Overwatch

How to get October Overwatch Contenders Genji, Mercy & Symmetra skins

Published: 15/Oct/2020 18:23

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players can finally unlock exclusive Contenders cosmetics and skins by watching Tier-2 matches, and to celebrate, Blizzard is giving away two free Genji skins.

Each month, players will be able to tune into Overwatch Contenders and earn two special skins for two select heroes.

Tracer may be the mascot for Overwatch League, but Genji is the mascot for Contenders, and as such, players will be getting home and away skins just by logging into their accounts.

Plus, players will be getting access to special a player icons and an in-game spray.

Genji Overwatch Contenders skin
Blizzard Entertainment
Players will be getting free Genji Contenders skins.

How to unlock October’s Mercy & Symmetra skins

To kick off the new viewership incentives, players have to link their Battle.net account on the Contenders homepage and watch a few hours of content.

For October, players will need to watch seven hours of content to unlock the home and away Symmetra skins.

To unlock the home and away Mercy skins, players will need to watch 15 hours of content, or at least leave their computers on the Contenders homepage.

Contenders features many regions including North America, Korea, Europe, China, South America, and Australia, so there are all sorts of chances to tune in.

Plus, the site is teasing event-specific rewards to come in the future with large events such as the Gauntlet, which takes the best teams from all regions and pits them against one another for Tier-2 supremacy.

Echo skin Contenders
Blizzard Entertainment
The Contenders skins had been leaked previously.

The skins had been teased quite a long time ago, with the cosmetics originally leaking when the game’s newest hero, Echo, went live. However, Blizzard pulled them claiming they had been “erroneously made available for purchase with OWL Tokens.”

At least now players will get chances to support Tier 2 and earn unique cosmetics in the process. Not a bad deal. We can’t wait to see what skins are going to be unlockable next month.

Esports

IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

FNCS graphic
Epic Games
IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

Fortnite Battle Bus
Epic Games
Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.