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Toronto Defiant Contenders have a Home, Name and Branding to Follow

Toronto Defiant Contenders have a Home, Name and Branding to Follow

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The city of Montreal will play host to the Toronto Defiant’s Contenders team, according to its official Twitter account. The contender team name, logo, and branding will be revealed sometime next week. Let's #RiseTogether Montreal 👊🇨🇦 https://t.co/hx8VEdUiJk — Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) February 14, 2019 Montreal will be the new home of the OWL expansion team Toronto […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – London Spitfire (#2)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – London Spitfire (#2)

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#3 – Philadelphia Fusion |   #4 – LA Gladiators | #5 – Vancouver Titans |   #6 – LA Valiant |  #7 – Seoul Dynasty  |   #8 – Paris Eternal |   #9 – San Francisco Shock |  #10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Guangzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Philadelphia Fusion (#3)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Philadelphia Fusion (#3)

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#4 – LA Gladiators | #5 – Vancouver Titans |   #6 – LA Valiant |  #7 – Seoul Dynasty – |   #8 – Paris Eternal |   #9 – San Francisco Shock |  #10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Guangzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |  […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – LA Gladiators (#4)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – LA Gladiators (#4)

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#5 – Vancouver Titans |  #6 – LA Valiant |  #7 – Seoul Dynasty – |   #8 – Paris Eternal |   #9 – San Francisco Shock |  #10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Guangzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |   #17 – Florida Mayhem |   #18 – Boston […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Vancouver Titans (#5)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Vancouver Titans (#5)

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#6 – LA Valiant |  #7 – Seoul Dynasty – |   #8 – Paris Eternal |   #9 – San Francisco Shock |  #10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Guangzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |   #17 – Florida Mayhem |   #18 – Boston Uprising |   #19 – Washington Justice […]


Overwatch Esports: xQc Joins Gladiators Legion & More

Overwatch Esports: xQc Joins Gladiators Legion & More

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Last minute roster additions are on the menu in the world of Overwatch Esports. With Gladiators Legion taking the spotlight, here’s what’s happened recently in professional Overwatch. xQc Joins Gladiators Legion & Sentinels   The Gladiators Legion have shocked their fans with the addition of Félix “xQc” Lengyel to the roster. xQc will take the […]



Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – LA Valiant (#6)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – LA Valiant (#6)

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#7 – Seoul Dynasty – |   #8 – Paris Eternal |   #9 – San Francisco Shock |  #10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |   #17 – Florida Mayhem |   #18 – Boston Uprising |   #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Seoul Dynasty (#7)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Seoul Dynasty (#7)

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#8 – Paris Eternal |  #9 – San Francisco Shock |  #10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |   #17 – Florida Mayhem |   #18 – Boston Uprising |   #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters Next up on our OWL […]



Overwatch Esports: Recent Roster Changes

Overwatch Esports: Recent Roster Changes

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It’s been a busy week for teams in the Overwatch circuit as Contenders Trials around the globe are taking place. Some teams are gearing up by signing new players to their rosters in hopes of taking home first place in Season Four. Here is a recap of what has been going on recently in Overwatch […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Paris Eternal (#8)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Paris Eternal (#8)

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#9 – San Francisco Shock |  #10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |   #17 – Florida Mayhem |   #18 – Boston Uprising |   #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters As France’s lone OWL Season 2 team, the Paris […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – San Francisco Shock (#9)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – San Francisco Shock (#9)

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#10 – Toronto Defiant |   #11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |   #17 – Florida Mayhem |   #18 – Boston Uprising |   #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters Coming in at 9th in ESTNN’s power rankings are one of the […]


Overwatch Esports: NEXT Winter Semi-Finals

Overwatch Esports: NEXT Winter Semi-Finals

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Contenders Season Three is over, and with the Overwatch League drawing closer, fans are getting ready to rally to their teams’ side to support them during the season. But while the time is slowly ticking away for some, others are spending it by enjoying the NetEase Esports X Tournament – Winter, and here is what […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Toronto Defiant (#10)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Toronto Defiant (#10)

