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Listen to the LA Gladiators Pull Off their Epic King’s Row Flank Tactic

Published: 14/Jul/2018 4:20 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien


The LA Gladiators have released the voice comms of their team pulling off an incredibly creative play against the London Spitfire.

In the first series of their quarter-final match against the London Spitfire, the Gladiators pulled off one of the most creative set plays of the entire Overwatch League.

On the offensive side of King’s Row, the Gladiators made their push onto point A by rushing immediately past the point, all the way through the second stage of the map and wrapping back around to claim the high ground over the point.

What the London Spitfire didn’t realize, as they repositioned to deal with the Gladiators’ return to the point, was that only five members of the Los Angeles squad had made the push.

Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts wasn’t with the team, as his hero selection of Brigitte would have implied. Instead, he was waiting in the offensive spawn room, and as the rest of his team moved to engage the Spitfire – now positioned on the side of the point closer to the offensive spawn – he switched to Widowmaker and sprung the trap, eliminating unsuspecting London members and guaranteeing success.

The play resulted in a quick first capture for the Gladiators that ultimately led to their securing the map and the series in dominant fashion. You can now listen to what that moment was like inside the team, from the planning and co-ordination of the play to the celebration of success.


New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.