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    after game 1

    C9 LoL vs. London Spitfire
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    Playoffs & Grand Finals - Week 3 Day 2 (7/28/18)
    Overwatch League - Inaugural Season Grand Finals

    Philadelphia Fusion vs. London Spitfire [Match 2 & 3]

    Full Match VoD: twitch.tv/videos/290300223
    00:14:46 Pregame talks & interviews
    00:45:50 DJ Khaled
    01:14:45 Grand Finals begin​
     
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    so I went check to see how much they're ...

    but this is the one that stands out the most for me.
     
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    Had a few friends who went to the Finals. Big Fusion fans.

    I wish Clutch gaming was involved in OWL, I'm finding it hard to care at the moment.
     
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    Spitfire & Fusion, the playoff dark horse teams, all deserve good cheers. Surprised to see NYXL go down that easily. I wish Outlaws a better season next year!
     
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    2018 ALL-STAR WEEKEND
    Saturday, August 25 at 4 p.m. PDT
    Sunday, August 26 at 11 a.m. PDT
    Blizzard Arena, Los Angeles
    WATCH LIVE STREAMING or VoD: twitch.tv/overwatchleague
    WATCH PARTY: Sunday, August 26, 2018 1pm (CST)
    Christian's Tailgate
    (5114 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098)​

    SCHEDULE (CST) & EVENT

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
    6:00 pm (CST) Lúcioball Showdown
    Two teams of Lúcios battle to boop a huge ball into an even huger net.
    Best-of-three series between Atlantic and Pacific divisions
    Each map is five minutes long
    Standard Lúcioball settings​
    7:00 pm (CST) 6v6 Mystery Heroes
    Each time a player respawns, they are assigned a different random hero. Atlantic will face Pacific in a Best-of-three series for honor and glory.
    Control maps only
    Standard 6v6 Mystery Heroes settings​
    8:00 pm (CST) Widowmaker 1v1 (Quarterfinals and Semifinals)
    Top Widowmaker players from the Atlantic and Pacific divisions will compete in a 1v1 Headshots Only Elimination bracket.
    Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches are first to five eliminations.
    Finals are first to seven eliminations.​
    9:30 pm (CST) Talent Takedown (SPONSORED BY)
    Atlantic and Pacific Division coaches will draft teams of Overwatch League casters and analysts for a best-of-three series with standard competitive game settings.
    Players will help cast the match
    Standard competitive game settings​
    10:30 pm (CST) Lockout Elimination
    The Atlantic Division will face the Pacific Division in a best of three Lockout Elimination series.
    Lockout Elimination: players do not respawn until the next round begins; the first team to win three rounds wins the map
    Atlantic and Pacific division coaches will draft each lineup
    Standard 6v6 settings​
    11:30 pm (CST) Widowmaker 1v1 (Finals)

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
    1:00 pm (CST) Official All-Star Game​

    ROSTER
    ATLANTIC DIVISION
    Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang—Excelsior, support
    Jong-Ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park—Excelsior, offense
    Do-Hyeon “Pine” Kim—Excelsior, flex
    Yeon-Jun “Ark” Hong—Excelsior, support
    Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee—Fusion, offense
    Jae-Hui “Gesture” Hong—Spitfire, tank​
    PACIFIC DIVISION
    Chan-Hyung “Fissure” Baek—Gladiators, tank
    Scott “Custa” Kennedy—Valiant, support
    Se-Yeon “Geguri” Kim—Dragons, tank
    Byung-Sun “Fleta” Kim—Dynasty, offense
    Je-Hong “Ryujehong” Ryu—Dynasty, flex
    Brandon “Seagull” Larned—Fuel, flex​
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    in continuation from post #47

     
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    Some roster moves within the Outlaws org..


     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE TO OPEN 2019 SEASON WITH 20 TEAMS

    9/7/18
    By Blizzard Entertainment

    The Overwatch League is expanding again!

    Last month, franchises representing Atlanta and Guangzhou joined the Overwatch League, and now six more new teams—Chengdu, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.—will compete for the 2019 Overwatch League championship.

    With a roster of 20 total teams—nine of them outside of the United States—the Overwatch League will welcome dozens of new players as expansion teams stock up and original teams continue to shuffle their lineups.

    “We just capped an amazing inaugural Overwatch League season, crowning our first-ever champion in front of a sold-out crowd of dedicated and passionate fans,” said Pete Vlastelica, president and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. “Now, as we look forward to the 2019 season and beyond, we’re adding eight new teams that will help us grow our league in important regions around the globe. We know that the difference between a good league and a great league is its owners, and we set a high bar for our first season with the caliber of ownership groups. Every one of these expansion franchises cleared that bar and will make our league even better.”

    Here’s a quick look the ownership groups backing the new teams:

    Aquilini Group—A diversified family business that owns the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena and manages a global conglomerate portfolio will operate the team in Vancouver, Canada

    Bilibili—A leading online entertainment company in China, covering a wide array of genres and media formats—including videos, live broadcasting, and mobile games—will operate the team in Hangzhou, China

    DM Esports—A global company focused on esports entertainment and investments will operate the team in Paris, France

    HUYA Inc.—A leading game livestreaming platform in China will operate the team in Chengdu, China

    OverActive Media—An integrated company delivering esports and video game entertainment to the Canadian market will operate the team in Toronto, Canada

    Washington Esports Ventures—A sports organization founded by Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles of World Team Tennis, to build and promote esports enterprises will operate the team in Washington, D.C.
    Official team names, logos, and rosters will be revealed at a later date.


