Overwatch Academy Team Fusion University Have Their Jersey's Banned for Saying 'FU' On Them - Dexerto
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Overwatch Academy Team Fusion University Have Their Jersey’s Banned for Saying ‘FU’ On Them

Published: 13/May/2018 14:06 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 15:35

by Calum Patterson

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The academy Overwatch side for OWL team Philadelphia Fusion were forced to play in plain black T-Shirts after their official jersey was not permitted.

Everyone likes a good play on words – unless it seems you are in charge of deciding which Overwatch team jersey’s are allowed or not.

The Philadelphia Fusion’s academy roster are aptly named ‘Fusion University’, and in order to fit this lengthy title onto the team jersey’s, they went with a simple abbreviation.

Of course, this resulted in the front of the jersey reading ‘FU’ – which apparently didn’t sit well with organizers.

Fusion University’s Official Jerseys. Image: Fusion University

The team had qualified for the Overwatch Contenders grand finals tournament in Poland, which took place on May 12th, but were not permitted to represent their team’s jersey.

Instead, they walked out proudly all wearing just plain black t-shirts, which thankfully didn’t effect their mental preparation, as they took their match against the OpTic Gaming academy 3-1.

Fusion confirmed to Dot Esports that it was indeed a ban on their original jersey’s which forced them into wearing the black t-shirts instead.

It is also reported that some staff members of the Fusion organization were vocal on Twitter, citing a hypocrisy in the ruling as there is a character in the game who displays the word ‘BAMF’, which has an equally if not more so vulgar meaning. 

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Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young

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In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Found a new shortcut to highground on Gibraltar second from Overwatch

In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
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An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.