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Los Angeles Valiant make brilliant Office parody video to reveal Season Two roster

Published: 28/Jan/2019 19:16 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 19:45

by Bill Cooney

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The 2019 Overwatch League starts on February 14, and the Los Angeles Valiant have revealed their roster for Season Two with a hilarious play on the intro to the popular show The Office.

The Valiant were one of the original Overwatch League teams during Season One, but made some big changes over the offseason, such as trading star DPS Terence “SoOn” Tarlier to the new Paris Eternal team.

Therefore, to officially introduce the Valiant’s new roster, the team took inspiration from the popular television series ‘The Office.’

The video begins with Valiant Head Coach Byung-chul Moon, and runs through the rest of the 2019 roster from there.

Valiant Support/DPS player Young-seo ‘KariV’ Park is shown shredding pieces of paper with “dive” written on them.

There are a ton of funny little details hidden into the video, such as someone highlighting a memo that just reads, “learn to play Brigitte” over and over again.

The Valiant’s full, 2019 roster is listed below:

Brady ‘Agilities’ Girardi
DPS
Indy ‘SPACE’ Halperin
Flex
Pan-seung ‘Fate’ Koo
Tank
Young-seo ‘KariV’ Park
Support/DPS
Jun-hyeok ‘Bunny’ Chae
DPS
Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy
Support
Kyle ‘KSF’ Frandanisa
DPS
Min-chul ‘Izayaki’ Kim
Support
Dae-kuk ‘KuKi’ Kim
Tank

The Valiant’s first Overwatch League season ended in the first round of the Inaugural Season Playoffs, when they lost to the eventual champions the London Spitfire.

No doubt players will be looking for a better result this year, and fans will be eager to see how the team’s new lineup does in matches.

The Overwatch League starts on February 14, and the Valiant’s first match of 2019 is on Saturday, February 16 against the Hangzhou Spark.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.