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Jayne says Fusion “spat in pros’ faces” by signing Overwatch streamer

Published: 26/Nov/2019 23:01 Updated: 26/Nov/2019 23:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Dallas Fuel assistant coach and Overwatch streamer Justin ‘Jayne’ Conroy criticized the Philadelphia Fusion’s signing of Philip ‘ChipSa’ Graham in a massive Twitter rant.

Conroy, who was best known for his educational coaching streams and helming the Fuel, suggested that ChipSa’s brother Christopher “ChrisTFer” Graham who coaches for the Fusion, had some say in the decision which left an “elephant in the room.”

Houston Outlaws DPS Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz responded to Jayne’s comments, asking the former assistant coach to explain his own roster decisions from his time with Dallas, suggesting Jayne’s moves also left out “more deserving individuals.”

In response, Jayne claimed that the Fuel and its Contenders roster of Envy, “don’t undermine the path to pro and spit in the face of individuals who actually grind for this opportunity.”

He also told Outlaws GM Matt ‘Flame’ Rodriguez that, while it’s fine “to sign someone as a content creator or influencer,” ChipSa would be “functionally in that role (as a streamer) while masquerading as a professional,” for the Fusion.

Overwatch League analyst and former pro Jonathan‘ Reinforce’ Larsson said he didn’t understand the criticism and suggested Jayne should be happy if his opponents picked up “bad, undeserving players.”

To this, Jayne suggested that by signing ChipSa, the Fusion were hurting the legitimacy of the league itself.

Later, in a Twitter broadcast, the former coach doubled down on his rant.

“ChipSa is in no way going to be the best player Philadelphia Fusion could have picked up,” he said. “He’s a streamer. The last time he played professionally if you can even call it that, was in 2016. He’s been streaming ever since.”

He went on to claim while streaming on Twitter that the Fusion are “not the most well-respected organization on the inside of the league” and that they “play dirty.” However, he didn’t elaborate on this claim.

On November 15, Jayne announced he was leaving the Dallas Fuel in order to create content full time with Team Envy. Dexerto has reached out to Envy and Jayne for comment and will update the story if either respond.

ChipSa, meanwhile, took the high ground and simply tweeted “God I love drama.” It will be interesting to see how the streamer, mostly known for his Doomfist play, can perform in the Overwatch League in 2020.

With contributions from Dexerto writer Bill Cooney

Cosplay

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.