Is this a new Junkrat skin for Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event? - Dexerto
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Is this a new Junkrat skin for Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event?

Published: 12/Oct/2018 22:59 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 23:19

by Bill Cooney

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Some enterprising Overwatch players have found what they believe might be an upcoming skin for this year’s Winter Wonderland event on a t-shirt only able to be bought or viewed on the Blizzard store by BlizzCon passholders.

The shirt is a red holiday shirt depicting Nutcracker Zenyatta, with Odette Widowmaker and the skin in question on his left and right sides.

This “Rat King” skin seems to go along with the theme of Widowmaker and Zenyatta’s skins on the shirt, all coming from the Nutcracker musical by Tchaikovsky, which also has a Rat King.

Images of the shirt were posted to Reddit by Nuittfox, and users in the comments seemed to agree that it was likely a skin for the upcoming event.

Junkrat got a great Winter skin last year, giving him a beach outfit and an inflatable tube for Australia’s sweltering winters.

Last year’s skin didn’t exactly scream “Holiday Season,” except to Australians maybe, but from what we can see on the shirt, the Rat King skin would fit right into a Christmas brawl.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe closeup of the shirt showing a possible new Junkrat skin.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/9nl5c5/upcoming_winter_skin_leaked/
Blizzard EntertainmentThe entire shirt.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/9nl5c5/upcoming_winter_skin_leaked/

Last year, Winter Wonderland started on December 12, Overwatch events usually start on Tuesdays, so we can probably assume this year’s Holiday event will begin on Tuesday, December 11.

Whether or not that’s actually when Winter Wonderland will begin or if the “King Rat” skin will be in the game remains to be seen though.

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Overwatch League’s only female pro Geguri released by Shanghai Dragons

Published: 26/Oct/2020 5:00

by Brad Norton

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The Overwatch League’s first and only female player, Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon, has officially been released by the Shanghai Dragons after three seasons with the Chinese organization.

Geguri has made plenty of history throughout her time in competitive Overwatch. Not only was she the first female to crack into the South Korean APEX tournament, but she broke new ground as the first female to reach the Overwatch League in 2018.

Geguri joined the struggling Shanghai Dragons in an equally historic season. Despite having close calls multiple times, the lineup failed to win a single series in the inaugural year of competition, finishing with a 0-40 record.

With endless support from the community and a few upgrades over the offseason, Geguri and the Dragons turned things around. The team finished in 11th place during the 2019 playoffs before launching to third place in the 2020 finals.

However, her time under the Shanghai banners has now come to an end.

Overwatch League Geguri
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Geguri quickly became a fan-favorite in the Overwatch League with her unique Off-Tank playstyle.

Geguri’s run with the Dragons spans three seasons and a total of 32 months. The South Korean off-tank rose to fame with her unique aim across heroes like D.Va and Zarya; aim that even came under question by others that accused her of cheating early into her career. Evidently, these claims were proven false through her time on stage.

The announcement of her release from the org came on October 25 alongside four other teammates. “I am so sorry that today is a sad day,” General Manager Yang Van said in the official statement. “Diya, Geguri, DDing, diem, and Luffy will leave as free agents after the expiration of their contracts.”

While the Shanghai roster is being rebuilt like many others this offseason, it appears as though Geguri isn’t stepping away from competition. In fact, all five players seem eager to play more than ever before. Leaving the team in order to seek out starting roles in the league.

“We fully understand and respect their desire for more opportunities in matches and we are quite sure that they will be able to have great performances in OWL,” Van said. “We will continuously help them to find a new team as they enter a new stage in their esports career.”

So while you won’t be seeing Geguri in the red and black jersey next year, she may still ink a deal with another OWL franchise. The Off-Tank expert didn’t play a map in 2020, though with so many roster shuffles this offseason, she may just find a new home soon.

Only time will tell where Geguri ends up. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our offseason hub over the coming weeks for any updates.