Thursday, 7 May 2020

The Legends Profile: An Interview With Alliance's John "hakis" Håkansson, Kha "iPN-k0u" Nguyen, Simon "Vaifs" Bellini & Manager Pontus "Pontus" Bengtsson

When you take a look at the most recent European Apex Legends Global Series results, Alliance has consistently shown their ability as one of the best teams in the game. With a win in online tournament 2 and a further two placements within the top three in online tournaments 4 and 5, Alliance's consistency has shown that should be in the discussion as the best team in the world right now. They have managed to do all of this whilst having to make numerous changes to the roster and during a time that has seen some changes in both the competitive rule set and their opposition. Despite this, Alliance has risen to the top and with the organisation committing to the second year of competitive Apex Legends, they have the opportunity to cement their dominance over not only Europe but the rest of the world also. 

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Primal Rage: The Overwatch League Must Take Responsibility & Action Towards Its Recent Esport Exodus & Decline

The Overwatch League received its biggest blow a few days ago when its reigning league MVP Jay "Sinatraa" Won announced his retirement to join esports organisation Sentinels, as part of their Valorant roster. The league's western face and star player, retired before his MVP skin was even released into the game and he joined the Dallas Fuels aKm and Unkoe's likely retirement from the league this week alone. The same week that the Dallas Fuel's academy team pulled out of Overwatch Contenders North America and the Paris Eternal closed their academy team down. They aren't the first to make their respective moves and are unlikely to be the last. The current state of professional Overwatch looks to be in shambles and its on the Overwatch League and those behind it's heads alone. The Overwatch League is not dead as an esport but it must take both action and responsibility.