Overwatch League

The Overwatch League starts on January 10th. Teams will compete in one of 4 stages for a 125.000$ prize pool at the final stage. Then, victorious teams will move on to the playoffs and then onto the Grand Championships. The favored teams are Seoul Dynasty, London Spitfire, New York Excelsior, Dallas Fuel, Los Angeles Valiant, and Florida Mayhem. For those of you who don't play Overwatch, Overwatch is a 6v6 team based FPS (first person shooter) where you pick one of 26 heroes and have to try and win by capturing or defending a capture point. There are 4 types of maps: 2 capture points, which means after you capture one point you then move on to the next and if you capture both you win and the other team has to defend for a certain amount of time. A payload map means that there is a payload and if you have at least one player on the payload it will move forward. You have to push it through multiple checkpoints (There are 2 checkpoints and a finishing checkpoint). Each checkpoint gives you more time until the game automatically ends. There is also a control type which has 1 capture point. Teams have to hold the point until one reaches 100% captured, which is done by holding it long enough. You do this until you have gotten 100% two separate times. There is one more type of map called a hybrid and it is a mix of 2cp and payload. It has 1cp and the two payload checkpoints.

Sarah Xander