The Cost of Typing ‘Big Dick’ During an Overwatch League Match: $1,000

The administrators of Blizzard’s official in-house Overwatch League have taken their first disciplinary actions of the year, fining two players a total of $2,000 (one grand each) for “inappropriate chat during a league match.” The players in question, Jung-Won “Lastro” Mun of the Los Angeles Valiant and Dong-Jun “Rascal” Kim…

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South Korean Overwatch League Matches Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Blizzard’s Overwatch League announced today that all planned matches taking place in South Korea are hereby cancelled (for the time being), over safety concerns stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. This is the second time since the coronavirus emerged that Blizzard has had to cancel Overwatch League matches —…

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Activision Blizzard Esports Are Moving to YouTube

Activizion Blizzard has moved all of its official esports properties, including Overwatch League and its various Hearthstone shenanigans, from Twitch to YouTube as part of a newly announced partnership with Google. This means that from now on, thousands of human trash compactors will have to do without their favorite symbols…

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Overwatch Adds Role Queue, Enforcing 2-2-2 Team Composition

Overwatch is getting one of its biggest gameplay changes ever in a patch coming soon. Game Director Jeff Kaplan shared the details of the upcoming role queue, in a Developer Update released yesterday. Once the system goes live, Quick Play and Competitive players will first have to select a role that they…

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Overwatch Teams Owe Care to Their Players, Not the Other Way Around

After playing only the first stage this season, one of Overwatch League’s more notorious players, Daniel “Dafran” Francesca, retired. Previously Atlanta Reign’s premier damage player, he stepped down to be one of their sponsored streamers. But his departure from the team prompted discussion that Dafran may have been acting “selfishly”…

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