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New York Excelsior’s JJoNak Dominates Overwatch League Stage 3 Zenyatta Stats

Published: 8/May/2018 7:11 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:14

by Joe O'Brien


New York Excelsior’s Bang ‘JJoNak’ continues to dominate the Overwatch League as Zenyatta.

JJoNak once again led the league statistically in almost every category compared to other Zenyatta players.

JJoNak came into the league as a rookie at the professional level, having been scouted by New York Excelsior through his play on the online competitive ladders. In the months since his debut, he’s established himself as one of the best players in the world.

It was actually Ana that JJoNak originally made his name on, but in the Overwatch League he has cemented himself as the leading Support player, perhaps even the best player at any role, with his exceptional Zenyatta play.

Though Zenyatta is technically a support hero, the thing that separates JJoNak from other players is his ability to output damage. Not only is he incredibly accurate with the right-click volley at range, but his capacity for out-dueling diving enemies at close-range leaves his opponents with no good options to deal with him.

JJoNak’s proficiency is so great that the Excelsior has actually built a unique playstyle around it, with him as the central star player. The team plays to maximise JJoNak’s effectiveness, and he’s delivered to the tune of two stage titles and a 27-3 regular season record.

Of course, JJoNak isn’t solely responsible for the incredible success the Excelsior have seen so far in the Overwatch League, but the numbers back up the fact that in JJoNak the team has a weapon that no other squad can directly match.


Overwatch YouTuber discovers how much weight Junkrat carries per game

Published: 30/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Overwatch YouTuber has done a lot of research to determine how much weight Junkrat carries on him in a single round of Overwatch.

The destructive Australian hero has an insane amount of equipment on his person. His frag launcher, grenades, two mines, a bear trap and of course, his Riptire ultimate on his back.

While it’s not very realistic for a hero to carry around that much on his person, the hero himself isn’t very realistic to begin with, as he literally walks around on one leg and uses his own mines for vertical mobility.

Firstly, the YouTuber had to go through all the items and find some real word comparisons beginning with Riptire.

Junkrat on Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
Junkrat carries a lot of weight on him during a round of Overwatch.

For this, Fraglrokt decided to use the tire fellow YouTuber Colin Furze made, which is 16 inches and powered by a chainsaw engine. Once factoring the weight of the tire, its rims and the engine, it comes to a whopping 74 pounds.

And that’s only for a single tire. Junkrat’s ultimate comes up pretty fast, so it’s likely that he’ll be carrying at least three per round.

When it comes to Junkrat’s grenades, Fraglrokt decided they were close enough to the M67. With five grenades per reload, we’re looking at 4.4 pounds.

After looking over former Overwatch League pro Jake ‘Jake’ Lyon’ and average players to see how often they reload per round. It was determined that Jake reloads around 35 times while average players do so 57 times. This equals out to being 44 times a round, which when multiplied by 4.4 comes out to 202.4 pounds.

Moving onto the trap, Fraglrokt took the middle ground after looking at a couple of options and decide that Junkrat’s is probably 36 pounds. With players using an average of 13 traps per round, it comes to 468 LBS.

Finally, moving onto Junkrat’s mines, seeing as they resemble anti-tank mines, that’s what Fraglrokt decided on for his real-world comparison. With players using 35-42 mines per round, that comes out to a staggering 1058.75 pounds.

Junkrat equipment weight
Junkrat carries 2000 pounds on him in one round.

After factoring all the results, including the Total Mayhem passive, it was determined that the hero carries approximately 2,000 pounds every single round of Overwatch.

Of course, the whole video was just for fun, but it really puts the absurdity of Overwatch in perspective.