Overwatch League takes heat for deciding Stage One playoff seeds with coin flip - Dexerto

Overwatch League takes heat for deciding Stage One playoff seeds with coin flip

Published: 19/Mar/2019 0:24 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 0:34

by Bill Cooney


The Overwatch League’s announcement that the third and fourth-place seeds in the Stage One playoffs would be determined by coin flip has a lot of people wondering about the Leagues reasoning behind the decision.

On Monday, March 18, the Overwatch League announced that the Seoul Dynasty would be playing the San Francisco Shock in an unbroadcast standard match to determine the sixth and seventh seeds in the stage playoffs.

The league also announced that the third and fourth seed spots up for grabs between the Toronto Defiant and the Philadelphia Fusion would be decided with a coin flip.

The decision to rely entirely on a coin flip for the decision instead of a match has left a number of fans scratching their heads.

Fans are also upset with the League’s decision not to broadcast either the Seoul v. San Francisco match or the Toronto v. Philadelphia coin flip.

Looking at the teams that Toronto and Philadelphia have to face, if they were the third seed (NYXL) versus if they were the fourth seed (Atlanta Reign), some fans said there wasn’t much incentive for either team to give their best effort, were there actually a match.

So, along with the arrival of Baptiste and a load of hero updates in the March 19 patch, Fusion and Defiant fans will also be eagerly awaiting the results of a coin flip.

The Overwatch League Stage One playoffs start on Thursday, March 21 at 6 PM PDT.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.