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FUT 17 Champions Rewards

FUT 17 Champions Rewards

The brand new feature in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team entitled FUT Champions can give out the best rewards possible for players including coins and all sorts of high end packs. First you have to qualify for the weekend league and then you’ll have 40 matches to play to try and rank up.

The rewards are calculated by how many wins you will get in the 40 games. If you get to elite rank then you can get IF packs and in the top 100 you can acquire a big sum of coins and Ultimate TOTW packs. You can even grasp the opportunity to play in the Championship series on the world stage with the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) the end goal.

In this in-depth article you will get details on all of the FUT weekend and monthly rewards from start to finish. Check out the full guide below.

FIFA 17 Weekend League Updated

FIFA 17 Weekend League Updated

Your rewards will only be given to you if you’ve completed at least 5 matches over the weekend period that you’ve qualified. The game mode is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC users. All of your earned FUT Champions Weekend League Rewards will be delivered to you during the week, which is before the next Weekend League. The timing has changed so the new time is on Thursdays at 6pm UK for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Automatically Qualifying

If you get promoted from division 2 to division 1, hold Div 1, or even win Div 1 then you’ll gain entry to the weekend league with a free pass. If you achieve level Gold 3 or higher then this will also make you eligible for the following weekend league as well.

Weekend League FUT Champions Rewards Bronze

Bronze 3

Up – 1 win out of 40 playable matches

1,000 Coins
2 Gold Packs

Bronze 2

2 – 4 wins out of 40 playable matches

3,000 Coins
2 Premium Gold Packs

Bronze 1

5 – 7 wins out of 40 playable matches

7,500 Coins
1 Premium Gold Players Packs

FUT Champions Bronze 1 2 3

FUT Champions Bronze 1 2 3

Weekend League FUT Champions Rewards Silver

Silver 3

8 – 10 wins out of 40 playable matches

10,000 Coins
1 Premium Gold Players Pack
2 Jumbo Premium Gold Players Packs

Silver 2

11 – 13 wins out of 40 playable matches

15,000 Coins
1 Mega Pack
1 Rare Gold Pack

Silver 1

14 – 17 wins out of 40 playable matches

20,000 Coins
1 Jumbo Premium Gold Players Packs
1 Mega Pack

FUT Champions Silver 1 2 3

FUT Champions Silver 1 2 3

Weekend League FUT Champions Rewards Gold

Gold 3

18 – 20 wins out of 40 playable matches

30,000 Coins
2 Mega Packs
1 Rare Players Pack (50K pack)
Automatic qualification for the following Weekend League

Gold 2

21 – 24 wins out of 40 playable matches

45,000 Coins
1 Rare Gold Pack
2 Rare Mega Packs
Automatic qualification for the following Weekend League

Gold 1

25 – 28 wins out of 40 playable matches

50,000 Coins
2 Jumbo Premium Gold Players Packs (100K packs)
Automatic qualification for the following Weekend League

FUT Champions Gold 1 2 3

FUT Champions Gold 1 2 3

Weekend League FUT Champions Rewards Elite

Elite 3

29 – 31 wins out of 40 playable matches

70,000 Coins
1 Premium TOTW Packs
1 Jumbo Rare Players Packs
Automatic qualification for the following Weekend League

Elite 2

32 – 33 wins out of 40 playable matches

100,000 Coins
1 Premium TOTW Packs
1 Jumbo Rare Players Packs
Automatic qualification for the following Weekend League

Elite 1

34 or more wins out of 40 playable matches

125,000 Coins
2 Premium TOTW Packs
2 Jumbo Rare Players Packs
Automatic qualification for the following Weekend League

