Hangzhou Spark sign Chinese Overwatch World Cup star as first player - Dexerto
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Hangzhou Spark sign Chinese Overwatch World Cup star as first player

Published: 15/Nov/2018 12:20 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 15:38

by Joe O'Brien

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The Hangzhou Spark have announced the first player on their new roster.

The team announced the acquisition of main tank Xu ‘Guxue’ Qiulin via their account on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The team have yet to make the same announcement for their English-speaking fans, however.

The announcement came shortly after the team revealed their name, Hangzhou Spark, team logo, colors, and skins.

Though Hangzhou are one of three new Chinese teams joining the Overwatch League, they’re the first to confirm the acquisition of a Chinese player.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentGuxue representing China at the 2018 Overwatch World Cup

Guxue was one of the stand-out players of China’s team for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.

Despite many fans writing off Chinese Overwatch after the abysmal performance of Shanghai Dragons, the Overwatch League’s only Chinese squad in Season One, Team China quickly changed minds at the World Cup.

China dominated their opposition all the way to the grand final, where they lost to South Korea, who claimed the title for a third consecutive year.

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Throughout their run, Guxue stood out as one of the key players on Team China, so it will come as little surprise to fans who witnessed China’s run that he’ll be joining the Overwatch League.

Prior to joining Hangzhou, Guxue competed for LGD Gaming in Contenders China. LGD finished second in both Season One and Season Two, losing out in the grand finals to all-Korean squad Lucky Future Zenith on both occasions.

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How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.