LA Gladiators Defeat Houston Outlaws in Key Overwatch League Stage 4 Match - Dexerto

LA Gladiators Defeat Houston Outlaws in Key Overwatch League Stage 4 Match

Published: 24/May/2018 16:01 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:33

by Joe O'Brien


The Los Angeles Gladiators took down the Houston Outlaws in what could be one of the most important matches of Overwatch League Stage 4.

A 3-1 victory for the Gladiators puts them in a stronger position as they chase a spot in the overall playoffs.

Only the top six teams in the overall standings will qualify for the $1.7 million end-of-season playoffs. The Houston Outlaws and the LA Gladiators entered the final stage of the season at seventh and eighth place respectively.

There’s still plenty of time for the two to fight their way into the playoffs, however, with only four match wins separating third place from eighth at the start of the stage. While absolutely possible, it did leave little room for error.

In the first week, both the Outlaws and the Gladiators won both of their matches, though the Outlaws’ wins over the high-ranked Boston Uprising and London Spitfire were both the more impressive and the more useful in chasing a playoff spot.

While either team could still sneak into the playoffs, the chances of both doing so are decidedly slimmer, and so when the two teams met in week two it was for a head-to-head that could well determine which would get the opportunity to steal a playoff spot.

Houston Outlaws drew first blood with a win on King’s Row, but from there the Gladiators were able to take command of the series, claiming a 3-1 victory.

The match also saw the debut of Kang ‘Void’ Jun-woo, former team-mate of main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung, who played in the first and third maps of the series.

The Gladiators will still have plenty of work to do to climb up the rankings, having yet to face any of the teams that currently hold a playoff spot. Their second match of week two will be against the Florida Mayhem.


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

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.