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New York Excelsior pro Saebyeolbe shuts down racist in his Twitch chat

Published: 29/Mar/2019 18:21 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 18:33

by Bill Cooney

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Jong-ryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park of the New York Excelsior wasn’t expecting to have a racist troll try to spam his stream with trash, but the Overwatch League pro didn’t let it slow him down a bit.

Saebyeolbe has been a fan favorite on the NYXL and a fixture in the Overwatch League since Season 1.

He and the rest of the Excelsior were able to reach the Inaugural Season Playoffs last year, but got knocked out by the Philadelphia Fusion in the first round after a surprise upset.

Even if the GOATs meta hasn’t let him live up to his full potential on DPS, he’s still loved by plenty of fans.

Robert Paul/The Overwatch LeagueSaebyeolbe and the NYXL made it to the Stage One playoffs before being knocked out by Seoul.
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Saebyeolbe combats racists in the best way possible

While streaming during the break between Stage 1 and 2, Saebyeolbe was defending on King’s Row when a viewer began flooding his in-game notifications with racist spam, which caused the messages to pop up on stream.

Since it was in-game and not a stream feature like donations, it couldn’t be disabled instantly, but Saebyeolbe used his superior brain power to come up with a solution on the spot.

The New York player took his stream’s face cam and stretched it out so it was wide enough to cover up the offensive notifications, leaving the troll spamming his hate into the void.

“Let’s go, guys, don’t care about that, just watch my face,” wide Saebyeolbe told his viewers.

How did this happen? 

Just exactly how the troll was able to get through Blizzard’s language filter is unknown, but the account probably won’t be around for much longer, if it hasn’t been banned yet.

Overwatch does give players the option to turn off these kinds of in-game notifications in the Options menu under the Social tab, which Saebyeolbe did after being wide for a while.

The Excelsior start Stage 2 on Thursday, April 4, when they take on the Philadelphia fusion at 4 PM PT.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.