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PUBG Nations Cup under fire for allegedly ripping off Overwatch World Cup design

Published: 20/Jun/2019 18:31 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 18:41

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch fans are convinced that the PUBG Nations Cup took generous inspiration from the design of the Overwatch World Cup.

This is the first year for PUBG’s Nation Cup, which has 16 all-star national teams competing for a share of $500,000 in Seoul between August 9-11.

The Overwatch World Cup has been going on since 2016, and is usually a highlight for Overwatch fans over the summer, who also noticed the Nation Cup’s promotional images look very similar to the World Cup’s.

Blizzard EntertainmentScreens like this have been used by the Overwatch World Cup since 2016.

“You made this? I made this”

Images and screens for the Overwatch World Cup have featured models of various Overwatch heroes that look like they’re carved out of marble by Michelangelo himself, surrounded by national flags.

On June 20, PUBG announced the 2019 Nations Cup, and their promotional images also feature PUBG characters as white statues, with various national flags behind them.

It didn’t take long for Overwatch fans to notice the similarities between the two promotional designs, and start calling out PUBG for apparently borrowing heavily from the World Cup.

Whether or not anything will be done about the similar designs remains to be seen, but it’s hard to deny that they do look pretty similar to each other.

When is the Overwatch World Cup?

The Overwatch World Cup will take place entirely in Anaheim, California this year, with the Finals happening during BlizzCon 2019 in November.

This is a change to previous years when the Group Stage would take place in various locations with only the Top Eight teams going to BlizzCon to play.

The statues of Overwatch heroes have become a symbol of the World Cup, and are so iconic that apparently they’ve gone on to inspire other global video game tournaments.

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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.