Boston Uprising's HuK Responds to Fan Criticisms of the Team's Overwatch League Stage 4 Performance - Dexerto
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Boston Uprising’s HuK Responds to Fan Criticisms of the Team’s Overwatch League Stage 4 Performance

Published: 28/May/2018 22:27 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Joe O'Brien

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Boston Uprising’s President of Gaming Chris ‘HuK’ Loranger has made a statement regarding the team’s Overwatch League Stage 4 performance.

The Uprising has had a weak start to the stage, going 0-4 in the opening two weeks. The results are a significant contrast to the previous stage, in which Boston went undefeated in the regular season.

Though there was barely more than a week between the playoffs of Stage 3, in which Boston reached the finals, and the start of Stage 4, there’s been no greater inversion of performance in the whole league than in the Uprising’s results since.

From unequivocally claiming the second spot beneath New York Excelsior, Boston has suddenly fallen into looking like one of the weakest teams in the league, most notably suffering defeat at the hands of the Dallas Fuel.

While Boston’s previous record means they still should be relatively comfortable in claiming a spot in the $1.7 million end-of-season playoffs, fans are naturally surprised and disappointed in the sudden reversal in form.

Boston Uprising President of Gaming HuK took to the team’s official discord to respond to criticisms of the squad’s results.

“I don’t really have time to check this discord or keep up with it. Bleeple let me know that there have been a decent amount of angry msgs or people @’ing me. I don’t usually like to pander to negativity or rumors of why something is or isn’t. Bottom line is for multiple reasons the team has been struggling this stage. Some of those factors are under our control some of them not. My goal is and always has been to put the team in the best position possible to succeed. All I can say is that we are all working hard to do that and recently the team has been doing better.

Realistically the goal is to make playoffs and be the best team by the end of the year so that we put everyone in the best position to succeed. Maybe in the future I can shed more light on recent events but as of right now it is important more than ever to be professional and not degrade myself or the team to the level of rumors and blame game.

I hope everyone in time will grow to appreciate that, thanks and hope we can turn it around this stage and compete hard in playoffs.”

The Uprising will be facing London Spitfire and San Francisco Shock in the third week of Stage 4. Though they sit three matches clear for a playoff spot currently, too much longer without a win could yet see their position threatened.

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Overwatch player shows advantage of “confirm Duplication” as Echo

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch’s newest hero Echo has proven to be a very complex yet powerful character since her debut. Now, players are finding new ways to take advantage of the Duplicate ultimate, primarily its “confirm” function.

Because Echo has the ability to transform into any enemy hero on the battlefield, assuming they’re alive, there’s always a chance that in the heat of the moment, players Duplicate a hero they didn’t intend on copying.

This can be a real pain, because there are some heroes that are much better Duplicate prospects than others. However, the confirm Duplication option can ensure no mistakes are made.

There are other benefits to having the confirm option on too, such as being able to get in a much better position when the actual Duplicate is initiated.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

As Redditor Hard-Light_Hackerman shows, by selecting the Symmetra as a target and then flying towards the Rialto high ground, they’re able to put themselves in a prime position to get the most out of the ultimate.

Once on the high ground and out of the enemy’s line of sight, they’re able to place down multiple turrets and a teleporter to tele-bomb the opponent’s backline and become a massive threat.

Right away, they’re able to take down both of the enemy supports and build up Symmetra’s Photon Barrier to protect themselves while continuing to pressure the tanks and Hanzo.

Why the Confirm Duplication option is superior. from Overwatch

Overall, the play itself is extremely well done and results in five kills going the way of the Echo player and the payload reaching the first checkpoint.

Had the confirm Duplication option been off, then it’s possible that Symmetra would never have been able to begin the attack on the high ground and not be anywhere near as effective.

If you enjoy playing Echo or are thinking of maining her, be sure to change your settings to have confirm Duplication on to ensure that you’re copying the right hero and that you can make use of Echo’s mobility before transforming.