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LA Gladiators Make Shocking Roster Decision Ahead of First Playoff Series

Published: 12/Jul/2018 0:18 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien

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The LA Gladiators will not field Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung as a starter for their first series in the Overwatch League playoffs.

The team is set to play the first best-of-five of their quarterfinal match against the London Spitfire, but their usual starting main tank will not be in the starting line-up.

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The Gladiators will apparently make a statement at some point explaining Fissure’s absence. He will presumably be replaced in the starting roster by Luis ‘iRemiix’ Garlaza Figuera, who was the team’s starting main tank prior to Fissure’s addition after Stage 1.

Overwatch League commentators were stunned by the Gladiators’ decision:

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Having started the season with the Spitfire themselves, Fissure was traded to the LA Gladiators ahead of Stage 2, and has been credited as a major part of their success since. The impact Fissure has had on the Gladiator’s has placed him in the conversation for the regular season MVP award.

With Fissure in the line-up, the Gladiators have a 3-0 record against London Spitfire over the regular season. They will need to win two more best-of-five matches to secure a spot in the semi-finals, the first of which they will be starting without who many would consider their most valuable player.

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Clever trick lets Overwatch players counter Doomfist’s ult

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:07

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch players have discovered a new way to counter Doomfist’s pesky ultimate, Meteor Strike.

Overwatch has a host of colorful characters for players to get their hands on, but Doomfist stands out as one of the most popular heroes on offer in the game. A force to be reckoned with, the hero has come to dominate both the casual and competitive Overwatch scene.

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Multiple Doomfist tactics have become popular recently, including the infamous Blizzard World flank that has been wreaking havoc across the Overwatch world.

Also, his ultimate Meteor Strike remains one of the most impactful ultimates in the game.

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Looking for a Doomfist counter? Well, this Reddit user might have found one of the best yet.

Doomfist ultimate counter discovered

Overwatch players collectively sigh as they watch Doomfist soar high into the air before crashing back down to earth and unleashing a blast of energy which obliterates your entire team.

Yet, his reign of terror may be coming to an end due to a discovery by Reddit user Genji and Ana main.

Their post showcases how Reinhardt’s Charge ability can interrupt Meteor Strike, making it useless.

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How to counter Doomfist’s ult (twice) from Overwatch

Just as Doomfist connects with the ground, a perfectly timed Reinhardt Charge can knock him out of his ultimate, subsequently seeing him get pinned to Reinhardt and demolished against a wall. Genji and Ana main demonstrates this a couple of times, proving that the infamous Meteor Strike can be countered if the player gets their timing just right.

This neat trick is a game changer. While he remains a staple DPS for many Overwatch players, Reinhardt has equally risen in priority due to his strength and mobility. If Reinhardt continues to dominate him in the 1 v 1, Doomfist players will have to change up their strategy.

Is this the end of this infamous hero’s dominance? Only time will tell. In the meantime though, it’s worth giving this a spin.

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