FUT Champions Elite 1 2 3

FUT Champions Elite 1 2 3

Weekend League FUT Champions Rewards (Top 100) 26-100

Rank 76 – 100

125,000 Coins
1 Ultimate TOTW Pack
2 Jumbo Rare Players Packs

Rank 51 – 75

125,000 Coins
1 Ultimate TOTW Pack
3 Jumbo Rare Players Packs

Rank 26 – 50

150,000 Coins
1 Ultimate TOTW Pack
3 Jumbo Rare Players Packs

FUT Champions Rank 100 to 26

FUT Champions Rank 100 to 26


Weekend League FUT Champions Rewards (top 100) 1-25

Rank 11 – 25

150,000 Coins
1 Ultimate TOTW Pack
4 Jumbo Rare Players Packs

Rank 2 – 10

200,000 Coins
1 Ultimate TOTW Pack
4 Jumbo Rare Players Packs

Rank 1

250,000 Coins
1 Ultimate TOTW Pack
4 Jumbo Rare Players Packs

FUT Champions Rank 25 to 1

FUT Champions Rank 25 to 1

FUT 17 Monthly Rewards Detailed

FIFA 17 FUT Champions Monthly Rewards

FIFA 17 FUT Champions Monthly Rewards

FUT Champions Monthly Rewards Bronze

Bronze 3

December | March | June

Up to 6 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

Up to 5 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

Up to 3 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

1 Bronze Champions Pack (contains 1 Bronze Team of the Week inform player)


Bronze 2

December | March | June

7 – 17 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

6 – 14 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

4 – 9 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

1 Bronze Champions Pack (contains 1 Bronze Team of the Week inform player)


Bronze 1

December | March | June

18 – 27 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

15 – 23 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

10 – 17 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

1 Bronze Champions Pack (contains 1 Bronze Team of the Week inform player)


FUT Champions Monthly Rewards Silver

Silver 3

December | March | June

28 – 38 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

24 – 32 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

18 – 23 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

1 Silver Champions Pack (contains 1 Silver Team of the Week inform player)


Silver 2

December | March | June

39 – 48 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

33 – 41 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

24 – 30 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

1 Silver Champions Pack (contains 1 Silver Team of the Week inform player)


Silver 1

December | March | June

49 – 72 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

42 – 66 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

31 – 49 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

1 Silver Champions Pack (contains 1 Silver Team of the Week inform player)


FUT Champions Monthly Rewards Gold

Gold 3

December | March | June

73 – 83 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

67 – 72 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

50 – 53 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

Gold Champions Kit
1 Gold Champions Pack (contains 3 Gold Team of the Week inform players)


Gold 2

December | March | June

84 – 97 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

73 – 84 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

54 – 62 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

Gold Champions Kit
1 Gold Champions Pack (contains 3 Gold Team of the Week inform players)


Gold 1

December | March | June

98 – 111 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

85 – 96 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

63 – 71 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

Gold Champions Kit
1 Gold Champions Pack (contains 3 Gold Team of the Week inform players)


FUT Champions Monthly Rewards Elite

Elite 3

December | March | June

112 – 121 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

97 – 105 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

72 – 78 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

Elite Champions Kit
Gold Champions Kit
1 Premium Champions Pack (contains 11 Gold Team of the Week inform players)


Elite 2

December | March | June

122 – 128 wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

106 – 111 wins out of 160 playable matches

January

79 – 83 wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

Elite Champions Kit
Gold Champions Kit
1 Premium Champions Pack (contains 11 Gold Team of the Week inform players)


Elite 1

December | March | June

129 or more wins out of 200 playable matches

October | November | February | April | May | July | August

112 or more wins out of 160 playable matches

January

84 or more wins out of 120 playable matches

Rewards

Elite Champions Kit
Gold Champions Kit
1 Premium Champions Pack (contains 11 Gold Team of the Week inform players)


FUT Champions Monthly Rewards Rank 1-100

Rewards

Top 100 Champions Kit
Elite Champions Kit
Gold Champions Kit
1 Ultimate Champions Pack (contains 44 Gold TOTW inform players)

Monthly rewards are always delivered before the end of the month for the previous months matches. EA Sports never have any consistency with the dates so it’s slightly unpredictable. On the whole they seem to deliver monthly rewards at the back end of each month. Got a question? Leave a comment in the box below and we’ll get back to you.

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FIFA 17 Winter Upgrades Leaked Date – Trading Tips Investment – collectionfifatips.com

The FIFA 17 Ultimate Team winter upgrades are out this Friday with a date confirmed, in this post you’ll learn how to take advantage with expert trading tips on making loads of coins free and easy. Follow the steps in the video below to gain knowledge of all the secret in-forms to invest in.

