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In a recent patch for Overwatch, Blizzard addressed issues with certain heroes, fixed a plethora of bugs and introduces new control map. Hero Changes The latest patch introduces new changes to particular heroes that will certainly affect how they are played. To begin with, Ana players will enjoy higher precision of the Relatively Aim Sensitivity […] The post New Overwatch patch introduces new control map and brings changes to heroes appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

In April 2018, the Belgian Government declared Lootboxes as a form of gambling and hence illegal in the country. The Belgian Gaming commission examined three different games, namely Counter Strike Global Offensive, Overwatch and EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2. They found two games violating the country’s gambling legislation. EA had already stripped Star Wars: Battlefront […] The post Belgium starts criminal investigation into EA for refusing to remove lootboxes appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

Last weekend, Blizzard Arena played host to the Los Angeles-based qualifiers for the Overwatch World cup. Teams representing the USA, Canada, Brazil, and more came to fight for their chance to win the gold in front of beloved fans from all over the world. But for the fans, the experience was less exciting than they had hoped.

One of the new expansion teams for Overwatch league Season 2 has announced their signing of WizardHyeong. The former NYXL Coach is one of the most sought-after coaches for Season 2. The current Overwatch league window allows time for expansion teams to pick up free agents. There are eight new Expansion teams for Season 2 […] The post Washington D.C. OWL franchise signs WizardHyeong for Season 2 appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

Yesterday, it was announced that Overwatch League’s D.C. franchise signed former New York Excelsior coach, Kim “Wizardhyeong” Hyung-seok, and flex tank, Song “Janus” Joon-hwa. NYXL didn’t make it to the Inaugural Overwatch League Final, but still dominated the regular season with a 34-6 record. Wizardhyeong became well known as the brains behind the brawns, often […] The post Overwatch League D.C. Signs Wizardhyeong, Janus appeared first on VPEsports.

Yesterday, Seoul Dynasty announced the transfer of flex tank Koo “xepheR” Jae-mo to the Florida Mayhem. xepheR received fairly regular playtime during Overwatch League Season One, but was largely the second stringer behind Kim “Zunba” Joon-hyuk. The Seoul Dynasty ended the first Overwatch League Season in eighth place and has already parted ways with Gong […] The post Seoul Dynasty xepheR Transferred to Florida Mayhem appeared first on VPEsports.

With all the news occurring involving the new teams in the Overwatch League, these organizations are starting to build their foundations. While we already know a lot about the Toronto team from social media, Washington D.C.’s new team has kept fairly quiet. Until last night, that is. According to the team’s social media, they have officially […] The post Washington D.C. gets WizardHyeong and Janus for Overwatch League appeared first on Daily Esports.

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When the Overwatch League wrapped up its play for the year, its players were burnt out, tired, and didn’t want to think about playing the game. But now with season two on the horizon and some of its players back in session for the Overwatch World Cup, the overwhelming feeling is that of boredom while the offseason rages on.

With the Los Angeles Qualifier for the Overwatch World Cup coming to a close, the Bangkok Qualifier is just around the corner. Overwatch Los Angeles Qualifier Results The Qualifier for the Overwatch World Cup in Los Angeles concluding on 9 September, we now have a more clear picture what to expect in the Main Event […] The post Overwatch WC Los Angeles Qualifier concludes, Bangkok Qualifier Coming Up appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

The first season of the Overwatch League  was played entirely within the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles with the exception of one event. In July, Activision Blizzard  took its new esports show on the road to showcase its first-ever Grand Finals event live at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, which is owned by Brooklyn Sports...

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HoweverVia their official Twitter, ex-London Spitfire coach Lee “Bishop” Beom-joon will be joining Toronto’s upcoming Overwatch League team. Also, this is three days after the team would announce the addition of Won Jae-sun as General Manager. Won was the formerly apart of North American Player Management & Partnership Relations for Splyce. Splyce is the organization […] The post Ex-London Spitfire coach Bishop joins Toronto OWL team appeared first on Daily Esports.

On the last day at the Los Angeles World Cup qualifying group stage, the United States has put itself in a position to accomplish two things; qualify for the World Cup Finals and not have to play South Korea in the first round. They are in control of their own destiny. However, it won’t be […] The post Match Between Team USA and Team Canada has Serious Ramifications appeared first on VPEsports.

Gillette will sponsor Brazil’s top professional League of Legends competition throughout 2019. The company is also working with Webedia to produce a LoL-themed reality show. Gillette also sponsors North American League of Legends organization Team SoloMid and Overwatch League team the Boston Uprising. Gillette has signed a sponsorship deal with Brazil’s professional League of Legends ...

