NYXL almost lost an Overwatch League match because of spicy noodles - Dexerto
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NYXL almost lost an Overwatch League match because of spicy noodles

Published: 9/Mar/2019 20:43 Updated: 9/Mar/2019 20:49

by Vincent Genova

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NYXL had an uncharacteristically poor performance in the Overwatch League and the reason may not have had anything to do with the game.

Following a match against the San Francisco Shock, the Excelsior’s Tank Don-Gyu ‘Mano’ Kim gave an interesting post match interview, saying the only thing that can stop NYXL is their own team in a “bad condition.”

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Mano had a big smile on his face in the interview, maybe because the team is undefeated, or maybe because he knew the struggles some of his teammates were dealing with.

Last year’s MVP JJonak got right to the point after the match, letting everyone know in not so subtle terms how he felt.

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“I had to take a shit really bad on first round,” said the NYXL star.

JJonak was not alone in his stomach issues, as Libero gave more information and the cause of NYXL’s mysterious problems.

“I didn’t think the fire noodles I had yesterday would cause a stomachache and affect today’s match,” said Libero through translation. The translation was first performed by reddit user Evenstar6132, before being confirmed by Dexerto through Google Translate.

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NYXL won 4-0 but each map was closer than expected, with all of them falling within one point margins. Now we know it is because they all had to poop really bad after chowing down on fire noodles.

They move to 7-0 on the season and are first place in the OWL after concluding their Stage 1 matches. The NYXL diet may change for the Stage 1 playoffs at the end of March.

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Leaker suggests Overwatch 2 release coming in early 2021

Published: 18/Oct/2020 19:31

by Theo Salaun

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An Overwatch leaker has revealed that the Overwatch League and Blizzcon schedules for 2021 suggest a release of the Overwatch 2 beta or full game in February 2021.

The original Overwatch title came out in May 2016 and, over four years later, the game’s extensive fanbase has been eager to find out when the sequel might finally release. With expectations of better graphics, new heroes, maps, and even modes, an upgraded follow-up to the popular Blizzard title remains a highly anticipated mystery.

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In November 2019, players of the Blizzard franchise received their first look at what’s on the horizon with a gameplay trailer that revealed a variety of new content. Now, with BlizzCon scheduled for February 2021 and recent speculation that the Overwatch League’s fourth season will return in April of the same year, a popular leaker is specifying exactly what that horizon may be.

Known as ‘Metro_OW’ on Twitter, Metro has been the source of OW2 leaks in the past and did correctly predict Ashe’s reveal in 2018. Given their track record and the surrounding context, this new leak engenders some confidence.

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As Metro explains, the rumored OWL return being pushed back to April coincides with the BlizzCon date in February to suggest a reasonable expectation of, at the very least, an OW2 beta in early 2021.

With Blizzard popularly known to prioritize revealing content at their own events, fans can be sure to expect more information at the upcoming virtual company conference. With gameplay shown in 2019, the launch of a beta is certainly within the realm of possibility.

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Fans have also noticed Battle.net files that indicate an OW2 beta is being worked on.

If a beta is released in late-February, then that means OW2 will be playable in some capacity before the return of the Overwatch League. It would be somewhat awkward for an entire season, which typically lasts about six months, to play on the original game despite an existent beta. 

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That, therefore, grounds Metro’s expectations that the upcoming OWL season will be played on Overwatch 2 with a beta, if not the full game, releasing following BlizzCon. Theoretically, this timeline could give the beta about two months of play before an official launch just ahead of a new season of professional play.