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Esport caster has “weird Blizzcon experience” as photo is taken in toilets

Published: 31/Oct/2019 4:42 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 10:28

by Brad Norton


Awkward encounters at gaming conventions are nothing new, however one disturbing experience ahead of BlizzCon 2019 had Overwatch League analyst Josh ‘Sideshow’ Wilkinson feeling particularly unsettled.

Just days out from BlizzCon 2019, production is well underway to ensure that the Overwatch World Cup goes off without a hitch.

Unfortunately, despite preparations having only just begun, OWL analyst Sideshow already had an extremely unsettling experience in his hotel bathroom.

In an October 30 Tweet, having made his way to California ahead of the annual convention, Sideshow explained how he was using a hotel bathroom since his room wasn’t yet available. 

Going about his business, the analyst was rudely interrupted as “some dude walked in, put his phone over the stall and took a photo.”

“What the f*ck people, no,” he added, obviously uncomfortable about the encounter.

“Don’t think he knew who I was,” Sideshow continued, and added that he didn’t think the act was targeted. “(He must have) just decided to take a photo or use his phone to see if someone was in there. Still super weird.”

Despite the severity of the situation, many in the Overwatch community referred back to Dr Disrespect’s recent E3 incident which saw him temporarily banned from Twitch after livestreaming from inside a public bathroom.

The recently announced Head Coach for the Houston Outlaws, Harsha Bandi joked that fellow Overwatch League analyst Brennon ‘Bren’ Hook was the culprit, perhaps trying to alleviate the situation a little bit.

While Bren and Sideshow often joke and argue in front of tens of thousands throughout the Overwatch League broadcasts, this incident was undeniably a severe violation of personal space and comfort, and should be treated as such.

Sideshow was contacted ahead of publication, but declined to comment on the situation.


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


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.