After the dissolution of the five Korean Esports Association StarCraft teams and the Starcraft Proleague, MyungSik announced he was joining Team Heroic as an Overwatch player. This was extremely surprising to me since Overwatch is a team game that requires harmony. And MyungSiK is the most hated man to have ever come out of the Korean scene.
OGN Overwatch Apex has seized Team EnVyUs’ fight money for one game and issued the team a warning after making lewd comments, OGN announced Friday. Timo “Taimou” Kettunen made a controversial comment towards a Korean announcer Wednesday in the chat during the Twitch stream of Apex, typing “I wanna explore that interviewer girl’s thighs.” OGN
The BK Stars scored a second victory for Overwatch Apex Season 1 on Wednesday with a 3-0 defeat of MVP Space.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn had the chance to catch up with Splyce owner Marty Strenczewilk to talk about all of his teams and the direction League of Legends, Counter-Strike and the rest of esports is heading,
Monday's announcement that the Philadelphia 76ers had acquired Team Dignitas and Team Apex was the latest instance of an NBA team showing interest in esports, but it is the first time an organization has purchased a team.
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.
I’ve only been around esports for about five years, and in that time games have risen and died and risen again. Every time a new esport rises the same arguments always keep popping up. This new game is too casual. It doesn’t have enough strategic depth. It’s too complicated. It’s too hardcore. The spectator UI is
Overwatch is so popular in South Korea that police are being called to prevent underage players from firing up the game at PC Bangs.
In the halls of Koelnmesse, the first major LAN of Overwatch — hosted by ESL — reaches it final stages.
Overwatch is a game where a few balance changes shift the meta drastically.
Although the professional Overwatch scene is still very much in its infancy, Team EnVyUs has had a firm grip on it.
Despite being announced only a few days ago, the Overwatch Open is already underway.
Overwatch is still in it’s infancy but has shown promise from professional teams and developers that it is pushing to be the next great esport.
For the longest time, League of Legends was the unchallenged champion of Korean PC Bangs, internet gaming cafes that are considered central to Korea’s online gaming culture.
The success of Blizzard’s Overwatch comes as no surprise to the gaming industry.
It was a beta that seemingly no one felt a part of. Hype for Blizzard’s newest IP, the first-person shooter Overwatch, came not just from its graphics or gameplay but from how exclusive it was.
Let us assume for a moment that Overwatch, which will be released in early May, sells boatloads of copies and millions of players want to play the game on a regular basis. At least, that is my hope, in part because it will also mean the esports part of the game will be taken seriously.