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Fissure punished over leaking Overwatch League role lock plans

Published: 28/Nov/2019 3:20 Updated: 28/Nov/2019 3:24

by Andrew Amos


Newly-signed Vancouver Titans main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung has been fined $3,000 USD for leaking details about the Overwatch League role lock changes heading into Stage 4 of the 2019 season.

The Overwatch League are stringent in monitoring player behavior, from game day to online. Players have been suspended for account boosting, account sharing, toxicity, and not following proper game day procedure.

Vancouver Titans player Fissure is the latest player to receive a punishment from the League, after he leaked the announcement of role lock on his exit out of the game’s scene earlier in 2019.

Overwatch LeagueFissure has been handed down a fine for “leaking confidential league information.”

Fissure’s punishment was handed down on November 26 and listed on the 2019 OWL Player Discipline Tracker. He was fined $3,000 for “sharing confidential league information.” It’s the first punishment of that kind handed down within the Overwatch League, and the biggest fine.

While Blizzard has not elaborated on the exact details of what was shared, it’s likely to be tied to Fissure leaking details of the Overwatch League role lock plans for Stage 4 2019

The then-retired player had stepped back from playing duties with the Seoul Dynasty, before going on stream and confirming that the Overwatch League would be implementing a 2-2-2 role lock from Stage 4 onwards.

The introduction of role lock was the worst-kept secret in professional Overwatch. Rumors started circulating of the two-DPS, two-tank, two-support locked team compositions as early as February 2019.

After Fissure’s leak on June 26, more leaks came through from official sources. The Watchpoint pre-game show for Overwatch League confirmed the introduction of role lock on July 18, days before it was officially announced by Blizzard.

Fissure recently signed a deal with the Vancouver Titans for the 2020 Overwatch League season, with former main tank Park ‘Bumper’ Sang-beom departing his long-time teammates. His entry back into the League likely brought on the punishment.

Fissure will be able to play for the Vancouver Titans in their week one match against the Los Angeles Gladiators on February 8, 2020. It’s tipped to be a grudge match for the main tank, who was on the Gladiators for the first half of 2019.

You can follow all of the off-season moves with our OWL 2020 roster tracker.


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.