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    OVERWATCH GILDED GALA

    SATURDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2018, 2:00PM(BT)/8:00AM(CT).
    HERE EAST, QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK​

    WATCH THE EVENT: twitch.tv/spitfire​

    The Overwatch Gilded Gala Presented By The London Spitfire and The Houston Outlaws is bringing the best Overwatch players in the world to London, England! Featuring Overwatch League players from both the Spitfire and Outlaws, and hosted by the one and only Stylosa, join us for an unforgettable event featuring:

    -Fun game modes, such as 1v1s and mystery heroes
    -A chance to play with the pros on stage in our Pros and Joes showdown
    -Raffles with incredible prizes
    -Special guests
    -The best Overwatch players in the world
    -And much more!




     
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    OVERWATCH GILDED GALA
    Oct. 20, 2018

    WATCH VoD: twitch.tv/videos/325100921
    • Intro (00:55:00)
    • Pros intro (00:56:45)
    • 1v1 Genji - ArHaN vs. Profit (00:59:24)
    • 1v1 McCree - Spree vs. Birdring (01:18:12)
    • 1v1 Tracer - Danteh vs. Bdosin (01:29:28)
    • London vs. Houston (3pros+3joes, Bo3) (01:43:36 - 02:44:10)
    • Junkenstein's Revenge - Houston Outlaws) (03:19:53)
    • Junkenstein's Revenge - London Spitfire) (03:31:06)





     
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    Akshon Recap: Paris Overwatch League Roster Reveal, Atlanta Reign, New Shanghai Dragons Players

    Paris Overwatch League Roster Reveal
    • Terrence 'SoOn' Tarlier (DPS from LA Valiant)
    • George 'ShaDowBurn' Gushcha (DPS Philadelphia Fusion)
    • Nicolas 'NiCO' Moret (DPS from Eagle Gaming)
    • Karol 'Danye' Szcześniak (DPS from Copenhagen Flames)
    • Damien 'HyP' Souville (Support from Eagle Gaming)
    • Harrison 'Kruise' Pond (Support from Toronto Esports)
    • Benjamin 'BenBest' Dieulafait (Main Tank from Young & Beautiful)
    • Finnbjörn ‘Finnsi’ Jónasson (Flex Tank from LA Valiant)
    • Roni 'LhCloudy' Tiihonen (Main Tank from Mayhem Academy)

    Atlanta Reign:
    The Atlanta Overwatch League franchise has revealed their branding as the Atlanta Reign featuring a phoenix crest using the colors of grey and red.


    New Shanghai Dragons Players
    • Min-seong "diem" Bae
    • Jin-hyeok "DDing" Yang
    • Young-jin " YOUNGJIN" Jin
    • Seong-hyeon "Luffy" Yang
    • Kyung-woo "CoMa" Son
    • Jun-hwan "GuardiaN" Jo
     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019

    Opening Week: Feb. 14 - 17, 2019



    2019 Schedule

    The Teams
    https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/teams
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign
    • Boston Uprising
    • Florida Mayhem
    • Houston Outlaws
    • London Spitfire
    • New York Excelsior
    • Paris Eternal
    • Philadelphia Fusion
    • Toronto Defiant
    • Washington Justice

    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters
    • Dallas Fuel
    • Guangzhou Charge
    • Hangzhou Spark
    • Los Angeles Gladiators
    • Los Angeles Valiant
    • San Francisco Shock
    • Seoul Dynasty
    • Shanghai Dragons
    • Vancouver Titans

    Watch (LIVE & VoDs)



     
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    OVERWATCH CONTENDERS KOREA SEASON 3
    (Nov. 23, 2018 - Jan. 18, 2019 CT)

    FINALS
    FYI: The OWL's newly joined Vancouver Titans bought the whole roster of RunAway, South Korea's Overwatch Contenders season 2 winner, last year. RunAway then built their new roster from scratch and are now the season 3 finalists. Who knows? Some or all from this roster may end up playing in the OWL S3.​


    ESPN article from 2 days ago
    RunAway vs. Element Mystic a testament to Overwatch Contenders Korea's depth
    ESPN
    January 17, 2019
    By Emily Rand

    ....

    But the team's unlikely appearance in the APEX Season 2 finals was just the beginning for a grassroots brand run by Runner and his wife, Lee "Flowervin" Hyuna, that has somehow withstood the test of time. From OGN to the rise of the Overwatch League to the Vancouver Titans scooping up RunAway's South Korean Contenders Season 2-winning roster, RunAway has managed to stick around.

