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Overwatch Contenders trophy hilariously falls apart on stage

Published: 19/Jan/2019 19:29 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 19:30

by Vincent Genova

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A hilarious blooper capped off Overwatch Contenders Season 3 when the trophy presentation took a turn for the worse.

RunAway defeated Element Mystic to win Korea’s Season 3 Contenders and headed to the center of the stage to claim their reward.

The whole team placed their hands on the trophy to get ready for the lift, usually a perfect photo opportunity that will be remembered for years to come. Unfortunately, the trophy was not up to the moment.

The handle split right off, causing an uncomfortable situation as the Korean team tried to put the handle back on in the middle of the trophy ceremony.

At least RunAway has more incentive to make the actual Overwatch League where the trophies are of a more solid quality, even if the musical performances are not.

RunAway has been a dominant force in Overwatch Contenders, winning the past two seasons with two different rosters.

After winning Korea’s Contenders Season 2, the entire roster was bought out to become an expansion Overwatch League team in Vancouver.

RunAway signed six new players and picked up where they left off, winning Contenders Season 3.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.