Fire Dragoon is a local e-sports team that has making names here in Malaysia. Their Dota 2 team managed to reached 6th for the Boston Major SEA Qualifiers and finished third in last year’s UMobile GameOnz MSI MGA Dota 2 Tournament. Their League Of Legends squad is now in the top 4 in the Malaysia’s equivalent to the LCS- The Legends Circuit hosted by Garena. They also once had one of the strongest CS:GO roster in Malaysia.
Last Sunday saw Fire Dragoon fully committed into the business of building an e-sports team by launching their office and announcing a partnership with TteSports, the gaming brand for hardware manufacturer Thermaltake.
“e-Sports has [...]
Orisa the quadruped omnic tank will be the freshest face in Overwatch come March 21, as Blizzard confirms its time frame for the new heroes release. Usually, new content for Overwatch will just drop in a new update, but looks like they are shaking up a bit by throwing the date with behind-the scenes video of how Orisa came to be- as heard from the recent GDC, and more.
The new behind-the-scenes video is also another new thing. Usually we only heard the developers’ word via a video of Game Director Jeff Kaplan talking to a camera for a long time (enough for one crafty Youtuber to make remixes– which he himself has embraced in a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything [...]
Not all heroes have to be waifu material. Orisa the robot tank may not have been what fans expected an Overwatch hero to look like, but it was all done on purpose.
In a recent GDC talk, lead writer of Overwatch Micheal Chu discussed how Orisa came to be. “On the art side, our assistant art director wanted to explore new things,” he said.
“He really wanted to push the boundaries of what an Overwatch hero could look like.”
Thus, the four-legged omnic with horns is born. But before that, Orisa’s initial conception started to tackle a gameplay issue. “Orisa was a character that emerged from game design. We wanted to have what we called an [...]
A new tank! Orisa is the new Overwatch hero Blizzard has been teasing as of late and is now available for testing in the PTR. Built by prodigal inventor Efi Oladele, Orisa is built from parts of the OR15 robots tasked as the security in Numbani. A recent terror attack in the Numbani airport, which later revealed to be the work of Doomfist, has inspired Efi to salvage the scraps of fallen OR15s and made a new robot with some new tweaks of her own, including a personality.
As you might have noticed, the name Orisa is derived from its original OR15 designation.
Here’s a short origin trailer, depicting the events that lead to her creation:
As a hero, Orisa is [...]
It’s Overwatch update time again and today we see the many features and balance changes being tested in the PTR now rolling out to live servers. Server browser is now live, where you can create your own custom games with even more options to adjust. So go play around some of the settings, or just browse the server for any cool custom modes you can try out. It’s under the Arcade Mode.
Aside from that, Season 4 for competitive mode kicks off today. Maintaining above 3000 Skill Rating will be even harder as it will decay if you don’t play at least 7 games in a week, either do it all in one go or play one game a week and you won’t be hit by the [...]
Ever since the long reveal for Overwatch’s 23d hero Sombra, which involved a convoluted ARG that have left many fans slightly disappointed- despite their efforts of following the clues and solving the puzzles, the Mexican hacker was still staged for her reveal at last year’s Blizzcon. But now, we have start seeing hints and clues to what could possibly be another new hero, one of the two Blizzard has confirmed to be working on currently.
And it is not necessarily Doomfist. Though the idea of a strong tank possibly voiced by Hollywood actor Terry Crews has once been refuted indirectly. Fans haven’t backed down from this, speculating that Doomfist could still [...]