    And the domination of this most recent RunAway team -- one of the most statistically successful iterations of the organization despite an entirely fresh lineup -- remains nothing short of impressive. The team will compete against Element Mystic for the Contenders Korea Season 3 title at midnight on Friday.

    ...

    RunAway has become an organization with an eye for spotting and signing up-and-coming South Korean talent. Yet with the last of the "old RunAway" players like Lee "Stitch" Choong-hui, Park "Bumper" Sang-beom and Kim "Haksal" Hyo-jong leaving South Korea, expectations were varied for an entirely new RunAway lineup in Season 3 and South Korean Overwatch as a whole. RunAway wasn't the only team to lose players. As a second wave of South Korean pros were picked up for various Overwatch League Season 2 squads, the strength of the Contenders Korea landscape was thought to have weakened significantly.

    Despite the dilution of its talent pool, Contenders Korea Season 3 has been full of up-and-coming players along with some more shocking upsets. The rise of teams like StormQuake and WGS Armament not only showcased unique strategies on certain maps to break down the meta triple-tank, triple-support (GOATS) compositions, but showed off rising talents like Choi "Karayan" San-ha (WGS) and the rebirth of original RunAway main tank Ryu "Kaiser" Sang-hoon on StormQuake.

    RunAway meeting Element Mystic in this particular final is not only a relevant narrative around South Korean Overwatch, but also a testament to the region's depth, strength and flexibility.
     
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    HOUSTON OUTLAWS

    Tbh, no idea what's been going on in this org in administrative terms, but it sounds like it's going to be better this year than last year ...(?)
    Go Outlaws!

     
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    Sources: Texas Esports to offer majority stake in OpTic, Houston Outlaws for $150 million

    ESPN
    By Jacob Wolf
    01/20/19



    Texas Esports, LLC, the majority owner of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, is preparing to offer its stake in the multiteam esports organization for sale at a price tag of $150 million or more, company sources told ESPN on Sunday.

    Infinite, which owns the OpTic Gaming brand and Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws, is consolidating its other businesses in preparation for the listing of Texas Esports' stake.

    The organization is expected to go up for sale in early February, sources said.

    Texas Esports is a group led by Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman. Rangers majority owner Ray Davis, via his Avatar Investments body, is also part of the group. Leibman and Avatar were early investors in Infinite when it was founded in mid-2017 by Chris Chaney and other entrepreneurs. Leibman did not respond to a request for comment.

    Infinite laid off 19 employees in October, according to a report from SportsBusiness Daily, and ousted CEO Chaney, appointing longtime OpTic executive and Infinite senior vice president Ryan Musselman as its top executive. Musselman has overseen the restructuring as the company works to focus more specifically on OpTic and the Outlaws.
    ...

    Driving Texas Esports' $150 million valuation of its stake are both the OpTic and Outlaws, specifically those two teams' permanent spots in the LCS and the Overwatch League, respectively. The LCS slots have become a highly valued commodity, and over the summer and fall, the Overwatch League brought in expansion franchises in 2018 in the range of $35 million to $60 million, sources previously told ESPN.

    Infinite is one of three major esports companies that, following major investments in mid- to late 2017, moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Hersh and his company, Hersh Interactive Group, invested $35 million in Team Envy in August 2017 as that organization simultaneously acquired rights to the Dallas area for the Overwatch League. The Dallas Cowboys and Goff Capital acquired majority control in longtime esports franchise compLexity Gaming in November 2017.


    So this is what's been going on that I've been out of the loop about. Would be fantastic if Infinite could move from Dallas to Houston via this sale -- not for OpTic obviously but for Outlaws. (One narrative I'd like to maybe foolishly entertain would be that Morey's LA visit the other day wasn't only for CG during the LCS season opening weekend but also for some 'other' business purposes. A man can dream.)

