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Seoul Dynasty Announces Major New Addition Ahead of Overwatch League Season Two

Published: 21/Aug/2018 1:43 Updated: 21/Aug/2018 1:44

by Joe O'Brien


Seoul Dynasty has acquired main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung in a trade from Los Angeles Gladiators.

Having started season one of the Overwatch League as part of the London Spitfire, Fissure was originally traded to the Los Angeles Gladiators after Stage 1 of the regular season.

Fissure was credited as a major factor in a huge increase in performance from the Gladiators over the course of the season, who progressed from being a lower- to mid-tier team in Stage 1 to finishing at the top of Stage 4.

Fissure’s season ended abruptly, however, when it was announced that he would not compete for the Gladiators in the season playoffs. Without their star player, the Gladiators lost to eventual champions London Spitfire 1-2 in the quarter-finals, a team that they had previously always bested with Fissure in the line-up.

Amid the controversy of Fissure’s sudden absence, it was reported by Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau that he wished to move to an all-Korean team, with Seoul Dynasty as his preferred choice.

That wish has now been granted, as the Seoul Dynasty announced that they have in fact acquired Fissure ahead of Season Two. Seoul themselves had an underwhelming first season in the Overwatch League, failing to reach any of the Stage playoffs and falling short of the end-of-season playoffs, with a final placement of 8th.

One of the most commonly-identified flaws in the Seoul Dynasty roster was their tank line, with the team even swapping in legendary support Ryu ‘Ryujehong’ Je-hong to the main tank position at one point after struggles in role persisted.

Now featuring one of the best main tank players in the world, Seoul Dynasty’s squad immediately looks a much greater threat for the second season even before any other potential moves.

The Dynasty will have until September 9 to extend contracts with existing players and make any further trades with Overwatch League teams. After that, an exclusive free agent signing window will open for Season Two expansion teams until October 8, at which point Seoul and the other season one teams will be able to sign any remaining free agents.

Season Two of the Overwatch League is expected to kick off in early 2019, though exact dates have yet to be announced.


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.