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LA Gladiators Dominate London Spitfire in Opening Quarter-Final Series

Published: 12/Jul/2018 3:54 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:31

by Joe O'Brien

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The Los Angeles Gladiators won a dominant 3-0 victory over the London Spitfire in their first quarter-final series of the Overwatch League playoffs.

Despite missing Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung, who many would consider their most valuable player, the Gladiators were clean and composed in a very convincing victory over the Spitfire.

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The Gladiators had been on an upward trend towards the end of the regular season while London were struggling, making the Los Angeles squad the consensus favorite for the quarter-finals.

Spectator confidence in the Gladiators was slightly shaken, however, when they announced that star main tank Fissure would not be competing in the first series of the quarter-finals, with Luis ‘iRemiix’ Galarza Figueroa instead stepping into his place.

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Even in the absence of Fissure, however, the Gladiators played an incredibly clean game against the Spitfire, clearly the more co-ordinated of the two teams. London might have one of the most formidable rosters in the league on paper, but they were unable to bring that talent to bear in the first series of this quarter-final.

With this win, the Gladiators advances to an overall 4-0 record against the Spitfire in best-of-five series. They will need to win one more series on Saturday July 14 in order to advance to the semi-finals.

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McCree players are breaking Overwatch again in Halloween Terror update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 7:57

by Brad Norton

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The Halloween Terror event is back in Overwatch, meaning that players are finding new ways to mess with Junkenstein’s Revenge. 2020’s experiments might be the most damaging yet as the community is quite literally breaking the game.

Another year of Halloween Terror means another year of Junkenstein’s Revenge action. The fan-favorite PvE mode has made its mark five years in a row now, and players are continuing to find new ways to mess with it.

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The wave-based mode comes with all-new Challenge Missions and powerful mini-bosses this time around. While you might be familiar with things by now, each week brings new variations into the mix.

No different from every other year, it’s the perfect experience to truly push heroes to their limits. You may have seen McCree’s Ultimate taking down dozens of Zomnics in previous iterations.

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However, things have been taken to an entirely new level in 2020.

Mendatory Highest Noon for Junkenstein’s Event! from Overwatch

Thanks to the help of the Workshop, certain tweaks can be applied to the PvE experience. From extra health on the castle doors to outright disabling enemy attacks. There’s a ton that goes into this bot-destroying record hunt and this year is no different.

Reddit user ‘Sneakyguy164’ was all too prepared to fine-tune Junkenstein’s Revenge. After battling through the earlier rounds, it was time for things to ramp up with increased bot spawns and a ton of mini-bosses.

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Before long, the lobby had so many moving characters that it refused to create any more. “After a certain amount of elites have spawned, the server considers itself overloaded and doesn’t spawn bots,” they explained. As they reached this point, with the maximum number of enemies on screen, it was time to mow them down.

McCree’s Ultimate was buffed by Ana’s Nano Boost and in a split moment, the game broke. Animations stopped playing, shots stopped firing, and textures bugged out. Roadhogs all over the map were left stuck in place as servers tried to catch up.

Overwatch Junkenstein's Revenge gameplay
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Zomnics are no match for this ridiculous High Noon.

Once everything popped back into place, dozens of enemies instantly vanished. While the near server-crashing efforts were impressive, the creator of the Workshop mode hopes others will be considerate with it.

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“Seeing as this post got way more attention than it did last year, I hope we won’t fry a server or two by having a bunch of people try it out,” they said.

You can check out this specific version of Junkenstein’s Revenge using the code: SEXYM. Just be careful not to take down any servers in your own attempts.

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