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How The NYXL Built A Successful Overwatch Team (In 5 Easy Steps)

In Spring 2018, the New York Excelsior had just won the Overwatch League Stage 2 Championship. In preparation for the next stage, the NYXL Twitter account released a promo. The video is a 15-second spectacle, a highlight reel of the breakout stars of the inaugural season of the Overwatch League…

Blizzard Removes Controversial Hero Pools From Overwatch’s Competitive Mode

Blizzard Removes Controversial Hero Pools From Overwatch’s Competitive Mode

Earlier this year, Blizzard gave Overwatch fans clamoring for a hero pick/ban system what they were asking for—sort of. The hero pool feature did indeed ban certain heroes, but Blizzard was doing the choosing. This led to regular consternation from pros and regular players alike. As a result, Blizzard has…

I Refuse To Regret Spending $750 On A Bright Pink Gamer Chair

I Refuse To Regret Spending $750 On A Bright Pink Gamer Chair

Gamer chairs have always struck me as an incredibly funny concept. In 2006, a desperate luxury car seat company called DXRacer decided to roll the dice on pivoting to video games, laying down the racing car-esque blueprint for gamer chairs as we know them. So now professional players and streamers…