First Competitive Mode Beta for E-Sports Season to Run Until October 27

Overwatch League has announced that the first competitive mode beta for its upcoming e-sports season will run until October 27, according to a press release from Blizzard Entertainment.The Competitive Role Queue will allow fans to interact with players and perform a variety of multiplayer activities to earn credits and improve their statistics. Fans of Overwatch and interested in getting the beta will have a chance to watch the streaming during the events.Although it was teased during the last iteration of the Overwatch League, it was not confirmed until now that it would be added to the e-sports season. The Competitive…

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October 16, 2019
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The Week in Overwatch Memes: Hoots Petitions: A Player To Avoid All Things Overwatch

Responding to the huge success of Overwatch’s first season of the off-season, Overwatch pro player Saorijah “Hoots” Peters asked himself how he could turn the fans into the players he trained. The result was this: Hoots Petitions: A Player To Avoid All Things Overwatch.Created with the intention of becoming the ultimate source of personal growth for professional players, the petition quickly gained traction across the globe. Their efforts were then noted by the Overwatch League as the sixth most popular parody petition of all time, ranking above President Trump’s travel ban and Barack Obama’s university admission of United States nationals.Described…

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October 16, 2019
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Overwatch League’s San Francisco Shock Promote Sponsor Side Events

Overwatch League’s San Francisco Shock have plans to promote the Overwatch League and strengthen its fan base across the US. According to remarks made by Shock general manager Jordie Bellaire, their fan base is strong but they need to engage the community more. This was revealed in the series’ season five Kickoff show which aired earlier this month.Bellaire said that the Shock are open to holding events like player autograph nights and ticket giveaways. This, according to Bellaire, will help to promote the match and create synergies between the fans and the team.According to Bellaire, the team has been able…

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October 16, 2019
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Overwatch League Grand Finals Attendance and Ratings Up 13%

Sunday night brought a bigger viewership than last year for the Overwatch League Grand Finals. All six games on Sunday night averaged between 5,000 and 10,000 viewers. This year’s viewership for the final was a 13% increase from the last year. In total, that adds up to an audience of nearly 1.7 million viewers.The best news is that this is also up from last year’s champion, the Dallas Fuel, where viewers watched about 1.6 million. That’s a nearly 1 million increase from last year’s final’s viewership of 1.5 million.Some information was not available for Sunday night’s broadcasts, including, just how…

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October 15, 2019
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In celebration of its two-year anniversary, Blizzard releases new Overwatch League start date

Since its inception in 2016, the Overwatch League has seen tremendous growth. In the past two years, Overwatch League has attracted over 1.6 million subscribers to its Twitch channel and over 200,000 players to its online game and has even broken some domestic and international viewership records. It has successfully leveraged Hollywood to create franchise films, sold its trademarked games to Bandai Namco, will be partnering with game developer Valve to add the co-op play to its popular rift, and even celebrated the gaming days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday through a number of Amazon promotions.There are a lot…

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October 15, 2019
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Inside the Story of Team Blizzard in the Overwatch League Playoffs

The Overwatch League was the shock of the 2018 offseason. And though that effect has since dissipated (or at least plateaued) in terms of the public’s interest in the League, we still fondly remember the regular season and playoffs…In the land of Blizzard, where they redefine the “cool” every time they go back in time, there is nothing better than the Overwatch League. There have been many, many awesome moments throughout the past two months and a half…So let’s bring everything full circle, and take a look back on the Shock’s inaugural season and how they built such an awesome…

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October 15, 2019
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Philadelphia Fusion release Kuvan

On October 12, Philadelphia Fusion released neptuNo. The midfield has been a source of contention this season and only two players on the current roster who came over from the 2017 season remain in the team. Two Fusion veterans have been rotating on the left as a third has yet to sign up and it would appear that this early release is just what the doctor ordered.Chief among those players, Dan Lebend writes, was Kuvan. The Estonian, who has held multiple roles, including a spot on the right half in 2018, has found himself out of favor with head coach…

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October 15, 2019
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Angels Make Major Moves For The Off-Season

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made some significant changes to their off-season roster, bringing in veteran Ian Kinsler to be the club’s utility man and Trumaine Johnson to be their shortstop.Kinsler was a free agent, and the Angels needed a veteran player that not only can play multiple positions, but has his “A” game ready to go at any time. The Angels acquired the veteran during their final trade with the Kansas City Royals on October 10th, and traded reliever Andrew Bailey and minor league outfielder Lexi Thompson to the Royals for the future Hall of Famer.The Angels have…

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October 15, 2019
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Overwatch’s Biggest Update Just Snuck Up On Us

Overwatch has only been around for a few years, but the game has already released 11 expansions. Both Heroes of the Storm and League of Legends are considered to be incredible games with tons of talent, but they have a much larger community and reach than Overwatch.The game has seen a lot of developers. One of those developers is former game producer Charlie Kindel. He left the game to pursue other projects and they have never been quite the same since. Many people missed his vision behind the scenes, though.Well, that vision may finally be starting to return. Overwatch will…

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October 15, 2019
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Blizzard Entertainment finally announces more info about WoW coming to Hong Kong

The week is winding down, but not without good news – Blizzard Entertainment are coming to Hong Kong. The developer announced on Twitter that the hugely popular game World of Warcraft will be coming to the territory in the future, and they will likely announce some exciting news about it at BlizzCon 2019.https://twitter.com/Blizzar...Blizzard Entertainment weren’t the only company to hear the call for more political participation in Hong Kong – Blizzard and Riot Games have been implicated in the events on September 27th as more than 250,000 players took part in protests in a sit-in on Hong Kong’s main roads.The…

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October 15, 2019
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