New York Excelsior's Saebyeolbe Explains Why He Might Not Play Tracer Any More - Dexerto

New York Excelsior’s Saebyeolbe Explains Why He Might Not Play Tracer Any More

Published: 11/May/2018 15:39 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:52

by Joe O'Brien


New York Excelsiors Park ‘Saebyeolbe’ Jong-yeol has commented on Tracer’s place in the current Overwatch meta.

Saebyeolbe talks about why Tracer struggles amongst the prevalent heroes right now, and states that he might be moving away from his signature hero going forward as a result.


Tracer is one of the game’s more unique heroes in terms of her role in the game. She’s perhaps the only hero who has been strong or at least viable on almost any map and throughout every meta shift.

Simultaneously, she’s so demanding at the highest level in terms of mechanics and decision-making that almost every team has a dedicated Tracer player who has dedicated most of their attention to her over years.


It seems, however, that Tracer’s prevalence might be about to take a hit for the first time. According to Saebyeolbe, the combination of Hanzo and Brigitte in the current meta makes Tracer much more vulnerable – so much so that he claims he won’t be playing her in the current state.

Many consider Saebyeolbe to be the best Tracer player in the world – a title he claimed for himself after New York Excelsior won their second consecutive stage title in the Stage 3 playoffs – so if he’s moving away from the hero it’s not without reason.

It’s worth noting, however, that reports suggest that the new version of Hanzo that is currently dominating online will not appear in Stage 4 of the Overwatch League. Whether or not this decision is final has not been officially confirmed, but if it is the case then the OWL could theoretically develop an entirely separate meta to the current live game.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.