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Humble Bundle announces Overwatch as part of October's subscription, new subscribers can get Overwatch for only $12 instead of full price. The post Get Overwatch for only $12 in October’s Humble Bundle subscription appeared first on Daily Esports.

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Fans have waited impossibly long for this to come to pass, and we’re finally here. kt Rolster players holding and smooching the 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs trophy is a vision haters and fans alike won’t be able to remove from their memories for some time to come. The only people who’ll be happy about what happened during the 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs Finals are Afreeca Freecs fans, who’ve got a free ticket to Worlds 2018 due to Griffin’s loss. They’ve got the necessary amount of Championship points to book it straight there. Less fortunate teams will have to battle their way through the dark … pit … which is the gauntlet. SKT fans will be hoping that their team makes it through, but we’ll talk about the Regional matches later. For now, we’re here to talk about all that went down during the 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs Finals. History has been made this split. The Finals Were Extremely Close GET EXCITED:@KTRolster_tw win the 2018 #LCK Summer Finals after a 3-2 win over Griffin! pic.twitter.com/xV2xAheLu8 — lolesports (@lolesports) September 8, 2018 Props to us, since we accurately predicted that kt Rolster would win 3-2 in a really close series. Things worked out as if we had choreographed them in this match, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t holding onto our seats the whole time. Griffin and kt Rolster weren’t playing League of Legends; they were playing with our feelings. The amount of back and forth teamfights, unexpected turnarounds and comebacks in this game was just incredible. Why Griffin Lost Griffin came much further than anyone thought they would, which is quite remarkable for such a young team. (Image via kenzi Flickr) Let’s get one thing aside: Griffin played the match like champions. They made almost no mistakes at all, which is why they took it right to the last game against one of the best teams in the region. For Griffin to have come so far – literally one game away from winning the split – is truly remarkable. When coming to the LCK, this team didn’t expect to beat MVP and Jin Air, and now look just how far they’ve come. It’s not too far fetched to think that this team could be the next SKT; they’re showing all the right signs. In fact, they might win the gauntlet yet and proceed towards their dreams of winning Worlds 2018. Their demise was calculated on the side of kt Rolster. They knew that Griffin’s teamfighting was far too strong for them to handle. Up until Game 5, most of the teamfights had gone over to Griffin, even if kt Rolster had started off as the stronger side. The sheer fighting and positioning skills of Griffin made it impossible for kt Rolster to make it out alive, which is why they sought to shuffle up their strategy. During the final game, their goal was to have a strong 1/3/1 composition with plenty of disengage, which they had to use frequently to avoid getting caught. From there on, they looked for every possible skirmish they possibly could, and picked off Griffin one by one. Somehow Griffin had no idea how to respond to a passive strategy like this one, which ended up with them falling off slowly to the point where the 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs were no longer in their reach. The Best Players of the 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs Finals Deft’s damage output and outplays allowed his team to win the 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs. (Image via KeSPA Twitter) While literally every player on both teams performed spectacularly, some of them really stood out in our books. They took the match to the next level, hyped up the crowd and made the event worthwhile and memorable: Score This man probably had the best day of his life. 7 years … that’s how long he’s been trying to get his hands on the LCK split trophy, and he’s finally had one in his hands. It’s quite poetic, really: he got his trophy on the last LCK split that’ll be handled by OGN, which makes the victory special in a sense. Not only did Score finally win the LCK finals, he also received the MVP of the Split award, further going to show just how instrumental he was for his team’s success.  His plays on every champion he played, especially Taliyah, were spot on. What’s more, his strategy of securing Baron without smiting at all (which was probably a mistake in all likelihood), really came through and won the game for his team. Deft While Viper really handed it to him during the first game, Deft was able to extract revenge during the second game on Kai’sa in which he single-handedly took down 3 members of the enemy team; a play which ended up winning the game for his team. Deft also played amazingly during the very last game of the match in which he was able to dish out incredible amounts of damage on his Xayah while maintaining safe distance from his opponents in following the team strategy. Viper Despite the loss, Viper has established himself as one of the most fearsome ADCs in the region. His most notable moment was during game 1, where he absolutely took off on Kai’sa against Deft’s Jinx. Everyone expected Deft to take off, but Viper was there to shut him down and then some, completely taking on the enemy team and running them down. Sword Sword was yet another Griffin player who impressed us beyond words. He was able to not only be a successful tank for his team, but also managed to make aggressive plays against losing matchups. He carried his team to victory on his Cho’Gath, gaining enough stacks to become nigh indestructible. Final Thoughts SKT will have one final chance to make it to Worlds – the regional qualifiers. (Image via kenzi Flickr) The 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs were quite a lively event, and the different elements about it really freshened things up! Big teams like SKT and Kingzone DragonX stepped out of the spotlight to make way for other teams that never got any. Griffin are a team which much promise for the future of the region. Meanwhile, kt Rolster got their much deserved victory after years of trying. Stay tuned for our coverage of the regional matches to conclude the LCK split! What did you think of the 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs? Were you hoping for a Griffin victory, or were you wishing for kt to finally take their win? Let us know in the comments below! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on League of Legends! The post 2018 LCK Summer Playoffs Recap: kt Rolster Finally Win appeared first on Esportsranks.

Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel has announced changes to their team for Season 2. The changes will definitely surprise fans especially with the players that they decided to keep. With just a few weeks left for the final roster lock,

During the Overwatch Leagues recent expansion reveal, some fans noticed something missing. No, not city or country they thought would receive a team but rather an entire country removed from the map altogether. The icing on top? It was the winners of the first ever season of the Overwatch League. The United Kingdom, home of the […] The post Overwatch League Removes Country, Kind Of appeared first on VPEsports.

The Overwatch League has announced details of the eight new expansion teams for the second season. The first season of the Overwatch League was an unexpected success with high viewership numbers and fan engagement. The League constantly increased the bar for production in esports events. It also inked deals with ESPN, DisneyXD, Twitter, Sour Patch […] The post Overwatch League announces a total of 20 teams for Season 2 appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

The Overwatch League  has finalized its expansion for the 2019 season. Eight new teams will be added to the 12 existing franchises, bringing the league total to 20. The new collection of team ownership is a varied and diverse group including venture capital firms, sports ownership groups, esports organizations, and a Chinese livestreaming company. While...

The Overwatch League’s inaugural season was a smashing success in the context of esports, often hitting 100k viewers each match day, courting sponsors and promoting wild fan culture. Today, the Overwatch League officially announced that Season 2 will be even bigger with the addition of eight new teams. As previously reported by outlets such as […] The post Overwatch League Confirms Expansion Franchises appeared first on VPEsports.

In a press release on their website, the Overwatch League’s Los Angeles Valiant announced the release of Verbo, Numlocked, Finnsi, and assistant coach Grimreality from their Overwatch League roster. Each player will now enter free agency just two days ahead of the signing window for the league’s new teams.

After weeks of speculation, the Overwatch League has officially confirmed six new franchises for 2019, which will be based in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. The teams will now join Guangzhou and Atlanta, both of which had already been confirmed last month.

Another week, another round of big developments in the industry! This week in esports has a variety of interesting stories, from OpTic Gaming entering the Brazilian market to Overwatch League completing its expansion for the upcoming second season. We have a twice-weekly newsletter that contains every significant industry happening – you can subscribe here. Caffeine […]

The Overwatch League has announced six additional expansion teams for the 2019 season, including two more in North America than executives had previously suggested were coming. The final slate of new teams will put Activision Blizzard’s  premier esports league at 20 teams in its second year, including nine outside the U.S., up from twelve teams...

The Los Angeles Qualifier for the Overwatch World Cup 2018 begins today. Six teams will compete over the course of three days for a position at the Main Event at BlizzCon in Anaheim. Tournament Format The Los Angeles Qualifier will take the Round Robin format, where each of the competitors will face off against one […] The post Overwatch World Cup 2018 Los Angeles Qualifier starts 7 September appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

The Overwatch League is adding six new esports teams from around the world, bringing the roster to 20 teams altogether from all over the world. The new teams are based in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. They will all compete in the 2019 Overwatch League season. Last month, franchises representing Atlanta and Guangzhou joined the Overwatch […]

Activision Blizzard has finalized its expansion sale process for the time being, selling the last two slots in China and Canada, according to ESPN.

Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Chris Overholt will be the team president, with esports organization Splyce, another investor, also assisting.

The total number of new expansion teams rises to eight for the OWL. For Toronto, Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Chris Overholt will be the team president, with esports organization Splyce, another investor, also assisting.