     
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    For comprehensive information on all offseason moves, check this link.
    https://liquipedia.net/overwatch/Overwatch_League/Season_2/Additional_Content/Offseason

    Key Dates

    Aug. 1, 2018
    Signing window opens for teams to negotiate extensions with current players or to sign players from their affiliated Contenders team. Teams may also begin making player trades.
    Sept. 9, 2018
    Inaugural-season agreements officially end. Any players not under contract become free agents.
    Sept. 9–Oct. 7, 2018
    Exclusive window for Overwatch League expansion teams to sign free agents.
    Oct. 8, 2018
    Free-agent signing window opens for all teams.
    Dec. 1, 2018
    All teams must have a minimum of eight players under contract.

     
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    From Olympics to esports: Former COC boss to run new Toronto Overwatch franchise
    Chris Overholt named CEO of new franchise


    9/8/18
    Devin Heroux - CBC Sports

    Chris Overholt, who stepped down suddenly on Wednesday from his position as CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, has been named the Toronto team's first president and CEO. Vancouver is also getting a team, with the owners of the NHL's Canucks purchasing a franchise.

    "Who could have predicted what [esport] is and what this has become globally," Overholt told CBC Sports. "This thing is not set to explode, it's exploding and I think we're well positioned to take this on in Toronto and Canada."

    Overholt said the decision to leave the COC was the most difficult one he's had to make in his career, but felt the time was right to join a new organization that he feels he can help build from scratch. He says it's hard to ignore just how fast esports is growing around the world and he knows the time is now to capitalize on the popularity of it.
    Watch Overholt explain his career move with CBC's Heather Hiscox on CBC News Morning LIVE:
    https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1315171907744/


    Move over hockey, baseball, soccer and football — there's a new league coming to Toronto with the hopes of carving out a spot in the sporting landscape of the city.

    Toronto is now home to an esports Overwatch League franchise.

    The Overwatch League, which just completed its first full season, bills itself as the world's premier pro esports league that has teams in the United States, England, South Korea, China and now Canada. Overwatch is a first-person-shooter video game, played in teams, that has claimed to have more than 40 million players worldwide.

    Chris Overholt, who stepped down suddenly on Wednesday from his position as CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, has been named the Toronto team's first president and CEO. Vancouver is also getting a team, with the owners of the NHL's Canucks purchasing a franchise.

    "Who could have predicted what [esport] is and what this has become globally," Overholt told CBC Sports. "This thing is not set to explode, it's exploding and I think we're well positioned to take this on in Toronto and Canada."

    Overholt said the decision to leave the COC was the most difficult one he's had to make in his career, but felt the time was right to join a new organization that he feels he can help build from scratch. He says it's hard to ignore just how fast esports is growing around the world and he knows the time is now to capitalize on the popularity of it.

    "I think this is going to be a global phenomenon and Toronto is now going to have a front-row seat to it. I'm really excited to be building again," said Overholt, who was approached four months ago about moving to esports.

    "We have a clear vision and mission to build a world-leading professional esports company based in Toronto that will excite and inspire a new generation of fans in our market, across Canada and around the globe," Overholt said.

    Under Overholt, Canada posted its best medal total at a Winter Olympics in February with 29 medals, including 11 gold. Canada's 22 medals, including four gold, at the 2016 Summer Games equalled the country's best performance at a non-boycotted Games. During his tenure, the COC also instituted the Game Plan program that helps athletes transition from their competitive careers into the professional realm.

    Now he wants to take all of his past sporting experiences from the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, MLSE and COC and put it into this new esports gaming franchise. There's just one catch — it's a little different assembling a hockey or basketball team compared to assembling an esports roster from scratch.

    Overholt is making as many phone calls as he can right now to get up to speed on how to assemble the most competitive team possible.

    "I was on the call this morning with owners about how we want to go about this from a competitive standpoint," Overholt said. "I've been in these conversations before in basketball and hockey but never this."

    Overholt doesn't have a lot of time right now easing into his new role. In fact, this Sunday begins the free-agency period in advance of the 2019 season, which starts in December.

    The franchise will play its inaugural season in Burbank, Calif., while a Toronto venue is arranged for the 2020 season.

    While Overholt's focus in the coming weeks is getting a competitive team in Toronto assembled for the first season, he's also thinking about long-term goals for esports, including being a part of the Olympic program.

    IOC president Thomas Bach said recently there was too much violence in the games currently being played to be considered a part of the Olympics.

    "The IOC is clearly engaged and interested in the phenomena that's developing here," Overholt said. "Last month I was invited to join a panel discussion by the IOC in Lausanne over a weekend that president Bach and former Lakers player Rick Fox co-hosted. It was two days all on esports. So the conversations are happening."



     
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    Nothing new particularly. The latest OWL coverage by AP.
     
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    Lol. What they couldn't do in July can be done in October.
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    WATCH VoD: twitch.tv/videos/324724551
    Oct. 20, 2018: OMEN ESPORTS REPORT (Talk Shows & Podcasts)


     

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