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Blizzard Announces New Details On How The Overwatch League Will Work

Following last night’s 2017 Overwatch World Cup, Blizzard shared a bunch of details about how the game’s upcoming professional league will work, including scheduling, prize money, and how the teams will be split up to create separate divisions. The start date is January 10 of next year.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Overwatch League Team Names We Know So Far, Ranked

The Overwatch League is gearing up for its inaugural season in 2018. Ten of the 12 teams competing in the new esports league have been announced, backed by familiar sports names like Patriots owner Bob Kraft and Mets owner Jeff Wilpon. Some of these names are fun and good; others less so. Here they are, […]

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Mercy’s Redesign Shows The Tug Of War Between Casual And Competitive Overwatch

In the past month, the healer Mercy in Overwatch has experienced an unprecedented boom in popularity across all competitive levels, especially in the highest tiers. The big spike in Mercy usage coincides with a massive overhaul of her abilities, courtesy of a patch implemented on September 19. These huge changes have…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Let’s Run Down The Past 24 Hours Of Riot Games’ Baffling Decisions

Immortals has been rejected from North America’s League of Legends Championship Series, which comes as a shock, given that the organization bought in back in 2015 and has since built one of the league’s largest support staffs for their LoL team. That still wasn’t quite enough of a commitment in League of Legends for…Read more… […]

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Puerto Rican Overwatch Player Isn’t Letting Hurricane Irma Derail His Career

It was the day after hurricane Irma had hit Puerto Rico, and Luis Galarza Figueroa was left without options. Walking outside of his family’s home in Barceloneta after the storm subsided, he could see trees and cables on the ground. The power, something Figueora needed for many things including his burgeoning…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Overwatch’s Most Popular Player Talks Overwatch League (And Bastion)

Brandon “Seagull” Larned has had quite a year, going from esports player to full-time streamer and back again, all while continuing to grow a fandom of millions who love him for his easygoing demeanor and gravity-defying Pharah and Genji plays. Over the weekend, his new team, EnvyUs, swept the finals of the $100,000 Overwatch …Read […]

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Shaq, Marshawn Lynch, And J.Lo Are On A Computer To Tell You About The Overwatch League

My fellow San Franciscans, the time has come to celebrate, for Shaquille O’Neal—Overwatch guru and the guy from that bad genie movie—has officially announced the roster for San Francisco’s Overwatch League squad. “The squad is stacked! These boys are ready,” screamed Michael Strahan, a man with deep ties to the …Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Shaq, Marshawn Lynch, And J.Lo Are On A Computer To Tell You About The Overwatch League

My fellow San Franciscans, the time has come to celebrate, for Shaquille O’Neal—Overwatch guru and the guy from that bad genie movie—has officially announced the roster for San Francisco’s Overwatch League squad. “The squad is stacked! These boys are ready,” screamed Michael Strahan, a man with deep ties to the …Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Overwatch League has finalized all 12 teams and announced the start-date for its inaugural season: J

Overwatch League has finalized all 12 teams and announced the start-date for its inaugural season: January 10, 2018. We’ll get to see the teams in action before then. Starting on December 6, the Blizzard Arena in LA will host a series of preseason exhibition matches.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Two more Overwatch League team buyers have emerged from the world of traditional sports.

Two more Overwatch League team buyers have emerged from the world of traditional sports. ESPN reports that Neil Leibman, co-owner of the Texas Rangers, has purchased the Houston Overwatch League slot. Comcast Spectacor, which owns the Philadelphia Flyers, has staked its claim on Philadelphia.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Top Genji Player Can’t Compete In Blizzard’s Overwatch League Because He’s Just 16

This week, Seoul, Korea’s Overwatch League team announced its roster. Unsurprisingly, they opted to basically snatch up Lunatic Hai, the two-time winners of South Korea’s biggest Overwatch tournament, APEX. There were, however, a couple curious omissions.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Top Genji Player Can’t Compete In Blizzard’s Overwatch League Because He’s Just 16

This week, Seoul, Korea’s Overwatch League team announced its roster. Unsurprisingly, they opted to basically snatch up Lunatic Hai, the two-time winners of South Korea’s biggest Overwatch tournament, APEX. There were, however, a couple curious omissions.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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True Rich Asshole Stan Kroenke Adds Overwatch Team To L.A. Sports Empire

The Overwatch League has added to its rapidly expanding collection of widely loathed traditional-sports honchos, as Stan and Josh Kroenke, owners of Arsenal, the Los Angeles Rams, a dizzying array of Colorado franchises, and whatever is on Stan’s head have bought a Los Angeles team for a reported $20 million.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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