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xQc shows he’s still an incredible Overwatch player with an epic Winston clutch

Published: 18/Jan/2019 12:43 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 12:51

by Joe O'Brien

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Former Overwatch pro Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel showed he’s still an elite player with an insanely clutch Winston play.

xQc’s relationship with Overwatch has always been contentious, and that’s been especially true of late. After his most recent suspension, xQc took a lengthy break from the game, during which he intimated that he might be done with it completely.

After more than a month away, however, xQc eventually did return to the game he made his name in, and has since kept it in the rotation of games he plays as now more of a variety streamer.

Despite no longer being a full-time Overwatch player, however, it seems xQc hasn’t lost his talent. While playing his trademark Winston on Gribraltar Stage 1 offense, xQc pulled off a massive Primal Rage play, jumping back and forth to eliminate five members of the enemy team and claim the first checkpoint.

“Holy shit, what just happened?” a surprisingly calm xQc remarked, “I literally just killed the whole team!”

It might be his personality that has resulted in the massive following that now follows him to whatever game he plays on his stream, xQc originally made his name as an incredibly skilled Overwatch player.

Though xQc’s play was often overshadowed by the controversies he was involved in, during his time in the Overwatch League he nevertheless contended as not only one of the best western main tanks, but one of the best in the world

Unfortunately for fans of xQc as a player, it seems likely that his days competing may be fully behind him now. It seems unlikely that he’ll return to the Overwatch League considering his history with the league and how successful he is as a streamer. After appearing in the Overwatch World Cup 2018 for Team Canada he also stated he’d heard rumors that the tournament may not return, which would likely mean the end of his playing in any competitive setting.

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Overwatch League’s only female pro Geguri released by Shanghai Dragons

Published: 26/Oct/2020 5:00

by Brad Norton

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The Overwatch League’s first and only female player, Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon, has officially been released by the Shanghai Dragons after three seasons with the Chinese organization.

Geguri has made plenty of history throughout her time in competitive Overwatch. Not only was she the first female to crack into the South Korean APEX tournament, but she broke new ground as the first female to reach the Overwatch League in 2018.

Geguri joined the struggling Shanghai Dragons in an equally historic season. Despite having close calls multiple times, the lineup failed to win a single series in the inaugural year of competition, finishing with a 0-40 record.

With endless support from the community and a few upgrades over the offseason, Geguri and the Dragons turned things around. The team finished in 11th place during the 2019 playoffs before launching to third place in the 2020 finals.

However, her time under the Shanghai banners has now come to an end.

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Geguri quickly became a fan-favorite in the Overwatch League with her unique Off-Tank playstyle.

Geguri’s run with the Dragons spans three seasons and a total of 32 months. The South Korean off-tank rose to fame with her unique aim across heroes like D.Va and Zarya; aim that even came under question by others that accused her of cheating early into her career. Evidently, these claims were proven false through her time on stage.

The announcement of her release from the org came on October 25 alongside four other teammates. “I am so sorry that today is a sad day,” General Manager Yang Van said in the official statement. “Diya, Geguri, DDing, diem, and Luffy will leave as free agents after the expiration of their contracts.”

While the Shanghai roster is being rebuilt like many others this offseason, it appears as though Geguri isn’t stepping away from competition. In fact, all five players seem eager to play more than ever before. Leaving the team in order to seek out starting roles in the league.

“We fully understand and respect their desire for more opportunities in matches and we are quite sure that they will be able to have great performances in OWL,” Van said. “We will continuously help them to find a new team as they enter a new stage in their esports career.”

So while you won’t be seeing Geguri in the red and black jersey next year, she may still ink a deal with another OWL franchise. The Off-Tank expert didn’t play a map in 2020, though with so many roster shuffles this offseason, she may just find a new home soon.

Only time will tell where Geguri ends up. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our offseason hub over the coming weeks for any updates.