The Philadelphia Fusion's Overwatch Contenders team, University, is playing without jerseys in today's season one finals, not due to a laundry mishap or lost luggage but apparently the giant "FU" emblazoned on their game wear.
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Head coach Da-hee "Crusty" Park just left the Boston Uprising for the same job with the San Francisco Shock, one day after the team narrowly missed out on winning every single game in the Overwatch League's third stage. Yesterday, New York Excelsior won the title and put a stop to Boston's undefeated streak.
In the past month, the healer Mercy in Overwatch has experienced an unprecedented boom in popularity across all competitive levels, especially in the highest tiers.
The big spike in Mercy usage coincides with a massive overhaul of her abilities, courtesy of a patch implemented on September 19. These huge changes have sparked debate in the Overwatch community about how pro players influence the game, and whether Blizzard's pivot into the esports business has changed the game.
Over the weekend, Blizzard hosted the first round of qualifiers for Overwatch's Contenders series, AKA the minor league to the upcoming Overwatch League's majors. There was some solid action, a couple of surprising upsets, and a lot of Winston dancing. I don't think Overwatch is ready to be a top esport yet, though.