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Fan-made Overwatch hero would add some firepower to tank roster

Published: 2/Jul/2019 0:21 Updated: 2/Jul/2019 0:34

by Bill Cooney

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A new fan-made upcoming Overwatch hero named Mauga, who shared a lot of characteristics with the Talon Heavy Assault from the Retribution and Storm Rising Archive events.

Plenty of fans are convinced that Mauga is Overwatch’s Hero 31, but artist Armando Gonzalez-Dorta decided to skip the wait to find out and create his own original tank hero.

Armando Gonzalez DortaLuka is a tank that looks ready for the frontline.

A new tank? Yes please

Gonzalez-Dorta’s creation is named Luka, and he’s a large, intimidating man wearing riot gear and carrying a weapon that’s probably as big as some of Overwatch’s smaller heroes.

Luka’s weapon is able to shoot the battery packs in his gun and even control them to a degree, which could provide Overwatch’s tanks with some long-range damage capabilities.

Armando Gonzalez-DortaLuka’s weapon looks like it could do some serious damage.

Visually, Luka looks like he could be related to Zarya, if we’re going off of pure body mass. His armor is olive and grey, which would set him apart from the other tanks and his weapon is an industrial orange.

Gonzalez-Dorta said he made Luka to fill the role of main tank, so he must have a shield or some kind of ability to mitigate damage before it reaches his team, but the artist didn’t get that far into the details about the design.

Armando Gonzalez-DortaLuka looks like he would make a great addition to Overwatch’s tank lineup.

When will Overwatch get a new hero?

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan did confirm that Hero 31 would be arriving “sometime this Summer”, but he didn’t get any more specific than that.

The Fourth-Annual Summer Games event will start in the second half of August, so if a new hero were to arrive this Summer, before the next event begins would be a perfect time.

Blizzard EntertainmentMauga (center) is a lot of players pick for the next new Overwatch hero.

Whenever the next Overwatch hero arrives and whatever they end up being, fans are clearly ready for another addition to the game’s lineup of heroes.

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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.

Overwatch League Geguri
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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.