Los Angeles Gladiators throw shade at Fissure while announcing new signings for Overwatch League Season Two - Dexerto
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Los Angeles Gladiators throw shade at Fissure while announcing new signings for Overwatch League Season Two

Published: 26/Oct/2018 12:04 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 12:16

by Joe O'Brien

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The Los Angeles Gladiators took a shot at one of their former players in their announcement of new roster additions.

The Gladiators recently announced two new additions to their roster for Season Two of the Overwatch League.

Joining the team will be main tank Gye ‘rOar’ Chang-hoon and DPS Jang ‘Decay’ Gui-un, both formerly of Kongdoo Panthera.

Decay was one of the most sought-after players of the off-season, with rumors suggesting several teams ended up in a bidding war before the Gladiators ultimately secured him.

To announce the new additions, the Gladiators produced a video in which Aaron ‘Bischu’ Kim goes to a GameStop with a box of items to trade in, where he meets OWL host Chris Puckett working behind the counter.

Bischu first trades in “the mercy meta”, followed by the “aKm blade” – with a dig from Puckett about how long people had been waiting for it – before finally turning in the jersey of former Gladiators main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung.

Fissure’s addition to the Gladiators after Stage 1 of the first season was credited with transforming them into a play-off team, but his time with the squad ended in drama, with Fissure absent for their quarter-final match due to internal issues.

After the Gladiators were eliminated without their star main tank, Fissure was ultimately traded to Seoul Dynasty.

During his time with the Gladiators, Fissure famously asked London Spitfire if they regretted trading him following a win over his former team. It seems the Gladiators are answering the question in advance, will be looking to ask the same of Fissure’s decision to leave them when the two teams meet in Season Two.

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Amazing Overwatch x Marvel crossover skin idea turns Genji into Iron Man

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Instagram artist has created what could be one of the best Overwatch skin ideas to date, combining the cyborg ninja Genji with Marvel’s Iron Man and the result is incredible.

Unlike games such as Fortnite, Overwatch hasn’t gone out of its way to pursue crossovers with large companies, meaning we haven’t gotten Marvel, DC or Star Wars inspired skins in the Overwatch universe.

However, if Blizzard ever decides to change that, Genji could be an amazing candidate to get his model reworked a touch to add in that Iron Man and bosslogic shows exactly why.

His incredible crossover takes Genji’s iconic look and mashes it over Iron Man’s armor making for a perfect combination.

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Genji as Iron Man? It actually works quite well.

The helmet maintains the style of the Shimada’s, but the coloring and lighting coming from the visor is uniquely Iron Man with the red and gold matching up nicely.

Genji’s robotic body also contrasts with the Iron Man suit, with a nice “Stark Industries” logo right in the center just for good measure. Seeing Genji double jump and Swift Strike with this skin would look great, especially with all the lights illuminating from the suit in the process.

After the skin was posted to Reddit, users starting coming up with their own Marvel-Overwatch crossovers they want to see, if the two companies ever decided to work together.

“Honestly I would give Pharah a Falcon skin and Rein a Hulkbuster armor skin. Man that’d be awesome,” one wrote.

Others suggested Tracer as Black Widow, Doomfist as Thanos, Hanzo-Hawkeye and Soldier 76 with a Captain American skin.

Hopefully, by the time Overwatch 2 releases, Blizzard can find a way to work with Marvel so these skin ideas become realities. It seems like fans would really enjoy them and they’d be a good way to market both properties.

That said, with rumors swirling that the sequel is being delayed, it could give Blizzard the time they need to secure a deal and give fans what they want skin-wise.