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Overwatch skins that would be absolutely perfect in Among Us

Published: 12/Sep/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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An Overwatch fan has created a set of skins featuring the game’s heroes for one of the hottest games on Twitch, Among Us, and they look absolutely amazing.

Among Us from Innersloth is one of the fastest-growing games on Twitch partly due to all the backstabbing and conniving that goes on while your team is trying to find the imposter.

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There are already a ton of special skins and hats you can put on your Among Us character, no matter what color you go with (…even though green is the best).

With the game’s rising popularity, it wasn’t bound to be long before we saw a crossover with other popular games and the Among Us Overwatch skins created by artist ‘_pocketchan’ on Twitter fit the bill to a T.

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It doesn’t get any cuter than Among Us D.Va and her tiny little mech.

The Overwatch skin designs for Among Us are pretty simple, but that doesn’t take away from them at all since they fit perfectly with the game’s minimalist art theme.

D.Va looks absolutely adorable with her tiny little MEKA at her side, Reinhardt has a hilarious tiny Brigitte, and of course, Sigma is accompanied by his trusty rock.

Lucio, Reaper, and Soldier: 76 are the only sprites to have a different faceplate, with every other hero rocking the trademark Among Us space helmet seen on all the colors already (although Ana has added an eye patch to hers).

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For some reason, Hanzo’s Among Us sprite looks absolutely hilarious.

Bastion presented an interesting problem to turn into an Among Us spaceman, so pocketchan simply took one of the base skins and added some bastion parts on top of it. Humorous and very effective.

We probably won’t see any wild, crossover skins arrive in the current build of the game, but with Among Us 2 expected to release sometime around August 2021, more cosmetic choices will most likely be arriving then.

With Among Us only growing and getting bigger on Twitch by the day, we’re sure to see more awesome and crazy ideas for cosmetics in the game, and these Overwatch skins are definitely some of the best so far.

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Overwatch League’s second commissioner steps down according to report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:32 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 19:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch League’s second straight commissioner, Pete Vlastelica, is stepping down after just one season with the league according to a new report.

According to The Esports Observer, sources claim that Vlastelica, who replaced Nate Nanzer in 2019 will be stepping down from his position.

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However, Vlastelica will remain President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports, a title he continued to hold throughout his time as Overwatch League Commissioner.

OWL’s first commissioner, Nate Nanzer, left the league in 2019 to join Epic Games and help grow Fortnite’s competitive scene.

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The 2020 season was moved online after a few homestands.

The Esports Observer’s sources didn’t provide any additional information, and it’s unclear who will be in line to replace him.

However, the league confirmed the report in statement: “Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports and Commissioner of the Overwatch League, will transition from his role in ABE to focus on new entrepreneurial ventures on behalf of Activision Blizzard, following the Overwatch League Grand Finals. He was instrumental in building the company’s esports business and driving the industry forward, and we thank Pete for his contributions and impact on our business over the last four years.”

The news comes days before the North American Overwatch League All-Stars event, and just one week before the Grand Finals weekend is set to kick off.

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Unfortunately, the Overwatch League’s third season was heavily hindered by the ongoing global health crisis which put an end to the homestand events – something the league had been promoting hard in past years.

Only a few homestand events ended up happening such as those in Dallas, Washington, New York and Philadelphia before the league switched to an online format for the remainder of the season.

None of the four Asian, two European or two Canadian teams have hosted a homestand event yet as a result.

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As Dexerto previously reported, Activision is allowing CDL and OWL teams to skip franchise payments in 2020.

With uncertainty regarding the fourth season and anticipation mounting for Overwatch 2, it’s anyone’s guess as to how the league proceeds.

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Aside from issues facing the league outside of its control, Riot Games’ tactical FPS Valorant has resonated highly with many Overwatch pros. The 2020 season saw major names such as 2019 MVP Sinatraa retire from Overwatch to pursue a new career competing in Valorant.