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The Overwatch League Stage 3 Playoff Teams and Bracket are Set

Published: 6/May/2018 4:58 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:49

by Joe O'Brien

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The Overwatch League Stage 3 playoff bracket has been decided.

The final playoff spot came down to the very last match of the stage, but a win for LA Valiant over the Philadelphia Fusion denied the Fusion a shot at playoffs, and confirmed the LA Gladiators as the fourth-place team.

The Valiant themselves secured the third-place spot, while the New York Excelsior put a third straight stage with a 9-1 record in the books, although this time it was only enough to place second.

The top spot belongs to the Boston Uprising, who became the first team to complete a stage of the Overwatch League undefeated at 10-0.

In previous stages, the top-place team secured a direct route to the stage finals. For Stage 3, however, the playoffs have been expanded from three teams to four, meaning Boston will have to play a semi-final match to advance.

As reward for the first seed, Boston Uprising were given their choice of opponent for their semi-final match-up. From the other three playoff teams they have chosen to face the LA Gladiators for a spot in the final.

The stage playoffs will take place on Sunday May 6th, with the schedule as follows:

  • Semi-Final – LA Gladiators vs Boston Uprising – 13:00 PT
  • Semi-Final – LA Valiant vs New York Excelsior – 15:00 PT
  • Final – TBD vs TBD – 17:00 PT
Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

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.