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San Francisco Shock sign former Boston Uprising star for 2019 roster

Published: 3/Dec/2018 23:03 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 16:17

by Alan Bernal


The San Francisco Shock have announced the addition of Boston Uprising’s star DPS player ahead of the second season of the Overwatch League.

The San Fransisco Shock have signed Nam-joo ‘Striker’ Gwon who played a pivotal role for Boston in securing the OWL’s first undefeated stage in the young league’s history.

The NRG Esports-owned team revealed the signing of the 19-year-old Korean on December 3 by press release and video skit on Twitter.

San Francisco ShockThe Shock have signed the star DPS for the next season of the OWL.

The skit alluded to Striker being the missing ingredient that the Shock seemed to lack throughout the season.

The acquisition only bolsters the already deep-DPS core that the Shock have on the team. With the addition of Striker, the Shock now have 5 DPS players and a full 12-man roster.

“Having worked with Striker last season, I am very excited for him to join the roster,” Shock Head Coach Dae-hee ‘Crusty’ Park said. “He demonstrated excellence on stage during the first season and will be a great addition to the Shock family.”

Striker has a hero pool that consists of Junkrat, Widowmaker, and Pharah, but is known in the league for his insane Tracer mechanics.

The San Francisco Shock had a tough inaugural season, ending 9th overall in the league standings, and never placing better than 5th in any of the four stages.

It remains unknown if the Shock plan to have Striker in the starting lineup, but his accolades make him a strong candidate to get the nod.

The second season of the OWL is set to being on February 14.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.