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Overwatch League pros Fragi and Bischu join the Guangzhou Charge

Published: 17/Jul/2019 18:52 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 20:23

by Bill Cooney

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The Philadelphia Fusion, Los Angeles Gladiators and the Guangzhou Charge all made some big roster moves on Wednesday, July 17 ahead of Overwatch League Stage 4.

Following the Shanghai Dragon’s Stage 3 Finals win, teams have obviously decided to gear up for Stage 4 and Overwatch League pros Joona ‘Fragi’ Laine, Finley ‘Kyb’ Adisi and Hyung-seok ‘Bischu’ Kim will all find themselves on new rosters when things get going again.

It remains to be seen how the players will fit into their new rosters, but the shake up is definitely one of the most anticipated roster moves to happen yet in Season 2.

A new home for Fragi

Fragi and his tank play are fan favorites for Philadelphia, but the Finnish player hasn’t had much of an impact this year, having spent the majority of Season 2 on the bench.

If Guangzhou is bringing him on that could mean Fragi-starved fans might finally get to see some of his main tank play in Stage 4 – but Gritty and Philadelphia fans will certainly miss having him around.

Philadelphia traded Fragi to Guangzhou for British DPS player KYB, possibly in an effort to beef up their damage headed into Stage 4 and Grand Finals qualification.

Not to be left out, the Gladiators also got in on the action and sent Bischu and his D.Va, who’ve also seen sporadic playing time this year, over to the Charge.

With these acquisitions the Charge have managed to beef up their tank roster significantly, so it will be interesting to see what they do come Stage 4.

Big changes coming to Overwatch League?

At the time of writing, the leaked 2-2-2 role lock has all but been officially confirmed by Blizzard to be coming in Stage 4.

According to a leaked OWL conference call, some teams aren’t very happy with the changes being made, and wonder how it will affect them going forward.

Teams are also worried about how they’ll handle the new schedule next year, which does away with individual stages and could leave teams less time to practice.

The Overwatch LeagueOverwatch League teams and fans still have a lot of questions about next season.

Whatever ends up happening with role lock in Stage 4, Overwatch League teams and their fans will still have plenty of questions and concerns headed into the League’s third season.

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Team Scump wins $50K Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals: Final results

Published: 24/Nov/2020 3:43

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War may have only just launched but major competitions are already underway as some of the biggest names in Call of Duty joined up for a huge $50,000 Twitch Rivals showdown.

Twitch Rivals hosts some of the biggest online esports events out there. Gathering a mix of marquee streamers on the platform and some of the top pro players, they’re always huge events.

The latest installment put CoD in the spotlight thanks to the release of Black Ops Cold War. As players grow familiar with maps, modes, and weapons, some of the best competitors jumped right into tournament play.

From Nadeshot to 2020 World Champion Clayster and plenty more, many of the biggest names were involved. If you missed any of the action, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown on the latest Twitch Rivals event.

Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals results

Once teams were drafted, it was time for the unique event to properly get underway. Divided into four sections, every squad had to play through two series across a variety of modes. Hardpoint, VIP Escort, Domination, and SnD were all in focus.

Opening rounds were simple best of ones, though the playoffs saw teams competing over a possible three maps. Some were more lopsided than others. Clayster blitzed through former partners on Simp’s team when it came to Hardpoint. Meanwhile, the opposite occurred when things switched to Domination, as Simp’s team won that portion without dropping a map.

It was a closely contested event right until the very end. Clayster, Simp, and Scump all led their teams to a single playlist win. It came down to SnD where Scump’s team took home the final remaining victory. 

How to rewatch Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals

The Cold War Twitch Rivals event took place on Monday, November 23 for North American talent. Things kicked off at 3PM PT | 6PM ET and ran through most of the evening.

While individual players were streaming their own perspectives, a dedicated broadcast was hosted by CDL talent Miles Ross, Thomas ‘Chance’ Ashworth, and Lottie Van-Praag. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience.

Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals Format

This particular event followed a unique format. At first, four captains selected their teammates from a pool of pro players and popular streamers. Once rosters were locked in, there were four unique brackets to play through, one for each mode.

Hardpoint, VIP Escort, Domination, and SnD were the four single-elimination brackets on offer today. Placing well within each bracket awarded a set number of points. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the day was eventually crowned the winner. A full point breakdown along with the final prizing can be found below.

Points per round

1st – 5 points

2nd – 3 points

3rd – 2 points

4th – 1 point

Prize pool breakdown

Team prizing

1st – $15,000

2nd – $9,000

3rd – $6,000

4th – $4,000

Prizing per round

1st – $2,000

2nd – $1,000

3rd – $1,000

4th – $0

Individual player bonuses

1st – $3,750

2nd – $2,250

3rd – $1,500

4th – $1,000

Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals Teams

Many of the most popular names in the Call of Duty scene were thrown together for this marquee event. Captains were determined ahead of time, however, as Clayster, Nadeshot, Scump, and Simp were all elected to lead a team of their own. 

The full list of players filling out each team can be found below.

Team Scump

  • Tfue
  • Aydan
  • Zoomaa
  • Scump

Team Nadeshot

  • IceManIsaac
  • Envoy
  • Destroy
  • Nadeshot

Team Simp

  • SuperEvan
  • JaredFPS
  • Karma
  • Simp

Team Clayster

  • Symfuhny
  • Tommey
  • Rated
  • Clayster