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Overwatch streamer emongg loses it after being accused of throwing

Published: 14/Mar/2019 0:47 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 1:15

by Bill Cooney

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Popular Overwatch streamer Jeff ‘emongg’ Anderson went off on a teammate who accused him and fellow streamer Francine ‘Fran’ Vo of throwing a game.

“Throwing”, as most Overwatch players know, is when a player intentionally tries to lose a match, for a variety of different reasons.

After losing a match on March 12, Twitch streamer Dillon ‘AnchorTV’ Farley accused Fran and emongg of throwing.

“You are the ones throwing, and you know what I said is the truth,” Anchor said to the pair after the match. “It doesn’t matter, I know what you guys are doing, you guys know what you’re doing.”

After being accused of “throwing for content” by Anchor, emongg lost his usually cool and friendly demeanor.

“What the hell man? We all worked hard to get to where we’re at right now,” emongg ranted after the match. “We didn’t fucking create enemies and sit there and try to be a piece of shit to everybody every fucking game we’re in.”

“Put me on OverwatchTMZ, put me on CompetitiveOverwatch dude,” the streamer said to viewers. “People like that who create toxicity and try to blame everybody else for their fucking problems, fuck that dude.”

Fran, obviously feeling the tension on stream from emongg’s epic rant, diffused the situation with the only tools she had available in the moment, by asking him “Yo, is my burger here?”

During a stream on March 13, Anchor explained why he accused emongg and Fran of throwing the game.

“Emongg and Fran right? They’re literally on the left, like where are they at with our team?” Anchor asked while looking at VOD of the game from march 12. “I called them out for that shit because they’re literally just over there on the left flanking and our team needs help.”

Whether or not Anchor’s comments about emongg and Fran were true or not, they certainly caused a stir in the Overwatch community.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.