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Evil Geniuses release their Overwatch team after two months

Evil Genuises have released their Overwatch team into free agency after just two months, shortly after the team failed in their bid to qualify through the North American Overwatch Contenders open qualifiers. The team were formerly known as East Wind, and were signed by Evil Geniuses in April. Initially they’d …

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Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

The RNG lottery that is Overwatch Loot Boxes and Heartstone card packs is about to get a little kinder. Overwatch players have long lamented the frequency with which duplicates seem to crop up. Now game director Jeff Kaplan has said via an update video that the rate of duplicates is …

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Overwatch’s 1.12 patch takes out colour-based aiming cheats

Overwatch’s 1.12 patch has arrived, and it has brought several different changes to the game, including one particularly unannounced change that delivers a killing blow to colour-based aiming hacks. Aimbot is a dirty word in competitive gaming, but every game seems to have had its own struggles with cheat software, …

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Ninjas in Pyjamas calls it quits on Overwatch and releases their roster

Ninjas in Pyjamas have released their Overwatch team, less than a month after they pulled the plug on their Dota 2 roster claiming they wanted to focus more on Overwatch, CS:GO and League of Legends. It seems for the organisations Overwatch roster at least, that dream has been NiPped in the …

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Blizzard open the doors on Overwatch esports with Overwatch Open Division

Blizzard has revealed the finer details for the Overwatch Open Division, and it appears the company is throwing the doors open to anyone with a burning desire to compete. If you’re good enough. Qualifying for the Open Division is as simple as it gets. All you have to do is …

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Overwatch’s Kaplan: “Penalties for boosting and throwing are about to increase dramatically”

“Penalties for boosting and throwing are about to increase dramatically.”  That’s the message from Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan, as he’s taken to the game’s forum to reveal the company’s distaste for practices that fiddle with the game’s internal metrics for ranking players.  Dot Esports spotted the post on Overwatch’s …

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Overwatch pro Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca gets a time-out from Blizzard after trolling stream

Overwatch pro Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca has had a rough night. Last night on stream he admitted to deliberately throwing ranked games, while getting himself killed repeatedly, streaming animated porn over his gameplay and other general unsportsmanlike content. Francesca is known for two things: his tracking and aim talents, and his …

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Overwatch Anniversary update shines a spotlight on Sombra’s translocator glitch

Overwatch players are in a sombre mood after the game’s Anniversary patch seems to have worsened an issue with character Sombra’s translocator. Worse, while Blizzard know it’s happening, the company hasn’t yet worked out how it’s happening, or how to fix it. A post on the Battle.net forums by a …

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Rise Nation is the latest org to drop its Overwatch team

With the Overwatch League looming teams have been dropping Overwatch teams all over the place. Now Rise Nation has become the latest org to drop it’s quad, creating quite the free agent talent pool. The team was never quite able to break into the top tier of North American teams, …

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Overwatch gets a new map that teases a new hero

Blizzard has released a new map for Overwatch known as Horizon Lunar Colony, which as you may have guessed, is set on the moon. The new map is currently available on the PTR and will be added to the main game in the coming days. It is the first map …

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