Profit and Gesture set to leave London Spitfire for 2020 OWL season [UPDATE] - Dexerto
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Profit and Gesture set to leave London Spitfire for 2020 OWL season [UPDATE]

Published: 18/Oct/2019 19:44 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 0:09

by Dustin Steiner

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Profit and Gesture have been with the London Spitfire since the Overwatch League’s inception, but according to a new report from ESPN Esports, that’s about to change before the 2020 season.

UPDATE 10/22: The Seoul Dynasty announced on Tuesday, October 22 that Profit and Gesture would both be joining the team for Season 3 in 2020.

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According to a report from Jacob Wolf, Joon-yeong ‘Profit’ Park and Hong ‘Gesture’ Jae-hee are joining up with the Seoul Dynasty for the 2020 season.

The Dynasty have not had a great run the past two years and are clearly looking to reverse their fortunes after bowing out of the playoffs at 7-8th place. This came after the team missed the playoffs entirely in their inaugural season.

For the Spitfire, this move came as unexpected as Gesture and Profit were two of their only players that were on an extended contract moving into the 2020 season. This led many to speculate that London would be rebuilding their roster around them, but this is apparently not the case. 

Gesture is known for his outstanding main tank play, with Reinhardt and Orisa being particular highlights. Given the prevalence of barriers in the current meta, it could serve the Dynasty well next season if things don’t shake up by February. 

Jae Hui/BlizzardGesture leaves the stage after London was eliminated in the OWL 2019 playoffs.

Profit and Gesture have played together since their first professional games, as they both got their starts on GC Busan. Profit is well known for his Tracer and Hanzo play, something that served him and Gesture well when they helped the Spitfire take home the OWL 2019 championship. 

However, they finished 7th-8th in this year’s playoffs, meaning something had to change for London. They’ve decided on an apparent complete roster shakeup.

ESPN says that Seoul are expected to be aggressive in the offseason, with several star Korean free-agents on the market, such as Meko and Flow3r from the NYXL.

The Overwatch League is moving to a traveling, all-homestand format. Building a superstar roster of South Koreans could very well be playing into Dynasty’s plan to pack the house during their stints at home in Seoul.

Dexerto has reached out to London and Seoul for comment. 

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Overwatch cosplayer blinks ahead with Tracer’s new look for Overwatch 2

Published: 19/Jan/2021 7:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch 2 is still a while away with no official release date in sight, but that didn’t stop a talented cosplayer from re-creating Tracer’s new look in the sequel, and it turned out great.

Overwatch’s characters have incredible designs, and naturally, that means their cosplays are some of the best in the world. We’ve seen them all brought to life in astonishing detail, and each one is special in its own way.

However, seven characters will have their appearances re-worked in Overwatch 2, with more expected to come later. It’s a welcome change since many fans feel like some of the current character models are outdated.

Activision-Blizzard has outlined all the changes on their official website. Tracer’s new model is particularly exciting. The differences seem subtle at first. However, a closer look reveals a wealth of changes.

In essence, they’ve switched her ‘retro’ look to something more modern. Her glasses have been replaced with a more combat-ready pair. They’ve also given her smaller gloves, a sleeker jacket, and a refined chronal accelerator.

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Activision-Blizzard revealed Tracer’s new look at BlizzCon 2019.

A talented cosplayer named Gustavo, better known as TheCrayonThief on Instagram, has been waiting for Overwatch 2’s release date to be announced like everyone else. However, he couldn’t resist and decided to create Tracer’s new outfit from scratch while he waits.

“I was so excited to wear this cosplay at NYCC or Blizzcon,” he said.

“However, thanks to Miss Rona, that didn’t [happen], and it ain’t [going to] happen for the foreseeable future. I’m trying to get myself motivated and upload more cosplay content.”

 

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Gustavo managed to capture all the new tweaks and improvements to Tracer’s outfit. It’s a detailed and well-polished piece overall, and his fans loved it.

He also shared it on Reddit, and it was well-received on there too. Collectively, it’s racked up hundreds of likes across all platforms, and there’s no doubt it will continue to climb. 

All in all, it was an excellent job, and it’ll give Overwatch fans something to enjoy while they wait for the sequel.