Originally posted at https://www.vpesports.com/overwatch/agilities-talks-about-the-off-season-the-importance-of-the-overwatch-world-cup-and-more
By Chris Cuevo
Special to VPEsports
The offseason is up and running with the World Cup, Overwatch Contenders Season 3 Trials, and roster moves around the Overwatch League. One of the stops during the offseason is the California Cup. Collegiate teams like UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD, and UC Berkeley competed for bragging rights as the best Overwatch team in California. UC Irvine took the crown at the California Cup, continuing their championship streak following the 2018 College League of Legends Championship.
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Originally posted at https://www.overwatchscore.com/overwatch-events/team-norways-onigod-on-his-journey-in-overwatch-his-mission-in-the-world-cup-and-his-chances-in-signing-with-an-overwatch-league-team/
The US Group Stage of the 2018 Overwatch World Cup kicked off last night. One of the participating teams, Norway, won their match against Switzerland but lost against Brazil later in the night. Norwegian player Stefan “ONIGOD” Fiskerstrand played extraordinarily during those two games as both Widowmaker and McCree. After Norway’s match against Brazil, ONIGOD stopped backstage to talk about his journey in the Overwatch scene, his mission in the Overwatch World Cup, and his chances in signing with an Overwatch League team in Season 2.
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Originally posted at https://www.overwatchscore.com/overwatch-events/surefour-talks-experience-widow-duels-overwatch-world-cup/
The Overwatch All-Star weekend took place a few weeks ago in the Blizzard Arena, Burbank, California. The first day featured several events, one of the premier events being a 1v1 Widowmaker tournament. Participants in the event include the best sharpshooters of the Overwatch League: Philadelphia Fusion’s Carpe, New York Excelsior’s Saebyeolbe, and Los Angeles Valiant’s Soon to name a few. Possibly the most consistent Widowmaker players of the league, Los Angeles Gladiators’ Surefour showcased his abilities during the event as well. Prior to his final showdown against Carpe, Surefour spoke to the media in regards to the all-star event, this year’s Overwatch World Cup, and more.
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Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/07/20/london-spitfires-fury-discusses-reverse-sweep-on-los-angeles-gladiators/
‘Expect the unexpected’ should be the theme of this year’s Overwatch League playoffs. From the unexpected benching of all-star Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek, to Boston taking Philadelphia to its limit, to the Spitfire getting the monkey off their back and advancing in the playoffs, the playoffs have been nothing less of stellar. After a 3-game sweep in Match 1 of their series, the Los Angeles Gladiators looked to close it last Saturday. However, the Gladiators did not get to have the last word. After their Stage 1 championship, the London Spitfire faced much adversity from losing Fissure and Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim, to not matching their previous success since. The Spitfire had much to prove going into Saturday, and they knew it.
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Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/07/19/philadelphia-fusions-neptuno-comments-on-series-win-against-boston-uprising/
The Philadelphia Fusion became the first team in the Overwatch League to advance in the playoffs. It was a battle between two teams — one who went under everyone’s radar and advanced to the stage finals, the other the only team to be undefeated in one stage and advanced to the stage finals. Now, these two teams meet in the playoffs.
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Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/07/14/los-angeles-gladiators-biggoose-comments-on-match-1-win-against-the-london-spitfire/
The inaugural Overwatch League playoffs was met with much anticipation. The first day of the playoffs featured two teams playing with a purpose. The hometown team, Los Angeles Gladiators have a motive — they do not want to be known as the secondary Los Angeles team behind the Valiant, they want to be the best. After being crowned the Stage 1 champions, the London Spitfire have not matched success since then. Winning the Overwatch League Season 1 championship would solidify their place for not only one stage, but as the best in the world.
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Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/06/30/ryujehong-discusses-who-would-be-in-his-kpop-band-changes-he-would-make-to-ana-and-the-overwatch-world-cup/
The Seoul Dynasty was predicted to be the best team in the Overwatch League. This was based upon previous success in the Overwatch World Cup, where Seoul Dynasty players Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu, Joon-hyuk “zunba” Kim, Jin-mo “tobi” Yang, and Jin-hyuk “Miro” Gong played and won back-to-back championships. When the Overwatch League started, the Seoul Dynasty started out strong with a record of 7-3 in the first two stages. In Stage 4, they had a record of 3-7. Despite high praise in the preseason, they were unable to meet expectations as they did not qualify for any stage playoffs and finished 8th place in the overall standings. After their defeat to the Los Angeles Gladiators, Ryujehong stopped backstage to discuss topics beyond the Overwatch League.
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Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/05/03/overwatch-world-cup-24-teams-compete-in-this-years-world-cup/
Blizzard has announced the teams that will compete in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup. Last year’s World Cup was full of suspense all the way from the group stages to Blizzcon. South Korea’s team, composed of New York Excelsior’s Jong-yeol “Saebyeolbe” Park and Dong-gyu “Mano” Kim, XL2’s (NYXL’s academy team) Yeon-oh “Fl0w3R” Hwang, and Seoul Dynasty’s Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu, Joon-hyuk “zunba” Kim, and Jin-mo “tobi” Yang, took the championship last year.
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This past weekend, the 2nd annual Overwatch World Cup concluded with South Korea winning back-to-back championships. Each match displayed Overwatch at its highest level of play, especially matches like China/France and USA/South Korea. There were outbreak stars throughout the tournament with the likes of Jake “Jake” Lyon from the USA team, Félix “xQc” Lengyel from the Canadian team, and Yeon-oh “Fl0w3R” Hwang from the South Korean team. With high-level play combined with breakout players, the professional Overwatch scene seeks to establish itself as the next biggest esport.
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