Paris overwatch

On April 9th, Blizzard announced in a developer blog post that Overwatch would be receiving some much-needed adjustments to two of its maps.

From the eradication of map pools to the long-awaited reformation of the Horizon Lunar Colony and Paris maps— not to mention Echo’s release on April 13th— Overwatch fans should have much to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. However, the most exciting update resides in the suspension of the two maps in competitive play.

Assault (more commonly referred to as 2-control-point, or 2CP) has been the least popular game-mode since the inception of Overwatch. Horizon Lunar Colony and Paris, both 2CP maps, will see a significant reduction in play-rate as Blizzard works to find a solution to make these options more enjoyable.

Horizon Lunar Colony

When Horizon Lunar Colony was first introduced to the game on June 20th, 2017, there were clear issues with the map right away. The defensive spawn on point B was too close to the point, and there were not enough stairwells or access points to high ground throughout the map. Most importantly, the entry points to point A on the map were only accessible from the sides; additionally, there was no feasible defensive high-ground option due to the lack of staircases. While visually stimulating, HLC was too flawed for players to enjoy. In the summer of 2018, Blizzard introduced a re-work to the map, adding much-needed stairwells and additional cover for both attacking and defending sides. Since then, Horizon Lunar Colony has been much more bearable, but its legacy as one of the most talked-about and hated maps remains today.

Paris

Paris was released on February 19th, 2019, and quickly became one of the most hated maps in Overwatch history. Its lack of cover and defensive advantage on point A contrasted the large, open area that gave the offense too many entry points on point B. This, combined with defensive spawns that were simply too close to the second point, led to much frustration— even to the point where players would disconnect from Paris matches altogether. Cries for help began flooding the online forums, but no major changes would be made to the map. Now, over a year later, Blizzard has finally admitted to the problematic aspects of Paris, and will work on “updating the map’s layout and making it more fun to play.”

For a better future?

While many have been disappointed with the lack of transparency and slow response to much-needed changes throughout Overwatch’s history, these newer adjustments will hopefully be the start of more favorable moves by Blizzard and its developers. There’s no doubt that every map in Overwatch is carefully and beautifully designed, but functionality always comes first.

What other maps are in desperate need of adjustment? Let us know!


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Stephen "Steph" No is a communications major and esports journalist. Currently covering the LCS and the OWL, Steph is aiming to become a prominent Asian-American voice in Western esports media. You can follow his twitter @kdpanthera for more LCS and Overwatch League related content.

Sours: https://slashshout.com/2020/04/13/overwatch-community-reactios-to-horizon-lunar-colony-and-paris-map-removals/

Let’s face it, Paris is the worst map in Overwatch. There is no other map in this game where the groans are more audible and the quitters are more predictable than with Paris. 

 

Immediately upon hearing French music while the map loads, I prepare myself for the mass exodus of players that is about to happen. 

 

In quickplay, players leave and are replaced throughout the first few minutes of the match, which pretty much ruins the game regardless of which team you are on.

 

In competitive play, you won’t even have to worry about actually playing the map most of the time. There is an unspoken social convention when Paris comes up that someone in the server should take the hit for everyone and quit, leading to the cancellation of the match. While that person will receive a matchmaking penalty from Blizzard, they are doing the lord’s work, and we all thank them for their service to the Overwatch community.

 

It’s better to not play Overwatch at all, than to play on Paris, so just take the map out of rotation already!

 

The flaws in Paris’ design that make people rage

The problems with the Paris’ map design start with the very first choke point. To reach the A point, attacking teams must push through a single, narrow chokepoint, where the defenders can rain damage down on them from a central high ground position that is difficult to access for attackers. This central high ground gives the defenders a dominant position over every possible route the attack team can take to get to the point, which makes attacking this point very frustrating. 

 

Some might argue that you can take flying characters down a left path into the Point A courtyard, and this is true. But whoever goes over that flank route will be sitting duck for whatever toxic bunker composition is waiting on the other side. And there will be a toxic bunker composition most of the time because the A point was basically built for Bastion and Baptiste. 

 

Making matters worse, there is also very little cover for the attackers to utilize on this point, while the defenders have several pieces of significant cover on the high ground. So the defenders not only have the high ground advantage, they also have an upper-hand when it comes to cover.

