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Competitive players get hands on Overwatch Hero Ashe early

Published: 27/Nov/2018 19:11 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 19:39

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch players in competitive play now have access to the game’s full 29-hero roster.

Having been revealed at BlizzCon, Ashe arrived on the live servers on November 13 following a brief stint on the PTR.

As with all new heroes, she remained locked out of the competitive playlist initially. From November 27, however, Ashe is now available to play.

Blizzard’s policy with major new content has generally been  to leave a little bit of a gap between full release and addition to competitive play, allowing players to get some hands-on time and Blizzard to identify any lingering bugs before shaking up the game mode where results are most important.

The length of the delay period has been adjusted several times, in some cases – as with hero 28 Brigitte being as long as an entire competitive season. 

Now, however, Blizzard seems to have settled on two weeks as a happy medium between not disrupting competitive play too much and still keeping the competitive playlist feeling up-to-date with the broader state of the game.

Blizzard EntertainmentAshe’s Coach Gun has a lot of uses, both knocking enemies back and sending Ashe flying in the opposite direction.

Ashe has proven hugely popular since her announcement, both in her own right and for the inclusion of B.O.B., her sidekick and ultimate ability, who was an immediate fan-favorite upon his reveal.

In the two weeks she’s been available on the live servers, players have already discovered a variety of clever tactics to get the most out of her abilities, from earning early ultimate charge to escaping D.Va’s self-destruct, and even how to tell exactly when her hip-fire recoil resets.

These nuances are the sorts of things that Ashe players will be looking to take advantage of to find an edge in competitive play now that she’s available on the ladder.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.