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Overwatch League pro examines hilarious Mercy situation during World Cup

Published: 5/Nov/2018 18:03 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 18:21

by Bill Cooney

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Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy and his Australian side had a tough Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon, even though they got knocked out in the first round, the Overwatch League Pro still found time to go over some vods and showed fans his favorite Mercy situation of the tournament.

While going through a replay of the United Kingdom South Korea matchup, Custa points out the moment Tae-sung ‘Anamo Jung of Korea is hacked while playing Mercy.

“This is my favorite hop ever, when you get hacked and you end up on the floor,” Custa explains to viewers as Anamo hops helplessly on the ground. “He’s like, ‘OK I’m healing, I wanna go up now,’ up, up! Forward! There we go, alright we’re up.”

“It’s the most terrifying moment as well because look at what everyone else is seeing as well,” Custa tells viewers as he rewinds the clip. “He gets hacked, and look at everyone else.”

The Overwatch League pro tried to tell fans what was going through team UK’s head at that moment, “Fusion’s just like: ‘what the fuck is happening? Someone shoot that guy, get him!'”

South Korea came out on top of the match against the UK and in the end they managed to lock up their third Overwatch World Cup title.

Now that the Overwatch World Cup is over, Custa will have plenty of time to stream until the Overwatch League gets going again in 2019.

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Overwatch players demand fix for controversial Halloween map

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s Halloween time again, and that means the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is in full swing – and with it come some unique map changes on Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and Hollywood. However, not everyone is on board with the new decorations.

While the maps may look nice with their Halloween horror makeover, there are some significant issues with them, primarily on Eichenwalde streets phase.

The German hybrid map can be one of the more challenging points for attackers, as they need to push the payload up a narrow bridge towards the castle.

At this juncture, players used to the normal version of the map tend to use abilities that boop opponents to secure environmental kills. Sadly, the Halloween variant makes doing so nearly impossible right by the left-side doors.

The Halloween version of Eichenwalde places a fence that prevents players from being booped off the map. Normally, Winston players will activate their Primal Rage ultimate and knock enemies off the map as they push from out of the left doors to contest the point.

23-year-old South Korean tank main Sang-hoon ‘Kaiser’ Ryu took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the map’s redesign.

“3 years and this fence still exists in this Halloween map,” he said, posting a picture of the annoying fence. “Am I the only person who complains about this?”

Other players agreed with Kaiser. “The fact that the event maps make actual changes to the map that alter the gameplay is pretty dumb in a competitive game,” one replied.

The complaints aren’t anything new either. Famously, former Overwatch League pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel raged after the fence prevented him from knocking a Zarya off the map.

Halloween Sombra on Overwatch's Hollywood
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The changes to Hollywood are not as controversial.

While it’s nice to have special event versions of maps, as xQc noted in his clip, the competitive integrity of the game is damaged by major changes such as this.

Hopefully, Blizzard takes note of this when Overwatch 2 is released or Halloween 2021 rolls around and finally tears the fence down.