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Fissure Responds to Comments on His Position in the LA Gladiators

Published: 13/Jul/2018 3:39 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:19

by Joe O'Brien

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Los Angeles Gladiators main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung has responded to rumors of internal conflict in the team.

Fissure’s relationship with the LA Gladiators came under scrutiny after it was announced that he would not be playing in the first series of their quarter-final match against the London Spitfire.

With Fissure having been the most highly-praised member of the Gladiators since his addition after Stage 1, and credited with a large amount of their increasing success since, naturally there was much speculation as to the reason for his absence, with the Gladiators’ rather vague official statement offering little explanation.

Esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau subsequently reported in a series of tweets that Fissure was unhappy in the team and wanted to move to an all-Korean squad, resulting in a lack of motivation.

Fissure, however, has now given his own explanation of events, highlighting that his removal from the starting squad was primarily a matter of the team performing better with Luis ‘iRemiix’  at main tank. He also touched on some of the internal matters, explaining that discussions of his future with the team had taken place but that he hadn’t outright asked to leave.

Fissure’s commentary on the subject was translated and posted on Twitter by TISRobin:

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.