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How to get November Overwatch Contenders Lucio and Torbjorn skins

Published: 1/Nov/2020 6:08 Updated: 1/Nov/2020 10:10

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


If you want to unlock two incredible skins for Lucio and Torbjorn, all you need to do is watch several hours worth of Overwatch Contenders this November.

Blizzard has been hard at work trying to boost viewership for Overwatch Contenders. For those who don’t know, it’s a tournament for second-tier teams and players who dream of joining the Overwatch League.

Players have been able to earn special skins each month simply by tuning in and watching the show. Last month, Genji, Mercy, and Symmetra skins were up for grabs. This month, however, it’s Lucio and Torbjorn.

Overwatch Contenders Skins Torbjorn Lucio
Overwatch Contenders skins come in home and away variants.

How to unlock Contenders Lucio and Torbjorn Skins

If you want to unlock these skins for yourself, the first thing you’ll need to do is link your account on the Overwatch Contenders homepage. Then, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

You’ll need to watch seven hours worth of content to unlock the Torbjorn skin, and 15 hours worth of content to unlock the Lucio one.

Overwatch Contenders matches happen in different regions all over the world. That means there’s bound to be something on at any given time, regardless of where you are located.

If you want to get a headstart, the Grand Finals of the EU and NA Contenders October Tournaments start on November 1 at 11:00 PDT and 15:00 PDT.

It’s always nice to tune in and support teams and players in the second-tier tournament. After all, it’s the backbone of the big league. Plus, you might see a future star in the making.

If that isn’t enough, the skins look really cool too. They come complete with the trademark Overwatch Contenders colors, which serves as an extra incentive.


EA SPORTS responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s FIFA 21 licensing threats

Published: 26/Nov/2020 8:24

by Andrew Amos


The developers of FIFA 21, EA SPORTS, has responded to threats by AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his agent to sue the publisher over the licensing of his “likeness.” EA claims that “it’s not their fight,” saying FIFPro should step in.

Zlatan might be sitting pretty on top of the Serie A with AC Milan, netting 10 goals in six games to help the Rossoneri remain undefeated, however, he was seeing red at EA using his “likeness” in FIFA 21.

The Swedish star, who has featured in numerous FIFA titles, challenged EA over the rights to use his image. He claimed EA did not seek his permission, and because he wasn’t a member of FIFPro, he wasn’t covered by their license.

“Who gave FIFA EA Sports permission to use my name and face? I’m not aware to be a member of FIFpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird maneuver. And for sure I never allowed or FIFPro to make money using me,” he said.

“Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate,” he adds in a follow-up.

Ibrahimovic’s stance was backed by his agent Mino Raiola, who told British paper The Telegraph that over 300 players were considering legal action.

However, EA has responded to Zlatan’s claims, stating the fight isn’t meant to be fought with the developer, but with FIFPro themselves.

“The licensing arguments being played out in social media for effect are not an issue for EA or EA Sports. This is between FIFPro, the players within their association, and their representatives. FIFPro has told us this is their issue, and they’re handling it ⁠— we expect a statement to that effect imminently,” the developers told Forbes.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in an AC Milan kit in FIFA
EA claims Zlatan should be fighting FIFPro, not the developers, over using his likeness in FIFA 21.

“This isn’t our fight. This isn’t about EA Sports or video games, players or fans. It’s a battle between football agents and FIFPro.”

EA also stated they had worked with Raiola to help market FIFA 21 using Erling Haaland, one of his clients. EA also said they have “enjoyed a great working relationship” with Ibrahimovic,

AC Milan signed an exclusive agreement with EA SPORTS in 2020 to allow the developers to use accurate face scans for the entire team. Other partner clubs, such as Real Madrid and Inter Milan, are also part of this agreement.

Ibrahimovic is yet to respond to EA’s statement.