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xQc casts doubt on the future of the Overwatch World Cup

Published: 5/Nov/2018 20:16 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 22:18

by Bill Cooney

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As he discussed his experience at the Overwatch World Cup with fans, streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel revealed he didn’t think Blizzard will continue to hold the annual competition in the future.

“I thought it was POG, maybe because I’m a player I’m biased a bit but we’re not going to play anymore I think,” xQc told viewers as he watched highlights from the weekend.

“Now that I think about it, this might be the last time we [Team Canada] ever compete,” he continued, talking about the current players for Team Canada.

“I think I’ve heard next year there might not be another World Cup so I think that’s pretty much it,” a disappointed xQc told viewers.

“I think that’s it, I think that’s the end of the road for us boys,” the streamer revealed to fans.

The Overwatch World Cup wrapped up at BlizzCon last weekend with South Korea making history as the only nation to still ever win an Overwatch World Cup.

xQc and Team Canada walked away with third place in the tournament, but Blizzard hasn’t announced anything so far concerning next year’s Overwatch World Cup.

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Seagull explains why Overwatch 2 will focus on PvE campaign over PvP

Published: 25/Oct/2020 22:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch League pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned delved into why he believes the sequel’s campaign will be getting more attention from the developers than the multiplayer PvP.

While Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019 to much fanfare, a lot is unknown about the sequel. What we do know, however, is that the game will feature a campaign mode that should push the story forward drastically.

Additionally, there will be at least one new PvP mode in the form of ‘Push,’ new maps, and several new heroes added to the roster.

According to Seagull, while the competitive multiplayer component is in a good spot, Blizzard’s devs are probably pivoting the franchise.

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Overwatch 2 will have new heroes.

As Larned explained, they’re doing this to “better appeal to all the casual players who love the Overwatch universe, but stopped playing because they don’t want to play PvP.”

“How many people do you know who see Overwatch cinematics and say ‘that looks so f**king cool’ and then they log in, but they don’t want to play a hardcore sweaty PvP game?” he further noted.

He continued to compare the casual player base to fans of World of Warcraft and Destiny, where there is a heavy focus on PvE content, and how Overwatch 2 will appeal to them.

“And then you have a dev team who is all former MMO developers who worked on f**king Titan for like a billion years before that game got canceled,” he added. “Of course they’re probably going to make the coolest f**king PvE game. It’s like the best sequence of events.”

“They have an audience that really loves the universe…of course they’re going to go down that line,” Seagull claimed. “That seems pretty straightforward to me.”

With BlizzCon 2020 moved to February, it’s looking like we’re going to learn a lot more about the game and how it will appeal to both casual and ladder players in 2021.

But, if you’re anything like Seagull, you can’t wait to see how the team handles the long-awaited, highly anticipated sequel.