Saturday, 5 January 2019

Halo's Headlines: Top Stories Going Into The 2019 OWL Season


On February 14th the 2019 season of the Overwatch League starts again with the London Spitfire taking on the Philadelphia Fusion in a rematch of the 2018 finals. The off season has been long and full of drama with roster moves being made by all twelve original franchises and the eight new expansion franchises selecting their players for the new season. With a little more than month left until the season begins, we’re going to take a look at some of the bigger stories going into the new year.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Report: How Michael “MykL” Padilla Has Been Leaking OWL Roster Moves


One of the Overwatch Leagues “leakboys” Michael “MykL” Padilla, who has a self claimed 100% record in revealing roster leaks this off-season, has been using an official Overwatch league document in order to make these correct leaks. The document is a spreadsheet that is being used by all the Overwatch Leagues team to update each other on player signings that have been made. Sources with in the Overwatch League who have grown increasingly tired of MykL's lack of journalistic approach and etiquette, have shared this list with myself to show how MykL has been able to leak this information. 

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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Women In Overwatch: The Esports Industry From Their Perspective. Ft ChiXiaoTu, Geguri & Noukky


On July 28th, the London Spitfire captured history when they swept the Philadelphia Fusion in Game Two of the Overwatch League Grand Finals to win the series 2-0 and become the inaugural season winner of the league. In a mixture of my overenthusiastic jubilation of the team I followed winning the league and failing to do enough research on the subject, I made an erroneous tweet in saying that Spitfire General Manager Susie "Lil Susie" Kim became the first female Coach, Head Coach or General Manager to lead a team to a major esport title. Thankfully, I was corrected in this as there are a few others who've managed this achievement. It did however, get me thinking. We generally don't know a lot about women who work behind the scenes in Overwatch's top tier and how they go to where they are, so I decided to look into this further.
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