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Overwatch League announces schedule for first week of Season 2

Published: 6/Dec/2018 0:31 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 1:46

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch League Season Two doesn’t get started until early 2019, but we already have an idea of what the first week of matches will look like.

Watchpoint is an Overwatch talk show that happened weekly during the season on the official Overwatch League Twitch channel.

In addition to eight new teams, there are also a number of schedule changes to make matches easier for fans outside of North America to watch and changes to the Stage and Season Playoffs.

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The first match of the 2019 season will be a rematch of last year’s Grand Final between the Philadelphia Fusion and the London Spitfire on February 14 at 4 PM PT.

Even though it’s the same teams from the Grand Finals, each roster has seen some pretty significant changes during the offseason.

The first day of Season Two will also see Boston take on New York, Seoul battle the Gladiators, and the first outing for the new Hangzhou Spark against Shanghai, which means an Overwatch League team from China will finally have a win, no matter what.

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Day Two of Week One will include matches from several new expansion teams, including the Toronto Defiant facing off against the Houston Outlaws, and the Guangzhou Charge taking on fellow newcomers the Chengdu Hunters.

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Day Three, Saturday, has the first match for the L.A. Valiant, who face off against Hangzhou. Paris will debut against the Spitfire and Vancouver will take on Shanghai on February 16 as well.

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Week One ends with matches between the Outlaws and the Uprising, the Fusion and the Reign, and features a California showdown between the Gladiators and the Shock. Finally, the Seoul Dynasty take on the Dallas Fuel in the last match of the week.

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Overwatch League Season 2 is set to start on February 14, 2019, and all matches will be streamed on Twitch.

Even though the first contest of 2019 will be a rematch of the Overwatch League Grand Finals, we probably won’t see DJ Kaled make an appeaerance.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.