 

With the first point being so heavily defense-sided, full-holds on this map are quite common. Even when attackers do get the point, it is usually because they expended all their cooldowns and ultimate resources to do so, making it difficult to actually win the teamfight on the point. This disastrous point isn’t designed with any level of fairness in mind, which makes it demoralizing to play.

 

Unfortunately, the problems with the map design don’t end with the first point. There are also serious issues with point B’s design. 

 

First of all, when attacking the B point, the offense has a very long walk to get to the point from their spawn. In fact, it is the longest walk back of any assault map in the game. 

 

 

The B point itself is super open and very large, which makes it frustrating to play for both offense and defense. No matter where you are on the point, you are exposed to damage. There is a statue in the middle that can provide some limited cover or a place for Hammond to swing around wildly, but beyond that everyone who fights on point B is fighting in the open, reliant entirely on their tanks for cover, with no environmental play to speak of.

 

 

So in summary, both the points on this map are not fun to play. This map features some of the longest, most demoralizing walk backs in the game, and the first point offers such an incredible advantage to defensive bunker comps that most players would rather just leave than experience what this map has to offer.

Why Blizzard should go ahead and take Paris out

At the point where your community has its own rules and processes for avoiding your map, something has to change. The options, usually, are binary: rework or remove. 

 

Ideally, Blizzard would rework this map completely. After all, the map’s aesthetic is beautiful. It would be a shame to have to see all that hard art design work go to waste. However, Jeff Kaplan revealed in February that the developers are planning to remove the 2 CP assault mode entirely in Overwatch 2. So it doesn’t make sense to make huge changes to a map that they intend to retire for the sequel anyway.

 

 

Since players refuse to play the map, keeping it in the map pool ultimately just leads to more wasted queue times and more angry memes of Twitter about how Paris is the worst. It’s time for Paris to be taken out of the quickplay and competitive map rotation.

Sours: https://www.invenglobal.com/articles/13622/opinion-take-paris-out-of-overwatch-already
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Paris Eternal

French professional esports team

Paris Eternal is a French professional Overwatch esports team based in Paris, France. The Eternal compete in the Overwatch League (OWL) as a member of the league's West region.

Founded in 2018, Paris Eternal began play as an OWL expansion team in 2019 and is one of two professional Overwatch teams based in Europe. The team is owned by Drew McCourt, owner of DM Esports, who also owns Eternal Academy, an academy team for the Eternal that competes in Overwatch Contenders.

Franchise history[edit]

OWL expansion[edit]

On 7 September 2018, Activision Blizzard announced that DM Esports owner Drew McCourt (son of Frank McCourt owner of Olympique de Marseille) had purchased an expansion team based in Paris for Overwatch League's second season for more than $20 million.[2][3] On the investment of the franchise, McCourt noted, "Du point de vue d'investisseur à l'échelle mondiale dans le domaine du sport traditionnel, le développement de l'e-sport, et de l'Overwatch League notamment, est remarquable (translated: From a global investor's point of view in traditional sports, the development of e-sport, and the Overwatch League in particular, is remarkable)."[4]

On 8 November, the team held a launch party in which they revealed their team name as Paris Eternal, as well as their entirely European roster and coaches.[5][6]

Early years: 2019–present[edit]

On 16 February, Paris Eternal had its first regular season match against the defending 2018 OWL champions London Spitfire, in which Paris claimed a convincing 3–1 victory.[7] Paris ended Stage 1 with a 3–4 record and did not qualify for the Stage 1 Playoffs.[8] After Stage 1, head coach Julien "Daemon" Ducros left the team and was replaced by Félix "Féfé" Münch.[9][10] Paris ended the season with a disappointing 11–17 record, did not manage to yield a winning record in any stage, and did not qualify for any of the stage playoffs nor the season playoffs.[11]

On 24 October 2019, the Eternal signed former Element Mystic head coach Yun "Rush" Hee-won as their new head coach.[12] Paris found more success in their 2020 season, winning their first ever tournament championship on 6 July after taking down the San Francisco Shock in the Summer Showdown finals.[13] Paris finished the regular season with 15 wins, 4 bonus wins from midseason tournaments, and 6 losses to claim the third seed in the North America season playoffs; however, a 0–3 loss to the Washington Justice on 6 September in the North America playoffs ended their season.[14] After the end of the 2020 season, due to financial difficulties, all players and staff other than General Manager Kim "AVALLA" Kyoung-ey were let go from the Paris Eternal. The Eternal fully rebuilt their roster which now consists of four OWL players and three former Contenders players, all from Europe.[15][16] In the 2021 offseason, the Paris Eternal competed in the SteelSeries Invitational and tied with the London Spitfire in third place losing against the Boston Uprising 2–3.[17]

