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Chipsa slams Overwatch streamers for throwing games without consequences

Published: 5/Jun/2020 23:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch League pro Philip ‘Chipsa’ Graham called out players for seemingly being allowed to throw games on stream without facing any repercussions for their actions.

The Philadelphia Fusion Doomfist star, who has only played one map in the league thus far, was sent a video of retired pro Nikola ‘sleepy’ Andrews appearing to sabotage a match for his team.

The clip, which was from six months prior, features Sleepy trying to melee a bucket on Temple of Anubis up to the defenders’ high ground position in a “cup flip challenge.” Meanwhile, the streamer completely forgot about his team, and they were picked off one-by-one.

“I’m so sorry,” Sleepy apologized to his squad. “I had other important means to attend.”

A few moments later, as the streamer respawned, he joked it was an “easy throw” and that he “just wanted to play the map a little longer,” purportedly hoping to “gift [the enemy team] some SR.”

Graham, however, didn’t find Sleepy’s antics to be appealing in the slightest.

“This is just cringe. Chat, this is ban-worthy. This is literally ban-worthy,” he exclaimed. “What he’s just done should be ban-worthy. Like he’s just throwing. It’s so cringe.”

While Chipsa himself has been quite controversial in the past, going from Twitch star to pro without needing to grind in Contenders, he wasn’t afraid to call out the double standards that apply to some streamers.

“Imagine losing a game to this! This is such an important team fight as well,” he noted, observing how Sleepy’s team could easily have held back the enemy and earned either a draw or outright victory.

“Why is it that when some random guy does sh*t like this they get flamed and they get reported, but when a streamer does it, it’s fine?” he asked. “It’s so cringe!”

It will be interesting to see if Blizzard does take note of this behavior and take appropriate action by holding streamers to the same standards as the general player base.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.