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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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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.