All members of Contenders Korea champions RunAway will join the Overwatch League - Dexerto
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All members of Contenders Korea champions RunAway will join the Overwatch League

Published: 17/Oct/2018 10:47

by Joe O'Brien

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RunAway have confirmed that all of their players will join the Overwatch League.

Though no details regarding their new team or teams have been revealed, all of the Contenders Korea Season Two champions will appear in Season Two of the Overwatch League.

As the most popular and successful team outside of the Overwatch League, many fans have been waiting with bated breath for confirmation that they would see the players on the game’s biggest stage at last, after RunAway was surprisingly passed over entirely ahead of Season One.

RunAway aren’t just fan-favorites for their success, however. The bedroom organization with the pink jerseys made for a compelling underdog in OGN’s APEX, with tales of popular streamer couple Runner and Flowervin, who owned and managed the team, paying out of their own pocket to provide for the team attracting fans globally.

In fact, for most of their history RunAway has been known as the team that could never quite cross the finish line in big tournaments. They were thrust into the spotlight by reaching the finals of APEX Season Two, and subsequently made the finals of the Nexus Cup, APEX Season four, and APAX Premier 2017, all without collecting a trophy.

In Season One of Contenders Korea, RunAway fell out in the semi-finals, but in Season Two they finally claimed the victory they’ve been chasing for so long. Now, it seems the players will set themselves a new goal to pursue as they head to the Overwatch League.

Though no details have yet been announced regarding their destination. While it’s possible the players might be splitting up, rumors have suggested there was plenty of interest in signing them together, with the new Vancouver franchise the most commonly-cited in connection with the RunAway squad.

Signing RunAway’s full squad would arguably be the best way for a new team to jump straight into contention in the upper echelons for Season Two of the league. With RunAway being the champions of the strongest region there will be high expectations if they stick together, and signing Korean champions is also the strategy that helped build London Spitfire’s victorious Season One roster.

The RunAway players that will join OWL:

  • Kim ‘Haksal’ Hyo-jong
  • Park ‘Bumper’ Sang-beom
  • Lee ‘Stitch’ Choong-hui
  • Choi ‘JJANU’ Hyeon-woo
  • Lee ‘Twilight’ Ju-seok
  • Kim ‘SLIME’ Sung-jun
  • Seo ‘SeoMinSoo’ Min-soo
  • Lee ‘Hooreg’ Dong-eun
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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.