Overwatch League pro Diem takes out enemy Sombra with one insane Widowmaker shot - Dexerto
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Overwatch League pro Diem takes out enemy Sombra with one insane Widowmaker shot

Published: 1/Jun/2019 0:27 Updated: 1/Jun/2019 0:37

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch League pro Min-seong ‘Overwatch clips of the year so far.

Diem plays DPS for the Shanghai Dragons after being signed by the team before Season 2 began. Fun fact: he’s good friends with Philadelphia Fusion pro Jae-hyeok ‘Carpe Lee, and their names together make up the phrase ‘Carpe diem’ (Latin for “Seize the Day”).

It also seems both of them have a knack for playing Widow, which diem proved against a very unfortunate Sombra player in a recent match.

The Overwatch LeagueDiem has played for the Dragons since the beginning of Season 2.

Can we get a slow motion replay?

Diem, being the Overwatch League pro that he is, is pretty good at Widowmaker, and starts out the clip finishing off an enemy Orisa with one shot.

Next, it’s the cocky Tracer’s turn to get sent back to spawn by Diem, before he starts scoping up at what appears to be nothing.

Then, out of absolutely nowhere, diem flicks wildly to the left and sends a completely cloaked Sombra straight back to the Shadow Realm.

Diem said on Twitter he heard the Sombra sneaking around, which is how he made the shot, but by watching the clip it’s also clear the dude has pure skill.

On top of all that, it sounds absolutely hilarious when Sombra gets eliminated using the Korean voice pack.

When does Overwatch League come back?

Overwatch League is currently on break before Stage 3, which starts on June 6. diem and the Dragons will take on the Los Angeles Valiants in the last match on June 6.

The Dragons have been doing much better with a new roster in Season 2, effectively leaving the legendary 0-40 season (which can never be topped, due to scheduling changes) in the past.

Whatever the “meta” ends up being in Stage 3 for Overwatch League teams, hopefully we’ll at least get to see diem click a few heads with Widow.

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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.