Boston Uprising’s Lucas ‘Note’ Meissner pulled off a massive quad-kill with D.Va’s self-destruct against the LA Valiant.
Landing a huge multi-kill with D.Va’s self-destruct has always been tough in the Overwatch League – it’s a very telegraphed ultimate that is relatively slow to land and cannot be redirected once unleashed. For pro players, that leaves plenty of time to get away in most cases.
If anything, it’s only become progressively harder to land big D.Va ultimates, particularly after Philadelphia Fusion flex tank Gael ‘Poko’ Gouzerch‘s exceptional use of it in stage one forced teams to become even more proficient at escaping the blast.
On Blizzard World against the Valiant, however, Note managed to find an angle that left four of his enemies with nowhere to run. As the Uprising’s offence pushed towards the final point, Note effectively wiped out the Valiant to help secure the round.
The play came at a crucial moment of a map that the Uprising ultimately won, which would eventually prove crucial in the series. Boston took a 2-0 lead with the win on Blizzard World, but were forced to fend off a reverse sweep in a narrow game-five victory to secure the match 3-2.
With that win, the Boston Uprising advances to 9-0 in the stage, just one win away from a clean sweep of the Stage 3 regular season matches. The team is currently on a 13-match win-streak, running on from the end of Stage 2, the longest undefeated streak of the league. The team’s final opponent before the Stage 3 playoffs will be Los Angeles Gladiators.