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New York Excelsior Stuns Fans by Parting Ways With Acclaimed Coach WizardHyeong

Published: 31/Aug/2018 16:23 Updated: 1/Sep/2018 17:31

by Joe O'Brien


New York Excelsior has parted ways with coach Kim ‘WizardHyeong’ Hyeong-sik ahead of Season Two of the Overwatch League.

The decision, which the Excelsior describe as mutual, comes as a rather stunning twist for fans, many of whom regarded WizardHyeong as the tactical genius behind the Excelsior’s success.

Throughout most of the first season of the Overwatch League, New York Excelsior was the almost undisputed top team, claiming two stage titles and finishing the regular season with a 34-6 record, seven wins clear of the second-place team.

Unfortunately, the NYXL wasn’t able to quite reproduce their dominant form in the season playoffs, going out in the semi-finals to Philadelphia Fusion.

WizardHyeong was one of only a few coaches to gain significant acclaim during the first season of the league, no doubt helped in part by his fluent English and confident demeanour, both of which shone through on an episode of talk show OverSight that boosted his profile.

The impact a talented coach can have on a team seemed to play out in the first season with Park ‘Crusty’ Da-hee, whose move from the Boston Uprising to the San Francisco Shock was followed by a drop in performance from the former and a boost for the latter. In the eyes of many, WizardHyeong could be a similarly valuable asset.

WizardHyeong has announced that he is looking for a team ahead of Season Two. Considering his reputation, it seems highly likely that he will find a new home before the new season starts.

*Update: September 1*

Less than 24 hours after announcing his departure from New York Excelsior, it appears WizardHyeong has already found a new team.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.