Overwatch

HGC highlight reels and more in Blizzard esports this week It always seems like Blizzard’s esports come in waves together. HGC is wrapping up for its next series of clashes, and Hearthstone‘s Global Games are almost ready to rest until the finals play out during BlizzCon. There’s always something to watch on the weekends, but it seems like everything is at a downswing. It’s pretty...

New Overwatch comic Doomfist: Masquerade A new Overwatch comic is now available, and it’s a doozy that brings us up to present day. In Masquerade, we see the events immediately after Doomfist breaks out of prison, as shown in his introductory animated short. From there, it’s a whirlwind of information as Doomfist attempts to reconnect with Talon…with mixed results. Not...




Doomfist coming to Overwatch on July 27 Doomfist, the latest and much-anticipated new hero in Overwatch, will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next Thursday, July 27. Blizzard posted a behind-the-scenes look at Doomfist’s creation. He was created on a whim to be a generic villain and placed in the original cinematic trailer for flavor. However, the community latched...

Jeff Kaplan shares win rates for several Overwatch Quick Play maps Last week, Jeff from the Overwatch Team took a break from starring in developer updates and posting incredibly detailed forum responses to divulge a bit of information on win rates in Overwatch. The post was prompted by a player frustrated over continually being matched into Capture Point maps, which — for this player at least...

Updated: Reinhardt fixes and other Hero changes on the Overwatch PTR It appears that Overwatch players who are unhappy about Reinhardt — specifically, complaining that some of his abilities are bugged or aren’t working at all — have a ray of hope. Jeff from the Overwatch team (aka Game Director Jeff Kaplan) has posted to the forums saying that the dev team is investigating these issues,...

Overwatch League finally announces team cities and owners The first seven teams in Overwatch League have been announced, both on Twitter and in a video by league commissioner Nate Nanzer. Though many other outlets have done a piece on this, not many have looked deeper into each team owner’s full resume to provide context. So let’s take a look at who will be...




Keep cool inside with Blizzard esports this weekend It's been such a long summer. I just want to relax by the pool and watch some esports. Luckily, there's plenty to watch this weekend.

Brazilian Overwatch player creates the National Church of Hanzo Yes, you read that right. There is now a church in Brazil dedicated to Overwatch’s popular yet controversial hero. Mateus Mognon wanted to see how easy it was to create a church in Brazil, so he chose the most implausible and wild idea he could think of: religion based on a video game character. Keeping...



Where do you want Overwatch to go? It’s the scrappy little game that roared out to millions of players and became a monster hit, and it just had its one year anniversary a little while ago. Overwatch is ridiculously popular, and has the potential to be the legitimate esports success that Blizzard has wanted for years. The future is wide open for...

We want to watch the show based on this fan-made Overwatch TV series trailer From the people at Lion Montages, who brought us a pretty sweet Overwatch movie trailer, we now have an even sweeter Overwatch Netflix series trailer. These are obviously fan made and do not signify an actual Overwatch movie or Netflix series, but they make me wish for one or both of these things so very,...

Real-life Roadhog chain hook from Man at Arms: Reforged If you guys remember, a while back we featured this awesome working recreation of Genji’s sword from Overwatch done by the guys at Man at Arms: Reforged. If you’re not familiar with the web series, Man at Arms: Reforged showcases talented blacksmiths and craftspeople making real working replicas of weapons from games, anime, and even...

Overwatch World Cup format announced We knew the round-of-32 group stage of the Overwatch World Cup would commence with a live event in Shanghai this weekend. However, we weren’t really sure about the format of the tournament. Since this is the World Cup, it’s essentially a show match — which means the Overwatch esports team could have elected to make...

Know Your Lore: Doomfist, Talon, and Overwatch Talon has had a presence in Overwatch since the debut of the game. During the height of the Overwatch organization’s popularity, many attempts were made to eliminate Talon as a threat. These efforts resulted in the death of Overwatch agent Gérard Lacroix, courtesy of his wife Amélie. Brainwashed by Talon, she returned to the organization...

You can earn an Overwatch scholarship at UC Irvine The University of California, Irvine is one of a handful of universities offering esports scholarships, starting with a League of Legends scholarship in 2016. Now the school is expanding into Overwatch with a scholarship starting in fall 2017. UCI’s club Overwatch team is already one of the top ranked college teams, and so they’re in a good position...

Cute Overwatch collection coming to Tokidoki A new Overwatch collection is coming to the Japanese brand Tokidoki, purveyor of all cute and adorable things. A teaser was posted today, both on Overwatch’s Twitter account and tokidoki’s Instagram. The collection will officially launch later this month on July 19. We don’t really know what it will entail, but we can make some...

HCT Championship in Shanghai and more esports It's been a busy week in esports as usual. The World of Warcraft esports team even unveiled a shiny new website. They don't have any events coming up this weekend, so for now you can just use it to mark your esports calendar. Here are the esports we'll be watching this weekend.