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Blizzard hands out suspensions and fines to 7 new Overwatch League players

Published: 21/Dec/2018 18:36 Updated: 21/Dec/2018 18:41

by Bill Cooney

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To go along with the announcement of a centralized discipline tracker for the 2019 season, the Overwatch League handed out suspensions to seven new players who were found to be in violation of the League’s rules.

The new player discipline tracker will provide information on suspensions and other disciplinary action taken on players throughout the 2019 season.

The League is already handing out punishments to seven new Overwatch League players for account boosting, account sharing, and intentionally throwing.

All of the players are from different teams so the rosters should be able to adjust for the few games that each of these players are gone for.

The list does not include “players who are not currently under contract with an Overwatch League team but might face suspension or fines should they return to league play.”

The shortest suspension for one match goes to Shilong ‘Krystal’ Cai of the Hangzhou Spark for account boosting, and the longest suspension is a five game benching for Riku ‘Ripa’ Toivanen for “throwing matches and toxicity.

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The only player to receive a fine, Won-Jae ‘Rise’ Lee of Guangzhou Charge, has to pay $1,000 for account sharing.

Blizzard and the Overwatch League seem to be cracking down on player discipline this year in hopes to avoid some of the criticism they acted reactively as opposed to proactively with player discipline in 2018.

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.