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#11 – Dallas Fuel |   #12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |   #14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |   #15 – Hangzhou Spark |   #16 – Houston Outlaws |   #17 – Florida Mayhem |   #18 – Boston Uprising |   #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters Toronto Defiant takes the 10th spot in ESTNN’s power rankings. Announced last September, this expansion franchise […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Dallas Fuel (#11)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Dallas Fuel (#11)

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#12 – Shanghai Dragons |   #13 – Atlanta Reign |  #14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |  #15 – Hangzhou Spark |  #16 – Houston Outlaws |  #17 – Florida Mayhem |  #18 – Boston Uprising |  #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters Next in our power rankings is one of the original 12 teams from Overwatch League Season 1, Dallas Fuel. Co-owned […]


Overwatch Esports: Contenders Season Three Wraps Up

Overwatch Esports: Contenders Season Three Wraps Up

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Contenders Season Three has finally come to a close and with it, historical moments in Overwatch Esports have been made. Teams have become three-time champions, new rosters have triumphed, and others have proven themselves to be a force to be reckoned with during the next seasons of Contenders and beyond. Here’s what happened during the […]


Overwatch Analysis, Episode 3: Fusion University’s Attack

Overwatch Analysis, Episode 3: Fusion University’s Attack

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Fusion University has been dominating Overwatch Contenders since it’s very existence. Not only have they won all three contenders seasons, but they’ve also done it while being undefeated going 24-0 in their matches. As you watch Fusion University in action, you start to realize how methodical and innovative they are when it comes to strategy. […]


Overwatch Esports: Contenders Pacific Playoffs Recap

Overwatch Esports: Contenders Pacific Playoffs Recap

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Contenders Pacific has come to a close, and with it, a new champion has been crowned. The entirety of the playoffs was packed full of action and many players proving their talent as professional Overwatch players. Here is a recap of what happened in the last few matches of the Contenders Pacific Playoffs. Contenders Pacific […]


Overwatch Esports: Contenders Live Events & More

Overwatch Esports: Contenders Live Events & More

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Overwatch Contenders Season 3 is slowly coming to a close in all regions, but the action is still heating up. With the announcement of the three live events spanning across the globe, and the recent South American Contenders semi-finals, there’s much to talk about amongst the Tier 2 scene of professional Overwatch. Contenders Live Events […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Shanghai Dragons (#12)

Overwatch League Season 2 Countdown – Shanghai Dragons (#12)

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#13 – Atlanta Reign |  #14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |  #15 – Hangzhou Spark |  #16 – Houston Outlaws |  #17 – Florida Mayhem |  #18 – Boston Uprising |  #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters As the start of Season 2 of the Overwatch League approaches, the next team on our list is a fan favorite from the inaugural season […]


Overwatch Tips: 5 Common Player Mistakes

Overwatch Tips: 5 Common Player Mistakes

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We are not perfect. In every aspect of our lives, we make mistakes, and we grow by learning from them. Improving your skills in Overwatch is no different. Professional players make much fewer mistakes than the average player, as you would expect, but a common trend among them is that they also pay more attention […]


Overwatch Esports: Contenders Playoffs Recap

Overwatch Esports: Contenders Playoffs Recap

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With the Overwatch League soon approaching, the hype is ramping up for the popular esports tournament’s second season, having had such a successful inaugural season with its first twelve teams battling it out to fight for the grand prize. But the Overwatch League isn’t the only tournament to exist in the Overwatch esports circuit. Overwatch […]


Overwatch Esports: XL2 Player Drop and Contenders News

Overwatch Esports: XL2 Player Drop and Contenders News

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A lot happened recently in the Overwatch Contenders scene, including North American squad XL2 dropping three of its players in favor of recruiting locals, and more match results from the Contenders Playoffs. XL2 Players Dropped On January 11th, XL2 Academy tweeted to its followers that they were looking for New York locals to represent the […]


Overwatch League Season #2 Countdown – Atlanta Reign (#13)

Overwatch League Season #2 Countdown – Atlanta Reign (#13)

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#14 – Ghuanzhou Charge |  #15 – Hangzhou Spark |  #16 – Houston Outlaws |  #17 – Florida Mayhem |  #18 – Boston Uprising |  #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters Coming in at #13 on our power rankings for Overwatch League Season 2 is the Atlanta Reign. Owned by Cox Enterprises and operated by Atlanta Esports Ventures, the Reign […]


Overwatch Esports: Is the Mei Stall Strategy Viable?

