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Overwatch League commentator responds after Esports Awards show clip of the wrong person

Published: 13/Nov/2018 16:33 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 17:48

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch League commentator Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie has responded after the Esports Awards showed a clip of the wrong person.

Uber was nominated for “Esports Broadcaster of the Year” at the Esports Awards, which took place on November 12.

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During the show, the award was introduced with a video featuring a clip of each of the shortlisted broadcasters. When it came to Uber, however, there was a problem.

Rather than featuring a clip of Uber himself, the video instead showed a clip of Brennon ‘Bren’ Hook, an Overwatch League analyst who wasn’t nominated for the award.

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Uber, who wasn’t at the ceremony in person, initially joked about the mistake on Twitter, but later expressed that he wasn’t happy that a show designed to celebrate the work of industry figures had failed to notice that they had confused two such people.

Since joining the Overwatch League, Uber has established himself as perhaps the game’s most highly though-of commentators, a broad vocabulary and talent for rapid delivery when necessary making him incredibly popular with fans.

Earlier in the year, Uber was named On Camera Talent of the Year by the Stockholm International Esport Awards, a separate esports awards panel.

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The Esports Award was ultimately given to Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, a commentator on the Call of Duty World League, while Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez came in second and Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere was third.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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