Esports are usually fairly flashy affairs, and in forming the Overwatch League, Blizzard weren’t going to be left behind. The stage on which League matches happen comes outfitted with an enormous ring that modifications color as recreation targets are accomplished.
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The huge Halo above the stage does appear to have captured some consideration. OWL commissioner Nate Nanzer tweeted a photo of it, whereas esports photographer Robert Paul additionally captured it in one among his shots. The finest have a look at the ring, nevertheless, comes from lead Overwatch producer Josh Lee, who captured a video of the ring filling up as Florida Mayhem captured the purpose of their match towards San Francisco Shock.
This isn’t the primary time esports tournaments have used dynamic levels. Spectators at this yr’s League of Legends finals noticed an infinite model of the sport’s map mild up when main targets fell, however these tended to be one-off matches, moderately than a complete League spanning months.
In final evening’s preseason matches, San Francisco Shock beat Florida Mayhem Three-1, earlier than drawing of their match towards LA Valiant. The jap hemisphere match was a bit extra one-sided, as Seoul Dynasty beat Shanghai Dragons Four-Zero. Tonight’s matches see Los Angeles Gladiators tackle London Spitfire, Dallas Fuel play Houston Outlaws, and New York Excelsior towards Boston Uprising.