Fissure Explains Why He Didn't Show Up To Support LA Gladiators During OWL Playoffs - Dexerto

Fissure Explains Why He Didn’t Show Up To Support LA Gladiators During OWL Playoffs

Published: 15/Jul/2018 1:21 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson


Los Angeles Gladiators main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung has defended his decision not to show up at the Overwatch Arena to support his team in the playoffs.

Fissure was subject to a shock roster move, as the Gladiators left him on the sidelines for the playoffs and rumors quickly began of an internal conflict.

Fissure was undoubtedly the highest rated player on the Gladiators lineup, but it was claimed that his absence was explained by wanted to ‘unify’ the language on the roster – either all Korean or all English.

However, esports Journalist Rod “Slasher” Breslau reported that the Fissure had become increasingly unhappy with the lack of perceived effort from his teammates in preparing for the playoffs.

And so when Fissure and teammate Choi “Asher” Joon-seong did not show up at the Overwatch Arena to cheer on the Gladiators in their crucial match against London Spitfire, scrutiny about his loyalty and feelings toward the team heightened once more.

But in response, Fissure took to social media to post a screenshot of messages exchanged between himself and someone from the Gladiator’s organization.

According to the messages, both he and Asher were given permission not to show up to the arena for the match, saying that ‘the team doesn’t need’ their support in person.

LA Gladiators lost the match to the Spitfire 2-1, as Fissure’s alternitave Luis “IRemiix” Figueroa played well but was no replacement.

Regardless of Fissure’s explanation, his absence at the match raises questions about his future and casts serious doubt over whether it includes playing for the Gladiators, come season 2.


Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.