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Fissure punished over leaking Overwatch League role lock plans

Published: 28/Nov/2019 3:20 Updated: 28/Nov/2019 3:24

by Andrew Amos


Newly-signed Vancouver Titans main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung has been fined $3,000 USD for leaking details about the Overwatch League role lock changes heading into Stage 4 of the 2019 season.

The Overwatch League are stringent in monitoring player behavior, from game day to online. Players have been suspended for account boosting, account sharing, toxicity, and not following proper game day procedure.

Vancouver Titans player Fissure is the latest player to receive a punishment from the League, after he leaked the announcement of role lock on his exit out of the game’s scene earlier in 2019.

Overwatch LeagueFissure has been handed down a fine for “leaking confidential league information.”

Fissure’s punishment was handed down on November 26 and listed on the 2019 OWL Player Discipline Tracker. He was fined $3,000 for “sharing confidential league information.” It’s the first punishment of that kind handed down within the Overwatch League, and the biggest fine.

While Blizzard has not elaborated on the exact details of what was shared, it’s likely to be tied to Fissure leaking details of the Overwatch League role lock plans for Stage 4 2019

The then-retired player had stepped back from playing duties with the Seoul Dynasty, before going on stream and confirming that the Overwatch League would be implementing a 2-2-2 role lock from Stage 4 onwards.

The introduction of role lock was the worst-kept secret in professional Overwatch. Rumors started circulating of the two-DPS, two-tank, two-support locked team compositions as early as February 2019.

After Fissure’s leak on June 26, more leaks came through from official sources. The Watchpoint pre-game show for Overwatch League confirmed the introduction of role lock on July 18, days before it was officially announced by Blizzard.

Fissure recently signed a deal with the Vancouver Titans for the 2020 Overwatch League season, with former main tank Park ‘Bumper’ Sang-beom departing his long-time teammates. His entry back into the League likely brought on the punishment.

Fissure will be able to play for the Vancouver Titans in their week one match against the Los Angeles Gladiators on February 8, 2020. It’s tipped to be a grudge match for the main tank, who was on the Gladiators for the first half of 2019.

You can follow all of the off-season moves with our OWL 2020 roster tracker.


Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

Zenyatta attacks

“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.