New York Excelsior's JJoNak is getting his own Overwatch skin - Dexerto

New York Excelsior’s JJoNak is getting his own Overwatch skin

Published: 21/Jun/2019 8:13 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 8:37

by Joe O'Brien


Blizzard are set to release a unique skin commemorating the Overwatch League Season One MVP, New York Excelsior’s Bang ‘JJoNak’ Sung-hyeon.

JJoNak will have his MVP award marked by an in-game skin for his signature hero, Zenyatta, that will be available for players to purchase.

While the skin hasn’t been fully revealed yet, fans can get a sense of what to expect from the reactions of the NYXL players in the teaser clip.

The skin appears to have an octopus theme, with ‘Saebyeolbe’ stating “the orbs are octopuses”. JJoNak also says “the octopus is trapped in there”, with Saebyeolbe following up that “there is water in there, and it lives in it.”

The theme would be appropriate given that JJoNak’s name actually stands for “Jjomullak Nakji”, which means “fumbling octopus”.

Blizzard have yet to announce the official release date of the skin, saying only that it is “coming soon.” The skin will be purchasable with League Tokens, and although a price hasn’t been announced, it is likely to match the other Overwatch League and All-Stars skins at 200 tokens.

JJoNak won the Overwatch League Season One MVP award after a stunning season in which his Zenyatta play was credited as a major factor in New York Excelsior’s success.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentNew York Excelsior dominated most of Overwatch League Season One.

While the NYXL weren’t able to secure the trophy, they dominated the regular season, winning two of the four stage titles and finishing a massive seven wins ahead of second place in the overall standings.

Despite technically being a Support player, a role from which players are not usually expected to carry the game in quite so overt a fashion, JJoNak quickly established himself as one of the biggest damage threats in the league, both assassinating enemies with quick bursts and pumping out consistent damage with Zenyatta.

He did all of this despite being a true rookie, having been scouted from ranked play by the NYXL and making his professional debut in the Overwatch League, unlike most Season One players who had already established themselves at the highest level in the various pre-OWL tournaments.


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


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.