Overwatch Esports: Is the Mei Stall Strategy Viable?

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This strategy might be one of the cheesiest strategies I have ever seen in Overwatch. Buts it’s still a strategy nonetheless, and we need to approach the situation with an open mind instead of writing it off without analyzing its elements. The Mei Stall Strategy is fun to watch yet interesting to ponder about, so […]


Overwatch League Season #2 Countdown – Guangzhou Charge (#14)

Overwatch League Season #2 Countdown – Guangzhou Charge (#14)

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#15 – Hangzhou Spark |  #16 – Houston Outlaws |  #17 – Florida Mayhem |  #18 – Boston Uprising |  #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters The Guangzhou Charge, our final newcomer Chinese team to the Overwatch League, takes the #14 spot on our countdown to Season 2. The Charge is owned by the Nenking Group, a well […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Power Rankings – Hangzhou Spark (#15)

Overwatch League Season 2 Power Rankings – Hangzhou Spark (#15)

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#16 – Houston Outlaws |  #17 – Florida Mayhem |  #18 – Boston Uprising |  #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters As we continue the countdown of Overwatch League teams in Season 2, coming in at #15 is the Hangzhou Spark. With no players on the Hangzhou team having any experience in the Overwatch League, this team […]




Overwatch: 3 Strategies That Managed To Beat GOATS

Overwatch: 3 Strategies That Managed To Beat GOATS

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“Just go GOATS” is the expression we are all too familiar with. It seems that if one team commits to the tanky composition, the only chance of the other team winning is to mirror it. For a professional team, not running it can be the same as putting yourself at a disadvantage on purpose. We’ve […]


OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Houston Outlaws (#16)

OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Houston Outlaws (#16)

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#17 – Florida Mayhem |  #18 – Boston Uprising |  #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters At the #16 spot on our list is once again a team who played during OWL Season 1: Houston Outlaws. Despite mixed results in the inaugural season, the team is back for Season 2 with little to no change in […]


OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Florida Mayhem (#17)

OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Florida Mayhem (#17)

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#18 – Boston Uprising |  #19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters Next on our list at #17 is our second returning team from Season 1, the Florida Mayhem. After a lackluster 11th place finish in the overall rankings last season, Florida has their work cut out for them. The current Mayhem roster consists of only […]



OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Boston Uprising (#18)

OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Boston Uprising (#18)

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#19 – Washington Justice | #20 – Chengdu Hunters Next up on our Worst to Best OWL Team Ranking is a franchise we met during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League: Boston Uprising. From the original roster, only Gamsu, Kellex, and NotE remain. They are joined by six players with various backgrounds to form […]


Overwatch League Suspensions: 7 Players Disciplined

Overwatch League Suspensions: 7 Players Disciplined

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Last week we reported that many Overwatch League suspensions would be coming soon.  We now have official news from the Overwatch League that 6 players, all from different teams, have been suspended. In addition to the 6 suspensions, Won-Jae “Rise” Lee was fined $1,000 for account sharing. All of the players disciplined by the Overwatch […]


Overwatch: How-To D.Va Bomb Like an Overwatch League Pro

Overwatch: How-To D.Va Bomb Like an Overwatch League Pro

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We are proud to announce the start of our ESTNN Esports YouTube Channel. We have brought on members from Blitz Esports to help produce the best possible esports videos. The esports being covered will initially be Overwatch, League of Legends and CS:GO. If you are a fan of any of these games, please subscribe below. […]


OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Washington Justice (#19)

OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Washington Justice (#19)

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In the 19th spot of our Top 20 Team Countdown for Season 2 of the Overwatch League is the Washington Justice. The team is owned by Washington Esports Ventures, a company founded by serial investor and entrepreneur Mark Ein to promote Washington esports teams. Washington Justice is the first team acquired by the company, which […]


