Overwatch community comes together to troll Overwatch League analyst - Dexerto

Overwatch community comes together to troll Overwatch League analyst

Published: 18/Jan/2019 14:05 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 14:34

by Joe O'Brien


The Overwatch community has come together to collectively troll Overwatch League analyst Joshua ‘Sideshow’ Wilkinson.

It began when Sideshow decided to take part in the “10 year challenge”, which saw people posting photos of themselves in 2009 and 2019 to show how much (or little) they’d changed in 10 years.

The photo of young Sideshow immediately caught the attention of the Overwatch community, with many making comparisons to the hobbits in the Lord of the Rings movies, while others suggested the photo looked like the album art for an indie band.

Despite the jokes, the image might have been forgotten shortly if it hadn’t been for Overwatch talk show “Tactical Crouch” using it to promote Sideshow’s appearance on the show. Sideshow then made the fatal error of claiming that “this pic is NOT gonna become my online presence.”

Naturally, the internet responded by immediately doing everything in its power to contradict him, spurred on by Sideshow’s former co-worker and room mate Jonathan ‘Reinforce’ Larsson, who began a campaign to spread the photo with the intention of making it the first thing that appears when anyone googles “Sideshow Overwatch”.

The current results of such a search are already rather amusing, with the primary result in fact being a picture of fellow British Overwatch League analyst Brennon ‘Bren’ Hook. This isn’t the only instance of Bren being mistaken for another member of the Overwatch League talent team, with the Esports Awards using a clip featuring him instead of nominee Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie.

The Overwatch community has rallied behind the cause. On the Competitive Overwatch subreddit, a post of the photo simply titled “Sideshow Overwatch” has hit nearly 3000 upvotes, and everyone from community figures to Overwatch League teams have been sharing the image on social media.

Sideshow has tried in vain to prevent the movement, but in doing so is likely to have only spurred on efforts to increase the photo’s prevalence.


Sneaky Overwatch trick lets Pharah & Mercy easily capture the point on Eichenwalde

Published: 24/Feb/2021 13:04

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Eichenwalde can be a pretty tricky map to take Point A on, but this perfect Pharah and Mercy combo will help you get a sneaky backcap. 

Pretty much every Overwatch fan knows that the Pharah/Mercy (dubbed ‘Pharmercy’) combo can be a nightmare to deal with. With the Middle Eastern DPS Rocket Boosting herself through the skies, getting pocket healed by our favorite Swiss Medic, the duo can be pretty unstoppable.

While players recently found a fun Junkrat combo that’s the perfect counter for Pharah on Eichenwalde, another Reddit user has found a sneaky backcap tactic that will keep her safe from the Australian’s explosive assault.

So, get ready to grab a Mercy main and take to Eichenwalde, because you might just be able to steal the show.

Pharah can be a nightmare to play into on Eichenwalde, especially with Mercy!

Pharah & Mercy Eichenwalde trick

A seen in a thread on the Overwatch Reddit, if you run Pharmercy on Eichenwalde then you can sneak around the castle’s exterior wall and sneak onto Point A.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to do so:

  1. Take a hard right when you leave Attacker Side Spawn.
  2. Use Pharah (or Echo) to Rocket Boost around the wall, hugging tight to the buildings.
  3. Follow the wall along until you find the gap in the ramparts by Point A.
  4. Jump on the site and let the chaos ensue.

This trick is perfect because it hides both characters from enemy sight, and also allows them to dodge the notorious choke point that leads up to the point.

As soon as they realize they’ve been duped it’ll force Defenders off the front line, therefore breaking their formation. Alternatively, if they aren’t paying attention then they’ll just drop the objective without even noticing.

On today’s episode of the adventures of a mercy main, I present a Pharmercy duo backcap within 30 seconds of comp round one. Seen stuff like this posted here by others, but honestly never thought it would happen for me lol. Super awesome feeling. from r/Overwatch

If you fancy taking to the beautiful aqua skies of Eichenwalde, then this is the perfect trick for you. Give it a go and see what happens, after all, you’ve got Mercy to keep you safe!