How to unlock D.Va & Reinhardt Overwatch League 2020 All-Stars skins - Dexerto
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How to unlock D.Va & Reinhardt Overwatch League 2020 All-Stars skins

Published: 30/Sep/2020 6:12 Updated: 30/Sep/2020 7:09

by Brad Norton

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The 2020 Overwatch League All-Stars skins have finally arrived, providing a fresh coat of paint for D.Va and Reinhardt. Here’s how you can grab them.

Tank-mains rejoice. Both D.Va and Reinhardt have got some new looks thanks to the latest OWL All-Stars event. Each and every year a few lucky characters receive these ultra-rare skins and this time around, the spotlight is entirely on Tanks.

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Revealed on Sep. 14, the latest cosmetics in Blizzard’s popular shooter come with their own themes. Previous years have focused on everything from Gods to moons and the latest offerings are just as ambitious.

D.Va’s skin aims to represent Asian mythology while Reinhardt is inspired by “something Celtic or something Norse,” artist Qiu Fang explained. Both of these exceptionally detailed skins can be yours; here’s what you need to know.

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From Widowmaker 1v1s to a matchup involving the League’s talent, the All-Stars event is always a celebration of all-things competitive Overwatch. 2020 is no different and fans can get in on the festivities with these new skins over the next few weeks.

Available from September 29 through until October 12, you have a fortnight to add these to your collection. While most limited-time items are unlocked through in-game challenges, the All-Stars skins are a little different.

Regardless of which platform you’re on, these new skins should be front and center on the homepage for the next few weeks. All you’ll need to do is navigate to the Overwatch League store in-game if you want them for yourself.

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They can be purchased through two different means. If you’re an avid Overwatch League viewer, there’s a good chance you have a surplus of OWL Tokens saved up.

Each of the new skins will run you 200 Tokens as per usual. If you’re not an OWL fan and still want the skins, fear not; they can also be bought directly.

400 Tokens will cost you roughly $20 USD all up.

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OWL Tokens can be purchased through the in-game store.

The North American leg of the OWL All-Stars event is just days away. If you’re in need of a few extra tokens for the skins, there’s no better time to tune in. The action kicks off at 12PM PT on October 3. 

For more details on the format, each game mode, and who will be competing, be sure to check out our full overview here.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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