Expect Overwatch League Player Suspensions Soon

Expect Overwatch League Player Suspensions Soon

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According to Yiska, an Overwatch writer, we can soon expect a ‘sizable amount of suspension’. News of possible Overwatch League suspensions can be seen in his tweet down below. Yiska is on to something. Before any player is officially signed to the OWL, teams must submit the players they offered a contract to for Blizzard […]


Overwatch: The Healing Creep – Can’t Eliminate Without Ultimate

Overwatch: The Healing Creep – Can’t Eliminate Without Ultimate

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Seagull’s infamous video is the gift that keeps on giving. One of his key points that generated a lot of controversies is his stance on the power level of Ultimate Abilities: he feels that ultimates are too powerful and reduce team fights to a simple “who has more ‘Q’s’” game. Unlike the other issues he […]


Overwatch League 2019 Full Schedule Released

Overwatch League 2019 Full Schedule Released

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Overwatch League Official Schedule The complete Overwatch League 2019 regular season schedule is now live! Fans can visit OverwatchLeague.com/schedule to view matches and buy tickets for all regular season matches played at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. Opening Day, which is February 14, features a rematch of defending champion London Spitfire vs. the Philadelphia Fusion. Homestand […]


Dafran Is Back In NA Streaming On A New Twitch Account

Dafran Is Back In NA Streaming On A New Twitch Account

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Daniel “Dafran” Francesca has been spotted on a new Twitch account named “definetlynotdafran”. Dafran has been on an extended hiatus after melting down on Twitter and Stream. However, he was recently spotted playing solo que in the Oceanic region. Dafran tweeted out that he was in Australia visiting family and that he would be in […]


OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Chengdu Hunters (#20)

OWL Season 2: Top 20 Teams Countdown – Chengdu Hunters (#20)

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Starting the list at #20, we have the Chengdu Hunters. One of the newest franchises to join the League, no player on this roster has any direct experience playing in the Overwatch League. This sets them at a severe disadvantage, as we have seen from season 1 how vital experience on the stage matters. However […]


China Bans Fortnite & PUBG, Also Warns Overwatch & LoL

China Bans Fortnite & PUBG, Also Warns Overwatch & LoL

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The Chinese government’s new ‘Online Ethics Review Committee’ has banned Fortnite, PUBG, and seven other titles for “promoting incorrect values.” The main reasons were for how they depicted females, and for the use of blood and gore. Fortnite was likely banned due to the depiction of women, as the game doesn’t have blood or gore, but […]


Boosting for Profit is Now a Crime in South Korea, How Will Riot Games Respond?

Boosting for Profit is Now a Crime in South Korea, How Will Riot Games Respond?

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What Is Boosting? Firstly, what is ‘Boosting’? Boosting is when a gamer logs into another gamer’s account to play a ranked game to increase their ranking. Boosting has become a serious issue throughout major esports such as Overwatch, LoL, Dota 2 and CS:GO. The South Korean ‘Act on the Punishment of Alternative Game Act’ The […]


Overwatch League Expansion Team Profile: Atlanta Reign

Overwatch League Expansion Team Profile: Atlanta Reign

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THE SQUAD dafran (Daniel Francesca) Nationality: Denmark Role: DPS Teams Streamer for NRG Esports Selfless Gaming Popular streamer and Torbjörn player Intentionally threw games in Competitive Season 5 to get out of professional play Erster (Joon Jeong) Nationality: South Korea Role: DPS Teams Lucky Future Zenith Ardeont Consistent and high-performing on the best Chinese Contenders […]



DreamKazper Spotted Playing Overwatch

DreamKazper Spotted Playing Overwatch

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There have been some interesting rumors going around for the past few months about DreamKazper returning to Overwatch. The Overwatch League’s Boston Uprising cut DreamKazper during Season 1 for ‘allegations that arose on Twitter’. New developments have now come to light that likely proves DreamKazper is playing Overwatch again. The image below is from CarterOW’s Twitch […]


The World’s First AI-Based Esports Coach is a Global Success

The World’s First AI-Based Esports Coach is a Global Success

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 – Press Release – Budapest, 6th December 2018 – Hundreds of Overwatch gamers were waiting for the launch of the world’s first AI coach system, from which the first hundred packages were sold within 26 hours in a special pre-sale offer. Besides providing statistics, the unique coaching software also offers a complex training package for […]