So you’ll want to go out and buy all the players mentioned in the video, there IFS will go up because of the upgrades to the players stats and overall rating. The OTW (ones to watch) cards are the best choice and will get you a greater return investment.

Players such as Mane, Firmino, Coutinho, Kane, Alli, Hazard, Higuain, Hererra, Jones, Kante, Diego Costa, Lallana and many more will have an increase. This is the quickest and easiest way to gain coins fast in the FUT transfer market. You can always keep the new OP card or sell it on for profit if you so wish.

Remember that Friday the 17th of February is the release date of these winter upgrades so you’ve only got a couple of days to get busy in the auction rooms and start bidding or BIN players that have in-forms or black cards.

collectionfifatips | FUT 17 Premier League Ratings Refresh (Winter Upgrades)

FIFA 17 Ratings Refresh

FIFA 17 Ratings Refresh

From the dates starting February 17th to February 27th literally hundreds of players will have their stats and ratings permanently updated in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team as part of the Ratings Refresh reform. The updated overall ratings will only apply to new base items which can be found in packs but some existing IF versions of select players will be automatically upgraded next time you launch FUT.

Below you can find the full list of Premier League players who’ve had their ratings boosted including upgrades and downgrades.

FIFA 17 Ratings Refresh Premier League Upgrades

FIFA 17 Ratings Refresh Premier League Upgrades

Eden Hazard – LW – Chelsea: 88 → 89

Eden Hazard Rating Refresh

Eden Hazard Rating Refresh

Alexis Sanchez – ST – Arsenal: 87 → 88

Alexis Sanchez Rating Refresh

Alexis Sanchez Rating Refresh

Coutinho – LW – Liverpool: 85 → 86

Coutinho Rating Refresh

Coutinho Rating Refresh

Diego Costa – ST – Chelsea: 85 → 86

Diego Costa Rating Refresh

Diego Costa Rating Refresh

Christian Eriksen – CAM – Tottenham Hotspur: 84 → 85

Eriksen Rating Refresh

Eriksen Rating Refresh

Harry Kane – ST – Tottenham Hotspur: 84 → 85

Harry Kane Rating Refresh

Harry Kane Rating Refresh

Joel Matip – CB – Liverpool: 82 > 83
N’Golo Kante – CM – Chelsea: 81 > 83
Adam Lallana – CM – Liverpool: 82 > 83
Ander Herrera – CM – Manchester United: 82 > 83
Roberto Firmino – ST – Liverpool: 82 > 83
Dele Alli – CAM – Tottenham Hotspur: 80 > 82
Virgil van Dijk – CB – Southampton: 79 > 82
Jordan Henderson – CDM – Liverpool: 80 > 82
Idrissa Gueye – CM – Everton: 76 > 82
Kasper Schemichel – GK – Leicester City: 81 > 82
Antonio Valencia – RB – Manchester United: 80 > 82
Kyle Walker – RB – Tottenham Hotspur: 81 > 82
Sadio Mane – RW – Liverpool: 79 > 82
Danny Rose – LB – Tottenham Hotspur: 80 > 81
Jermain Defoe – ST – Sunderland: 80 > 81
Héctor Bellerín – RB – Arsenal: 79 > 80
Marcos Alonso – LWB – Chelsea: 77 > 79

