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London Spitfire sign unknown player ahead of Overwatch League Season Two

Published: 17/Oct/2018 17:36 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 17:46

by Bill Cooney

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The London Spitfire continue to make moves this offseason, this time signing Jung ‘Krillin’ Yung-hoon to their roster from the Open Division. 

Krillin was previously a member of South Korean Overwatch squad CRusher, an Open Division team that took part in Contenders Trials Korea earlier in 2018. 

As a flex-support, he’s mostly played Zenyatta and Ana, but it will be interesting to see what the Spitfire decide to have him play.

After letting support player Won-sik ‘Closer’ Jung go to the Dallas Fuel earlier this week, the Spitfire could be looking to shore up their support line ahead of next season.

Many Western Spitfire fans will probably be excited to see Krillin simply play Overwatch for the first time since he’s been playing in the Korean scene up until now.

There’s been a ton of offseason moves and acquisitions this week from Overwatch League teams already. On Monday, the Florida Mayhem kicked off the week by signing a group of three players to their somewhat empty roster.

As Overwatch League season two steadily draws closer, there’s sure to be countless more roster moves, especially with six new teams joining the league this year.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.