15% of Girls in the United Kingdom Watch or Participate in Esports

15% of Girls in the United Kingdom Watch or Participate in Esports

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Today a report from Kids Insight showed some promising information for esports overall growth. Their report stated that 15% of UK girls aged 13-15 now watch esports. Additionally, they added that more 13-15-year-old girls watch esports and take part in esports than boys aged 13-15. Lastly, they stated that 84% of female teens spend time […]


New York Excelsior Beats Philadelphia Fusion 3-2 in Homecoming Match

New York Excelsior Beats Philadelphia Fusion 3-2 in Homecoming Match

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The old rivalry between the New York and Philadelphia Overwatch League teams continued to entertain fans this past weekend. Fans of both teams could watch them play in person in an exciting pre-season exhibition match, one of the first of its kind. The Philadelphia Fusion, who squared off against the London Spitfire in the playoffs […]


Overwatch: A Hunger for Stats

Overwatch: A Hunger for Stats

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The polemic Seagull’s video about the current state of Overwatch touched on a very popular subject and, since then, reignited a discussion that is as old as the game itself: the lack of proper in-game statistics. The overall consensus is that the players would benefit from not only more detailed statistics but also from displaying […]


What Does the Striker Trade Mean for Boston and San Francisco?

What Does the Striker Trade Mean for Boston and San Francisco?

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It’s no secret that Nam-joo “Striker” Gwon And Boston Uprising took Overwatch League season one by surprise. It’s also no secret that after multiple reports of internal issues between Striker and Boston Uprising GM Huk, that Striker would eventually be departing. Now it’s official; the San Francisco Shock have acquired Striker from the Boston Uprising. […]


Vancouver Overwatch League Franchise Reveals Branding

Vancouver Overwatch League Franchise Reveals Branding

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The Vancouver Overwatch League expansion team has finally announced their team logo and name. They will be called the Vancouver Titans. The team announced their branding during tonight’s Vancouver Canucks hockey game. The Vancouver Titans are owned by Aquilini Group, the owner of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. Both teams have a similar blue and green […]


Vancouver Titans Sign RunAway Roster for OWL Season 2

Vancouver Titans Sign RunAway Roster for OWL Season 2

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With all eight new teams announced for the second season of the Overwatch League, we finally have a chance to look at the rosters for the newest contenders. One of the latest teams to reveal their roster was the Vancouver Titans, one of the two Canada-based teams now in the League. At first glance, some […]


Washington DC OWL Roster Moves Leaked By Muma’s Stream

Washington DC OWL Roster Moves Leaked By Muma’s Stream

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Yesterday on Muma’s stream he accidentally opened his recent player tab in Overwatch leaking the unannounced Washington DC roster along with Dallas Fuel and Philadelphia Fusions rosters. Down below you can find screenshots of all these rosters: Washington DC Leaked Roster: DPS Corey Stratus Ado Off tank SanSam Main tank Janus Supports Hyeonu Gido These […]


Overwatch Reporter & Insider KINGmykL Joining ESTNN

Overwatch Reporter & Insider KINGmykL Joining ESTNN

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We are happy to announce that Overwatch reporter and insider Michael “mykL” Padilla will be joining us here at ESTNN. He will be reporting on the Overwatch League, Overwatch Contenders, and other daily Overwatch news. Excited to announce I’ll be doing some reporting at @esportstvnews Go give them a follow! — mykL (@KING_mykL) December 1, […]


Full Overwatch League Season 2 Rosters

Full Overwatch League Season 2 Rosters

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Overwatch League 2019, Season 2 Rosters Sorted By Team Note: View in landscape mode on mobile devices for best results. Role  Team  Country  Nickname  Name  DPS  ATL  RUS  NLaaeR  Ilya Koppalov  DPS  ATL  KOR  Erster  Jeong Joon  DPS  ATL  DEN  dafran  Daniel Francesca  TANK  ATL  KOR  Pokpo  Park Hyun-Jun  TANK  ATL  USA  Gator  Blake Scott […]


