USA Today, the nationwide newspaper had been operating a website dedicated to competitive Overwatch esports events. The Overwatch Wire site was designed to inform people about Overwatch events with a strong emphasis on Overwatch League events. However, USA Today has announced that it will be shutting down its Overwatch Wire site. The move leaves uncertainty as to whether USA Today will be covering the second league season when it comes along in 2019. This is also significant as USA Today […]
Essentially a hero-based shooter, Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting one of 24 pre-defined hero characters with unique movement, attributes, and abilities whose roles are divided into four categories: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map and/or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. Players gain cosmetic rewards that do not affect gameplay, such as character skins and victory poses, as they continue to play in matches.