Team identity[edit]

On 8 November 2018, the Eternal brand was officially unveiled. The team name alludes to the eternal flame that has burned under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris since 1921.[18] The logo depicts an infinity symbol inscribed within the Gallic rooster, France's national symbol. The team's colors are blue, burgundy, white, and gold, with the former three colors reflecting that of the French flag.[6]

Personnel[edit]

Current roster[edit]

PlayersCoaches
RoleNo.HandleNameNationality
Damage 16Naga Dereli, Nikolai  Denmark 
Tank 7Daan Scheltema, Daniël  Netherlands 
Support 11dridro Szanto, Arthur  France 
Support 1Kaan Kaan Okumus, Emir  Germany 
Head coach

Choi "JMAC" Dae-han


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (2W)Two-way player
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injury / Illness

Latest roster transaction: 4 October 2021.

Head coaches[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Seasons overview[edit]

Season PWLW%Finish Playoffs
201928 11 17 .393 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
202021 15 6 .714 2nd, North America Lost in NA Lower Round 1, 0–3 (Justice)
202116 8 8 .500 8th, West Did not qualify

Individual accomplishments[edit]

Role Star selections

  • SP9RK1E (Kim Yeong-han) – 2020
  • FDGoD (Brice Monsçavoir) – 2020

All-Star Game selections

  • Kruise (Harrison Pond) – 2019
  • BenBest (Benjamin Dieulafait) – 2020
  • SoOn (Terence Tarlier) – 2020
  • NiCOgdh (Nicolas Moret) – 2020
  • FDGoD (Brice Monsçavoir) – 2020

Academy team[edit]

Main article: Eternal Academy

On 27 February 2019, the Paris Eternal announced their Overwatch Contenders academy team as Eternal Academy.[26] After finishing with a 2–5 record in their first season, Eternal Academy became the first OWL academy team to fail to qualify for the next Contenders season; they finished Season 2 Trials in fourth place with a record of 2–3.[27][28] Six months later, on 13 December 2019, Eternal Academy announced that they would be competing in Contenders 2020 Season 1.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^Hayward, Andrew (21 August 2019). "Update: Five More OWL Teams Confirm Homestand Venues". The Esports Observer. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  2. ^Carpenter, Nicole (7 September 2018). "It's official: All 8 new teams coming to Overwatch League have been revealed". Dot Esports. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  3. ^"Esport - Overwatch League : Un McCourt à Paris" [Esport - Overwatch League: A McCourt in Paris]. L'Equipe (in French). 7 September 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. ^"Overwatch League: six nouvelles franchises, dont une à Paris" [Overwatch League: six new franchises, including one in Paris]. La Croix (in French). AFP. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. ^Abbas, Malcolm (8 November 2018). "Paris Eternal storm their way into the OWL". Dot Esports. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ ab"Introducing the Paris Eternal"(PDF). Overwatch League. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  7. ^https://tv5.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/27966997/fusion-fuel-defiant-more-make-overwatch-league-roster-moves
  8. ^August, Charlotte (17 March 2019). "Overwatch League Recap: Stage 1 | Week 5 | Day 1". ESTNN. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  9. ^ abRichardson, Liz (2 April 2019). "Paris Eternal head coach daemoN steps down". Dot Esports. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  10. ^ abRichardson, Liz (3 April 2019). "Paris Eternal promote Féfé to head coach". Dot Esports. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. ^R., Olivia (15 September 2019). "Overwatch League standings at the end of the regular season". win.gg. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  12. ^Richardson, Liz (24 October 2019). "Paris Eternal sign SP9RK1E, add coaching staff". Dot Esports. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  13. ^Richardson, Liz (5 July 2020). "Guangzhou Charge, Paris Eternal win Overwatch League Summer Showdown". Dot Esports. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  14. ^Holt, Kris (9 September 2020). "One Of The Overwatch League's Worst Teams Is Suddenly Good Enough To Win It All". Forbes. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  15. ^"Paris Eternal Sign Six EU Players to 2021 Roster". Hotspawn.com. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  16. ^"French DPS Tsuna joins the Paris Eternal". Daily Esports. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  17. ^Richardson, Liz (1 March 2021). "What we learned from the Overwatch League SteelSeries Invitational". Dot Esports. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  18. ^Marshall, Cass (8 November 2018). "Paris Eternal unveils their Overwatch League branding". Heroes Never Die. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  19. ^Mary-Justice, Amelia (23 October 2018). "New Paris OWL roster includes SoOn, ShaDowBurn, more fan favorites". Inven Global. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  20. ^Lyons, Ben (16 October 2019). "Paris Eternal part ways with head coach Féfé". Gamereactor UK. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  21. ^Kennedy, Mandii (24 October 2019). "The Paris Eternal Welcome Element Mystic Damage Star Sp9rk1e, Head Coach Rush, and Assistant Coaches Levi and Aid". The Game Haus. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  22. ^Paris Eternal. "Official Statement: Today we say good bye to @NineK_OW , @rush_coach , and @Aid_OW as they move on to other opportunities and @OW_Levi as he retires for military service". Twitter. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  23. ^Paris Eternal. "We are delighted to announce the new signing of @GetAmazed_ow as our new Head Coach for the 2021 season". Twitter. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  24. ^Richardson, Liz (1 October 2021). "Paris Eternal releases 3 players, head coach before 2022 Overwatch League season". Dot Esports. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  25. ^Richardson, Liz (4 October 2021). "4 Paris Eternal players will be returning in 2022". Dot Esports. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  26. ^"Overwatch Contenders Paris Eternal Academy : composition, roster, logo". Millenium (in French). 27 February 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  27. ^Chen, Ethan (21 May 2019). "Paris Eternal releases Overwatch Contenders roster Eternal Academy". Daily Esports. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  28. ^Richardson, Liz (20 May 2019). "Eternal Academy drop roster after Contenders Trials". Dot Esports. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  29. ^Eternal Academy [@EternalAcademy] (13 December 2019). "We're pleased to announce that the Eternal Academy will be competing in the upcoming Contenders season!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Eternal

