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Cheeky Overwatch play will catch defenders off-guard on King’s Row

Published: 23/Mar/2020 23:26

by Bill Cooney

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A strategy for Reinhardt on King’s Row making the rounds online is a great way to start your Overwatch match that the defending team will never see coming.

The high ground inside of the first attacking spawn on King’s Row is a favorite perch for snipers to kick off rounds, but any hero is actually able to make it up there, with a little help from a cooperative Mei.

Mei just has to use a couple of Ice Walls underneath a hero’s feet, in this case Reinhardt, to boost them up to the higher level by the top door.

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The top door in the King’s Row attacking spawn is one of the trickiest spawn doors to get to in the game.

As Reddit user NoNovacaine demonstrated in a new clip, Reinhardt can use the door to hit the enemy team right out of the gate and potentially cripple their defenses.

Novacaine starts out on the high ground, and as soon as the match starts they charge from the very top rope onto the red double-decker bus and towards the chokepoint.

The stars must have been aligned just right because Rein was even able to pin and eliminate the enemy Mei after dropping off the bus, leaving the defending team with a 6v5 advantage right away.

Of course, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to snag yourself a free kill off of this play, it really all comes down to whether or not the enemy team places themselves just right.

It is important to make sure you end your charge at the base of the statue though, not in the open where you could quickly get melted by the other team, and not do any damage to the enemy you have pinned.

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Reinhardt’s Charge ability deals 300 damage, enough to knock out most non-tank heroes.

Reinhardt may be one of Overwatch’s original characters, but years after release there are still a few things you can pull off with the hero that can catch enemies off-guard.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.