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Overwatch fan’s video perfectly sums up Florida Mayhem’s Stage 2 roster drama

Published: 5/Apr/2019 19:15 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 19:40

by Bill Cooney

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The Florida Mayhem started Stage 2 of the Overwatch League by making some big changes to their roster and coaching staff, and some fans aren’t happy about the team’s decisions.

The Mayhem are one of the Overwatch League’s original teams and are owned by the Misfits; during Season One, the team had plenty of fans despite their 7-33 record, with their worst being behind the Shanghai Dragons’ legendary 0-40 run.

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Following the Inaugural Season, the Mayhem made some changes to their roster in an effort to be more competitive – however, in doing so, they also got rid of the majority of the fan-favorite players from the Season 1 roster. 

Now, after the latest shakeup, it’s clear some Florida fans aren’t too happy with the direction the team is headed.

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On April 4, Florida appeared to part ways with offtank Caleb ‘McGravy’ McGarvey, DPS Kevyn “TviQ” Lindström, flex DPS Damon “Apply” Conti, head coach Vytis “Mineral” Lasaitis and assistant coach Youngsu “Yeah” Jung as they moved to an all-Korean roster.

Fans on Twitter and Reddit have been expressing their disappointment in the Mayhem for following a similar blueprint to so many other Overwatch League teams, getting rid of some fan favorite players in the process.

Overwatch meme lord BadPachimari decided to send off the last non-Korean players on the Mayhem the only way they know how – with a hilarious video.

Playing on the old joke of Tviq as the team bus driver, BadPachimari spoofed a scene from 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” where Heath Ledger’s Joker (appropriately enough) kills the bus driver.

McGravy revealed on stream following the news that he had found out about the direction the team was heading in just a week ago.

“I can say that me, Apply and Tviq had the option to play and we opted not to, we felt it was the best for their team and for us moving forward,” McGravy told viewers. “Like if the team wants to go full Korean, that’s their decision, they can do that.

Florida has brought on Coach Sang Min “Insight” Oh from Korean Contenders team O2 Blast and Andrew “Korean Mulan” Kim from the LA Valiant as an assistant team manager.

The roster changes could end up working out for the Florida Mayhem in the long run, and if they do, most fans probably won’t care if the team fields an “all-Korean” roster or not, as long as they’re finally winning.

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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.