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Overwatch League team’s confusing Graviton Surge flub leads to playoff loss

Published: 22/Mar/2019 23:42 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 0:08

by Bill Cooney


The Seoul Dynasty shocked everyone when they managed to take down the undefeated New York Excelsior in the first stage of the Overwatch League Season One playoffs.

New York cruised through Stage One of Season Two without dropping a match, and almost everyone picked them against the unpredictable Dynasty.

Seoul seemed to have other ideas though. The Dynasty went up 2-0 to start the match, and after the Excelsior took a back and forth Volskaya 6-5, it would all come down to Rialto.

What happened with Nenne?

On Rialto, during New York’s final possible push to win the match, Excelsior player Yeon-kwan ‘Nenne’ Jeong seemed to throw his Zarya’s ultimate to the side for no reason, effectively ending the final team fight before it began.

At least, that’s what the main stream seemed to show.

Luckily, we live in the future and have access to things like the Overwatch League Command Center, which lets viewers select individual player POVs to watch, and Nenne’s tells a very different story than the free Overwatch League stream does.

Instead of throwing his ultimate at nothing, it’s clear Nenne was going for Seoul’s Sombra, Min-hyuk ‘Michelle’ Choi, who had just appeared to the left of the payload.

So, did Nenne throw?

No, Nenne did not throw the match and cause NYXL to lose. Sombra’s EMP can be the deciding factor in whether or not a team wins the fight, from Silver all the way up to Overwatch League, and Nenne knew if he could trap Michelle, it would greatly increase New York’s chances for a win and a map 5.

Despite all the evidence, Nenne still probably had to deal with plenty of fans who wondered exactly what he was thinking there.

The Overwatch League Stage One Playoffs continue on Friday, March 22 when the Philadelphia Fusion take on the Atlanta Reign at 6 PM PT, followed by the San Francisco Shock versus the Toronto Defiant after.

On Saturday, Seoul takes on the still undefeated Vancouver Titans at 12 PM PT, followed by the winners of Friday’s matches facing off. The Stage One finals happen at 12 PM PT on Sunday, March 24.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

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Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4