NYXL vs. Fusion and NYXL vs. LA Valiant – Homecoming Matches

NYXL vs. Fusion and NYXL vs. LA Valiant – Homecoming Matches

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As the second season of the Overwatch League approaches, fans everywhere will be able to watch some of their favorite teams from the inaugural season face off once again. With updated team rosters and new talent all around, these matchups can be quite different than what they were in Season 1. In particular, the NYXL, […]


Overwatch League Ranks #3 on the SBD Hottest Sports Properties List

Overwatch League Ranks #3 on the SBD Hottest Sports Properties List

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The November 26th Reader Survey, Teams and Leagues on Sports Business Daily had some interesting results. The readers voted Overwatch League (OWL) as the third hottest sports property of 2018. The NBA and NFL lead the list respectively. Some notable leagues that the OWL surpassed include the MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA and UFC. The OWL […]


Secrets To Improving Your Overwatch Skills

Secrets To Improving Your Overwatch Skills

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When asked about about the methods used to get better at Overwatch, many professional players like xQc (Team Canada’s main tank) and Sinatraa (SF Shock’s DPS) respond with “I just played the game a lot”. While “just play the game” doesn’t sound like solid advice, it is undeniably true that in order to improve, one […]


Blizzard Announces Overwatch Free Trial From November 20-26th

Blizzard Announces Overwatch Free Trial From November 20-26th

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Considering joining the Overwatch Community? Well this week, you’ll be able to test drive Overwatch for free on all platforms. That’s right, Blizzard has announced that from November 20th-26th you’ll have access to almost all that Overwatch offers: 29 heroes—including Ashe—and 19 maps for you to play via Quick Play, Arcade or Custom Games. During […]


Overwatch League Expansion Team Profile: Paris Eternal

Overwatch League Expansion Team Profile: Paris Eternal

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THE SQUAD SoOn (Terence Tarlier) Nationality: France Role: DPS Teams Team France 2017-18 LA Valiant Rogue (Pre-OWL) Veteran DPS that has always been on top-tier teams ShaDowBurn (George Gushcha) Nationality: Russia Role: DPS Teams Team Russia 2016-18 Philadelphia Fusion FaZe Clan (Contenders) Former TF2 pro Considered one of the best Genji players in the world […]


Overwatch GOATS: A History, Analysis, And Its Current State

Overwatch GOATS: A History, Analysis, And Its Current State

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A HISTORY: Ninjas In Pyjamas The story of the GOATS composition begins with Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP), an EU team from the early days of competitive Overwatch. Half the players on this roster went on to join the Overwatch League and become commonly recognized players, namely Zappis and Zuppeh of Florida Mayhem’s season 1 roster […]


Breakdown of New Overwatch Character: Ashe

Breakdown of New Overwatch Character: Ashe

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Just days after its announcement during the BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard made its new DPS hero available on Overwatch’s servers. This new character, Ashe, is the anti nemesis of the popular gunslinger Jesse McCree. Ashe is the 16th damage dealer in Overwatch, and benefits from various abilities allowing her to shoot down enemies from range while […]


What Makes League Games So Different From Competitive Mode?

What Makes League Games So Different From Competitive Mode?

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Competitive Mode Backstory This is where pros proved themselves worthy to compete at the top level of play. Of course, other games factored into their skill such as TF2 (Team fortress two) as well as any first-person shooters or MOBA gave todays professionals and semi pros a leg up on the competition. I’m not saying […]


Overwatch League: Expansion Team Logos Leaked

Overwatch League: Expansion Team Logos Leaked

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According to Overwatch reporter Arran ‘Halo’ Brown, the Overwatch League logos have been leaked via the leagues mobile app. “The OWL league app seems to have once again accidentally leaked something. This time it’s the branding for 5 of the 6 we didn’t know about. Paris and Chengdu’s logos look pretty good, Washingtons, Guangzhou& Hangzhou […]


BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremonies: Free For All

BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremonies: Free For All

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Blizzard Entertainment, the gaming goliath responsible for such games as Overwatch and Starcraft, held the opening ceremonies today for its annual gaming convention BlizzCon. BlizzCon is a two-day conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Historically, Blizzard has used BlizzCon as a platform to share upcoming features for their games, and the opening […]


