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Dafran coordinates insane Overwatch combo with McCree, Symmetra & Lucio

Published: 29/May/2020 0:06

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca is back to enjoying Overwatch with the Valorant beta now over, and showed off his elite skills by quarterbacking an incredible play with his ranked teammates.

While Dafran does have a history of toxicity in ranked, the playmaker can spot a highlight reel-worthy opening a mile away, and made use of the weapons at his disposal to unleash a McCree multi-kill for the ages.

On Numbani, the former Overwatch League pro pushed ahead defending Point B by spawn camping the opposing forces.

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Dafran played one stage in the Overwatch League before retiring.

After a series of dinky headshots on the attackers, Francesca made a note of what Ultimates were available, as well as his team’s composition.

“Oooh,” Dafran awed after pressing Tab. “High Noon, Speed Boost!”

With his allied Symmetra Teleporter on the high ground, the Danish DPS legend activated Deadeye while passing through the Teleporter. At the same time, his Lucio teammate used Speed Boost – but it was the enemy Orisa who really hurt her team.

Right before Dafran passed through the Teleporter, the Orisa used Halt and sent Dafran into the air, but it still allowed him to pass through, though he was now dropping from a much higher position.

As a result, the streamer was able to kill three with the Deadeye and followed it up with two more frags for the quintuple kill with the remaining adversary eliminated by his squad for the team kill.

“Oh my God, dude!” he screamed in delight. “Jesus.”

Even a member of the opposing team was impressed, and took to match chat to write, “wow Dafran,” tipping their hat to the hitscan prodigy. It would also receive “Play of the Game” honors, with the streamer claiming it was, “The best f**king High Noon I’ve ever done.”

This isn’t the first time Dafran has coordinated an amazing play with his teammates on the spot: In what is arguably his most famous Overwatch clip from over two years ago, the streamer called upon his team to enable him with all their resources, leading to one of the craziest plays in history.

In it, the Genji player called on his Zarya for Bubble, his Lucio to Speed Boost and his Ana to Nano him resulting in an orchestra of Blade kills and dash resets to secure the King’s Row point capture.

There’s no telling how much longer Dafran will be streaming Overwatch, as Valorant will be getting some sort of specific rating system for top players in the future – something that the Dane was very vocal about.

Still, it’s always a treat to see Francesca pop off and hopefully we get to see a lot more of him on Overwatch, even when Valorant goes live on June 2.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.