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A Symbol of Aplomb—An Ode to RUI

Introduction   “They’re gonna do it!” Overwatch League commentator Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles shouted. “They’re gonna do it!” Play-by-play commentator Erik “DoA” Lonnquist stepped in. “And the Hunters, they get the kill, and they will be the second team to defeat the San Francisco Shock in Stage 3!” “Wow!” MonteCristo returned. “The Chengdu Hunters coming in …


Brood War Terran: A curiously fitting representation of human evolution

  There’s some charm in the way humans operate in fantasy and sci-fi media. In the greatest examples, they are flawed but have their spirit and sense of comradery to carry them through – like a superpower in its own right. When badly written, well… they are simply worse at just about everything. With StarCraft …


Worlds 2019 Group Stage Day 2 Recap: Garen/Yuumi War Path Continues

  Day 2 of the Group Stage had some moments where the outcome of a game was unpredictable, but others to where games were at a stalemate. We saw multiple instances of Garen and Yuumi bot lane, but also a good amount of priority for Elise as a pick. Here is a breakdown of the …


Worlds 2019 Group Stage Day 1 Recap: Questions Were Raised and Narratives Were Shattered

  Will SK Telecom T1 come out swinging? Will Invictus Gaming reclaim their former glory? Will Team Liquid survive the storm? These are the big questions that were posed for Day 1 of Group Stages and so far they’ve been answered with relatively bold periods. Here we recap the day’s games and give some analysis …


Overwatch League 2020 Roster Predictions

  As wild as the 2019 Overwatch League season was, the 2020 Overwatch League season is looming on the horizon. With global travel being added to next year’s schedule of stressors, the league is in for a huge power shuffle, big enough to change the face of the competition. With moves undoubtedly being made well …


Blitzchung: Blizzard’s PR rock bottom

Written by Radoslav “NYDRA” Kolev The period between the last and the upcoming Blizzcon will go down in history as Blizzard’s worst year in terms of public perception. In the last twelve months, the company shut down an entire esports ecosystem, laid off close to 800 people in a single sweep while bragging about their …


Reflections from the Finals

  During the preamble to the 2019 Overwatch League media day press conference, league commissioner Pete Vlastelica mentioned the word ‘reflection’. And he was right. It wasn’t just the 2019 Overwatch League grand finals, it wasn’t the rubber match between the two, undisputed best teams in the league, it was so much more. It was …


The Voices of the Overwatch League

  The Shock are now champions and the Titan’s have proven that they are mortal, but what often goes overlooked are the voices that are behind the curtain. Matt “Mr X” Morello and Mitch “Uber” Leslie are easily two of the most recognizable voices in the Overwatch League and their calls, shouts, and screams rang …


From Korea with love

  After the Overwatch Contenders 2019: Atlantic Showdown, Fusion University were on top of the world. And within 90 days they’re now trapped in a holding pattern, sat outside of the global finale for amateur Overwatch, Overwatch Contenders: The Gauntlet. Head coach for Fusion University, Chris “spazzo” Infante, gifted Esports Heaven a behind-the-scenes glimpse into …


Overwatch Is A Flat Circle

  Like a broken record, history has a tendency to repeat itself and on September 29th, Overwatch League’s budding rivalry between the San Francisco Shock and the Vancouver Titans will come to a head during the 2019 Overwatch League grand finals. And at the helm of each team’s offense lies an award-winning DPS all-star. For …


 

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