Yikes! announced last night they’re officially changing their name to Arc6, and will compete in today’s Contenders matches under the new name and logo.
Unfortunately for pro Overwatch player Dummy, rumors and speculation on the flex support player’s future with NRG have proven true, as the organization has parted ways with him, according to a post on over.gg
NRG has been trying out various replacements over the last week, with Aythen (formerly of Immortals), b1am (formerly of Kungarna/ Team Solo Mid), and sleepy (formerly of Tempo Storm) all getting their shot to be part of the troubled roster. The organization has also been trying out Phaz (formerly of Rise esports) for Lucio play, along with xRetzi (formerly of Rise), and Brazilian star Snow (formerly of Method) for projectile DPS.
Currently, the roster stands at three: IDDQD, Harbleu, and Numlocked, with Seagull in reserves. It looks like NRG will be another few months before being at full strength. Dummy is currently a free agent, and hasn’t responded to the news beyond a tweet vaguely acknowledging it.
NRG released their new line of team apparel yesterday, complete with player jersey’s. Interestingly, you can only buy a jersey for four players on the team. There are currently five. Continue reading eSports: Dummy’s future with NRG still in doubt
Today we got a first look at two major NA teams headed into the Overwatch World Cup. Team USA scrimmaged against Team Canada today in preparation for the major tournament, which will be starting in a few weeks. The scrim was shown live on Twitch, cast by Team USA committee members, Steven “Ster” Serge and Jason Kaplan. Continue reading Overwatch World Cup: Team USA and Canada Teams Announced
Top N.A. Overwatch player Dafran has just been banned from competitive and professional play for the remainder of the season. Blizzard and Overwatch contenders have found the Selfless star DPS player guilty of violating Rule 7.0 of the Contenders rule set, which states “all competitors and spectators are required to act in a respectful sportsmanlike manner at all times.” Continue reading Selfless Overwatch Player Dafran Banned From Competitive Play
Day One of Overwatch Contenders is wrapping up, and it was certainly interesting. Followers of Brandon “Seagull” Larned’s stream were treated to 4 consecutive matches of a pro pug team completely obliterating teams of platinums and diamonds. Continue reading Wrapping Up Day One of Overwatch Contenders Open Qualifiers
In a recent reddit post, Ben Brode, the current game director of Blizzard’s Hearthstone, dropped in to elaborate on a couple of questions about the nature and future of the online collectable card game. The first question related to the ‘grindy’ nature of the ranked ladder, to which he flat out said there will be changes. Continue reading Ben Brode teases Tournament Mode ideas for Hearthstone