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LA Gladiators’ Fissure Comments on the Team’s Victory Over Houston Outlaws

Published: 24/May/2018 23:38 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:58

by Joe O'Brien

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LA Gladiators main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung has released a statement following the team’s win over Houston Outlaws.

The Gladiators picked up a 3-1 victory over the Outlaws in week two of Overwatch League Stage 4, in what could ultimately be a key match for their playoff hopes.

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Both teams entered the stage outside of the top-six in the overall standings that will qualify for the $1.7 million playoffs, and each had at least two match wins to make up over a team above them in order to steal a spot.

As such, every match could be pivotal for both teams, and in particular their head-to-head, as the winner of that match increases their chances of being the team to steal a spot dramatically.

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When they clashed in week two of Stage 4, both teams had yet to lose a match in the Stage. Though many gave the edge to the Outlaws, it was the Gladiators that came out on top with a 3-1 win.

In the aftermath of the match, Fissure released a statement on Korean esports site Inven, which was translated and posted to Twitter by @tisrobin311.

In it, Fissure defends Void’s play in his debut map on King’s Row, which the Gladiators lost, touches on the higher number of deaths for the team and claims responsibility for the compositional change at the end of Dorado that allowed the Gladiators to win the map and the series.

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The Gladiators now sit at seventh place in the overall standings, moving ever closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. They still have a long way to go, however, and they have yet to face any of the teams above them.

The Gladiators next match will be on May 25th, against the Florida Mayhem.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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