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New York Excelsior Announces Surprising Change to its Overwatch League Staff

Published: 1/May/2018 16:46 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:06

by DG Goldstein

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New York Excelsior has announced it has parted ways with its Director of Player Personnel, Scott ‘Bearhands’ Tester.

A former Blizzard employee, Tester joined the New York Excelsior in July of 2017. The team has now announced that they have parted ways by mutual agreement.

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Tester has been widely praised for his work putting together the New York Excelsior, both identifying and securing the former LuxuryWatch Blue squad as the core of the team and making key additions to build the NYXL as they are today.

His work helped to create the number one team in the league right now. While many ranked Seoul Dynasty and London Spitfire ahead of New York coming into the league, both having been built around teams that had won OGN’s APEX, as Stage 3 comes to a conclusion the Excelsior sit five matches clear at the top of the overall standings and have a stage title to their name.

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The announcement of Tester’s departure came in the form of a short statement from New York Excelsior:

We’ve mutually agreed to part ways with Director of Player Personnel, Scott Tester. We thank him for all of his efforts in making the launch of NYXL such a success and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

The team has yet to announce a replacement. Tester himself has not yet commented on the decision, or what might be next for him.

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Clever trick lets Overwatch players counter Doomfist’s ult

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:07

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch players have discovered a new way to counter Doomfist’s pesky ultimate, Meteor Strike.

Overwatch has a host of colorful characters for players to get their hands on, but Doomfist stands out as one of the most popular heroes on offer in the game. A force to be reckoned with, the hero has come to dominate both the casual and competitive Overwatch scene.

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Multiple Doomfist tactics have become popular recently, including the infamous Blizzard World flank that has been wreaking havoc across the Overwatch world.

Also, his ultimate Meteor Strike remains one of the most impactful ultimates in the game.

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Looking for a Doomfist counter? Well, this Reddit user might have found one of the best yet.

Doomfist ultimate counter discovered

Overwatch players collectively sigh as they watch Doomfist soar high into the air before crashing back down to earth and unleashing a blast of energy which obliterates your entire team.

Yet, his reign of terror may be coming to an end due to a discovery by Reddit user Genji and Ana main.

Their post showcases how Reinhardt’s Charge ability can interrupt Meteor Strike, making it useless.

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How to counter Doomfist’s ult (twice) from Overwatch

Just as Doomfist connects with the ground, a perfectly timed Reinhardt Charge can knock him out of his ultimate, subsequently seeing him get pinned to Reinhardt and demolished against a wall. Genji and Ana main demonstrates this a couple of times, proving that the infamous Meteor Strike can be countered if the player gets their timing just right.

This neat trick is a game changer. While he remains a staple DPS for many Overwatch players, Reinhardt has equally risen in priority due to his strength and mobility. If Reinhardt continues to dominate him in the 1 v 1, Doomfist players will have to change up their strategy.

Is this the end of this infamous hero’s dominance? Only time will tell. In the meantime though, it’s worth giving this a spin.

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