theScore esports Daily (March 20): Valve swaps out Cobblestone for Vertigo and Overwatch League commissioner says 'never again' to coin toss

by Devin Jones Mar 20
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Cobblestone out, Vertigo in with Valve's latest patch

In a recent blog post, Valve announced that Cobblestone has been removed from Competitive matchmaking and will be replaced by Vertigo.

As part of the Vertigo swap, "the CT entrance to mid has been altered to allow for safer rotation between sites."

The other significant news from the blog post is the addition of a scoreboard element that displays the loss bonuses to each team in Competitive and Wingman game modes.

Overwatch says sayonara to coin-flips

After a series of coin flips were used to determine seed placement for the upcoming stage 1 Overwatch World League playoffs, OWL commissioner Nate Nanzer has vowed to never do it again.

The confusion began after a tie for third place between Philadelphia Fusion and the Toronto Defiant ended with the wrong team given the decision. Initially, the Fusion called tails via a Tweet from the official Overwatch account, while Toronto took heads.

While the coin flip landed on heads, awarding Defiant the potential third place seed, Nanzer accidentally awarded the decision to the Fusion. He quickly fixed the situation via a live stream and addressed the issue later via a Reddit post.

As it stands the Fusion will take on the Atlanta Reign while the Defiant will face off against the San Francisco Shock beginning on Friday March 22.

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