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How to unlock Overwatch League Sinatraa MVP alien Zarya skin

Published: 16/Jun/2020 19:51

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch League has officially revealed Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won’s special alien skin celebrating his success as MVP of the 2019 season.

The impressive new skin takes Zarya and completely redesigns her as an alien in a suit and tie, just like something you’d see in the Men in Black movies.

Overwatch senior concept artist David Kang said that the team merged two designs they had for the skin: an alien, as a running joke in the OWL community that Sinatraa is from outer space and a 50s style crooner.

“When we decided on the initial direction of an alien in a suit, we knew it was going to be a little bit goofy, so the main focus here was to make her look as cool as possible and not as generic as other people would think,” Kang explained.

As you can see in the video, the skin has some unique effects with how its eyes grow wide and blink sideways, but the coolest component has to be how so many parts of the alien glow.

In addition to her eyes, her tentacles and antennas will all glow. There’s also special energy nodes that appear when she’s fully charged and dealing massive damage.

On the sleeve of the suit there’s even a league championship and MVP badge to pay homage to Sinatraa’s success.

The skin is available from June 16 to June 30 and will cost players 200 OWL tokens, which can now be earned by watching Overwatch League on its official website or app.

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Sinatraa claimed the 2019 Overwatch League MVP award after a dominant season with the Shock.

Sinatraa had a brilliant season in 2019, leading the San Francisco Shock to three consecutive stage finals, winning one of them and then following it up with an incredible run in the playoffs, sweeping the Vancouver Titans in the finals to become season 2 champions.

The twenty-year-old has since switched gears to play Valorant for the Sentinels organization, but his resounding success in Overwatch will always be immortalized in-game with this far out skin.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.