FULL LIST

  • Alvaro Negredo – ST – Middlesborough: 80 → 81
  • Wilfried Zaha – RM – Crystal Palace: 79 → 80
  • Nordin  Amrabat RM Watford:  79 → 80
  • Heung Min Son – LM – Tottenham Hotspur:  79 → 80
  • Victor Wanyama – CDM – Tottenham Hotspur:  78 → 79
  • Divock Origi – ST – Liverpool:  78 → 79
  • Marcos Alonso Mendoza – LWB – Chelsea:  77 → 79
  • Victor Moses – RWB – Chelsea:  77 → 78
  • Michail Antonio – RM – West Ham United:  76 → 78
  • Tom Heaton – GK – Burnley:  76 → 78
  • Troy Deeney – ST – Watford:  76 → 78
  • Marcus Rashford – ST – Manchester United:  76 → 77
  • Robert  Snodgrass – RM – Hull City:  75 → 77
  • Mohamed Elneny – CDM – Arsenal:  74 → 77
  • Kelechi Iheanacho – ST – Manchester City:  74 → 76
  • Jordan Pickford – GK – Sunderland:  73 → 76
  • Darren Randolph – GK – West Ham United:  74 → 75
  • Matt Phillips – RM – West Bromwich Albion:  74 → 75
  • Oriol Romeu Vidal – CDM – Southampton:  74 → 75
  • Harry Arter – CM – Bournemouth:  74 → 75
  • Viktor Fischer – LW – Middlesbrough:  74 → 75
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – CM – Southampton:  74 → 75
  • Danny Simpson – RB – Leicester City:  74 → 75
  • Alex Iwobi – LM – Arsenal:  70 → 74
  • Harry Winks – CM – Tottenham Hotspur:  64 → 70
  • Joel Castro Pereira – GK – Manchester United:  57 → 67
  • Tom Davies – CM – Everton: 58 → 64
  • Nicolas Otamendi – CB – Manchester City: 85 ← 84
  • Steve Mandanda – GK – Crystal Palace: 85 ← 84
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger – CM – Manchester United: 83 ← 82
  • Claudio Bravo – GK – Manchester City: 85 ← 83
  • John Terry – CB – Chelsea: 84 ← 82
  • Robert Huth – CB – Leicester City: 80 ← 78
  • Wes Morgan – CB – Leicester City: 79 ← 77
  • Lazar Markovic – RM – Hull City: 78 ← 76
  • Oumar Niasse – ST – Hull City: 77 ← 75
  • John O’Shea – CB – Sunderland: 76 ← 74
  • Stephen Ireland – CAM – Stoke City: 76 ← 74
  • Evandro Goebel – CM – Hull City: 76 ← 74
  • Bakary Sako – LM – Crystal Palace: 75 ← 72
  • Gerhard Tremmel – GK – Swansea City: 75 ← 71

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collectionfifatips – FIFA 17 Career Mode Best Young U21 Players Potential EPL

This is the best young under-21 players potential growth on FIFA 17 Career Mode in the English premier League. Check out the full HD video tutorial below to learn all of the young wonderkids that go up to has potential to be special in manager mode.

There are a total of 48 players in the squad report and the amazing talent isn’t all at the top as there’s tank 90+ rated players in the middle and at the bottom of the list. There will be a lot of players you’ll be familiar with that play in the EPL week in week out but also some that are starting to just come on the seen and will break into Premier League 1st teams in the near future.

You will be able to make an incredible team with this guide on Career Mode and have players with Complete Defender, Complete Midfielder and Complete Forward in your squad. The year is 2025 and the last season has been simulated as i played through all seasons up until the last one.

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Overwatch adding server browser so you can share your hideous/amazing custom creations on collectionfifatips

Overwatch adding server browser so you can share your hideous/amazing custom creations on collectionfifatips

An incoming Overwatch [official site] patch is introducing server browsing as an extension of the team shooter’s custom game mode. As a result you’ll be able to create and share your own customised Overwatch experience with friends.

“An extension of Overwatch’s Custom Game mode, the Server Browser allows you to adjust the settings on various maps, modes, and heroes, creating your own tailor-made server. If, for example, you want to increase Pharah’s missile speed or remove the cooldown from McCree’s Combat Roll, the power is yours. Once you’re happy with your settings and you’re ready to launch your game, you’ll need to set up the permissions. You can limit the number of people who can join your game by toggling the ‘Friends Only’ or ‘Invite Only’ options, but if you want to put your strange creation to the real test, set your server to ‘Public’ and click the launch button.’

This is the first thing in a fair few months which has made me feel like going back to Overwatch and having a real poke around so I might go on a server cruise to see how the ratio of fun to utterly broken experiences is shaping up.

The patch is currently live on the public test realm where Blizzard trial and troubleshoot changes before applying them to the main game. To get hold of that you just select PTR from the region dropdown in the Overwatch tab of the Battle.net client.

