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Dallas Fuel’s Seagull Has Retired from Professional Overwatch

Published: 7/Aug/2018 22:37 Updated: 7/Aug/2018 22:40

by Joe O'Brien


Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned has announced that he will no longer be competing professionally, instead returning to full-time streaming.

Seagull competed for Dallas Fuel for Season One of the Overwatch League, originally as a DPS player before role-swapping to flex tank when the team’s needs changed later in the season. Seagull’s ability to switch between the two positions played a significant role in their Stage 4 success.

Having risen to prominence during the Overwatch beta, Seagull remains perhaps the most popular Overwatch streamer in the world. Stepping down as a competitor will allow Seagull to focus on his sizeable following on a full-time basis.

In a stream following the announcement, Seagull revealed that though he had loved competing it had taken a toll on him. He explained that he had gained weight and developed sleep apnoea as a result of the stress involved in competing at the highest level.

Dallas Fuel, along with the other Season One Overwatch League teams, is currently in the process of building a squad for Season Two. They will have until September 8 to extend contracts with their existing players, or make trades with other teams.

Dallas Fuel had a disappointing season, finishing in tenth place despite coming in with high expectations. The team began to turn things around in the final stage of the season, reaching the Stage 4 playoffs, but it still seems likely that Seagull won’t be the only Fuel player who won’t be competing for Dallas in Season Two.

Aaron ‘Aero’ Atkins, Dallas Fuel head coach, said:

“The versatility, at a high level of skill, that Seagull brought to the Dallas Fuel this season is a model that all up-and-coming Overwatch players can learn from. His aptitude for the game is one of the best ever seen in Overwatch and he was a key leader both in and out of game for the Fuel. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Dallas Fuel CEO Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail also commented:

“We have nothing but love for Brandon. Seagull joined us at a time when Team Envy had the most dominant roster in North America in Overwatch and helped contribute throughout the ups and the downs of our first Overwatch League season as the Dallas Fuel. We support Brandon in his decision and he leaves us on good terms. We’ll always be pleased that he chose to make his final act in professional Overwatch with the Dallas Fuel.”

The Dallas Fuel also produced a farewell video to mark Seagull’s departure.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.