The winners of the Overwatch League’s 2018 inaugural season, the London Spitfire, have received their own in-game skin commemorating their victory. The design for Winston is inspired by the team’s namesake, the Supermarine Spitfire, with the team’s signature teal and orange color scheme.
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The skin is available right now on the in-game Overwatch League store, costing 200 Overwatch League tokens or $9.99 USD. This is double the price of the regular Overwatch League skins but the same as the previously released Lucio emote and Zen skin. The Spitfire-inspired skin also now features prominently on the main menu when the game loads. As a legendary skin, it features extensive changes to Winston’s player and weapon models.
As mentioned earlier, the London Spitfire aren’t the first to receive special skins in conjunction with the Overwatch League. Previously, New York Excelsior player Sung-hyeon “JJonak” Bang received his own time exclusive “MVP” skin. JJonak was a Zen player in a league of his own in the Overwatch League’s inaugural season, earning him the title of MVP. The Zen-Nakji skin celebrated this and his own personal love of octopi. Perhaps we’ll see future MVPs and League-winning teams receive similar skins as well.
You can obtain the Overwatch League tokens needed to purchase the Spitfire-inspired skin in various ways. They are available for purchase from Blizzard, or you can earn them by watching Overwatch League games live as they air. In addition, you can earn extra tokens by signing up to the newsletter or through large random drops to Overwatch League viewers. Finally, many of the Overwatch League teams offer tokens as prizes for various giveaways, sweepstakes, competitions, and tournaments.
I fell in love with Tomb Raider for the PS1 as a 4 year old and have gamed ever since. While I’ve meddled with the pro scenes of a couple games, I only really got invested with Overwatch for which I’ve been a pro player, coach and analyst in the tier 3 scene. Nowadays I mostly just play Overwatch, some Pdx Grand Strategies and R6 Siege but my favourite video game will forever be Star Wars Republic Commando. RIP Sev, you’ll always be remembered.
Disclosure: I’ve been a tournament admin and writer for The NUEL. While I am unlikely to cover the UK collegiate scene I still believe it important to disclose.