Skimming the rest of the patch notes it looks like the Capture the Flag mode Blizz were trialling in the Lunar New Year event is here to stay and will go into the Arcade as a game mode.

In terms of the heroes, Bastion’s getting tweaked with the aim of making him more flexible. Obv the changes aren’t final, depending on how the PTR playtesting shakes out but the general aim is to shift some of the power from his Sentry configuration (the static turret option) into his Recon configuration (the mobile option). At the moment that means things like the bullet spread in sentry mode being increased and critical hits and headshot damage multipliers being removed, whereas the bullet spread in recon mode is decreased.

There’s also a change to Mercy which makes her temporarily invulnerable after using her resurrect so hopefully she’s not going to get instakilled as soon as she uses the darn thing.

So yes, for now it’s on the PTR and will end up in the live game – perhaps with some slight variations – soon.

Overwatch teases something new via robo-prodigy, Efi on collectionfifatips

Overwatch teases something new via robo-prodigy, Efi on collectionfifatips

Looks like Blizzard are teasing something to do with a new character for Overwatch [official site]. They’ve put up an “interview” with 11-year-old robotic engineering prodigy, Efi Oladele, which is clearly teasing something on the robotics/AI front.

To be honest, as long as I never have to pick through a Sombra-style interminable ARG reveal event again I’m probably fine with whatever Efi’s interview presages.

The fictional Q&A is centred around Oladele being awarded a prestigious grant and what she might then go on to do with it. If you’re a fan of Blizzard’s reveal process or Overwatch lore the whole thing will be of interest. Similarly if you just like that Blizz are making their robo-genius a small girl from Numbani. For everyone else, it’s this bit:

Speaking of which, do you have any plans for what you’re going to do with your grant? New computer? College tuition?

Oh… I have an idea…

No hint?

It’s a secret for now… but my parents are taking me on a trip to celebrate! It’ll be my first time flying, so I can’t wait.

Overwatch teases something new via robo-prodigy, Efi on collectionfifatipsGiven the wording and given it doesn’t seem likely Blizzard would want to stride merrily into a “we added a child soldier to our roster” PR bunfight the prevailing theory is that Oladele will be building the next hero or the next whatever the heck it is rather than head to the battlefield herself.

That said there are maybe some ways they could still involve Oladele in an indirect way, or make it explicit that she’s somehow not dying or killing. Alternatively it might skip forward in time and, I dunno, have her as a grown up going on to transplant her consciousness into a robo body like in that X-Files episode where people start uploading their consciousnesses to the internet. Or maybe she used the grant to start the Omnica Corporation which then led to that Omnic Crisis (the details of which I periodically look up and forget but if my current memory serves it was something vaguely like the Aug Incident in Deus Ex).

There’s also the fact that this might not even be a hero. It could be some kind of robotic-themed map or gear or… Look. We reached the sum total of what I know about this ^^ way back up there.

Unless this is somehow still part of that bloody Sombra reveal and even the addition of the actual hero to the game hasn’t stopped that confounded ARG.

Overwatch gets a game browser and boosts Bastion on collectionfifatips

Overwatch gets a game browser and boosts Bastion on collectionfifatips

Overwatch [official site], aka The Shooter For Whom You Write Poems Which You Never Send, has been given a game browser as part of its most recent patch. This will let players scroll through weird and wacky game modes invented by others, or host strange custom games of their own devising. The patch brings some other stuff too. Capture the Rooster (the CTF brawl they recently offered as part of their Lunar New Year event) is now a permanent fixture and robot good boy Bastion is getting a decent buff.

First, the game browser. Here’s a video showing off all the glory of MENUS.

There are some silly modes taking root on this menu. So far I’ve seen a ‘hide and seek’ mode where one team is made up of Sombras and Tracers only, who have to run and hide, while the other team are a bunch of frightening Reinhardts hunting them down. ‘Boss mode’ is a popular one, pitting 6 normal players (or with slightly decreased damage) against a single ultra-buffed Tank player. ‘Yeti vs Hunters’ is a similar spin, with Winston as the pumped up singleton, facing off against four others on the Nepal map. Of course, you can always go and make your own weird cocktail. A 2v2 ‘Buddy Cop’ mode. A three weak Pharah vs one strong McCree ‘Clay Pigeon Shooting’ mode.

