We are just over a week away from Blizzcon and the conclusion of the 2017 Overwatch World Cup, and to observe, Blizzard has announced a documentary concerning the contest that will cover different stages of the championship.
Blizzard announced the documentary Tuesday afternoon, and released the first of this series' four episodes. This one especially highlights the highs and lows of this championship's Group Stage that happened in China, Australia, Poland and the USA.
The episode features an assortment of Blizzard employees and players talking about that which makes the tournament so unique and the excitement and difficulties faced at every stage. For those players the series focuses on the honour of representing their nations and the struggle to reach the tournament's biggest phase at Blizzcon.
The Overwatch World Cup will play its final stages at BlizzCon on November 3 and 4, in which the final eight teams -- The United Kingdom, Sweden, China, France, Canada, Australia, South Korea and United States -- will compete for the name of the World Champion.
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Season 6 has nearly come to a conclusion, which means 1) we're likely to get a couple of days off from ranked while another year pops up and 2) we are likely to get some candy, sweet competitive points which can be converted into those elusive golden weapons we all crave.
Season 6 was an experiment in length--initially, seasons were just one month. Then, the machine was switched over to 3 months. After that dragged on a little too long, we're now at a nice, two month medium.
At that point, rewards will be dispersed. Players who competed their placement matches will make a spray, player icon, plus some aggressive points. Top 500 players get an additional special icon along with an animated version of the Season 6 spray.
Here's the breakdown as to how many points you can expect to make:
After a 3 day break, you can anticipate Season 7 to start at Wednesday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Dallas Gas, San Francisco Shock, the Shanghai Dragons, and Los Angeles Valiant have all been announced as founding members of their Overwatch League, and a new team is linking themBoston Uprising. Uprising will be representing Boston with yellow, blue, and black, modeled with a Soldier 76 skin.
Boston Uprising is possessed by the Kraft Group, also is among those non-endemic esports teams to join the league. The organization recently hired Chris"HuK" Loranger because their president of gambling, and will release their official roster in the upcoming week.
The team follows the trend of drawing on its home town. The colours are located off Boston's official flag, and the name is a reference to the town's storied history. The logo, obviously a B and U combined, is supposed to symbolize a defense. In a statement, the official announcement elaborates on the name. All of them will be the great in overwatch elo boosting.
It is in this spirit that we are pleased to announce the Boston Uprising, a name that evokes endurance and determination--qualities that we expect will be on prominent display by the group during the Overwatch League's inaugural season.
The preseason for the Overwatch League will begin in December, with the first season rolling out in early 2017.
One of the most highly anticipated announcements of the Overwatch League has arrived as Seoul Dynasty were declared late Thursday night. The team's official colors will be golden, black and white which they showed off D.va within their announcement. The group also released a video explaining how they came on the branding and name.
Seoul Dynasty will be taking on the roster of the Lunatic-Hai team, one of the most successful in competitive Overwatch history. The roster, including stars like Ryu"ryujehong" Je-hong and Kim"EscA" In-jae, won Korea's Apex championship in both seasons four and three, as well as the Seoul Cup earlier this season.
Due to the prior success of the roster, Seoul Dynasty will go into the Overwatch League with high expectations for themselves, in addition to from fans thanks to the area's dominance in different esports.
This is the sixth group to be officially disclosed to the Overwatch League that starts its preseason at December and will kick off its first time in January.
The movie focuses largely on the improvements which Blizzard is preparing to roll out to the game's spectator customer, in hopes of improving the viewing experience for aggressive games.
The most significant change, from the screening perspective, will be the inclusion of the"Team Uniform System," which Blizzard will be debuting during the World Cup in BlizzCon 2017. The system will include specially designed variations of each of the personalities unique to each team's color palette to help differentiate teams from one another throughout matches. Each group in both the World Cup and later this year at Overwatch League will have their own unique uniforms for both home and away.
However, the uniforms are not the only place that staff colour palettes will are involved. According to Kaplan, big parts of the UI will vary based on which player you are viewing and which team. More importantly, the personalities' abilities themselves will have different visual designs for each team that will help you figure out whether the Tracer bullets you see flying across the display are from 1 group or the other.
Completely redesigning the way that spectators watch Overwatchmatches and the colours involved is an ambitious program for Blizzard, particularly only a couple of months out from the Overwatch League's debut. However, these modifications -- things that the community has been asking for since the game started -- should be enormous developments for Overwatch fans.
Among the modifications that Kaplan discussed from the Developer Update was a tool intended to help casters and literary audiences better follow the action of a game as it's happening. The tool will provide the production team with an overlay of the normal map that displays participant places, and additional information that should help them become more aware of the condition of the sport at any given moment.
This new instrument, together with a new replay system that enables audiences to jump directly to a full replay of any kill which comes to pass, plus a newer brighter lively spectator camera, should help make things simpler for the manufacturing team and lead to better games for everybody watching at home.
Kaplan also said a game state feature which was added which enables the game to be rolled back only a few seconds if a bug be struck. That way a match does not need to be replayed in its entirety.
It isn't often we get Developer Updates especially targeted at esports, but with all the 2017 World Cup finale only a week away, and Overwatch League looming shortly after, it seems that Blizzard is finally making strides in enhancing the experience of seeing Overwatch. This upgrade included a whole host of features fans have been asking around for almost a year and it ought to create cheering on your favorite teams in competitive games a much more rewarding experience.