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Dallas Fuel Announce Roster Details for Season Two of Overwatch League

Published: 4/Sep/2018 17:22 Updated: 4/Sep/2018 17:23

by Joe O'Brien

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The Dallas Fuel have announced which players they have re-signed for Season Two of the Overwatch League.

The majority of the Fuel roster will remain with the team heading into the second season, with only Sebastian ‘Chipsajen’ Widlund entering free agency, while Christian ‘Cocco’ Jonsson will depart the roster but remain with the team as an assistant coach.

The team also previously announced that Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned had left the roster, choosing to retire from professional play to focus on his hugely popular stream.

Dallas Fuel and Team Envy owner Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail commented on Chipsajen’s departure:

“We are fortunate to have had a talented player and selfless teammate like Chips represent Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel these last three year. Without Chips, there would have been no Envy Overwatch, no APEX championship and no Contenders trophy. Chips was an integral part of our team and someone who created amazing memories for our organization and fans. We wish Chips the best wherever he chooses to play next.”

Head coach Aaron ‘Aero’ Atkins also commented on Cocco’s addition to his coaching staff:

“I’m excited by the diversity of personalities and skill sets among our coaching staff heading into next season. Adding Cocco’s in-game strategic thinking and experience playing on the Overwatch League stage to the group of coaching assistants we have in Jayne, Tikatee and Vol’Jin is a big win.”

Dallas Fuel had a disappointing debut season in the Overwatch League. Carrying the legacy of Team Envy, which was one of the most successful teams of the pre-OWL era, Dallas Fuel were expected to be one of the top teams in the league.

Instead, the Fuel struggled throughout most of the season, going a combined 6-24 over the first three stages. During that time the team was often embroiled in drama, particularly surrounding Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, who ultimately parted ways with the team.

After bringing in Aero as head coach, the Fuel were able to put in a much more successful fourth stage, reaching the stage playoffs and demonstrating that the core of the team was still capable of performing. That performance is likely responsible for the majority of the roster being kept on, with more sweeping changes anticipated based on their results in the first three stages.

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Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin

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Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.