Overwatch pro explains why some high-profile Support players might miss out on Overwatch League - Dexerto
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Overwatch pro explains why some high-profile Support players might miss out on Overwatch League

Published: 18/Oct/2018 18:40

by Joe O'Brien

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Last Night’s Leftovers support player Dusttin ‘Dogman’ Bowerman has revealed why some of the more high-profile Zenyatta players in Contenders might not be picked up by Overwatch League teams.

Dogman took to Twitter to explain that many of the Support players that gain acclaim outside of the Overwatch League might not be playing the style that league teams are looking for.

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He highlights that in order to get noticed, players often need to focus on the damage capacity of Zenyatta, which in the right hands can be more deadly than a lot of DPS heroes. The flashy, high-elimination style is the best way of showing off exceptional mechanical skill.

The aggressive, damage-focused Zenyatta play-style has certainly proven powerful in the right hands – it was for his insane damage and elimination output that New York Excelsior’s ‘JJoNak’ claimed the Season One MVP title.

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Nobody else managed to imitate JJoNak’s exceptional impact with the hero, however. According to Dogman, as teams look to build for Season Two it seems the Western rosters would prefer a more supportive Zenyatta, rather than trying to imitate the outlier success of NYXL’s super-star.

As a result, Dogman speculates that it’s possible several of the Zenyatta players that have made the biggest names for themselves outside of the league for their aggressive play could end up being passed over.

The Overwatch League is now in an open signing window, with all teams able to sign free agents. The twelve Season One teams and the eight new expansion teams will all need to have at least eight players on their roster by December 8.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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