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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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.