Meanwhile, in patch notes land, Bastion is getting some changes to make him a stronger character more generally. The full patch notes are here with other heroes getting some small tweaks. But the changes to Bastion in particular are as follows:

Configuration: Sentry
Reconfiguration time decreased from 1.5 seconds to 1.0 second
Bullet spread increased by 50%
Bullet spread is always at maximum (it no longer increases as the weapon is fired)
Magazine size increased from 200 to 300
No longer deals critical damage

Configuration: Recon
Bullet spread decreased by 25%
Magazine size increased from 20 to 25

Self-Repair
Can now be used while moving
Now bound to secondary fire (formerly Ability 2)
No longer interrupted by taking damage
A new resource meter has been added that depletes while Self-Repair is active and recharges when not in use

Configuration: Tank
No longer grants bonus armor

New Passive Ability: Ironclad
Bastion takes 35% less damage while in Configuration: Sentry or Tank

“Self repair can now be used while moving” and “no longer interrupted by taking damage” are quite significant changes for anyone familiar with the robot bird-lover’s strengths and weaknesses. That he also takes over a third less damage while in his turret mode is also a hefty alteration. I often pull Bastion out toward the end of the match if things are looking rough as a defender but these changes make me want to take him for a spin all match long to see how he fares.

Overwatch’s new hero, Orisa, hits test servers on collectionfifatips

Overwatch’s new hero, Orisa, hits test servers on collectionfifatips

The next fighter to join the happy-go-lucky crew of thieves and murderers in Overwatch [official site] is, as expected, not an 11-year-old. It is the honking great robot that child prodigy designed, though. Last night Blizzard revealed Orisa, and popped the tanky four-legged deathbot onto the public test servers for all to tinker with.

If you want the hard, serious lore: a ne’er-do-well named Doomfist was causing trouble in the neighbourhood and smashed up everyone’s robot friends, so a clever girl named Efi built Orisa from the guts of those bashed bots. Voila! A four-legged, long-range tanky character joins the Overwatchers. See:

As for what Orisa actually does, Blizzard say:

“Orisa’s main weapon is her rapid-fire Fusion Driver, an automatic gun with good range and accuracy even at a distance—though it comes at a cost, as Orisa’s movement slows down while she fires. Her alternate fire, Halt!, launches a graviton charge across the map, slowing nearby enemies as it passes, then pulling them toward it when it detonates.

“Her Fortify ability boosts her personal defense, reducing damage taken and making her unstoppable for a short time. She can throw a device that creates a curved, stationary Protective Barrier, perfect for intercepting projectiles and shielding teammates. Lastly, as her ultimate ability, Orisa deploys a high-powered Supercharger that beams a buff to allies within its range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the opposing team.”

If you want to check out Orisa before she officially joins Overwatch, you can hop onto the public test realm. Also now on the PTR is a slight depowering for Bastion, who’s been something of a monster since recent buffs. Overwatch game game director Jeff Kaplan has written a bit about balancing about the meta, acknowledging Bastion is overpowered but getting into interesting stuff about how “often, the perception of what the meta is does not match what the actual meta is.” He says:

“The perceived meta is largely driven off of the professional scene and what gets played in tournaments. After those tournaments, really cool reports are written analyzing the pro scene. Those reports go out of their way to say that they are solely reflective of the pro scene and not necessarily representative of the playerbase at large. Yet people cite the pro pick choices as gospel. One thing that I found interesting was that there was a perception based on those reports and in the community that Mercy is never played. Yet according to our stats back during the “3 tank meta” when “Lucio and Ana were the only viable healers”, Mercy was the 5th most played hero OVERALL — and yes, I am talking about in Competitive Play, not Quick Play.”