     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019


    Video reviews for 8 new teams
    by Akshon Esports

    ATLANTIC DIVISION

    Paris Eternal
    Toronto Defiant
    Atlanta Reign
    Washington Justice

     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019

    PACIFIC DIVISION

    Vancouver Titans
    Hangzhou Spark
    Chengdu Hunters
    Guangzhou Charge

     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019

    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 1 Week 1

    Day 1 (02/14/2019)
    VOD: twitch.tv/videos/380714481 (1st match map set @00:49:24)
    • PHI vs. LDN
    • NYE vs. BOS
    • SEO vs. GLA
    • SHD vs. HZS
    Day 2 (02/15/2019)
    VOD: twitch.tv/videos/381246339 (1st match teams intro @00:42:32)
    • TOR vs. HOU
    • ATL vs. FLA
    • DAL vs. SFS
    • CDH vs. GZC
    Day 3 (02/16/2019)
    VOD: twitch.tv/videos/381720190 (1st match map set @00:44:40)
    • LDN vs. PAR
    • WAS vs. NYE
    • VAL vs. HZS
    • VAN vs. SHD
    Day 4 (02/17/2019)
    VOD: twitch.tv/videos/382313643 (1st match teams intro @00:41:56)
    • HOU vs. BOS
    • PHI vs. ATL
    • SF vs. GLA
    • SEO vs. DAL
     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019

    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 1 Week 2

    Day 1 (02/21/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/384537146 (1st match teams intro @00:42:16)
    • WAS vs. LDN
    • PHI vs. FLA
    • GZC vs. DAL
    • SEO vs. CDH
    Day 2 (02/22/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/385071776 (Outlaws match map set @05:54:28)
    • ATL vs. TOR
    • NYE vs. VAL
    • SHD vs. BOS
    • HOU vs. HZS
    Day 3 (02/23/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/385541948 (1st match teams intro @00:41:44)
    • GLA vs. PAR
    • PHI vs. DAL
    • VAN vs. GZC
    • CDH vs. FLA
    Day 4 (02/24/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/386136417 (1st match teams intro @00:43:15)
    • HZS vs. LDN
    • NYE vs. HOU (@02:14:30)
    • TOR vs. VAL
    • VAN vs. SFS
     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019

    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 1 Week 3

    Day 1 (02/28/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/388266884 (1st match map set @00:45:08)
    • WAS vs. PHI
    • SEO vs. BOS
    • FLA vs. GZC
    • SFS vs. HZS
    Day 2 (03/01/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/388785050 (1st match map set @01:04:08)
    • GLA vs. LDN
    • TOR vs. NYE
    • VAN vs. VAL
    • SHD vs. CDH
    Day 3 (03/02/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/389251344 (1st match map set @00:45:27)
    • PAR vs. ATL
    • FLA vs. HOU (Outlaws enter @02:14:12)
    • SFS vs. WAS
    • SHD vs. DAL
    Day 4 (03/03/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/389836180 (1st match map set @00:44:43)
    • BOS vs. TOR
    • HZS vs. GLA
    • VAL vs. GZC
    • NYE vs. SEO
     
    #73 GIGO, Feb 27, 2019
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    This article is not exactly about OWL, but since the owner of Philadelphia Fusion is one of the main players in this recent joint venture, I think it needs to be posted here to clarify how this development affects Fusion.

    tr;dr: It doesn't, according to this article.



    Comcast Spectacor Has Global Ambitions for T1 Esports Venture
    By Zane Bhansali
    Cheddar Sports
    February 26, 2019
     
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    Can someone explain this to me...The Houston team isn't actually in Houston? My son is in to this and I wanted to take him to see one.
     
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    During the regular season from Feb to Aug, all 20 teams from around the world stay in LA where all matches are held at Blizzard Arena. Fans outside LA usually get together for watch parties scheduled around the matches.
    Like this:



    FYI:

    Hope this helps!

     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019

    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 1 Week 4

    Day 1 (03/07/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/391994389 (1st match map set @00:45:07)
    • ATL vs. GLA
    • VAL vs. PHI
    • TOR vs. CDH
    Day 2 (03/08/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/392517836 (1st match map set @00:44:37)
    • PAR vs. VAN
    • NYE vs. SFS
    • DAL vs. SHD
    Day 3 (03/09/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/392939328 (1st match map set @00:44:54)
    • VAL vs. HOU (@00:44:54)
    • SEO vs. WAS
    • GZC vs. GLA
    • HZS vs. TOR
    Day 4 (03/10/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/393494887 (1st match map set @00:45:08)
    • PAR vs. SFS
    • LDN vs. SHD
    • FLA vs. BOS
    • VAN vs. CDH
     
    #78 GIGO, Mar 6, 2019
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    Watch Party @ HOUSTON



    Watch Party @ Austin


     
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