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New Legendary Skins for Summer Games: D.Va, Reinhardt and Winston

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The 2018 Summer Games are almost upon us and with only 3 days to go it's time for some skin previews! We have D.Va's Waveracer, Gridironhardt Reinhardt and finally, Catcher Winston.

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40 minutes ago, DimensionDerper said:

At last, I can ENVISION everyone as footballs!

...People smash footballs into the wall in the real game, right?

People smash axes for touchdowns in the real game, right?

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No one told the Blizzard artist baseball is a dying sport and this is an international game?

Pretty lame skins.

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1 hour ago, Abom said:

No one told the Blizzard artist baseball is a dying sport and this is an international game?

Pretty lame skins.

    Um, Baseball is growing and played professionally across half the planet so it is international. China really happens to like it too so you know... On top of that Football is more exclusive than Baseball where there are only two countries with professional leagues. Water sports are also primarily an American thing too.

    I don't know maybe try Google before you talk nonsense. But the skins are trash so you got me there.

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6 hours ago, TheWizard said:

   On top of that Football is more exclusive than Baseball where there are only two countries with professional leagues.

I guess you mean American football? And baseball also isn't widely known in Europe. I still don't know what it is about 😄 That being said, I kinda like Winston's outfit, although this sport doesn't fit his moveset much (Rein on the other hand is a good match).

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8 hours ago, TheWizard said:

    Um, Baseball is growing and played professionally across half the planet so it is international. China really happens to like it too so you know... On top of that Football is more exclusive than Baseball where there are only two countries with professional leagues. Water sports are also primarily an American thing too.

    I don't know maybe try Google before you talk nonsense. But the skins are trash so you got me there.

Preface: I'm in Houston and an Astros  fan.

Baseball is not growing. Ratings have declined dramatically. Viewership in most major metropolitan cities is down as much as 25%. The majority of it's viewer base is above 55. Park attendance for the majority of teams is also dramatically low.

Google is your friend.

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I dunno I kinda like the D.Va one. I'll prob try for that one.

Winston's doesnt look like anything special and Rein looks like a player from NFL Blitz (not a good thing).

So yeah, overall bad skins.

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13 hours ago, Abom said:

Preface: I'm in Houston and an Astros  fan.

Baseball is not growing. Ratings have declined dramatically. Viewership in most major metropolitan cities is down as much as 25%. The majority of it's viewer base is above 55. Park attendance for the majority of teams is also dramatically low.

Google is your friend.

    Baseball and Softball are the most participated team sports in the US. Youth baseball is also considerably on the rise because of Football and it's risks having parents not wanting their children to go into it and preferring a safer sport. On top of that MLB's revenue has been growing and expected to top $10 billion this year. 

    All of which is fine enough but just to add more you're talking about Nielsen ratings. Which is TV... Something that has been becoming outdated for a while now. Baseball is still streamed to phones and computers which is where the younger audience is, with more and more fans choosing those services because it's easier to pay MLB TV and watch whatever game you want, whenever you want.

    There are two things you are right about. Attendance is down and I'm honestly not too sure why. It could be a myriad of things, Basketballs rapid rise to becoming the second most popular sport in the world, the game may really be too long, or the whole strike outs and home runs only debate. But people are still engaged and the league is still thriving and more importantly growing. The other thing you're right about is Google is my friend. But I didn't need it for any of this but good for you for just looking up the very first thing to justify what you said. If you'd like I will provide sources for anything I've said. 

    P.S. I don't like the Stros but good for them for winning the WS. I'm a sorry Angel's fan wondering when we're ever gonna get rid of Mike Soscia and finally get back to the playoffs. We're wasting good Mike Trout years and it sucks.

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16 hours ago, Arcling said:

I guess you mean American football? And baseball also isn't widely known in Europe. I still don't know what it is about 😄 That being said, I kinda like Winston's outfit, although this sport doesn't fit his moveset much (Rein on the other hand is a good match).

Ya American Football. And yes, Europe and Africa are the only continents where there is no real pro leagues. The America's and Asia is where it's widely popular but I guess Europe already has Cricket which at some point I want to learn for sure. A British friend of mine is supposed to teach me but I don't think he's really gonna do it.

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11 hours ago, TheWizard said:

Ya American Football. And yes, Europe and Africa are the only continents where there is no real pro leagues. The America's and Asia is where it's widely popular but I guess Europe already has Cricket which at some point I want to learn for sure. A British friend of mine is supposed to teach me but I don't think he's really gonna do it.

Cricket is a British thing, not widely popular outside of UK. It's all about football/soccer here in Poland and for most of Europe.

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8 hours ago, Arcling said:

Cricket is a British thing, not widely popular outside of UK. It's all about football/soccer here in Poland and for most of Europe.

Isn't popular in India too? And I do like me some soccer. I mean I really thoroughly enjoy any sport. My dad and I once watched on ESPN a professional Cornholing (been bag toss) tournament and we got way to into it trying to analyze how they were manipulating the bean bags to score points in different fashions. It was a lot of fun.

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46 minutes ago, TheWizard said:

Isn't popular in India too?

Meant Europe specifically, but outside of it I guess it is popular within Commonwealth. That's why Junkrat (Australia) had cricket skin last year.

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