Toronto Defiant Announces Season 2 Roster

Toronto Defiant Announces Season 2 Roster

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The OWL expansion team Toronto Defiant has announced their initial roster via Twitter. They still have two more roster spots open, which should be announced shortly. “We’ve got two more slots to fill. More details will come soon. Stay tuned.” – Toronto Defiant Twitter. Toronto Defiant Roster Main Tank: @yakpung Main Support: @Aid_OW DPS: @owivy2, […]


Toronto Overwatch League Franchise Unveils Official Brand

Toronto Overwatch League Franchise Unveils Official Brand

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The Toronto franchise of the Overwatch League (OWL) unveiled their official branding during a launch party in Toronto last night. The team revealed their logo and team name for their OWL expansion franchise… Toronto Defiant! The Toronto Defiant previously announced their general manager (Jaesun “Jae” Won) and head coach (Beom-joon “Bishop” Lee), Their next big […]


Shanghai Dragons OWL Franchise Signs Six New Players

Shanghai Dragons OWL Franchise Signs Six New Players

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After months of having only three players on their roster, Daenerys Targaryen birthed SIX new Shanghai Dragons in one night! The Shanghai Dragons posted the news on Twitter and released this video welcoming their new team members. The new Dragons are as follows:  Min-seong “diem” Bae (Hitscan) Jin-hyeok “DDing” Yang (Projectile DPS) Young-jin ” YOUNGJIN” […]


Overwatch World Cup Rosters & Predictions

Overwatch World Cup Rosters & Predictions

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OVERWATCH WORLD CUP ROSTERS FRANCE France has a solid team, which proved itself during the Paris qualifier. First of their group, the French team relies on strong teamplay and individual skill to take down their opponents. Dylan “aKm” Bignet (Dallas Fuel) Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait Nicolas “NiCO” Moret Gael “Poko” Gouzerch (Philadelphia Fusion) Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson […]


Overwatch League Season 2: Official Schedule Release

Overwatch League Season 2: Official Schedule Release

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The Overwatch League (OWL) has officially announced that Season 2 will begin on Valentines Day 2019. Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles will once again play host to all OWL regular season games. It is predicted that Season 3 will have teams travel worldwide and compete at home and away arenas. OWL Season 2 will take […]


Overwatch Finally Makes The Top 5 On The Esports Prize Pools List

Overwatch Finally Makes The Top 5 On The Esports Prize Pools List

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All year long, major esport competitions flood our screens and fill arenas with avid supporters. With the expansion of esports as a whole, the amount of prize money that tournaments are offering continues to grow. That number has reached an estimated $111 million USD in 2018 alone, with three months left in the year. According […]


Overwatch World Cup Finals 2018: Team Draws + Rosters

Overwatch World Cup Finals 2018: Team Draws + Rosters

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Through all of Overwatch Season 9, Blizzard kept track of the top players worldwide. They then went on to select the best 24 countries to compete in the Overwatch World Cup. Those top teams from around the globe then battled through 4 different Group Stages, hosted in France, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States. […]


Overwatch League Season 2: Expansion Team Rundown

Overwatch League Season 2: Expansion Team Rundown

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Blizzard is a company that has proven time and time again that it can change the landscape of gaming. Even in their early years, the team gathered around the core members, some of which are still in the company, seemed destined to make gaming history. Today, that history includes another brand new accomplishment – an […]


Overwatch Streamer Dafran Could Be Going Pro Once Again

Overwatch Streamer Dafran Could Be Going Pro Once Again

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The domains of video game streamers and pro esports players are often so tightly connected that they heavily overlap. However, for one figure in the Overwatch esports community, the two fields have become so close that they are practically interchangeable. The person in question is Daniel Francesca, better known as Dafran. Recently, it was revealed […]


Toronto OWL Franchise Adds Former London Spitfire Coach

Toronto OWL Franchise Adds Former London Spitfire Coach

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Toronto OWL appear to be all business with a clear goal of going for the Grand Finals in their inaugural Overwatch League Season. They have signed former London Spitfire coach Beomjun ‘Bishop’ Lee. As most know, the London Spitfire were the Grand Finals champions in OWL Season 1. Bishop was not the Spitfire coach during […]


