Look Behind the Scenes of the LA Gladiators' Great Overwatch League Bamboozle - Dexerto

Look Behind the Scenes of the LA Gladiators’ Great Overwatch League Bamboozle

Published: 9/Aug/2018 0:32 Updated: 9/Aug/2018 0:34

by Joe O'Brien


The Overwatch League has released a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most memorable moments of the inaugural season.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Gladiators pulled off one of the most creative plays of the league to help secure victory in the first series of their match against the London Spitfire.

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Playing as the offensive side on King’s Row, the Gladiators immediately charged through the first capture point and into the streets behind, before circling back onto the high ground that the defenders usually occupy.

This in itself, while not a typical offense, isn’t a unique approach. London Spitfire adjusted accordingly, effectively swapping sides with the Gladiators. What they didn’t realise, however, was the Gladiators had left a man behind.


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Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts was not with his team – as his hero choice of Brigitte was intended to imply – but instead sat in the offensive spawn. Once his squad had forced London out of position, Surefour switched to Widowmaker and struck at the now-exposed Spitfire players, catching them off guard and ensuring the Gladiators secured the point.

Now, the Overwatch League has offered a new perspective on the play, which has been termed the Great Bamboozle, showing off the various views that the observers had of the play.

This new look shows off exactly how the Gladiators pulled it off, giving a view of the various moving pieces that came together for what is sure to be remembered as an iconic moment in Overwatch League history.


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For another type of behind-the-scenes look, the Gladiators previously released a listen-in version, allowing viewers to hear how the team communicated during the play. Between the various perspectives now available, fans can see every aspect of the execution.