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.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Report: LGD and Team China DPS Player Zheng "Shy" Yangjie Will Not Be In OWL For The 2019 Season

One of Contenders China's best players and the Overwatch Leagues hottest free agents in Zheng "Shy" Yangjie, will not be able to play in the second season of the Overwatch League due to him not being 18 before the expected age cut off date. Meaning that after the Overwatch World Cup has been completed, he will return to play at Contenders level.