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Overwatch League teases alien-themed Sinatraa MVP skin

Published: 12/Jun/2020 17:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch League MVP Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won’s special skin looks like it will be unveiled very soon, with OWL officially teasing it in a social media post.

On June 11, the league’s Twitter account posted a video of Sinatraa finally being able to lay eyes on the new skin and his reaction to it.

“TRANSMITTING SIGNAL,” the post read with a duo of satellite emojis. “Something out of this world is coming soon…”

The video begins with a blue screen and the words “incoming transmission” before jumping to Sinatraa talking with a Blizzard employee about being able to check out the skin.

However, before the audience is able to see it for themselves, the “transmission” is damaged by interference.

“Amazing,” Sinatraa said. “It looks really fun to play with.”

Eventually, the signal is lost and the words “coming soon” flash on the screen.

The signs seem to indicate that this will be an alien-themed skin of sorts. There is a running joke in the Overwatch community about the former San Francisco Shock player being an alien – something he has embraced.

With the Overwatch League returning from a two-week break and Token Drops back in the mix, it seems like this would be the perfect time to unveil the skin to the masses.

The twenty-year-old had previously leaked that his MVP skin would be for Zarya – a hero Won found himself playing a lot of during the GOATS meta.

Sinatraa has a breakout 2019 season with the Shock, leading the team to a Championship victory against their nemesis the Vancouver Titans in the Grand Finals. Along the way, the team made three consecutive Stage Finals, winning the second.

On April 28, 2020 Won shocked the world by announcing he would be retiring from Overwatch to pursue a career in Riot Games’ tactical FPS Valorant as part of the Sentinels esports organization.

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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.