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Phase Two of Voting for Overwatch World Cup National Committees Has Begun

Published: 24/May/2018 22:46 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 16:00

by Joe O'Brien

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The second phase of voting for national representatives for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup has begun.

The Overwatch World Cup will once again see national teams put together to compete for the title, with the final showdown happening at Blizzcon in November.

The qualifying teams have already been decided. The competitive ranks of the top-ranked players in each country were averaged at the end of the qualification period, with the twenty countries that had the highest average rank qualifying for the tournament, along with the four host nations of the group stages.

With twenty-four countries confirmed for the competition, national teams now have to be created. First, a national committee featuring a Coach, Manager, and Community Lead will be put together, with the national committee selecting the squad.

Of those three positions, the Manager for each country will be selected by Blizzard, but the Coach and Community Lead will be chosen by a voting process. The process began with candidates putting forward their names, with players endorsing their preferred candidates in their respective nation.

The process has now moved onto Phase Two, in which initial applicants have been narrowed down. Only three potential Coaches and ten potential Community Leads remain for each country, and players can now vote again to decide the final representatives.

The voting restrictions are the same as in Phase One – anybody can vote for a Community Lead candidate in their country, but only the top 150 players from that country can vote on the Coach.

Voting will run until May 30th at 9:30am PDT, and the full national committees will be announced on May 31st. Players can go to the World Cup website to cast their votes.

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Cute Brigitte skin concept is just what Overwatch needs this Christmas

Published: 2/Dec/2020 13:02

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch has always been renowned for producing some beautiful festive skins and as Christmas gets ever closer, another cute skin concept for Brigitte has surfaced. 

Brigitte has become one of Overwatch’s most divisive heroes. While written into the game as a support, her kit makes her easily able to flex between support and damage dealer, and her health bar reflects a tank’s more than it does that of a support.

Recent health bar buffs left players up in arms, and Blizzard responded a patch later with nerfs reverting her health bar back to how it was. Despite the controversy that surrounds Sweden’s young hero, her fans really do love her even if her haters often know how to shout louder.

One fan has shown their passion for the tank support by designing an adorable Christmas skin just in time for the festive season.

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Brigitte may look adorable, but she’s a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

Christmas Skin Concept for Brigitte is truly heartwarming

One Reddit user shared their own concept for a future Christmas skin for the tank support, and has received a wave of praise.

The user in question, Annzey, unveiled her ‘Gingerbrig’ concept. They note that their friend, Murdered Sun, was the actual artist behind the drawing, but the concept wall all her own.

It features Brigitte wearing a gingerbread style outfit, with icing holding together her armour, a candy cane style mace and an adorable little gingerbread man forming the core of her iconic shield.

To top it off her hair is tied back using a little mistletoe, and her cheeks have a reddish hue from having been out too long in the cold. The attention to detail in the design is truly perfect; Annzey really has created a skin people would buy.

GINGERBRIG- Concept Art ❄️ So a while ago I had posted an idea for a Gingerbread Brigitte skin and I’ve been obsessed with the idea so I asked my friend if she could draw some concept art for me and WELLA! I present to you- GINGERBRIG! What do y’all think??? :))✨ from r/Overwatch

Overwatch fans react

The comments section of Annzey’s post is dominated by comments praising their design. One redditer writes that they “would pay 3k coins if this was added” despite not playing Brigitte.

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Another claims that the art is ‘A-Mei-Zing!’, a beautiful play on words to describe an equally stunning concept.

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So while Brigitte has just received a Halloween skin, it would be great if Blizzard pulled off something like Annzey’s work for the Holiday period. After all, all Overwatch fans want for Christmas are cute hero skins.