Oh and hey, here’s Kaplan again to explain a lot more about Orisa’s lore, abilities, and place in the meta:

collectionfifatips | BAFTA noms: Inside, Firewatch, Dishonored 2, Overwatch

collectionfifatips | BAFTA noms: Inside, Firewatch, Dishonored 2, Overwatch

Although the Britain of tomorrow will be merely the county of Kent surrounded by 100-foot high razor wire, I am confident that the BAFTAs will endure forever. Long-established and highly coveted by the black tie crowd, they’re one of those award shows which tend to reward the already successful, which can make them rather safe and predictable. Still, bar a deluge for PS4 system-seller Uncharted 4, this year’s crop of nominations isn’t quite as staid as it might have been.

The darkly delicious platform adventure Inside [official site] is the PC title that scores the most winks. I can get behind that (though John very much would not), but it’s good to see the likes of ABZU, Stardew Valley, EVE Online and Hitman nominated, alongside the more predictable likes of Dishonored 2, Firewatch and Overwatch. Mind you, I think pretty much every game that pierced public consciousness last year has some kind of nod here.

Here’s the full list of noms:

Artistic Achievement
Abzû – Giant Squid/ 505 Games
Dishonored 2 – Arkane Studios/ Bethesda Softworks
Inside – Playdead/ Playdead
The Last Guardian – Sie Japan Studio, Gendesign/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Uncharted 4 – Naughty Dog Llc/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Unravel – Coldwood Interactive/ Electronic Arts

Audio Achievement
Battlefield 1 – Dice/ Electronic Arts
Doom – Id Software/ Bethesda Softworks
Inside – Martin Stig Andersen – Playdead/ Playdead
The Last Guardian – Sie Japan Studio, Gendesign/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Rez Infinite Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Takako Ishida, Noboru Mutoh – Enhance Games, Monstars Inc., Resonair/ Enhance Games
Uncharted 4 – Naughty Dog Llc/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europs

Best Game
Firewatch – Campo Santo Productions/ Camp Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Inside – Playdead/ Playdead
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
Stardew Valley – Eric Barone – Concernedape/ Chucklefish
Titanfall 2 – Respawn Entertainment/ Electronic Arts
Uncharted 4 – Naughty Dog Llc/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

British Game
Batman: Arkham VR – Rocksteady Studios/ Wb Games
Forza Horizon 3 – Playground Games/ Microsoft Studios
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games/ Hello Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Overcooked – Ghost Town Games/ Team17 Digital Ltd
Planet Coaster – Frontier Developments/ Frontier Developments
Virginia – Variable State/ 505 Games

Debut Game
Firewatch – Campo Santo Productions/ Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Overcooked – Ghost Town Games/ Team17 Digital Inc.
Oxenfree – Night School Studio/ Night School Studio
That Dragon, Cancer – Numinous Games/ Numinous Games
The Witness – Thekla, Inc./ Thekla, Inc.
Virginia – Variable State/ 505 Games

Evolving Game
Destiny: Rise of Iron – Bungie/ Activision
Elite Dangerous: Horizons – Frontier Developments/ Frontier Developments
Eve Online – Ccp Games/ Ccp Games
Final Fantasy Xiv: Online – Square Enix/ Square Enix
Hitman – Io Interactive/ Square Enix
Rocket League Dave Hagewood, Jeremy Dunham, Corey David – Psyonix/ Psyonix

Family
Lego Star Wars: the Force Awakens Mike Taylor, Jamie Eden, James Norton – Tt Games/ Wb Games
Overcooked – Ghost Town Games/ Team17 Digital Ltd
The Playroom VR – Sie Japan Studio, Team Asobi!/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Pokémon Go – Niantic Inc./ Niantic Inc.
Ratchet & Clank – Insomniac Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Toca Hair Salon 3 – Toca Boca/ Toca Boca

Game Design
Battlefield 1 – Dice/ Electronic Arts
Dishonored 2 – Arkane Studios/ Bethesda Softworks
Inside – Playdead/ Playdead
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
Titanfall 2 – Respawn Entertainment/ Electronic Arts
The Witness – Thekla,inc./ Thekla, Inc.

Game Innovation
Batman: Arkham Vr – Rocksteady Studios/ Wb Games
Firewatch – Campo Santo Productions/ Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.,
Pokémon Go – Niantic Inc./ Niantic Inc.
That Dragon, Cancer – Numinous Games/ Numinous Games
Unseen Diplomacy – Triangular Pixels/ Triangular Pixels
The Witness – Thekla, Inc./ Thekla, Inc.

Mobile
The Banner Saga 2 – Stoic/ Versus Evil
Dawn of Titans – Natural Motion/ Zynga
Deus Ex Go – Square Enix Montreal/ Square Enix
Pokémon Go – Niantic Inc./ Niantic Inc.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon – Game Freak/ the Pokémon Company International
Reigns – Nerial/ Devolver Digital

Multiplayer
Battlefield 1 – Dice/ Electronic Arts
Forza Horizon 3 – Playground Games/ Microsoft Studios
Overcooked – Ghost Town Games/ Team17 Digital Ltd
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
Titanfall 2 – Respawn Entertainment/ Electronic Arts
Tom Clancy’s the Division – Ubisoft Massive/ Ubisoft

Music
Abzû – Austin Wintory – Giant Squid/ 505 Games
Doom – Mick Gordon, Chris Hite, Chad Mossholder – Id Software/ Bethesda Softworks
Inside – Martin Stig Andersen, Søs Gunver Ryberg – Playdead/ Playdead
The Last Guardian – Takeshi Furukawa – Sie Japan Studio, Gendesign/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Uncharted 4 – Henry Jackman, Jonathan Mayer, Scott Hanau – Naughty Dog Llc/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Virginia – Lyndon Holland – Variable State/ 505 Games

Narrative
Dishonored 2 – Arkane Studios/ Bethesda Softworks
Firewatch – Campo Santo Productions/ Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Inside Arnt Jensen – Playdead/ Playdead
Mafia III – Hangar 13/ 2k
Oxenfree – Night School Studio/ Night School Studio
Uncharted 4 – Neil Druckmann, Josh Scherr – Naughty Dog Llc/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Original Property
Firewatch – Campo Santo Productions/ Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Inside – Playdead/ Playdead
The Last Guardian – Sie Japan Studio, Gendesign/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
Unravel – Coldwood Interactive/ Electronic Arts
The Witness – Thekla, Inc./ Thekla, Inc.

Performer
Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay in Mafia III
Cissy Jones as Delilah in Firewatch
Emily Rose as Elena Fisher in Uncharted 4
Navid Negahban as ‘hajj Agha’ in 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Nolan North as Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4
Troy Baker as Sam Drake in Uncharted 4


BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in Association With Dare to Be Digital

Among the Stones – Lukasz Gomula, Alberto Taiuti, James Wood, Roberto Macken, Kevin Mckenna, Rory Sweeney – Bluedoor Games
Pentagrab – Andrew Fullarton, Thomas Slade, Nick Kondylis, Cari Watterton, Dale Smith – Ludico
Rebound – Kieran Gallagher, Isaac Pringle, Mark Tempini, Andrew Graham, Alexander Macdiarmid, Vlady Veselinov, Craig Russell, Alex Donaldson – Hexterion

Amd Esports Audience Award (public voted)
Clash Royale – Supercell/ Supercell
Counter Strike: Global Offensive – Hidden Path Entertainment/ Valve
Dota 2 – Valve/ Valve
League of Legends – Riot Games/ Riot Games
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
Street Fighter V – Capcom, Dimps/ Capcom

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I reckon we’ll see Inside, Firewatch and Uncharted clean up here, with juries likely to particularly get hung on deciding between the latter two. If it were me and me alone deciding, in the beautiful perfect alt-reality where I am emperor of mankind, this is what I’d do (with the important proviso that the noms would have been quite different under my tyrannical but 100% objectively fair rule):

Artistic Achievement: Abzu
Audio Achievement: Inside
Best Game: Inside
British Game: No Man’s Sky (N.B. I did a bit of writing for it so clearly you cannot trust me there)
Debut Game: Firewatch
Evolving Game: Hitman
Family: Pokemon Go
Game Design: Overwatch
Game Innovation: Pokemon Go
Mobile: Reigns
Multiplayer: Overwatch
Music: Abzu
Narrative: Inside
Original Property: Inside
Performer: Cissy Jones/Firewatch

And that’s why my opinion is so highly respected wholly ignored in this industry.

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