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Becoming an Overwatch pro was a last-ditch effort for Envy’s Taimou

Many professional players to Overwatch, a game released in May amid an already steady rise in the popularity of esports, came upon the game after being initially interested (or even professionals) in others.

September 22, 2016

Q&A: German cosplayer Xanti talks about GamesCom weapons ban and the life of a cosplayer

At GamesCom last week, Slingshot’s Jess Pohl had the chance to catch up with Xanti Cosplay, a male cosplayer from Germany who has been promoting the game Final Fantasy XV at the Square Enix booth, representing the game’s main character Noctis.

August 26, 2016

Q&A: INTERNETHULK on becoming a professional Overwatch player and EnVyUs’ grip on the scene

Although the professional Overwatch scene is still very much in its infancy, Team EnVyUs has had a firm grip on it.

August 5, 2016

Gamescom bans cosplayers from bringing all weapon replicas

Gamescom, Europe’s biggest gaming convention, announced Tuesday that no weapon replicas of any type will be allowed at the venue for its weekend-long event that begins Aug. 18 in Cologne, Germany, an announcement that came less than two weeks after nine people died in a mass shooting 350 miles away in Munich.

August 2, 2016