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Boston Uprising Complete Overwatch League Stage 3 Undefeated

Published: 5/May/2018 5:26 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Joe O'Brien

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Boston Uprising has completed a flawless stage of the Overwatch League.

The Uprising went undefeated throughout the entirety of Stage 3, the first team to pull off such a feat.

The Uprising got off to a hot start at the beginning of the stage, but shortly found themselves dealt a heavy blow after star DPS player ‘DreamKazper’ was removed from the team for inappropriate online behaviour with an underage fan.

Despite the loss, Boston has only looked stronger throughout the rest of the stage. They became the first team to beat all three all-Korean teams within a stage, and then set a new record for the longest undefeated streak in the league.

With their victory over LA Gladiators to end the regular season of the stage, the Uprising extended that streak to 14, as well as completing the stage without sustaining a single loss.

The Uprising has now locked in the top seed going into the stage playoffs. Unlike previous stages, the number one team doesn’t get a free pass to the finals, but does get to choose which of the other three playoff teams they wish to face in their semi-final match.

As well as Boston Uprising, New York Exceslior and LA Valiant are locked into the playoffs. The final match of the stage between Valiant and Philadelphia Fusion will decide the fourth playoff team – anything less than a clean sweep for Fusion assures the LA Gladiators of holding onto the spot they currently hold in fourth place.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.