Overwatch League pro Sayaplayer randomly pelted with tomatoes at restaurant - Dexerto

Overwatch League pro Sayaplayer randomly pelted with tomatoes at restaurant

Published: 4/Jun/2019 17:49 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 18:02

by Bill Cooney


A stranger apparently threw tomatoes at Overwatch League pro Jung-woo ‘Sayaplayer’ Ha while he ate lunch on Monday, June 3.

Sayaplayer joined the Mayhem as a DPS player midway through the Inaugural Season, and has become one of the key players on the team in Season 2.

Florida still has to find their stride this season, having only won one match so far, so things are probably stressful enough for Sayaplayer without getting food thrown at him.

What happened?

On June 3, Sayaplayer tweeted he was enjoying his lunch, before some lowlifes apparently started throwing tomatoes at him, for whatever reason.

“I went to eat lunch at a restaurant but a few people didn’t seem to like our group,” Sayaplayer tweeted in Korean, according to a translation by Swingchip. “They threw tomatoes at us -_- I should have fed them the tomatoes that fell on the floor :(“

After Sayaplayer posted about the bizarre incident fans, other Overwatch League players like the Atlanta Reign’s Dusttin ‘Dogman’ Bowerman offered their support.

“When will racism end, this shit is so god damn unacceptable. If we can get anything from this situation, be EXTRA considerate and give some hospitality to the KR players in our league,” Dogman said. “You are my brother [Sayaplayer], next time this shit happens to you let me know and I’ll come asap.”

We don’t know exactly why this random person decided to start throwing tomatoes, or whether or not they recognized Sayaplayer from the Overwatch League, but based on his tweet it seems to be a purely uncalled for act of vegetable throwing.

What is it with esports players and having food thrown?

Sayaplayer’s bizarre tomato throwing incident brings to mind the time Team Liquid’s Juan ‘Hungrybox’ DeBiedma had a crab thrown at him during a Smash tournament.

Like Sayaplayer, Hungrybox was obviously upset after having a crustacean aimed right at his dome, but the Smash pro got the last laugh as he ate a crab on stream afterwards.

The tomato throwing incident is slightly different because it happened off stream while Sayaplayer was just trying to enjoy some lunch in his free time, but eating a tomato dish on stream while he clicks heads would be a great comeback.


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


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.