Two top Overwatch players decided to settle the score in a legendary battle using nothing but their hammers as Torbjörn.
Getting eliminations with Torb’s hammer is one of the funniest ways to dispatch opponents in Overwatch and it’s probably used more as a meme than anything else.
So, when Uprising Academy player Hasan ‘crakinlakin’ Alfardi and his opponent found themselves tied 4-4 in a limited 1v1 match, both players agreed on a gentlemen’s agreement to settle the match using only the hammer.
“This is the make or break right here,” one of the players tells the other. “Just hammer, ok?”
The two warriors stared each other down, each fighting back the urge to throw out their turret and gain the upper hand.
As they approached one another, some tactical crouching took place before the epic clash of wills began.
Try as he might, crakinlakin’s opponent was no match for the precise hammer strikes of the OWL Contender’s player.
Torb players almost exclusively use the hammer to repair turrets, but this dual is just another example that the hammer can also provide some damage in a pinch.
The Overwatch League starts on February 14, but we probably won’t see any incredible Torbjorn play like this anywhere in those matches.
Maybe one day, if the meta ever changes, we will see an Overwatch League level Torbjörn hammer duel, but fans probably shouldn’t get their hopes up.