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Good eSports – Overwatch World Cup NZ

UPDATE: Congrats to AVRL, SMITE and NESTY for being selected as our NZ Overwatch World Cup Committee!

With the top 32 regions now selected by Blizzard (New Zealand slides in at #30!) it’s time for us to vote on who is going to be on our Overwatch competition committee.

Whoever we choose now will be responsible for selecting and recommending to Blizzard the strongest Overwatch team for our region.

You can cast 3 votes in total, there are seven candidates to choose from – let’s take a quick look at who’s in the running for the positions!

AVRL is the current lead analyst and caster for the Overwatch Pacific Championship, he was also lead analyst and caster for the Oceanic Summer Series and the former coach of JAM Gaming and Team Skyfire!

ezy is a full time eSports host for Full Circle who are currently covering the Overwatch Pacific Championship. He’s got the skills to see what potential players can do based on their mechanical skill and picking which personalities work well together.

Joker has played competitively since the release of Overwatch last May and watched the best players NZ has to offer rise so he knows who works well with who.

Lokistar is a psychology major who has been playing Overwatch since BETA. With extensive knowledge of both the game and the Blizzard gaming community.

Nesty has both experience and passion for the game. Reaching the top 500 on more than one account with a good knowledge around the mechanics of gameplay.

Pixie casts the matches in which champions are crowned, he knows what makes winners win. A vote for Pixie is a vote for knowledge, experience and moustaches!

Smite is a colour caster and analyst on the biggest Pacific tournaments Overwatch has seen, packed full of sweet as Kiwi pride, he’s a top choice to help New Zealand take on the world.

Vote for your chosen representatives here, as I write this there are just days left so get in quick with your selections!

All 32 teams will compete in a group stage event for a chance to make it to the World Cup playoffs at BlizzCon in November \o/

Good eSports – Overwatch Pacific Championship Full Circle Coverage

It all started with a new Blizzard Event Center opening in Taipei and now it has exploded into an amazing Overwatch Pacific Championship event with team Blank eSports travelling all the way to Taipei and fighting their way up to the TOP of the table!

The event is a massive 11 week gaming extravaganza, so this is just the beginning but in any case the achievements by team Blank and the quality of the games so far has been world class.

Team Blank have been playing really well, in the first week things looked great with 3-0 wins over Japan’s Detonator Gold and Taiwan’s Machi Esports, this continued through week 2 and into week 3 with the team pushing themselves up the table fast.

You can check out the gameplay below that took them to the top spot with 7 wins, with so many teams competing in this one you’ll need to fast-foward to exactly 5 hours into this broadcast to see the match – it’s a massive event with many teams battling each other and while the other gameplay is good we’re here to follow team Blank! 😛

Good eSports – Overwatch Pacific Championship NOW ON!

GGPC Overwatch Pacific Championship eSports NZ

UPDATE: The event has begun and you can watch the games with English commentary via the Full Circle eSports Twitch channel – damn good gaming so far with Blank eSports taking 7 wins so far putting them at the top of the table!

Now you might be thinking to yourself “hey GGPC, why are you writing about this in your New Zealand Blog when these chaps are from Australia?” and fair enough! Well, the guys covering this one at Full Circle eSports are actually in NZ!

GGPC Blank eSports Team Overwatch Taipei

UPDATE: The new Blizzard events center is now open! Aussie team Blank eSports have landed in Taipei and the first big tournament begins April 8th \o/

Blizzard TW have just officially announced a new Overwatch League for the Asia-Pacific Region with an event named the Overwatch Pacific Championship \o/ Up for grabs is MASSIVE prize pool of approx 380K NZ (8.3mil TWD). League events will start 8 April 2PM local time and it will last for 13 weeks! League will be held at the new venue to be launched on 30 March, details below.

The 8 invited teams include:

ahq eSports Club (Taiwan)

Blank Esports (Australia)

DeToNator GOLD (Japan)

Flash Wolves (Taiwan)

FireBall (Thailand) – (previously known as SweetTime)

Hong Kong Attitude (Hong Kong)

Machi Esports (Taiwan)

SunSister (Japan)

Original Article: Blizzard Taiwan is an exciting extension of the Blizzard global family. Located in the vibrant heart of Taipei City, they’ve just extended their support with a new venue which will be hosting gaming events soon 🙂 Blizzard Entertainment CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime will personally come to Taiwan to open the venue, with the afternoon promising a professional team stage competition.

For Overwatch specifically, rumors are already spreading that there will be a Overwatch League event sometime in April. There are also rumors that teams from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan will participant this upcoming League. We can expect to see Taiwanese teams like Flash Wolves and AHQ had announce their Overwatch rosters plus we’ll get to see known players like Zonda and Baconjack from Flash Wolves to compete in the upcoming Overwatch league. More news should be announced during the launch.

We can’t wait to check this one out for ourselves when GGPC hits Taipei for Computex (this is right around the 1st Birthday for Overwatch on May 24th and should be massive!) and will update with lots of sweet photos when we do, be sure to check out our Instagram for the latest \o/