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Ireland vs Iceland: OWWC Group B Quarterfinals

By Matthew Kennedy / November 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Ireland vs Iceland: OWWC Group B Quarterfinals

The Overwatch World Cup Preliminary matches took place October 31, a fitting date for the Wolfhounds due to Samhain and the Puca Festival. On this frightful day, Team Ireland had a testing gauntlet laid in front of them – in order to reach Group B Finals, they would have to beat first Iceland then the…

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Team Ireland’s Historic Rivalry

By Matthew Kennedy / October 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Team Ireland’s Historic Rivalry

Since the start of the Overwatch competitive scene, there have been intense rivalries among the top teams. Many of these carried over to the Overwatch League, such as New York Excelsior (LW Blue) vs Vancouver Titans (RunAway), or Seoul Dynasty (Lunatic Hai) vs Dallas Fuel (EnVyUs). But most people forget the oldest and most storied…

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The Underdog Designer: Ramón “Hanafuda” Escolá

By Matthew Kennedy / October 24, 2019 / Comments Off on The Underdog Designer: Ramón “Hanafuda” Escolá

A Titanic Rise Discord is a free application initially made for various gaming communities to communicate via voice chat, text, and image and video sharing. People can make servers dedicated to specific topics such as Irish Overwatch. When Ramón “Hanafuda” Escolá joined a server dedicated to Overwatch-themed art, little did he know where that would…

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Looking Back: An Interview with Warro and Kokopopz of Team Ireland 2016

By Darby Joyce / October 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Looking Back: An Interview with Warro and Kokopopz of Team Ireland 2016

2019 marks the fourth Overwatch World Cup, as well as Team Ireland’s second time competing in it. Ireland last appeared in the World Cup in 2016, when the journey to BlizzCon looked vastly different than it does today. Unfortunately, the 2016 squad placed nineteenth in the online European qualifier, and didn’t get a chance at…

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The Transatlantic Throwdown

By Matthew Kennedy / September 23, 2019 / Comments Off on The Transatlantic Throwdown

Sunday evening saw the stage set for a thrilling aerial faceoff between Aaron “FlexG” Kay from Team Ireland, and Liam “Mangachu” Campbell from Team Canada and the Overwatch League’s Toronto Defiant. Both players would duke it out in a Pharah 1v1 to see who would fly victorious and assert dominance over the airspace. Mangachu came…

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OWWC 2019 Showmatch: Ireland vs Greece

By Matthew Kennedy / September 16, 2019 / Comments Off on OWWC 2019 Showmatch: Ireland vs Greece

Saturday, August 31, the Celtic Wolfhounds of Team Ireland took on the Trojan Horse of Team Greece in a best-of-7 showmatch. This was the first time the teams had battled each other, although this was neither’s first showmatch. Team Ireland took on Team Austria back in July, and Team Greece is in the midst of…

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Team Ireland vs Team Iceland: Sigma Scrim

By Celtic Wolfhounds / June 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Team Ireland vs Team Iceland: Sigma Scrim

On July 31, the Celtic Wolfhounds of Team Ireland and Gyrfalcons of Team Iceland squared off in a scrimmage on the Overwatch Public Test Region(PTR). They chose this battleground as not only a way to use the new forced 2–2–2 role lock system, but also to get a feel for how the newest character Sigma…

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Team Ireland Trials vs Austria Scrimmage

By Celtic Wolfhounds / June 7, 2019 / 1 Comment

This past Tuesday, Team Ireland squared off against Team Austria for a friendly scrimmage to help shape the final lineups for each team before Trials end. The battle started on Oasis, with Team Ireland using a GOATS variant by replacing the D.Va with Mei, meanwhile Team Austria opted for the traditional GOATS lineup. After the…

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