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Possible new Overwatch hero revealed during McCree animated short

Published: 2/Nov/2018 19:55 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 20:43

by Bill Cooney

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There were a ton of new characters in the new McCree animated short ‘Reunion’, including one who reveals what the deal was with the Route 66 payload.

Ashe, the new hero, was the big news out of the McCree animated short, but another character, Echo, who was housed inside the Route 66 payload, was also introduced.

Her introduction answers the questions players had after discovering changes to the Route 66 payload on the PTR.

Blizzard EntertainmentCould Echo be Overwatch’s 30th hero?

Not much information is given about Echo, but it appears she was a member of Overwatch before the team was disbanded.

Nothing has been revealed about Echo’s kit or ability, and technically she hasn’t been confirmed as a hero, but all signs point to that being the case.

The McCree cinematic was the first from Blizzard since the “Shooting Star” cinematic was released earlier in the year.

No matter when Echo is announced or comes to PTR, BlizzCon has already given fans a ton of new content to go through. 

For more on everything Overwatch related that Blizzard announced at BlizzCon, be sure to check out our official hub.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.