According to a report from SportsBusiness Journal, Canadian Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Chris Overholt has stepped down from his position to become President of Toronto’s Overwatch League franchise.  Overholt’s participation was allegedly a condition as Activision Blizzard approved the Toronto team proposal. He was CEO of the committee since 2010 and previously held positions with the […]

In a report from Jacob Wolf at ESPN on Tuesday, it was revealed that Activision Blizzard had secured D.C. and Hangzhou to bring its franchise count up to 18. Yesterday, it was reported by Jacob Wolf that the final two franchises had been sold: Chengdu, China and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The sales bring the […] The post Report: Chengdu and Vancouver Franchises Coming to Overwatch League appeared first on VPEsports.

This weekend officially kicks off the US leg of the 2018 Overwatch World Cup. This time at Blizzard Arena it will be national pride and not brand sponsors the players will be repping as Team USA and Team Canada are the favorites to go all the way.

The Florida Mayhem is one of the 12 teams for the inaugural season of the Overwatch league. The team’s performance in Season 1 was below expectations as they were able to win just 7 matches in the entire season. The Florida Mayhem roster consisted of the entirety of former Misfits team. With the roster lock […] The post Florida Mayhem parts ways with Six Season 1 players appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

Blizzard is selling Overwatch League spots in Vancouver, Canada, and Chengdu, China, according to ESPN. As a result, they will be the final two teams joining the league this offseason. Huya, the popular Chinese streaming platform, will be owning the Chengdu spot. Huya is comparable to American broadcasting site, Twitch.tv. They broadcast several big esports […] The post Overwatch League adds Vancouver and Chengdu teams appeared first on Daily Esports.

Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Chris Overholt will become team president of the Overwatch League  (OWL) expansion franchise in Toronto, sources told SportsBusiness Daily. Overholt today said he would be leaving the COC after eight years, and will be replaced by Senior Advisor/Corporate Secretary Robin Brudner on an interim basis. Overholt did not identify his next employer, only to say...

Earlier today, the Florida Mayhem announced the departure of six players: Andreas “Logix” Berghmans, Tim “Manneten” Bylund, Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt, Joonas “Zappis” Alakurtti, Aleksi “Zuppeh” Kuntsi and Sebastian “Zebbosai” Olsson. With the exception of Zappis, the released players made up the original Misfits Overwatch roster that placed second in the first season of European Contenders. […] The post Florida Mayhem Parts Ways with Six appeared first on VPEsports.

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According to sources close to ESPN, Activision Blizzard has finalized the last two franchises coming into the second season of the Overwatch League. The two teams will reportedly be placed in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Chengdu, China. The Chengdu, China franchise is said to be owned by Chinese streaming platform, Huya which holds exclusive Chinese […]

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League was filled with moments of player excellence, hype and grandeur, but there was one team that frequently failed to hit a similar peak: the Shanghai Dragons. Shanghai was charming and became everyone’s second favorite team as fans desperately cheered for their first win, but it was all for […] The post Shanghai’s Roster Deconstruction Is Tough But Essential appeared first on VPEsports.

Reportedly eight new teams will be coming to the Overwatch League, with sources saying the last two are Chengdu, China and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

According to a report from Jacob Wolf at ESPN, Washington, D.C. and Hangzhou, China are the next expansion cities slated to join the Overwatch League. The report states that the Washington, D.C. slot will be funded by a venture capitalist group led by Mark Ein and his Capital Investment Corp. The Hangzhou, China slot will […] The post Report: D.C. and Hangzhou to Join Overwatch League appeared first on VPEsports.

The Overwatch League is an attempt to emulate the regular sports model via the ‘Home and Away’ Format. In what was seen as a mistake by many, Overwatch League proved its success in Season 1. A franchise team in the Overwatch League cost around $20 million for Season 1. With its success, Season 2 franchise […] The post Overwatch League to have eight new teams for Season 2 appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

According to a report by ESPN, Activision Blizzard have sold two additional spots in the Overwatch League to Washington, D.C. and Hangzhou, China. The report states the Washington, D.C. franchise will be funded by a new group led by Mark Ein, his Capitol Investment Corporation and other venture capital groups. Ein is the owner of World […]

Dallas Fuel announced the fate of their Season 1 players.

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According to ESPN, the Overwatch League is selling spots in Washington D.C. and Hangzhou, China. This will bring the total amount of teams in the league to eighteen, after the spots they would sell in Atlanta, Toronto, Paris and Guangzhou, China. The league says that they are looking to sell two more teams before the […] The post Sources: Overwatch League adds D.C., Hangzhou teams appeared first on Daily Esports.

ANNOUNCEMENT 1/2: We’d like […] The post Dallas Fuel sign seven players from Season 1 roster, drop Chipshajen appeared first on eSportsJunkie.