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Overwatch • Nov 28, 2018

Has Houston Outlaws star JAKE abandoned his signature hero?

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Has Houston Outlaws star JAKE abandoned his signature hero?
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With the release of Overwatch’s newest hero Ashe into competitive play, it looks like one player has decided to change affiliations after putting some time in with her.

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While Overwatch League players must be able to swap between different heroes depending on the situation, some players have been known to gravitate towards particular characters more often than not. 

On such player, Houston Outlaws DPS player Jacob ‘JAKE’ Lyon, has made a name for himself by playing Junkrat at an incredibly high level during his career.

Despite often being called ‘Jakerat’ because of his use of the hero, JAKE looks to have set his sights on a new hero to main in Overwatch.  

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Just hours after Ashe went live in Overwatch’s competitive playlist, JAKE announced on Twitter that he was saying goodbye to his signature character.

As you can imagine, this came as quite the shock to many in the Overwatch community as JAKE and Junkrat have been tied together for as long as we can remember.

The Tweet garnered some incredibly hilarious reactions as everyone struggled to understand what was happening.

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One fan even claimed to have predicted the whole thing weeks ago when Ashe was first announced.

There’s still plenty of time until Season 2 of the Overwatch League starts, which means that Jakerat fans can still hold out hope that he hasn’t abandoned his signature character for good.

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If he does end up leaving Junkrat in the dust for Ashe, though, it will no doubt go down as one of the biggest betrayals of all time.