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Fissure Responds to Comments on His Position in the LA Gladiators

Published: 13/Jul/2018 3:39 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:19

by Joe O'Brien

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Los Angeles Gladiators main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung has responded to rumors of internal conflict in the team.

Fissure’s relationship with the LA Gladiators came under scrutiny after it was announced that he would not be playing in the first series of their quarter-final match against the London Spitfire.

With Fissure having been the most highly-praised member of the Gladiators since his addition after Stage 1, and credited with a large amount of their increasing success since, naturally there was much speculation as to the reason for his absence, with the Gladiators’ rather vague official statement offering little explanation.

Esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau subsequently reported in a series of tweets that Fissure was unhappy in the team and wanted to move to an all-Korean squad, resulting in a lack of motivation.

Fissure, however, has now given his own explanation of events, highlighting that his removal from the starting squad was primarily a matter of the team performing better with Luis ‘iRemiix’  at main tank. He also touched on some of the internal matters, explaining that discussions of his future with the team had taken place but that he hadn’t outright asked to leave.

Fissure’s commentary on the subject was translated and posted on Twitter by TISRobin:

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Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.