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Creative Overwatch technique lets Zenyatta transcend to the high ground

Published: 11/Aug/2020 18:19

by Michael Gwilliam

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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. D.va’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.

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Overwatch champ Super helps Jimmy Fallon create “cringe” gamer name

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Back-to-back Overwatch League champion Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi was on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and helped the host come up with his own gamer tag.

During the October 26 interview, Fallon asked the San Francisco Shock main tank how he came up with his gamertag with the intention of creating his own.

As Super explained, back when he was a kid, he asked his brother to create an account for him. The name his brother came up with, for whatever reason, was Super7100 and he kept that for awhile.

“At some point I just decided the numbers looked stupid, so I cut off the numbers and then I was just stuck with Super,” he explained. “And I just kept it.”

Super competing at an OWL event
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Super won two Overwatch League championships.

To this, Fallon inquired about any possible formulas for coming up with a name in a segment that Super would later call “cringe” when he rewatched the interview on Twitch.

“How could I come up with my gamer name?” Fallon asked.

“You can find inspiration from literally anything,” DeLisi said, prompting Fallon to pick up his miniature of the Empire State Building.

“I could be Empire,” suggested Fallon. “Or, this is the Statue of Liberty,” he continued, picking up another model. “That’s an old thermometer. Maybe… Old Thermometer. That’s my gamer name.”

“If you’re feeling it, that’s all you,” replied Super who let out an awkward laugh.

“Jimmy ‘Old Thermometer’ Fallon,” he remarked. “And a come from behind win for Old Thermometer!”

Super on Jimmy Fallon
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Jimmy Fallon came up with an awkward gamer tag with Super.

Interestingly, this isn’t Super’s first time on Jimmy Fallon as the Shock player first went on the show back in 2019 with his former teammate Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won.

Whether Super is back for a third time may come down to if the Shock can win a third championship in season four of the Overwatch League having just won consecutive titles.