Overwatch caster chugs an entire bottle of maple syrup before Canada match - Dexerto
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Overwatch caster chugs an entire bottle of maple syrup before Canada match

Published: 4/Nov/2018 3:34 Updated: 4/Nov/2018 3:46

by Vincent Genova

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Team Canada was handing out bottles of maple syrup and gift baskets to their opponents at the Overwatch World Cup.

Josh ‘Sideshow’ Wilkinson had one of the the syrup bottles as an example and was joking about Canada poisoning their opponents with it.

While waiting for Canada’s match with China to start, fellow host Goldenboy dared Josh to drink it, and surprisingly, he chugged the entire thing.

He did not need much convincing, saying “oh go on then” to himself before downing the bottle.

The hosts could not believe what they were seeing and things almost got worse when Sideshow appeared to have trouble keeping the syrup down.

Thankfully, the maple syrup did not come back up live on stream and the Canadian fans lost their minds cheering for the syrup drinking ability.

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Sideshow decided to go against Team Canada based on his experience with their gift, correctly picking China in an upset.

Canada would rebound in their next match and defeat U.K. in a thrilling, five map match to take home the bronze medal.

Since South Korea winning gold was a predictable outcome, Sideshow vs a bottle of syrup was one of the more intriguing matchups of the weekend.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.