Overwatch paris

The Overwatch League postseason is finally ready to begin after the Washington Justice selected its first opponent for the high-stakes play-in bracket, which begins on Sept. 4. 

Washington made the surprising decision to face the Paris Eternal, a team of European talent that has steadily improved over the course of the season. On the other side of the West Region bracket, the Toronto Defiant will be left to face the Boston Uprising, Washington’s unselected opponent option. 

This season’s play-ins are set up as single-elimination brackets in both the East and West Regions. West Region teams are competing for two spots in the final double-elimination playoffs bracket, which begins Sept. 16. East Region teams are competing for a single remaining spot. 

Though the Paris Eternal is heading into the postseason with an 8-8 overall season record, the team’s majority-rookie team has proven to be more formidable than most opponents expected. For the 9-7 Justice, which recently underperformed in the Countdown Cup tournament cycle, it’s a confident yet concerning choice. 

Paris and Washington will face off at 2pm on Sept. 4; Toronto and Boston will take each other on immediately after at approximately 3:30pm. Two winning teams will have the chance to be selected by either the San Francisco Shock or the Houston Outlaws, the higher seeds in the West Region play-in bracket. 

Sours: https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/washington-justice-chooses-to-face-paris-eternal-for-overwatch-league-play-ins

Paris is an Assaultmap in Overwatch.

Background[]

Paris is the capital city of France. It was a site of civil unrest during the Omnic Crisis.[1] At some point in the decades that followed, Paris was identified as a hotspot by Overwatch.[2]

Paris was one of the locations Junkrat and Roadhog raided during their heist.[3]

In the present, Paris is one of the most important art cities in the world, shown through its rebuilt architecture, galleries, and street art. It is a hot tourist destination with many restaurants and clubs to bring people in.[4]

Null Sector Invasion[]

Attention. This is your captain speaking. We're on final approach to Paris. You may now power on your electronic devices. Weather is mostly cloudy, with a hundred percent chance of Null Sector invasion.
~ Tracer

Years after launching a similar attack on London, Null Sector attacked Paris. Its police force was apparently able to evacuate most of the city, but was fighting a losing battle as Null Sector continued to advance. An Overwatch team deployed into the city and joined the fight, but were heavily outnumbered by Null Sector's Nullifiers, and via the omnics' Titan, heavily outgunned as well. However, more Overwatch agents joined the fight and were able to destroy the Titan, thwarting Null Sector's attack.[5]

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