A free holiday that’s mostly about capturing flags, so not actually much of a holiday, and okay, it’s not a holiday, it’s a new map, and I dunno what exactly it’s got to do with dogs, and what even is real anymore.
In news that should surprise exactly nobody who has ever been on the internet, Dallas Fuel player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been dropped temporarily from the ongoing Overwatch League and fined $2000 for suggesting that rival and openly gay player Austin “Muma” Wilmot of Houston Outlaws “suck a fat” you-know-what, adding that “you would like it”, because that’s so clever and original.
If you’re over 30, you probably remember video games as this ultra-nerdy, kind of covert hobby that maybe one or two other people in the whole grade were into while everybody else was collecting lip gloss or, like, gleaming the cube. That… that was a thing, wasn’t it? I dunno what those kids were doing because I was too busy playing Space Quest.
Fast forward six months, and it’s one of the hottest industries on the planet. Okay, not exactly six months, but if you’re over 30, you know what I mean.
People who watch other people play video games on the internet will be interested to know that online broadcasting megathing Twitch has now signed a two-year streaming deal with Overwatch League for “at least” $90 million, the biggest deal of its kind ever in esports.
That headline may prove to be unintentionally misleading, once Blizzard reveals exactly what they have in mind for the Xbox One X enhanced version of Overwatch. That’s because when we all got our hopes up for 4K Overwatch on PS4 Pro, Blizzard pissed on our expectations with a half-arsed update which really came down to 4K overlays and text.
Hopefully the developers make better use of the Xbox One X’s superior (on paper, at least) hardware. It sounds like they’re having a bit of a love affair with Microsoft’s new console, going as far as to call it “incredible.”
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