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Best and Worst of DJ Khaled’s Overwatch League Finals Performance

Published: 29/Jul/2018 13:45

by Calum Patterson

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DJ Khaled kicked off the Overwatch League finals on Saturday July 28 at the Barclays Center in New York, and it was a memorable performance, to say the least.

Typically, musical performances at esports events are met with sceptical receptions, and the announcement of Khaled’s appearance was no different, but he is likely the biggest name to have kicked off an esports event.

The problem though, and this goes for any DJ Khaled performance really, is that he himself doesn’t actually sing, rap or even DJ for that matter. 

His show is instead simply him playing songs which he ‘curated’ – hits such as “I’m the One” with Justin Beiber, or “Wild Thoughts” with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

And all his big hits were on show, plus Khaled doing his very best to hype up the crowd and pull off his best dance moves.

One of the best clips from the performance is this one where the camera pans to a young boy in the audience, who looks totally bewildered as to what is going on.

And because the audience had young kids like this in attendance, many of Khaled’s songs with explicit lyrics had to be ‘adjusted’ to be age appropriate. 

That meant relying on the crowd to take over at certain points – but with limited success.

It wasn’t all bad however, as Khaled’s foot work didn’t go unnoticed by the camera operator, and this clip of his slick moves may well become a meme soon enough.

Finally, the clip that sums up the performance really. As DJ Khaled is right in the swing of things, he takes the risk of asking the audience to complete the chorus for him.

Unsurprisingly, the crowd struggles to form the words of the hook, and an awkward chant seems to break out instead.

Regardless of Khaled’s performance, the show itself went on, and what a show it was. The London Spitfire came out on top, winning Season One, after being one of the lowest seeds in the playoffs.

When season 2 finals come around, it will be intriguing to see which celebrity musical performance Blizzard puts on, if they decide to put one on at all.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.