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Creative Overwatch technique lets Zenyatta transcend to the high ground

Published: 11/Aug/2020 18:19

by Michael Gwilliam


Zenyatta is a bit of a glass cannon in Overwatch, having an insane amount of damage potential while also being relatively easy to eliminate. However, a cool trick can let the Omnic monk get out of tough situations and up onto the high ground.

Transcendence is an extremely useful Ultimate ability, healing any ally within its radius at 300 HP per second. Additionally, it restores Zenyatta to full health and makes him immune to all damage for its duration.


While Zenyatta may be invincible during this time, he’s not exactly immortal. He’s still vulnerable to crowd control abilities and being knocked off the map to his death, even when the Ultimate is active.

However, this actually works in the support hero’s favor. As Overwatch player ‘paypre’ demonstrated in a Reddit clip, they were able to use an enemy Ashe’s B.O.B to propel themselves onto the high ground.


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After popping the Ultimate and healing up their team, paypre noticed the enemy Ashe send B.O.B onto the field. Normally anyone who comes into contact with a charging B.O.B gets sent right up into the air and takes damage in the process. However, because of Transcendence’s invincibility, they survived and used the enemy Ultimate to gain an advantage.

It ended up paying dividends too, as the player was able to get behind the Ashe and score an elimination in the process.

The trick doesn’t have to be done with B.O.B either.’s Self-Destruct can also be used to gain a massive high ground advantage.


As shown by Overwatch League season one MVP Sung-hyeon ‘JJoNak’ Bang, he was able to get on top of the exploding mech on Eichenwalde and access the high ground right before point B.

Of course, you should primarily only use Transcendence in order to keep teammates alive against enemy Ultimates or in dire must-win fight situations, but if you ever use the ability and find an opening to take advantage of an enemy to gain high ground, use it.


Overwatch League’s second commissioner steps down according to report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:32 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 19:50

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch League’s second straight commissioner, Pete Vlastelica, is stepping down after just one season with the league according to a new report.

According to The Esports Observer, sources claim that Vlastelica, who replaced Nate Nanzer in 2019 will be stepping down from his position.


However, Vlastelica will remain President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports, a title he continued to hold throughout his time as Overwatch League Commissioner.

OWL’s first commissioner, Nate Nanzer, left the league in 2019 to join Epic Games and help grow Fortnite’s competitive scene.

Overwatch League fans
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The 2020 season was moved online after a few homestands.

The Esports Observer’s sources didn’t provide any additional information, and it’s unclear who will be in line to replace him.

However, the league confirmed the report in statement: “Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports and Commissioner of the Overwatch League, will transition from his role in ABE to focus on new entrepreneurial ventures on behalf of Activision Blizzard, following the Overwatch League Grand Finals. He was instrumental in building the company’s esports business and driving the industry forward, and we thank Pete for his contributions and impact on our business over the last four years.”

The news comes days before the North American Overwatch League All-Stars event, and just one week before the Grand Finals weekend is set to kick off.


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Unfortunately, the Overwatch League’s third season was heavily hindered by the ongoing global health crisis which put an end to the homestand events – something the league had been promoting hard in past years.

Only a few homestand events ended up happening such as those in Dallas, Washington, New York and Philadelphia before the league switched to an online format for the remainder of the season.

None of the four Asian, two European or two Canadian teams have hosted a homestand event yet as a result.


Sinatraa and Super in OWL Grand Finals

As Dexerto previously reported, Activision is allowing CDL and OWL teams to skip franchise payments in 2020.

With uncertainty regarding the fourth season and anticipation mounting for Overwatch 2, it’s anyone’s guess as to how the league proceeds.


Aside from issues facing the league outside of its control, Riot Games’ tactical FPS Valorant has resonated highly with many Overwatch pros. The 2020 season saw major names such as 2019 MVP Sinatraa retire from Overwatch to pursue a new career competing in Valorant.