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New York Excelsior’s Pine Hits Widowmaker Trickshot While Dominating Dallas Fuel

Published: 4/May/2018 6:24 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Joe O'Brien

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New York Excelsior’s Kim ‘Pine’ Do-hyeon took to shooting trick-shots against Dallas Fuel in another dominant performance.

Big Boss Pine continues to live up to his name, devastating his opponents in incredible style.

There are a lot of incredibly skilled DPS players in the Overwatch League, with several standing out on Widowmaker in particular, but there’s a flamboyance to Pine’s play-style that is truly unique to him.

While he isn’t even a full-time starting player on his own team, in the time he has played Pine must have generated more highlight-worthy plays than most of the rest of the league combined. His willingness to take risks and show off is no small part of that.

Against the Dallas Fuel, Pine demonstrated that play-style with another signature performance, demolishing Dallas with incredible Widowmaker play.

It was later in the map that Pine really began to show off, however. After the Excelsior moved onto their own offence, Pine went for maximum style points by landing a 360 mid-air shot on Dallas support player Benjamin ‘uNKOE’ Chevasson.

The New York Excelsior swept Dallas Fuel aside 4-0, advancing to an 8-1 record in Stage 3. With NYXL facing Shanghai Dragons in their last match of the stage it is very likely that they will end at 9-1.

Whether or not they can take the top seed going into the stage playoffs will be determined by Boston Uprising’s final match of the stage, against LA Gladiators. If the Uprising remain unbeaten, NYXL will finish in second, but if Boston loses New York will clinch first on map difference.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.