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Team Canada Head Coach Jayne Comments on xQc’s Return to Competition

Published: 12/Jun/2018 5:27 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien

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Team Canada Overwatch World Cup coach Justin ‘Jayne’ Conroy has commented on Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel’s return to competition.

Known for streaming Overwatch analysis, Jayne was voted as the coach for this year’s Team Canada for the Overwatch World Cup.

As a result, he is part of the national committee that will select the team, and then he will be primarily responsible for coaching the team as they prepare for their World Cup campaign.

The Canadian national committee has already commented on its desire to involve xQc in the process, going to extra lengths to confirm with Blizzard that he would be eligible given his controversial history in the game.

xQc has been absent from competition since parting ways with the Dallas Fuel during Stage 2 of the Overwatch League. Recently, however, it was announced that he would compete for GOATS in Contenders Trials, and xQc came out swinging in his competitive return.

During a recent stream, Jayne commented on xQc’s play with GOATS, praising both his play and his drive and professionalism.

Team Canada has a lot to live up to in 2018, with the previous year’s team having made it all the way to the finals, where they were defeated by South Korea.

xQc himself won the MVP award in 2017 despite playing on the losing team, although it was a fan-voted award.

With Jayne highlighting his desire to have xQc on the team, it seems likely that he is one of the players who was invited directly to the squad, bypassing the try-out process. Much of the squad, however, will be determined through try-outs featuring both invited players and open applicants, which have already been narrowed down.

The team will have to be confirmed by July 5th.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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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.