Philadelphia Fusion trades player to new Guangzhou Overwatch League team - Dexerto
Overwatch

Philadelphia Fusion trades player to new Guangzhou Overwatch League team

Published: 17/Oct/2018 21:49 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 22:05

by Bill Cooney

Share


He was one of the stars for the Fusion during their playoff run last season and now Hong-joon ‘Hotba’ Choi is moving from the Philadelphia to the new Guangzhou Overwatch League team in a trade.

The trade was announced by the Fusion on Wednesday via Twitter, with no indication of what they got out of the deal for Hotba.

Advertisement

No mention of the trade had managed to leak out yet so the announcement caught many by surprise, especially since Hotba was considered one of the Fusion’s stronger tank players.

The Guangzhou Overwatch League team, going by Team GZ for now, have announced leadership positions, but this trade with the Fusion is one of their first player acquisitions made public so far.

Advertisement

We still don’t know what Philadelphia got in return for Hotba, but for an off tank of his caliber, it had better be something good.

Whether or not Guangzhou will be a force to reckoned with in the Overwatch League remains to be seen but with moves like this, it’s clear they’re aiming to play with the big dogs.

There’s still a few months to go before we even start Overwatch League preseason play, but teams do have to have eight players under contract by December 1, 2018.

Advertisement
Overwatch

Buzz Lightyear Baptiste concept turned into awesome 3D Overwatch skin

Published: 17/Oct/2020 22:21

by Bill Cooney

Share


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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
Baptiste Soldier Toy Story skins
@andygmb1/Twitter
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.

Advertisement