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The Competitive Recap: We list what you might have missed (September 30th-October 6th)

Overwatch Malin “Shye” Söderberg

There are a lot of things to keep track of in the burgeoning Overwatch scene and it's become increasingly difficult to keep up with it all. Never fear as the GosuGamers Competitive Recap is here! We've compiled all the Overwatch news that's fit to print.

Released every week, the Competitive Recap compiles all the tournament and important news that's happened since the last recap. Whether you're interested in big news, or want to stay updated on changes in teams, you can always tune in every Thursday to see if there's anything you've missed.

Important News:


 

Famous musician Steve Aoki partners with Rogue

Aoki has searched for a fitting team to invest in, and landed on Rogue. The organization is invested in CS:GO and Overwatch. They have been very successful in the latter, winning ESL’s Atlantic Showdown.

FNATIC's McCree in person aka iddqd answered your questions in this AMA

Iddqd, arguably one of the best dps players in the world, held an AMA on Reddit a few days ago. So if you want to know about positioning or scrim reviewing, be sure to check that out.

Monthly GosuRanking Review: North American Edition (September)Monthly GosuRanking Review: European Edition (September)

The final rankings for September were reviewed in these articles. After a busy month with plenty of great tournaments, some teams fell while some rose.

Game Director Jeff Kaplan Releases Overwatch Developer Update

Jeff Kaplan is at it again! He recently released a video where he talks about some of the updates we might see in the near future.

Miss the GosuGamers Weeklies? Sign up for BaseTradeTV's event instead!

If you are a player on a team that wants to get some experience playing in an event this weekend, then do check out and register for the BaseTradeTV Cup!

Unique GosuGamers Content:


 

Breaking down the meta: Overwatch Open Edition

Scr1be goes through the hero picks of the Overwatch Open and what it brought us. He shows us some of the new “trends” in tournament play, and brings some niche picks into light.

Up for Debate: The German fortress of Eichenwalde’s last point

Sideshow is back with Up for Debate. This time he is discussing map balance, specifically on Eichenwalde. With the newest map seeing more and more tournament play, it becomes clearer that the last point might be too hard.

Nordic Alpha’s AverageJonas interview: “The gap between us and the pro scene shrinks every day.”

Captain of the Norwegian team Nordic Alpha, AverageJonas, talks with GosuGamers about everything from how he got into competitive gaming to the current meta.

Short Cuts #7: Dorado

The series about short cuts in Overwatch was back again this week. This time, we skipped around Dorado!

Interview with OGN APEX caster DoA: “We’ve been prepping off and on since beta [to cast Overwatch]”

OGN’s APEX League is due to start this week. So we had a chat with the caster DoA, to see what he has to say about the tournament, and Overwatch as a whole.
 

Tournament News:


 

Alienware Monthly Melee - Announcement

The tournament that has become Overwatch tradition by now, has announced three separate events for October. The first one starts today, and features teams like Cloud 9, FaZe and Team Liquid. 

OGN APEX League Season 1

On October 7th, the first season of OGN’s APEX League will kick off. EnVyUs, Rogue, NRG and REUNITED are the western team invited to go head to head with Korea’s finest.

APAC Premier

The APAC Premier features China’s best teams along with a selection of great teams from the rest of the world. The tournament started earlier today with the first group stage games. 

 

Minor Transfers & Team News:


 

Kyb leaves competitive REUNITED roster - Replacement to be announced

The young European player did not expect everything to go so fast. Therefore, he is now taking a step back and will not continue to compete as an Overwatch professional.

Hidan officially signed to Misfits after their Overwatch Open victory

Misfits had some issues right before Overwatch Open with Zaprey quitting, and Skipjack having to miss out on the tournament due to a family issue. Misfits took in support player Hidan as a trial for the tournament, and let's just say that went pretty well...

Kingdom eSports signed the old eLusive roster this week

For more competitive Overwatch news, follow us @GosuOverwatch.

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Malin “Shye” Söderberg
I think too much, talk too little and dream just enough. Oh, and sometimes I write things.

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