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Guangzhou Overwatch League franchise reveal team name and branding

Published: 9/Nov/2018 10:44 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 11:04

by Joe O'Brien

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The team name and branding for the Guangzhou Overwatch League team have been announced.

The team will be known as the Guangzhou Charge, featuring a stylized “GZ” for their logo and a blue color scheme.

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The name was chosen because “it expresses our vision to lead the esports movement in China, and to be at the forefront of innovation. It also expresses our vision for a competitive team that plays aggressive and bold,” CEO Sonny Xiao said.

So far, Guangzhou have been one of the quietest of the new teams. Prior to the announcement of their name, the franchise was only known to have signed one player – former Philadelphia Fusion flex tank Choi ‘HOTBA’ Hong-joon – but little else about the team had been revealed.

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Though the team’s name has now been revealed, information regarding the rest of their roster remains a mystery.

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Guangzhou charge are one of eight new teams joining the Overwatch League for Season Two. As the off-season progresses, more are revealing their team names and rosters.

Guangzhou’s own announcement came shortly after that of Paris, who revealed their own branding. Atlanta Reign and Toronto Defiant have also been revealed, while the team names of Washington, Chengdu, Hangzhou, and Vancouver are still unknown.

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Atlanta, Toronto, and Paris have also revealed most or all of their players, while Washington has also announced the acquisition of former New York Excelsior main tank Song ‘Janus’ Joon-hwa.

Season Two of the Overwatch League is set to kick off on February 14. As yet it’s unclear whether any of the new teams will make their competitive debut before then in pre-season show-matches of any kind.

Season Two expansion teams:

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  • Guangzhou Charge (Confirmed)
  • Atlanta Reign (Confirmed)
  • Toronto Defiant (Confirmed)
  • Paris Eternal (Confirmed)
  • Chengdu Hunters (Rumored)
  • Hangzhou Spark (Rumored)
  • Washington Justice (Rumored)
  • Vancouver ???
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Clever trick lets Overwatch players counter Doomfist’s ult

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:07

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch players have discovered a new way to counter Doomfist’s pesky ultimate, Meteor Strike.

Overwatch has a host of colorful characters for players to get their hands on, but Doomfist stands out as one of the most popular heroes on offer in the game. A force to be reckoned with, the hero has come to dominate both the casual and competitive Overwatch scene.

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Multiple Doomfist tactics have become popular recently, including the infamous Blizzard World flank that has been wreaking havoc across the Overwatch world.

Also, his ultimate Meteor Strike remains one of the most impactful ultimates in the game.

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Looking for a Doomfist counter? Well, this Reddit user might have found one of the best yet.

Doomfist ultimate counter discovered

Overwatch players collectively sigh as they watch Doomfist soar high into the air before crashing back down to earth and unleashing a blast of energy which obliterates your entire team.

Yet, his reign of terror may be coming to an end due to a discovery by Reddit user Genji and Ana main.

Their post showcases how Reinhardt’s Charge ability can interrupt Meteor Strike, making it useless.

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How to counter Doomfist’s ult (twice) from Overwatch

Just as Doomfist connects with the ground, a perfectly timed Reinhardt Charge can knock him out of his ultimate, subsequently seeing him get pinned to Reinhardt and demolished against a wall. Genji and Ana main demonstrates this a couple of times, proving that the infamous Meteor Strike can be countered if the player gets their timing just right.

This neat trick is a game changer. While he remains a staple DPS for many Overwatch players, Reinhardt has equally risen in priority due to his strength and mobility. If Reinhardt continues to dominate him in the 1 v 1, Doomfist players will have to change up their strategy.

Is this the end of this infamous hero’s dominance? Only time will tell. In the meantime though, it’s worth giving this a spin.

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