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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


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.



Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.