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Dallas Fuel Adds Two New Coaches After a Disappointing Overwatch League Season

Published: 26/Jul/2018 5:38 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:08

by Joe O'Brien

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Dallas Fuel has signed Justin ‘Jayne’ Conroy and Louis ‘Tikatee’ Lebel-Wong as assistant coaches for their Overwatch League team.

Jayne is a prominent Overwatch streamer who focuses on analytical content and the coach for Team Canada for the Overwatch World Cup. Tikatee previously worked as an assistant coach under current Dallas head coach Aaron ‘Aero’ Atkins when both were with FNRGFE.

Aero himself joined the team for Stage 4 of the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. The team had been in crisis earlier in the season, but with Aero at the helm the Fuel ended on a high note, reaching the Stage 4 playoffs.

Dallas Fuel now looks to expand its coaching staff ahead of Season Two of the league. Aero said of the new additions:

“As we continue to build our confidence among the players on our roster and look to capitalize on our dynamic end-of-season success, Jayne and Tikatee will be tremendous help in rounding out the skills and focus needed on our coaching staff. We look forward to the both of them joining us in Los Angeles. Both bring a remarkable aptitude for quickly analyzing gameplay and leave no stone unturned in breaking down footage and helping us create a culture and philosophy that will help our players improve and assist the team in reaching its goals.”

The first order of business for the coaching staff, alongside general manager Mat ‘TazMo’ Taylor, will be to begin assembling the Dallas roster for season two. From August 1, existing teams will have until September 8 to extend contracts with current players and make trades with other teams, after which any players whose contracts weren’t extended will become free agents.

Teams with Contenders squads – of which Dallas is one – may also sign players from their Contenders rosters to their Overwatch League squads during this time.

Other free agents will only be available to existing franchises after an exclusive signing window for expansion teams from September 9-October 7. Consequently, current teams – particularly those that underwhelmed in Season One, such as Dallas – will have to think carefully about which players they hold onto and who they try to secure via trade, as most of the top free agents are likely to be signed to new teams.

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Amazing Overwatch x Marvel crossover skin idea turns Genji into Iron Man

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Instagram artist has created what could be one of the best Overwatch skin ideas to date, combining the cyborg ninja Genji with Marvel’s Iron Man and the result is incredible.

Unlike games such as Fortnite, Overwatch hasn’t gone out of its way to pursue crossovers with large companies, meaning we haven’t gotten Marvel, DC or Star Wars inspired skins in the Overwatch universe.

However, if Blizzard ever decides to change that, Genji could be an amazing candidate to get his model reworked a touch to add in that Iron Man and bosslogic shows exactly why.

His incredible crossover takes Genji’s iconic look and mashes it over Iron Man’s armor making for a perfect combination.

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Genji as Iron Man? It actually works quite well.

The helmet maintains the style of the Shimada’s, but the coloring and lighting coming from the visor is uniquely Iron Man with the red and gold matching up nicely.

Genji’s robotic body also contrasts with the Iron Man suit, with a nice “Stark Industries” logo right in the center just for good measure. Seeing Genji double jump and Swift Strike with this skin would look great, especially with all the lights illuminating from the suit in the process.

After the skin was posted to Reddit, users starting coming up with their own Marvel-Overwatch crossovers they want to see, if the two companies ever decided to work together.

“Honestly I would give Pharah a Falcon skin and Rein a Hulkbuster armor skin. Man that’d be awesome,” one wrote.

Others suggested Tracer as Black Widow, Doomfist as Thanos, Hanzo-Hawkeye and Soldier 76 with a Captain American skin.

Hopefully, by the time Overwatch 2 releases, Blizzard can find a way to work with Marvel so these skin ideas become realities. It seems like fans would really enjoy them and they’d be a good way to market both properties.

That said, with rumors swirling that the sequel is being delayed, it could give Blizzard the time they need to secure a deal and give fans what they want skin-wise.