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Blizzard Will Compensate Overwatch Players Impacted by Broken Lootboxes After Latest Patch

Published: 25/Jul/2018 5:22 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:08

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard will be compensating Overwatch players who received “broken” lootboxes with replacements after a bug occurred in the latest patch.

The most recent Overwatch update brought with it a brand-new hero in the form of Wrecking Ball, along with making various hero adjustments and fixing an extensive list of bugs.

Unfortunately, the patch was also responsible for a game bug itself. After the update went live, players began to notice an issue with loot boxes – they were receiving far more duplicates of items they already owned than usual, and no cosmetics for the new hero.

Fortunately, Blizzard has responded quickly to the issue, which has been fixed within hours of it first being identified. 

As compensation for anyone who was affected by the bug, however, Blizzard will be granting one extra loot box for every loot box they received during the time it was live – a particular boon for anyone who bought a large stack of boxes to celebrate the new hero launch.

The bug only affected standard Loot Boxes, so anyone who had a Golden loot box to use or received the Wrecking Ball loot boxes by being a Twitch Prime member won’t be receiving extras of these.

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Overwatch League’s only female pro Geguri released by Shanghai Dragons

Published: 26/Oct/2020 5:00

by Brad Norton

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The Overwatch League’s first and only female player, Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon, has officially been released by the Shanghai Dragons after three seasons with the Chinese organization.

Geguri has made plenty of history throughout her time in competitive Overwatch. Not only was she the first female to crack into the South Korean APEX tournament, but she broke new ground as the first female to reach the Overwatch League in 2018.

Geguri joined the struggling Shanghai Dragons in an equally historic season. Despite having close calls multiple times, the lineup failed to win a single series in the inaugural year of competition, finishing with a 0-40 record.

With endless support from the community and a few upgrades over the offseason, Geguri and the Dragons turned things around. The team finished in 11th place during the 2019 playoffs before launching to third place in the 2020 finals.

However, her time under the Shanghai banners has now come to an end.

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Geguri quickly became a fan-favorite in the Overwatch League with her unique Off-Tank playstyle.

Geguri’s run with the Dragons spans three seasons and a total of 32 months. The South Korean off-tank rose to fame with her unique aim across heroes like D.Va and Zarya; aim that even came under question by others that accused her of cheating early into her career. Evidently, these claims were proven false through her time on stage.

The announcement of her release from the org came on October 25 alongside four other teammates. “I am so sorry that today is a sad day,” General Manager Yang Van said in the official statement. “Diya, Geguri, DDing, diem, and Luffy will leave as free agents after the expiration of their contracts.”

While the Shanghai roster is being rebuilt like many others this offseason, it appears as though Geguri isn’t stepping away from competition. In fact, all five players seem eager to play more than ever before. Leaving the team in order to seek out starting roles in the league.

“We fully understand and respect their desire for more opportunities in matches and we are quite sure that they will be able to have great performances in OWL,” Van said. “We will continuously help them to find a new team as they enter a new stage in their esports career.”

So while you won’t be seeing Geguri in the red and black jersey next year, she may still ink a deal with another OWL franchise. The Off-Tank expert didn’t play a map in 2020, though with so many roster shuffles this offseason, she may just find a new home soon.

Only time will tell where Geguri ends up. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our offseason hub over the coming weeks for any updates.