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Overwatch League Fans Can Now View Official Stats for the Inaugural Season

Published: 7/Jun/2018 3:27 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien

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The Overwatch League stats page is now online for fans to view.

Fans can now see a full table of basic stats for all players in the league – kills, deaths, damage, healing – and sort by category to see how players rank in each.

In addition to the full table of stats, a more detailed view is also available of each player, including the pick rates of their most popular heroes.

A lack of stats for third parties has been one of the bigger criticisms of the state of Overwatch as an esport. Third party sites like Winston’s Lab have done a good job of compiling statistics, but without access to the Overwatch API it’s an imperfect system.

Blizzard has access to advanced statistics throughout the league, as evidenced by the stats they frequently show on the broadcast. Until now, however, viewers outside of the league have been unable to see the full range of stats.

A tab for the feature has existed on the Overwatch League website since its launch, but it’s taken until the fourth and final stage of the regular season for the numbers to actually become available.

Blizzard reportedly plans to expand the functionality of the statistics page, eventually hoping to include more advanced features like player comparisons and leaderboards.

The Overwatch League statistics page can be found here.

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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.