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Dafran reveals his simple life plan following Overwatch League retirement

Published: 1/Apr/2019 14:57 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 15:28

by Joe O'Brien


Atlanta Reign’s Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca has revealed his hilariously unambitious life goals for the next 10 years following his departure from the Overwatch League.

Dafran recently announced that he was stepping down from his position on the Atlanta Reign Overwatch League team, and instead would be returning to streaming full time, although he will remain a representative for the Reign organization.

In the wake of this announcement, Dafran has returned to a full-time streaming schedule. During a recent broadcast, one fan asked what his plans are now for the future, and where he sees himself in 10 years.

Dafran has rarely been known to answer a question seriously, but if taken at face value it seems that despite the huge success he’s had both as a streamer and competitor, Dafran’s long-term goals are rather modest. After taking a moment to figure out how old he’d be at that time, he revealed how he pictures his future life.

“Hopefully, I’ll be able to sit back in a lean chair, smoke weed, and play Path of Exile until I die, and just have maybe 200 viewers,” he said. “That’s the dream, dude.”

Why did Dafran quit the Overwatch League?

Dafran has long been one of Overwatch’s most popular streamers, but he’s also been through his fair share of controversy. Having originally made his name as a pro player in the early days of the game’s competitive scene, in 2017 he was suspended for throwing games and other toxic behavior, effectively ending his professional career.

At the time, Dafran stated that his behavior had been deliberately self-destructive, that he had no interest in continuing as a pro player and was looking for a way out. Despite initially claiming that he was done with Overwatch altogether, Dafran ultimately turned to streaming and developed a big enough following to broadcast full-time.

Nobody ever really expected Dafran to return to professional play, but after Season One of the Overwatch League concluded, rumors began to circulate that he would in fact be signed by a new expansion team. Dafran himself denied these rumors, until the official announcement confirmed his addition to the Atlanta Reign.

Blizzard EntertainmentAtlanta Reign were the third-highest ranked expansion team in Season Two, behind Vancouver Titans and Toronto Defiant.

In Stage 1 of Season Two, Dafran stood out as a star player for the Reign, helping take them to 5th in the overall standings with a 4-3 match record. After falling to Philadelphia Fusion in the stage playoffs, however, it was announced that he would be stepping down from the team.

Though Dafran didn’t go into detail about exactly why he chose to leave after just one stage in the league, he did say he was “going back to comfy streamer life” and he “would rather be a streamer at this point in life and chill.”


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.