Overwatch Contenders player pays homage to xQc in surprising manner - Dexerto
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Overwatch Contenders player pays homage to xQc in surprising manner

Published: 2/Dec/2018 21:13 Updated: 2/Dec/2018 21:27

by Bill Cooney

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Contenders player Kim ‘DELETEBRIG’ Han-Byeol got some attention recently for his username in the tournament, and now Adrian ‘xQcOnABudget’ Torrealba is turning heads with his unique handle.

Contenders Season 3 recently started, and brought along some controversial changes that some say makes life tougher for players.

Despite these changes, however, it looks like players are continuing to have a good time with picking some unique usernames, with the latest focusing on popular streamer xQc. 

From Venezuela, xQcOnABudget previously played on Brazilian team Based Tryhards before joining his current squad, Quad Gaming based in Argentina.

His name is the second discovered in as many days that makes a hilarious statement, following in the footsteps of the infamous DELETEBRIG. 

In a post about the name on the Competitive Overwatch subreddit, users said the unique names have been some of the most exciting things to happen in Contenders because of the prevalence of GOATS.

One user had even played with xQcOnABudget and said the young Venezuelan player was someone to keep an eye on.

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For his part, xQcOnABudget just seems to be a big fan of xQc, which is very appropriate considering his choice of playing with Winston, xQc’s favorite hero in the game.

With the second head-turning name in Contenders this week alone, it’s becoming apparent Blizzard might not have screened them beforehand.

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

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

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.