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Watch New York Excelsior Fans Go Wild for Their Team’s Stage 3 Playoff Victory

Published: 8/May/2018 5:37 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 16:18

by Joe O'Brien

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New York Excelsior fans went mad for their team’s victory in the Stage 3 playoffs at a viewing party in New York.

The moment of the Exceslior’s victory over Boston Uprising to claim the Stage 3 Playoff title was caught on camera as a viewing party of local fans erupted in cheers.

New York Excelsior features one of three all-Korean rosters in the Overwatch League, but despite their lack of a direct connection to the city they represent the team doesn’t seem to have struggled in capturing the hearts of local fans.

It’s not hard to see why either. The Excelsior are the most successful team in the league by a huge margin, topping the regular season standings and claiming the last two stage playoffs.

In addition to the results, NYXL also features some of the most compelling players in the league, from Support marvel Bang ‘JJoNak’ Sung-hyeon to Big Boss Kim ‘Pine’ Do-hyeon.

As NYXL faced off against Boston Uprising for the Stage 3 title, New York Excelsior fan club 5 Deadly Venoms were watching from Mr Wu’s Basement in Chinatown, New York, to catch the team’s Stage 3 playoff run. Needless to say, the Excelsior fans were happy with the result.

Esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau was also in attendance when New York took the title.

The NYXL remain the top team in the league by every metric, with two stage titles to their name and leading the overall regular season standings by a clear margin. Their position is so comfortable that the team is already guaranteed a spot in the end-of-season playoffs, but they will undoubtedly be looking for a third consecutive stage victory before then in Stage 4.

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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.