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Hangzhou’s Overwatch League brand won’t be what fans are hoping for

Published: 14/Nov/2018 12:11 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 12:19

by Joe O'Brien

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The Hangzhou Overwatch League franchise are about to reveal their branding, but it won’t be what fans are hoping for.

Hangzhou is one of eight new expansion franchises for Season Two of the Overwatch League. It’s also one of just three – alongside Washington D.C. and Vancouver – that have yet to reveal their team name and branding.

After it was announced that Hangzhou would be getting an Overwatch League team, owners Bilibili asked fans what they’d like to see the team be named.

The top result was “Railgun” – also a reference to a popular anime character – and it appeared fans would be getting their wish after Bilibili filed a trademark for the name.

Confusion arose, however, when Bilibili later filed another trademark, this time for the name “Hangzhou Spark”. A recent leak also claimed to reveal the logo that the team will use alongside this name.

So far, three of the other leaked logos – for Guangzhou, Paris, and Chengdu – have proven correct.

Speculation arose as to whether this would instead be the name of the Overwatch League team, or perhaps another team such as a potential academy squad to compete in Contenders. The name was generally less well received than the prospect of “Hangzhou Railgun”, compounding frustrations with the supposed logo.

According to @OWBeacon, fans are about to get their answer. Hangzhou are reportedly set to announce their branding on November 15, and it seems that the Railgun name will not be used as it was apparently rejected by the Overwatch League.

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Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.