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Hong Kong reveal Overwatch World Cup future amid Blizzard controversies

Published: 14/Oct/2019 23:42 Updated: 15/Oct/2019 0:56

by Isaac McIntyre


Team Hong Kong has revealed its plans for the upcoming Hearthstone pro Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai for on-stream comments regarding the situation.

Team Hong Kong revealed they had been deliberating over whether they would be able to represent their region to the best of their ability considering the mixing pot of extenuating circumstances surrounding their fourth World Cup campaign.

Activision-BlizzardHong Kong have confirmed they will be competing in the 2019 World Cup.

In the end, however, the team agreed the chance to “represent Hong Kong spirit and values” in the massive Overwatch tournament was “too valuable to give up,” and the team confirmed they would be competing in the single-elimination format.

“The past few months have been very challenging for everyone on Team Hong Kong and it has been difficult to stay focused on our Overwatch program. We have tried our best to ensure that all of our players can prepare without distraction but this is not an easy task, especially with the recent news surrounding Blitzchung,” a team representative said.

“While it could be more comfortable for us to shy away from this event, we believe it is more important now than ever to ensure that everyone sees the faces of players on our team; the faces of Hong Kong people proud of representing their community.”

Team Hong Kong, InstagramThe Fire Dragons have competed in three World Cup qualifiers from 2016-2018.

Team Hong Kong also made sure to directly address the Overwatch community in their statement, in part due to the $11,000 the national organization has raised through crowdfunding to make sure they could attend the World Cup.

“To the Global Overwatch Community: we are humbled and grateful to have received your generous support from here at home and from abroad. Your support has enabled us to travel without burden, and we are incredibly thankful for it,” the team rep said.

“Your support has helped us muster the courage to take on this journey. As they say in Overwatch: “The world could always use more heroes.” Thank you for answering the call and standing with us. See you at BlizzCon.”

The Fire Dragons have previously competed in all three World Cup qualifiers before the 2019 format change. The team has never qualified for the event’s main stage, finishing 7th-9th in the APAC division in 2016, before running 6th in Shanghai (2017) and Incheon (2018).

Hong Kong’s seven-man roster for 2019 was announced on August 1, and includes Tsz-kit ‘Mikouw’ Wan, Ivan ‘MoonBlue’ Wong, Chi-yeung ‘Moowe’ Yip, Cheuk-pang ‘Amcrazy’ Lai, Chun-yu ‘Step’ Lo, Kin-long ‘MangoJai’ Wong, and Yuen-ho ‘YiWind’ Chan.

The Overwatch World Cup will be held from November 1 to 2 during Blizzard’s annual BlizzCon event at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California.

Three-time world champions South Korea have already qualified for the ten-team main event alongside Canada, China, France, and the United States. 42 more teams will compete for the final five places in the qualifying stage of the tournament.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4