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MonteCristo Responds to Fan Critics “If you want fake narratives…watch a WWE match”

Published: 9/Jun/2018 4:36 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:36

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch League caster Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles has hit back at fans criticizing his recent commentary on the New York Excelsior.

MonteCristo recently received some backlash from fans for supposedly focusing too much on the idea that the Excelsior might not be giving their all in their Stage 4 matches.

The New York Excelsior have lost their last two matches in the Overwatch League, the first time that the team has been defeated more than once within the regular season of a stage. First the Los Angeles Valiant defeated them in five games before the Los Angeles Gladiators pulled off a reverse sweep.

On both occasions, MonteCristo took pains to explain that the Excelsior almost certainly weren’t playing at maximum capacity, with decision-making on both a tactical and individual level at various points in the series suggesting that New York wasn’t trying as hard as they could to win.

The reduced effort makes sense when you consider New York’s current position. They locking in the top spot in the overall standings in just the second week of Stage 4, and therefore have almost nothing to play for in the remaining games – if anything, it makes more sense for the team to ease off in their remaining games, both to conceal strategies and avoid burn-out as the season comes to a climax.

That being said, many fans seem to feel that MonteCristo’s framing of the results doesn’t give enough credit to the Los Angeles teams. True to form, however, MonteCristo himself clearly has no time for opinions that he seems to think value narrative over analytical rigor.

Season One of the Overwatch League is coming to a close. Only one full week of the regular season remains, after which the top six teams in the overall regular season standings will advance to the playoffs. The grand finals will take place in the Barclays Center, New York, on July 27th-28th.

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.