Overwatch League pro finds insane Baptiste vantage point on Paris - Dexerto
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Overwatch League pro finds insane Baptiste vantage point on Paris

Published: 10/Oct/2019 1:14 Updated: 10/Oct/2019 1:27

by Brad Norton

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Following a championship-caliber performance for the San Francisco Shock at the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals, pro player Grant ‘moth’ Espe took to his stream and showed off an unreal Baptiste trick.

Having recently toppled the Vancouver Titans in a dominant fashion at the conclusion of his 2019 OWL campaign, Shock star moth had been taking his pro support skills to the competitive queue.

At the Grand Master rank and pushing for the acclaim of Top 500, moth demonstrated some ridiculous Baptiste tech in the midst of a team fight.

During an October 9 stream on Twitch, he showcased an extraordinary vantage point on the Paris map that Baptiste is surprisingly able to launch himself towards.

Utilizing the Exo Boot technology, moth leaps upwards and safely lands on a ledge just above the second capture point on the Assault map.

With a successful attacking effort on Point A and over 5 minutes remaining in the timebank, moth and his team pressed forward and snowballed through the second point with relative ease.

As defenders attempted to make their way back onto the objective to stall things out, not only did they have to handle numerous enemies on the ground, but now a Baptiste surprisingly in the sky. Definitely not a target you’d expect to find alone on the high ground.

Wedging Baptiste just between the architecture of the map, moth discovered a spot that allows him to effortlessly keep his team healed while also dealing damage towards the spawn room on the right side of the map. 

The hybrid support hero has been in the game since March of 2019 and yet pro players are still finding new and exciting ways to put the character to use.

Blizzard - Overwatch LeagueMoth’s OWL team, the San Francisco Shock, victorious at the 2019 Grand Finals

Recently, new Baptiste tech was discovered when the community learned of a method to stand the hero atop his Immortality Field.

Very few details have been revealed regarding who the next Overwatch hero may be, but the leading candidates seem to have been pinned down.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.