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Fan creates Ana and Widowmaker skin concepts for original Overwatch event

Published: 5/Jul/2019 18:39 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 18:46

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has continued their quest to create an entirely original Overwatch event with new fairy tale-themed skins for Ana and Widowmaker.

Overwatch has typically had the same events every year, Lunar New Year, Summer games and so on. So, in an effort to shake things up artist Toysovore decided to create their own, completely original event.

Called “Once Upon a Time” Toysovore’s event is fairy tale-themed and they’ve already created awesome event skins for Pharah as well as Reinhardt – now it’s Ana and Widowmaker’s turn.

ToysovoreToyso did a great job with Reinhardt’s Beauty and the Beast-themed skin.

“Grandma, what big Sleep Darts you have!”

Thanks to Toysovore, Hanzo is no longer the only Overwatch hero to rock a wolf pelt. Instead of being eaten by the wolf, as the Red Riding Hood story goes, Ana obviously showed him she was the wrong grandma to mess with.

Ana has been given some red grandma slippers, what looks like a bathrobe and the big bad wolf’s head as a hat to top it all off, her Biotic Rifle and even her Sleep Dart pistol have been made fairy tale friendly.

ToysovoreAna even included some of that poor wolf’s pelt on her rifle.

Plus it would go great with Pharah’s Red Riding Hood skin, that Toysovore also made for the Once Upon a Time event – which is all starting to come together.

ToysovoreThat wolf messed with the wrong grandma.

Next up is Rapunzel Widowmaker, which is a frontrunner for the craziest hair of any hero or skin in Overwatch.

Since Rapunzel’s hair is officially classified as a rappelling device, according to the fairy tales, it would be hilarious if her grapple hook was also made out of her hair for this skin.

ToysovoreWidowmaker probably doesn’t need anyone to come and help rescue her.

When’s the next official Overwatch event?

The next Overwatch event up is Summer Games, which Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan said would start sometime around the beginning of August.

August 1 actually falls on a Thursday this year, one of the days of the week that Blizzard likes to put out Overwatch updates, which could make it a good candidate for the beginning of Summer Games.

One fan who was obviously more than ready for the event has even created an original Roadhog emote and offered to let Blizzard use it, free of charge, for the upcoming event.

This could mean that at the time of writing we are less than a month away from the beginning of Summer Games, which means new skins and cosmetics could be here before we know it.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.