The fastest growing game in esports now has yet another name inthe business as pornography site YouPorn’s esports wing, known asTeam YP, has signed an Overwatchsquad.
The team is led by French captain Chairil“Nightwane” Djoehana, Ronny “Roon” Feuzfrom Switzerland, and David “Spanners” Morley fromEngland, all of whom competed under Team YP’sbanner in Evolve. The UK’s Ben “Meadzz”Mead and Sarmad “JagAren” Jirjes from Sweden join theOW scene from Rainbow 6: Siege, while Thor ChristerHalvorsen “Toorq” Eikeland was recently discovered inOverwatch itself.
“Overwatch has taken the internet bystorm,” said Team YP’s vice president Brad Burns. “Wecouldn’t be more thrilled by the addition of this game to ourever growing roster.”
The group of six used to compete under the team nameYummy Pepperonis and failed to qualify for ESL’s$100,000 Atlantic Showdown, losing in the first round both timesthey played. It will be an uphill battle for the squad to continuecompeting and qualify for the Overwatch Open, although they have”high hopes.”
The entrance into the Overwatch scene adds a unique twist to themarriage of Overwatch and pornography, which was highlighted by Kotaku back in May. Overwatch’scharacters have been the subject of many Source Filmmakerpornography projects all over the Internet since the game was inbeta, much to Blizzard’s dismay. It seems as though porn andOverwatch will continue to be bound together for the timebeing.
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