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Former Overwatch League player Cwoosh calls out former Florida Mayhem coach R2der

Published: 22/Jan/2019 19:57 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 20:34

by Bill Cooney

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On January 20, the Florida Mayhem parted ways with Assistant Coach Hyun-jin “r2der” Choi and one former Mayhem player, Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt, has praised the move saying r2der was one of the most difficult coaches he ever worked with.

R2der joined the Mayhem as an assistant coach just after Stage One last year, and the team went 6-24 with him on staff. Overall, the team had a 7-33 record during the Overwatch League’s Inaugural Season.

The Mayhem have made some big changes in the offseason, like parting with the majority of their Season One roster, and now releasing r2der just a few weeks before the start of Season Two.

Now that r2der is gone, Cwoosh took to Twitter to voice his opinion on his former coach.

“The decision to let R2der go is one of the best decisions Mayhem has done,” Cwoosh said. “He was lazy, arrogant and didn’t care for his players, traits that a coach shouldn’t have.”

“The one thing I’ve learned from R2der, is how to not coach,” Cwoosh, who now coached Finnish Contender’s squad Team Gigantti, added.

Team Gigantti recently won the Contenders Europe 2018 Season 3 finals, so it seems like Cwoosh learned a lot about how not to coach from r2der.

Cwoosh isn’t the only former Mayhem player to speak out r2der’s coaching style. In a Twitch clip from shortly after he was released by the Mayhem last year, Andreas ‘Logix’ Berghmans (who now plays for the XL2 Contenders team) described how r2der would coach, or rather, refuse to coach Mayhem players.

The Florida Mayhem’s 2019 season starts on Friday, February 15 when they take on the Atlanta Reign.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.