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Florida Mayhem head coach “cannot find forgiveness” for new recruit BQB’s boosting history

Published: 15/Oct/2018 14:33 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 14:34

by Joe O'Brien

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Florida Mayhem head coach Choi ‘R2der’ Hyun-jin has some strong words regarding one of his new players.

The Mayhem recently announced the addition of three new players, including former X6-Gaming DPS Lee ‘BQB’ Sang-bum.

During his time with X6-Gaming, BQB was found to have been connected to an account boosting service. Though his winnings were donated to charity by X6 as punishment and he made a public apology, it seems Mayhem’s head coach does not consider BQB’s debt repaid.

Boosting is the practice of paying a high-skilled player to boost the rank of another, lower-skilled player. It can be done by having the high-skilled player log into the account of the player being boosted and playing solo to rank up – itself a breach of Blizzard’s rules on account-sharing – or by the high-skilled player playing alongside the customer on a lower-ranked account of their own.

BQB isn’t the first Overwatch League player with a history of promoting or participating in boosting. Dallas Fuel’s Son ‘OGE’ Min-seok and Philadelphia Fusion’s Kim ‘SADO’ Su-min both received suspensions on their entry to the league for being involved in boosting, the latter suspended for the entirety of the first three stages.

While boosting is certainly widely disapproved of, it is a particularly offensive crime in South Korea. In Season One, this manifested in some drama after it was reported that commentators on the Korean broadcast were avoiding referring to OGE and SADO by name because of their history.

For some, it seems that boosting is an unforgivable offence, and one such person is apparently BQB’s own new head coach, R2der.

In a series of tweets on the matter, R2der stated that he “cannot find forgiveness for what he did wrong” and pledged to do community service with him in order to help balance out his sins.

With Florida Mayhem’s three new players still pending approval by the Overwatch League, it remains to be seen whether BQB will also be punished by the league. Season Two of the Overwatch League is scheduled to kick off on February 14.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.