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Seoul Dynasty Support Player Gambler Retires Ahead of Overwatch League Season Two

Published: 31/Aug/2018 13:55 Updated: 31/Aug/2018 13:59

by Joe O'Brien

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Seoul Dynasty has announced the retirement of Support player Heo ‘Gambler’ Jin-woo.

Gambler will step down from the Seoul Dynasty roster ahead of Season Two of the Overwatch League, moving to a streaming position with Gen.G Esports, the esports organization that operates the Dynasty OWL team.

Formerly of LuxuryWatch Blue, Gambler joined the Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League mid-season signing window, competing for the team in stages 2-4 of the regular season. Unfortunately, the Dynasty weren’t able to reach the season playoffs, ultimately finishing in eighth place overall.

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Gambler’s retirement leaves Yang ‘Tobi’ Jin-mo as the team’s only main Support player at the current time. Though famed for his Lúcio and reportedly a key contributor to shot-calling in Season One, Tobi did come under criticism for lacklustre Mercy play, a hero that Gambler excelled at.

It remains to be seen whether Seoul Dynasty will look to sign another main Support to shore up the position. They have until September 9 to extend contracts with current players and trade with existing League teams, after which they will have to wait until after the exclusive window for expansion teams ends on October 8 before signing any free agents.

The only addition announced so far by Seoul Dynasty is that of Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung, former main tank for Los Angeles Gladiators and a Season One MVP candidate in the eyes of many.

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When is Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2020 event? Everything we know

Published: 2/Dec/2020 21:29

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s finally December, which means Overwatch’s annual Christmas event dubbed Winter Wonderland is just around the corner. Here is everything we know about the upcoming event, when it comes out and what to expect.

Like most Overwatch events, there are a couple of things to know about Winter Wonderland: it will bring new skins and a limited-time game mode.

What special game modes will the event include?

In the case of Winter Wonderland, there are two: Mei’s Snowball Challenge and Yeti Hunter.

Just as with Summer Games and Halloween Terror 2020, don’t expect to see either mode revamped too heavily. Instead, what Blizzard has been doing is added some slight tweaks to the classics.

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Mei’s Snowball Offensive is expected to return.

With Mei’s Snowball Offensive, every player has to play as Mei with her primary fire shooting a snowball. If you hit an opponent, they’re eliminated and the team with no players remaining loses the round.

Meanwhile, Yeti Hunt has Mei players tasked with freezing a “Yeti” in the form of Winston on Nepal Village. It will be interesting to see how or if Blizzard decides to modify the modes like they’ve done in the past.

New Winter Wonderland skins

Winter Wonderland also introduces new skins themed around Christmas or just snow-themed attire including winter sports. Some of the popular skins from years past include Santa Torbjorn, Ugly Sweater 76, Nutcracker Zenyatta and Beachrat.

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Players can unwrap all sorts of cosmetics.

It will be interesting to see which heroes get skins this year. Notably, D.Va, Baptiste, Brigitte, Genji and Echo don’t have any Winter Wonderland skins yet, so there is a chance they get some this time around.

When will the event start?

In the past, Winter Wonderland has begun on December, 13, 12, 11 and 10 with each day falling on a Tuesday.

Based on this, both December the 8 and December 15 are likely candidates. However, the 15 would leave just ten days between the event starting and Christmas, so that may play a factor for when Blizzard decides to kick off the festivities.

In any case, the event should be a fun one, especially as Overwatch 2 looms with BlizzCon on the horizon come February. Will this be the final Christmas event in the regular Overwatch game? We’ll have to wait and see.