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Boston Uprising Player Takes Shots at NYXL Star Saebyeolbe After OWL Playoff Exit

Published: 27/Jul/2018 16:24 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 17:32

by Vincent Genova

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Stanislav ‘Mistakes’ Danilov had some fun with a Twitter call out of star DPS player Jong-ryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park following NYXL’s disappointing exit from the Overwatch League Playoffs.

NYXL announced that Saebyeolbe would be throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game and Mistakes took advantage of the unfortunate choice of words.

Mistakes referenced NYXL and Saebyeolbe throwing away their chance at an Overwatch League championship.

Some were quick to point out that Saebyeolbe was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at a game earlier in the year, but the event was canceled due to rain.

Due to the initial rainout, Mistakes could have been asking a harmless question about him already throwing out a first pitch.

Regardless of his intentions, the tweet was interpreted as a clever attack on NYXL.

NYXL lost only six of their 40 matches in the inaugural Overwatch League season, running away with first place and even leading some to question the league’s competitiveness.

The playoffs were a different story as NYXL was knocked out in their first match to the sixth seed Philadelphia, a team that finished 10 games behind in the regular season.

Coincidentally, Mistakes and his Boston squad were also knocked out by Philadelphia in the previous round.

The Overwatch League is over for both players but the Overwatch World Cup is right around the corner.

Saebyeolbe will have a chance to respond to Mistakes on August 19 when South Korea and Russia square off in the group stage of the World Cup.

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Overwatch player exposes how broken map points really are

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch YouTuber and Twitch streamer Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan has exposed why contesting or capturing points in the game can feel a bit off. As it turns out, the game doesn’t accurately tell you where the point really begins.

If you’ve ever played Overwatch, chances are you’ve had a game where you swore you were on the point at the last moment, but the game didn’t count it. This is because the objective’s visual identifier is much cleaner than the game would lead you to believe.

The first thing that KarQ explains is that he’s using a Workshop mode called Patriq’s Tool [WNSY6] to show a map’s true properties.

As visualized by a little rope, the true point begins once a character’s model crosses over that line. Additionally, green orbs indicate high ground locations that heroes can still be standing on to either contest or capture an objective.

Hanamura's point B dead zones
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Hanamura has a weird dead zone by the stairs.

Starting with Hanamura, KarQ explains how the first point is slightly more extended than the visuals suggest. The second point, meanwhile has some wonky positions where for smaller heroes, they cannot contest near the right side’s stairs as there is a dead zone.

Temple of Anubis also has some glaring issues with dead zones that will prevent some smaller heroes such as Tracer from being able to contest. The defender’s right-hand corner on the second point features a massive dead zone that can even keep stall heroes like Mei from being able to contest. This is a big deal and something to keep in mind in-game.

Volskaya’s second point is completely busted with a single aerial spot on the point counting as a dead zone. This means that despite the capture point’s height being 8.70 meters, a random mid-air spot doesn’t count.

Moving onto King of the Hill maps, for Ilios Ruins, players can actually contest above every single ledge and corner above the point. This is important because it means that there’s no reason to throw yourself onto the objective and risk your life in overtime.

Meanwhile, Ilios Well, despite being a mirrored back, gives one side an unfair advantage because the point starts four stairs up on one section and only three on the other. One section of the map even features two random dead spots while the other side has potted plants where those dead zones are.

Ilios Well is a broken map
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Ilios Well isn’t even mirrored.

This isn’t to say some of the maps aren’t well-made. Hollywood’s first point is nearly perfect on all sides, which makes one wonder why not all of them are like that.

With Overwatch 2 in development, hopefully, the team can adjust all the older maps to make the visual identifier more consistent so players know exactly where they can and can’t contest.