Overwatch World Cup: LA Group Stage Live Stream

Overwatch World Cup: LA Group Stage Live Stream

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Overwatch World Cup 2018, LA Group Stage. September 7-9. Next up on the Overwatch World Cup tour is Bangkok, running from September 14-16. The final group stage matches take place in Paris from September 21-23. The Overwatch World Cup Finals will take place at Blizzcon 2018 on November 2nd and 3rd.


Overwatch League Officially Announces 8 New Teams

Overwatch League Officially Announces 8 New Teams

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Activision Blizzard has just confirmed the rumors that have been swirling for months. Eight new Overwatch League teams have been officially announced. We can’t wait for the #OWL2019 season! Here are the 8 new teams joining the league! pic.twitter.com/zhkrNYDlko — Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) September 7, 2018 It is estimated that the franchise fees for Overwatch […]


Overwatch League Roster Change Tracker + FAQ

Overwatch League Roster Change Tracker + FAQ

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Overwatch League (OWL) season 2 signing season begins shortly, but do you have a chance to become an Overwatch pro? Overwatch Contenders has put together a FAQ to help educate potential esports stars who are taking the ‘path to pro’.  Q1: What is the age of eligibility to sign an Overwatch League contract? A1: To sign an Overwatch […]


Overwatch League Adds Teams: Vancouver And Chengdu

Overwatch League Adds Teams: Vancouver And Chengdu

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Sources at ESPN are reporting Activision Blizzard has added Vancouver, Canada and Chengdu, China to Overwatch League (OWL) for Season 2. This news comes a day after a report surfaced that Washington, DC and Hangzou, China expansion teams are joining OWL. The Vancouver, Canada team is said to be owned by the Aquilini Investment Group, the owner of […]


Overwatch World Cup Preview: Los Angeles, Group Stage

Overwatch World Cup Preview: Los Angeles, Group Stage

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Overwatch World Cup Info   Dates: September 7-9 Location: Blizzard Arena, Los Angeles Live Stream on ESTNN TV Broadcast: ESPN3 and Disney XD Full Schedule: Available on the official OWWC site. Overwatch World Cup Rosters   USA Indy Halpern (LA Valiant) Shane Flaherty (Houston Outlaws) Jay Won (SF Shock) Austin  Wilmot (Houston Outlaws) Zachary Lombardo (Contenders NA: Fusion University) […]


Overwatch League Signs Content Deal With Twitter

Overwatch League Signs Content Deal With Twitter

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The Overwatch League (OWL) has signed a multi-year content deal with Twitter. The partnership will broadcast Overwatch League highlights and live streams directly to Twitter. The deal begins this weekend, August 25-26, as Twitter will broadcast content from the OWL All-Star Game. Daniel Cherry, VP and CMO for Activision-Blizzard Esports Leagues discussed the partnership: “From […]


Overwatch League Draws 10.8 Million Viewers

Overwatch League Draws 10.8 Million Viewers

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The Overwatch League (OWL) finals which were played over two days, had an estimated 10.8 million viewers, states Blizzard. The finals were played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn between the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion. The 10.8 million viewers is the total counted up from all broadcasters including ESPN, ABC, Twitch, and the Chinese networks. […]


USA and China Add New Overwatch Teams

USA and China Add New Overwatch Teams

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Atlanta, USA and Guangzhou, China are joining the Blizzard / Activision Overwatch League. Atlanta has seen their MLS soccer team surpass popularity expectations and are hoping for the same result here. The two new teams are over 8,000 miles from one and other. Rumors had been swirling for a while now that the league would […]


Investors Bullish on Overwatch League

Investors Bullish on Overwatch League

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The worldwide esports industry is ablaze as a few financial specialists are getting bullish on the business. “No question this is changing the landscape for media companies and how people are participating in sports,” Tim Seymour, co-founder and managing partner at Triogem Asset Management, a hedge fund, said on “Fast Money” Monday. A week ago, […]