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Overwatch League Make Embarrassing Omission During Season 2 Team Announcement

Published: 8/Sep/2018 0:09

by Joe O'Brien

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The Overwatch League recently revealed the eight expansion teams joining for Season Two, but there was a bizarre error in the announcement.

Though the teams had been previously reported, they’ve now been officially announced, with a video posted by the Overwatch League twitter account confirming the home cities of the new teams.

The mistake had nothing to do with the new teams, however, but rather an omission in the backdrop of the announcement video – the world map on which the new teams were placed.

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed the omission, but for those that haven’t: the United Kingdom has been missed off. In the space next France – which now has an Overwatch League franchise based in Paris – where the UK should sit, there is only the ocean.

The map obviously isn’t fully detailed, but the absence of the home nation of Season One Overwatch League champions London Spitfire does seem something of an oversight.

The Spitfire’s own Stylosa pointed out the error on Twitter.

As well as the new franchise in Paris, the league will also be welcoming teams based in Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. The teams will begin building rosters from September 9, when an exclusive free agent signing window will open.

So far, no announcements have been made regarding the team names and branding for any of the expansion teams.

The new additions bring the Overwatch League roster two a total of twenty teams, all of whom will need to have at least an eight-man roster by December 8. Season Two of the Overwatch League is expected to kick off in early 2019.

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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.