Former Overwatch pro slams fans criticizing tearful Ryujehong interview - Dexerto
Esports

Former Overwatch pro slams fans criticizing tearful Ryujehong interview

Published: 9/Sep/2019 0:02 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 1:02

by Brad Norton

Share


Having reached the 2018 Overwatch League Playoffs as a member of the Boston Uprising, current Contenders commentator Avast, has given his take on the recent interview controversy.

Both in tears, veterans of the competitive Overwatch scene Tobi and Ryujehong of the Seoul Dynasty struggled to get their words out in an emotional post-game interview following their Playoff loss to the Hangzhou Spark.

Many online voiced their displeasure with the interview, arguing that it was unreasonable to have them on camera in such a state, however former professional player Avast, strongly disagrees. 

Taking to his Twitch stream, Avast underscored the importance of seeing icons in such emotional moments. 

“Do you think you would remember Seoul losing last night if you didn’t see Jehong and Tobi cry? Do you think you would have cared?”

Overwatch LeagueRyujehong makes his walk through the crowd.

While some fans claimed it was hard to watch, Avast countered by saying “this is the entire reason” for franchising in the first place.

As a former member of the Boston Uprising, an organization backed by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Avast chimes in with his unique perspective, stating that “It’s so people around the world can say; these are my players, these are my guys.”

Moments such as these can be vital in furthering a rapport with Overwatch League fans and after all, it was by choice that Ryujehong and Tobi engaged with the difficult interview.

“If you care so much about the players, why don’t you let them get the chance to have a cathartic moment on stream?” Avast concluded.

Overwatch LeagueA Grand Final view that players grind to reach all year long.

Finishing eighth overall this season, it has been a tumultuous run for the Seoul Dynasty roster, especially when factoring in the added stress of significant balance updates mid-Stage as well as entirely new heroes

You can keep up to date with all the latest in the 2019 Overwatch League Playoffs right here.

CS:GO

How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

Share


The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm