Around The Battlerealm – August 19, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Monday, August 19, 2019.

Schedule Notes: 100% roster availability until war resumes around 2pm EST. Dungeons return at 1pm EST. Round 2 of the Mr. Sinister and Cable arenas start at 1pm EST. AQ series begins at 3pm EST.

Podcast of Champions is back with a new episode covering Warlock, the Act 6.3 Beta and Variant 3.

Warlock content creator videos are now live. RichTheMan and Killer Beezy weigh in on the latest entrant to the contest.

A 55K medium attack with a rank 3 Hela? Dork Lessons does the Synergy Samba to show you how.

Seatin features his 6* Thing in his latest rank-up and gameplay video.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – August 18, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Schedule Notes: UMCOC Podcast, Live On Discord, 8pm EST. 100% roster availability starting Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of war.

KT1 shows you how to maximize Stark Spider-man’s stun lock capabilities in Variant 3.

Seatin has posted a number of Variant 3 videos, including Nick Fury vs Rogue, Killmonger vs the Evade Path, and Kamala Khan vs Rogue.

Lagacy has also shared his highlights from his Variant 3 exploration.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – August 17, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Schedule Notes: 100% roster availability until AW attack resumes around 2pm EST.

Kabam posted the official character spotlight for Warlock.

Variant 3 has only been out since Wednesday, but Seatin already has a full guide. Seatin also weighs in on the new premium reward bundle.

No Sentinel? Dork Dave says no problem! Take down that Variant 3 Kang boss with Nebula.

RoyalMarshall has posted the energy requirements for this month’s EQ on The Reddit.

RichTheMan wonders if a recent ban wave is the cause of the low arena scores in the latest MCOC News.

-Dano357

The Week Ahead in MCOC- August 18-24, 2019

Summoners!

It’s an exciting week for Marvel Contest of Champions as Warlock enters the Contest!

Please note, war rewards are currently locked. If you leave your alliance this week you will not be eligible for season rewards.

Full Roster Availability (No AW/AQ): 100% roster availability starting Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of war until war resumes on Monday afternoon.

Sunday: UMCOC Podcast, Live On Discord, 8pm EST. 100% roster availability starting Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of war.

Monday: 100% roster availability until war resumes on Monday afternoon. Dungeons return. Round 2 of the Mr. Sinister and Cable arenas start at 1pm EST. AQ series begins at 3pm EST.

Tuesday: Alpha arena begins at 6pm EST.

Wednesday: Week 4 of the Summoner Showdown, featuring JJW, RoastedBagel and Deacon from the UMCOC podcast, with guest host Arbitrarium.

Thursday: Warlock officially joins the contest as the featured arena champ. Sabretooth is the basic arena champ. Dungeon Days begin.

Friday: Tier 4 basic arena begins at 6pm EST.

Saturday: Attack phase begins for the second to last war of season 11.

-Dano357



Around The Battlerealm – August 16, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Friday, August 16, 2019.

Schedule Notes: 100% roster availability following AQ attack conclusion at 3pm EST. AW season rewards lockout begins with matchmaking at 6pm EST.

Dorky Dave says it’s not just you, Kabam did move the placement of the specials bar!

Craftygrinding has predictions for Round 1 of the Cable and Mr. Sinister arenas.

Killer Beezy has a war recap of AGT•ß Vs AGT•S.

There’s nothing better than a good cheese. Katy Candy agrees, and she’s happy to show you how to cheese the Map 7 Encroaching Stun node.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – August 15, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Schedule Notes: Round 1 of the 4* Basic Mr. Sinister Arena and Featured Cable arenas begin at 1pm EST.

Congratulations to DTMelodicMetal, who defeated CaptainBayeee & AtreiuMontoya in Week 3 of the Summoner Showdown to win a spot at the NYCC Tournament.

As expected, the Youtube community jumped into Back Issues #3 as soon as it was released. Catch up on all the streams from Seatin, Lagacy, and KT1 before you tackle the content for yourself.

If you can’t digest an entire live-stream, Seatin has already broken out all the boss fights into a single video, and also highlights how you can easily defeat the hyper-regenerating Rogue.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a clean release for Variant 3. RichTheMan covers the bug issues with Sentinel. Rich also released the mid-week episode of MCOC News, tackling the Namor/One Eye Open adjustment, Act 6.3 Beta and more.

Having issues with Uncollected Sunspot? Dorky Dave shows you how to take him down with Venom the Duck, Void, Captain Marvel and, of course, his girl Quake.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – August 14, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Kabam has released Version 24.1.5, which is a development side update and does not contain anything new for players.

Cable was announced as the featured champ for tomorrow and Monday’s arenas.

Schedule Notes: Back Issues #3: Polar Opposites will be released at 1pm EST. Tier 4 Basic arena begins at 6pm EST. Week 3 of the Summoner Showdown, featuring CaptainBayeee, AtreiuMontoya, and DTMelodicMetal with guest host Brian Grant at 4pm EST.

Seatin discusses the Act 6.3 Beta Test post and Kabam’s apparent change of heart when it comes to the Act 6 champion gates. Also, since he’s had so much fun playing Sunspot these past few days, he’s taking his all the way up to 5/65.

For those of your looking for a preview of Act 6.3, Lagacy live-streamed an initial clear of the Beta.

RichTheMan tests out his unawakened 6* Aegon to see if he is any good.

Is Sunspot a God-Tier Champ or simply impractical? KT1 gives you his full review of the New Mutant.

Looking to binge on Alliance War videos? DTMelodicMetal just uploaded his fights from the first 6 of 4Loki’s wars for Season 11.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – August 13, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Schedule Notes: Server Maintenance at 11pm EST.

Kabam sent out in-game invitations to the Old Man Logan and Colossus Rework Beta yesterday. The Beta runs August 26-30.

Episode #88 – That Hot Shot Sunspot Sure Does Capoeira A Lot of the UMCOC Podcast is now live on Soundcloud.

Kiryu has an absolutely insane 1 hit kill (not a joke) of Map 7 Thanos with Namor.

Craftygrinding has the Round 1 results, and gives his Round 2 predictions for the Sunspot and Blue Cyclops arenas.

Seatin tests out 6* Mysterio in Act 6 and Realm of Legends.

Lagacy posted his first war video of Season 11, featuring a Symbiote Supreme vs Champion boss throw-down.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – August 12, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Monday, August 12, 2019.

Schedule Notes: Round 2 of the Featured Sunspot and 4* Basic Blue Cyclops arenas begin at 1pm EST.

Seatin smashes through Variant content with his new 6* Thing, showcasing a high-risk, high-reward strategy in his latest rank-up and gameplay video.

Katy Candy teaches you how to maximize your Ghost Rider in 6 Minutes or Less.

Need rank-up advice? KT1 has thoughts on how progressing players should determine who should be their first 5/65 champ.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – August 11, 2019

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Schedule Notes: UMCOC Podcast, Live On Discord, 7pm EST. Alpha arena begins at 6pm EST. AQ series begins at 3pm EST. 

RichTheMan looks at the comic book source material for Sunspot and Warlock, the two New Mutants who joined The Contest this month.

Having trouble with Sinister Labs? Don’t think your champs are strong enough? KT1 is here to help.

Contest Champions posted a war recap of 4L0ki -vs- •SAS•, featuring his Omega Red vs a 5/65 Havok boss.

Seatin continues to test out Sunspot by running him through Realm of Legends.

-Dano357