Blizzard just released the new Overwatch patch and patch notes on June 30, bringing new additions and changes to Brigitte and the game. For games with precise meta like Overwatch, balance changes and new features are important to diversify the game. The Hero Pools system is a perfect example of this.
In this particular case, these Overwatch patch notes bring a huge Brigitte nerf, other hero changes, the new possibility of playing in Open Queue, and Skill Rating changes for high-ranking players. Overwatch fans can look at the patch notes themselves to find the complete list of all changes and additions.
Overwatch Patch Changes
Brigitte is heavily played for her synergy with other heroes. Developers saw this unfair situation and decided to make a change to balance the character. Now, Brigitte’s Repair Pack no longer gives additional armor, stopping already strong characters from becoming powerhouses. Players have now some guarantee that they will never face an overbuffed Genji, Tracer, or Echo again.
Developers also increased Ashe’s Dynamite cooldown in order to prevent players from spamming this strong ability.
D.va was the lucky hero of this update. She saw her Fusion Cannons’ movement penalty reduced by 10% and her Micro Missiles less delayed after activation. Finally, she also got a duration buff for her Defense Matrix. With all these changes, players may be facing D.va online more than ever before.
Competitive play will be a little different for Overwatch ranked in Season 23. Now, both Open Queue and Role Queue will be supported in this Overwatch patch. Open and Role Queue will have different leaderboards and Skill Rating systems to ensure complete fairness of play. These two different game rules will not affect each other.
In previous seasons, some players managed to get a very high Skill Rating with only their placement games. To create an environment that keeps players wanting to play more, Blizzard set a cap. After completing all season’s placement games, players can only achieve a max of 3900 SR. This change forces top players, including pros, to play more games. Because of this change in the latest Overwatch patch notes, players are encouraged to play outside placement games for a higher Skill Rating.
This Overwatch patch answered much of what fans asked. Developers added Open Queue for competitive diversity, made Hero changes for balance, and fixed an issue for high SR placements.
Written by Charles FUSTER
Lenovo Legion Sponsors G2 Esports as Hardware Partner
Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports announced that the company signed a sponsorship deal with hardware brand Lenovo Legion. The PC brand will sponsor the organization’s League of Legends, Rainbow 6, Rocket League, Fortnite, and Sim Racing teams.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Legion is the gaming-focused PC brand owned by Chinese technology company Lenovo. The brand is also the hardware partner of Chinese esports organization FunPlus Phoenix (FPX).
G2 Esports’ League of Legends team has arrived in Shanghai and currently remains quarantined for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship, which hardware sponsor will also be a part of.
G2 Esports also has partnerships with several non-endemic brands, such as energy drink Red Bull, Paysafecard, Domino’s Pizza, and global automobile brand BMW. On Sept.15, Domino’s Pizza Deutschland signed a commercial partnership deal with G2 Esports, becoming the official quick-service restaurant of the organization.
Here’s the schedule for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship
The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is rapidly approaching, bringing together the top teams from each regional league in Shanghai, China.
The event kicks off on Sept. 25 with the play-ins, before the group stage gets underway on Oct. 3. The knockout stage will begin on Oct. 15, the semifinals a week later on Oct. 24, and the grand finals on Oct. 31.
The winner will hoist the Summoner’s Cup and earn the title of World Champion.
Here’s the schedule for the event as it unfolds.
Friday, Sept. 25 at 3am CT (4pm local time)
- MAD Lions vs. INTZ Esports
- PSG Talon vs. Rainbow7
- Legacy Esports vs. INTZ Esports
- LGD Gaming vs. PSG Talon
- Team Liquid vs. MAD Lions
Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3am CT (4pm local time)
- Rainbow7 vs. V3 Esports
- INTZ Esports vs. Papara SuperMassive
- V3 Esports vs. Unicorns of Love
- LGD Gaming vs. Rainbow7
- Unicorns of Love vs. PSG Talon
- Papara SuperMassive vs. MAD Lions
- Team Liquid vs. Legacy Esports
Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3am CT (4pm local time)
- V3 Esports vs LGD Gaming
- Rainbow7 vs. Unicorns of Love
- PSG Talon vs. V3 Esports
- Unicorns of Love vs. LGD Gaming
Monday, Sept. 28 at 3am CT (4pm local time)
- Papara SuperMassive SuperMassive vs. Team Liquid
- MAD Lions vs. Legacy Esports
- INTZ Esports vs. Team Liquid
- Legacy Esports vs. Papara SuperMassive
Monday, Oct. 5 at 3am CT (4pm local time)
- Machi Esports vs. G2 Esports
- JD Gaming vs. Rogue
- Top Esports vs. DragonX
- TBD vs. TBD
Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4am CT (5pm local time)
- Suning Gaming vs. Machi Esports
- DragonX vs. FlyQuest
- Fnatic vs. Gen.G
- TBD vs. TBD
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4am CT (5pm local time)
- Machi Esports vs. Suning Gaming
- G2 Esports vs. Machi Esports
- Suning Gaming vs. G2 Esports
- TBD vs. TBD
Friday, Oct. 9 at 4am CT (5pm local time)
- Rogue vs. JD Gaming
- Damwon Gaming vs. Rogue
- JD Gaming vs. Damwon Gaming
- TBD vs. TBD
Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3am CT (4pm local time)
- Flyquest vs. DragonX
- Top Esports vs. FlyQuest
- DragonX vs. Top Esports
- TBD vs. TBD
How to complete “Request The Boss show your army how to really fight” in TFT
Teamfight Tactics’ fourth Set, Fates, only went live a couple of days ago and introduced new champions, traits, alongside mechanics. A new ranked season also kicked off, and Riot also added new seasonal passes filled with new quests.
Considering the patch added a new Star Shard System, arenas, emotes, and so much more, questing has suddenly increased in value. Completing all the tasks will get you one step closer to unlocking whatever reward you’ve been eyeing, but some quests can look a lot tougher than they look.
What does Request The Boss show your army how to really fight” mean in Teamfight Tactics?
This is one of those quests that makes you re-read it more than two times. The wording is a bit complicated, and it’s hard to figure out what exactly you need to do to get the quest done.
Though it doesn’t look that way, you can complete this quest by just placing Sett onto the board for only a single round. He’s The Boss, after all, and he needs to be played so he can teach your army how to “really fight.”
If the quest doesn’t get completed for some reason, keep him on board as much as possible. Try getting him to two-star or winning a round with him, basically anything that will maximize your interaction with Sett should allow you to complete the quest if keeping him on the board for a single round doesn’t work out for you.
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