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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.

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.

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.

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.


Overwatch player’s dad goes viral after recreating every hero emote

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney


One Overwatch player’s dad has gone viral for recreating emotes for all of the game’s original heroes and has given us inspiration for a fantastic Reinhardt skin idea all at the same time.

Over the years the emotes of Overwatch heroes have been recreated and memed countless times, but you don’t often see the kind of dedication required to attempt one from each hero in a single go.

But, that’s just what one YouTuber Nick Luciano and his dad did in a video using various household items that’s once again making the rounds on Reddit, and we have to say that Reinhardt impression is still one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Masterfully replacing the rocket hammer for an electric weed wacker, Luciano’s father knocks it out of the park with moves that could have been the motion capture for the character himself, before realizing his neighbor was watching and trying to laugh it off with a casual “hey Carl!”

To be fair the clip at the top of the game’s subreddit is more than three years old at this point, but pops has been hard at work recreating all kinds of emotes and poses from various titles on YouTube since, Overwatch included.

What you won’t see in the Reddit post are the additional emotes performed by Luciano’s dad, released a year later. Who knew that all it took was a back pillow to make a perfect D.Va costume in just a few seconds?

Obviously, he’s not a professional YouTuber, so there’s no real regular upload schedule or any kind of consistency, but for this kind of great content, that’s just fine. He probably has dad stuff to do as well, such as mowing the lawn, and organizing various shelves in the garage.

With Overwatch 2 right on the horizon, and hopefully a new game’s worth of emotes coming along with it, Luciano and his pops will hopefully find the time to record even more hilarious imitations in the backyard.