Montreal Comiccon Sailor Scouts panel + meeting THE Charlet Chung

My competitive all female Overwatch team, the Sailor Scouts hosted their first panel this past weekend at Montreal Comiccon! And to be honest, it couldn’t have gone any better!

Team Sailor Scouts Overwatch panel of women in Esports at Montreal Comiccon, photo by Jessica Turcotte

Photo by Jessica Turcotte.

Annie, Quake, Fabulous and I did a presentation on our team and women in esports. At first, I was a bit nervous than no one would show up; 5 minutes before the panel, only our friends were sitting in the room. But thankfully, a little over 30 people showed up once we began the conference. What a relief XD

Team Sailor Scouts Overwatch panel of women in Esports at Montreal Comiccon

Pre-dabbing show for good luck.

After our panel, we took a few Q&As and thanked everyone for coming. Unexpectedly, people came up to the stage to ask for photos and autographs from the team! How crazy is that?? It kind of put things into perspective that we are not just playing Overwatch and going to compete at LAN tournaments for fun; our team also represents local women who want to enjoy their hobby and passion. Young girls were among the attendees at the panel and we definitely have to set a good example for the next generation of gamers.

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See more amazing cosplays at Montreal Comiccon on the Facebook album.

Ok so here’s the next crazy part of the weekend: Charlet Chung was at the con!

We have two D.Va mains on the team so we obviously had to see her Q&A panel (in which she was adorable AND hilarious) and get in line for her photo and autograph sessions. We brought her a team jersey to sign and she was super super excited about it (although staffers didn’t seem to be XD) and we must have talked like a thousand words a minute in the little time we got to spend with her. But Charlet Chung seems to be genuine 10/10 amazing person.

The autograph on the jersey reads: ”Go Sailor Scouts! Nerf this! Love, Dva. Charlet Chung”.

I’m pretty sure Annie was on the verge of tears (who btw is ranked #22 D.Va in North America, just saying). You cry if you want, Annie!

What a great weekend! And we are already on the road again this Friday to Saggeek, as official guests of the con!

Follow your dreams, people. I can’t believe all the things I am currently doing with the Sailor Scouts. If you want to play video games, you do your thang as long as you are getting out there, meeting good people and having fun.

xoxo
IDDQT

 

Learning Korean to become a better gamer? 네!

The Overwatch World Cup 2017 was the first time I watched Koreans play OW and I was amazed. Fl0w3r and Saebyeolbe quickly became my favorite players. SBB even waved to me at Blizzcon. ☺️
Now, on Overwatch League nights, I always cheer for New York Excelsior.
Since discovering the Korean Overwatch scene, I’ve been completely fascinated by all things Korean. Oh dear, I have become a kweeb.

I started eating Korean food on a weekly basis (I can’t imagine a life without tteokbokki, kbbq and fried chicken anymore), I starting watching k-dramas (Strong Girl Bong-Soon and Sound of your Heart were amazing!) and listening to IU and BTS (Just like Seoul Dynasty, as proven by their Spotify playlist!).

To take my new obsession to the next level, I switched my game language to Korean. It makes scrims longer haha but most of the menu uses a Korean pronunciation of English words and map names are basically the same.

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Learning the Korean alphabet was ez clap. It only has 24 letters, 2 less than ours. It took me about two weeks, 5 minutes a day to learn the alphabet by heart, so it’s definitely doable for anyone who has an extra hour on their hands and wants to kweeb it up.

So now that I can read everything on the menu, I only have to understand what I’m reading lul.
An example of easy words that sound like English:
플레이 = peullei = play

In game, all the voice actors are different but the voices themselves are very recognizable. Widowmaker still has french lines, but they are done by another actress. Blizzard did an excellent job at maintaining the mood and integrity of each hero throughout their voices that you’ll have no trouble telling them apart after a language switch.

So now that I have the basics down, have I improved at Overwatch? No, not at all haha.
But I swear, after watching a NYXL match, I do feel like my Widowmaker accuracy goes up a few points.

❤ IDDQTPIE