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Philadelphia Fusion Advances to Overwatch League Season One Playoff Semi-Finals

Published: 14/Jul/2018 3:52 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien


Philadelphia Fusion has defeated Boston Uprising to secure a spot in the Overwatch League semi-finals.

Philadelphia Fusion took the third and final series of the match with another 3-1 victory, claiming the quarter-final match 2-1 and advancing to the semi-finals.


Philadelphia had opened the set with a 3-1 victory over the Uprising earlier in the week, but in their second series Boston was able to hit back with their own 3-1 win, tying the match up at 1-1 and moving to a third and final series, in which Philadelphia was able to flip the score back in their favor.

The semi-finals are to be re-seeded depending on the results of the quarter-finals, but with the Philadelphia Fusion being the lowest seed in the playoffs they are guaranteed to face number one seed New York Excelsior.


The remainder of the other quarter-final between London Spitfire and Los Angeles Gladiators will take place on Saturday July 14. The Gladiators are currently one series up against the Spitfire, having dominated the opening best-of-five for a 3-0 win. The winner of that match will move on to play Los Angeles Valiant.

Boston Uprising is the first team eliminated from the Overwatch League playoffs, finishing in fifth-sixth place and securing a $50,000 prize. This is in addition to the $150,000 the team earned for their third-place finish in the regular season.


Buzz Lightyear Baptiste concept turned into awesome 3D Overwatch skin

Published: 17/Oct/2020 22:21

by Bill Cooney


Some awesome new 3D Overwatch skin ideas turn Baptiste into Buzz Lightyear and Soldier: 76 into a toy soldier from Toy Story.

There’s no shortage of new skins in Overwatch right now with the 2020 Halloween Terror event in full swing, but Soldier and Baptiste weren’t included with the heroes who got new cosmetics.


Perhaps sensing that the pair might feel left out, an Irish Overwatch coach and Workshop Mode maestro, Andy ‘andygmb’ Bohan, took the time to render them two fantastic skins straight out of Toy Story.

The idea of Baptiste cast as Buzz Lightyear was actually a skin idea created earlier in 2020, but Andy took it to the next level with a full 3D model that would actually make a decent Baptiste Halloween skin itself.


The support hero actually looks spot-on as the boisterous spaceman, with white and green armor perfectly matching the designs worn by Woody’s partner.

Neither Baptiste nor Buzz can technically fly either, but both manage to get airborne in other ways, either by jumping in the Overwatch hero’s case, or various ways of “falling in style.”

Soldier, appropriately enough, has been turned into one of the green army men every kid had in their toy box growing up. Though, how he’s be able to sprint with a plastic base locking his feet is something we want to see.

Baptiste Soldier Toy Story skins
These two would fit right in with LEGO Bastion as well.

While Andy created the renders, he said it was a team effort, with artist ‘stealthii‘ helping out with rendering and Overwatch Workshop guru ‘DarwinStreamscontributing his talents as well.

As with any Overwatch crossover that involves a big-name brand like Toy Story, the chances of it actually happening are sadly pretty slim. We did see a LEGO collaboration for Bastion so it might not be entirely out of the question, but we wouldn’t hold our breath.

While Buzz Lightyear Baptiste and Toy Soldier: 76 might just be awesome ideas for now, you can pick up some awesome new skins during the Halloween Terror event while it’s still going on.