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Overwatch League Season 2 grand finals set after epic SF Shock run

Published: 16/Sep/2019 7:47 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 8:02

by Joe O'Brien


The Overwatch League Season 2 grand finals are set after the San Francisco Shock made an incredible run through the lower bracket.

After suffering a surprise defeat at the hands of Atlanta Reign in the first round of the playoffs, the Shock were forced to fight their way back through the lower bracket.

Along the way, they proved why they had entered the playoffs as one of the favorites for the title, not dropping a single map over their entire run as they eliminated Season 1 champions London Spitfire, then LA Gladiators, then Hangzhou Spark, and finally New York Excelsior to claim a spot in the grand final.

Meanwhile, in the winners bracket it was Vancouver Titans, the other major favorite as the number one seed coming into the playoffs, who made their way through to the grand final.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentThe Vancouver Titans have been the top team so far in Season Two.

Interestingly, so far the playoff results have matched the seeding almost perfectly. Teams finishing fourth to eighth placed according to their seed, and while technically New York Excelsior were the second seed due to winning the Atlantic Division, in the regular season standings they were actually third behind San Francisco Shock.

The results set up a grand final between the clear top two teams of the season. Not only do the Titans and Shock boast the best record over the regular season, but they also clashed in two stage playoff finals, each claiming one.

The grand finals for Season 2 are due to take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on September 29.

OWL Season 2 playoff placements

Placement Team Prize
1 TBD $1,100,000
2 TBD $600,000
3 New York Excelsior $450,000
4 Hangzhou Spark $350,000
5/6 Los Angeles Gladiators $300,000
5/6 Atlanta Reign $300,000
7/8 London Spitfire $200,000
7/8 Seoul Dynasty $200,000

Overwatch YouTuber discovers how much weight Junkrat carries per game

Published: 30/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Overwatch YouTuber has done a lot of research to determine how much weight Junkrat carries on him in a single round of Overwatch.

The destructive Australian hero has an insane amount of equipment on his person. His frag launcher, grenades, two mines, a bear trap and of course, his Riptire ultimate on his back.

While it’s not very realistic for a hero to carry around that much on his person, the hero himself isn’t very realistic to begin with, as he literally walks around on one leg and uses his own mines for vertical mobility.

Firstly, the YouTuber had to go through all the items and find some real word comparisons beginning with Riptire.

Junkrat on Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
Junkrat carries a lot of weight on him during a round of Overwatch.

For this, Fraglrokt decided to use the tire fellow YouTuber Colin Furze made, which is 16 inches and powered by a chainsaw engine. Once factoring the weight of the tire, its rims and the engine, it comes to a whopping 74 pounds.

And that’s only for a single tire. Junkrat’s ultimate comes up pretty fast, so it’s likely that he’ll be carrying at least three per round.

When it comes to Junkrat’s grenades, Fraglrokt decided they were close enough to the M67. With five grenades per reload, we’re looking at 4.4 pounds.

After looking over former Overwatch League pro Jake ‘Jake’ Lyon’ and average players to see how often they reload per round. It was determined that Jake reloads around 35 times while average players do so 57 times. This equals out to being 44 times a round, which when multiplied by 4.4 comes out to 202.4 pounds.

Moving onto the trap, Fraglrokt took the middle ground after looking at a couple of options and decide that Junkrat’s is probably 36 pounds. With players using an average of 13 traps per round, it comes to 468 LBS.

Finally, moving onto Junkrat’s mines, seeing as they resemble anti-tank mines, that’s what Fraglrokt decided on for his real-world comparison. With players using 35-42 mines per round, that comes out to a staggering 1058.75 pounds.

Junkrat equipment weight
Junkrat carries 2000 pounds on him in one round.

After factoring all the results, including the Total Mayhem passive, it was determined that the hero carries approximately 2,000 pounds every single round of Overwatch.

Of course, the whole video was just for fun, but it really puts the absurdity of Overwatch in perspective.