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Insane Overwatch ending shows why you should never leave the payload

Published: 28/Nov/2019 23:44

by Brad Norton


In a competitive match that came down to the wire in overtime, disaster struck as the winning team made the biggest mistake possible in Overwatch.

Referred to as a ‘C9’ in the competitive Overwatch bubble, this term is given to embarrassing losses that stem from completely neglecting the objective. Named after an infamous moment in Overwatch history from the former Cloud 9 roster, a C9 is about as humiliating as it gets when losing a match.

With a number of high-profile examples throughout the history of Blizzard’s popular hero shooter, the hilarious conclusion often finds its way into ranked matches on the public ladder. However, this might just be one of the most egregious examples of a team simply throwing it all away.

The original example of a C9 occurs at 24:46 in the video below for mobile users.

With both teams having successfully escorted the payload through all of King’s Row in a November 28 match, a mere ten seconds remained until the overtime wick would start burning. 

Thanks to the aid of the remarkably powerful Bastion sitting atop the payload itself, a quick team fight was wrapped up before it ever really began and the payload continued to make its way closer to the final objective.

Emerging at the most opportune moment to take one final fight, an impressive Blizzard shut down the majority of the attacking team. Improvising a counter in the heat of the moment, the outcome of the match was all but sealed by a game-changing Death Blossom. Despite picking the necessary eliminations however, the Reaper and the rest of their team made one unbelievable mistake. They got too bloodthirsty for their own good.

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Cleaning up the final two kills to secure a devastating team-kill, the duo of Reaper and Reinhardt pressed forward without realizing that no one else from their team was actually still on the payload.

Turning around at the last second, Reaper made an attempt to touch the cart and push the final 0.58 meters but it was all for naught. All of the eliminations, the effort, and the coordination of a match that saw each team accumulate five checkpoints, was thrown out the window by a split second of poor judgment.

Perhaps it was a miscommunication or maybe they were under the assumption that more enemies were just around the corner. Regardless of the reason, both players stepped well beyond the range of the objective and absolutely tarnished a victory that was entirely within reach.

Blizzard - OverwatchAn accurate portrayal of Reaper after the match.

No one would have been more perplexed than the opposing team. After being wiped from the map, there’s no way they could have predicted a victory would still be possible. Yet due to one of the most ridiculous C9’s you’ll ever witness, a victory is exactly what they got in the end.

From the Overwatch League’s Shanghai Dragons to countless examples throughout ranked play, there’s never any shortage of hilarious C9’s in the Overwatch community.   


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.