Overwatch pro Geguri hilariously taunts Dafran as he struggles with Widowmaker - Dexerto
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Overwatch pro Geguri hilariously taunts Dafran as he struggles with Widowmaker

Published: 18/Jan/2019 17:50 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 18:03

by Joe O'Brien

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Shanghai Dragons’ Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon hilariously trolled Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca as he repeatedly failed to hit his target.

After encountering Dafran’s Widowmaker as a vulnerable D.Va, Geguri decided to have some fun and taunt her opponent.

D.Va out of her mech – commonly referred to as “baby D.Va” – is notoriously hard to hit, being one of the smallest and fastest targets in the game, not accounting for abilities like Tracer’s dash.

With some rapid, well-timed movements, landing a headshot with a precision character like Widowmaker becomes even more difficult, as Dafran found out the hard way.

Initially, Geguri seemed to be simply attempting to survive while waiting for the health pack to respawn. After successfully dodging Dafran’s initial shot, however, she clearly turned her attention to trolling the Widowmaker, waving periodically and not even attempting to fire back.

Dafran continued to fire at the D.Va, increasingly frustrated by his failure to hit the target, until Geguri was eventually able to run forward and call back her mech before escaping entirely.

Dafran is one of Overwatch’s most popular streamers, and he’s due to make his return to professional play after an extended absence. To the surprise of many of his fans, he signed with Overwatch League expansion team Atlanta Reign for Season Two.

Geguri, on the other hand, will be one of the only returning players for Shanghai Dragons, who completely overhauled their roster after an abysmal debut season, ending with a 0-40 match record. The formerly Chinese team will field an all-South Korean squad for Season Two.

Season Two of the Overwatch League is due to kick off on February 14.

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Overwatch players demand fix for controversial Halloween map

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s Halloween time again, and that means the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is in full swing – and with it come some unique map changes on Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and Hollywood. However, not everyone is on board with the new decorations.

While the maps may look nice with their Halloween horror makeover, there are some significant issues with them, primarily on Eichenwalde streets phase.

The German hybrid map can be one of the more challenging points for attackers, as they need to push the payload up a narrow bridge towards the castle.

At this juncture, players used to the normal version of the map tend to use abilities that boop opponents to secure environmental kills. Sadly, the Halloween variant makes doing so nearly impossible right by the left-side doors.

The Halloween version of Eichenwalde places a fence that prevents players from being booped off the map. Normally, Winston players will activate their Primal Rage ultimate and knock enemies off the map as they push from out of the left doors to contest the point.

23-year-old South Korean tank main Sang-hoon ‘Kaiser’ Ryu took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the map’s redesign.

“3 years and this fence still exists in this Halloween map,” he said, posting a picture of the annoying fence. “Am I the only person who complains about this?”

Other players agreed with Kaiser. “The fact that the event maps make actual changes to the map that alter the gameplay is pretty dumb in a competitive game,” one replied.

The complaints aren’t anything new either. Famously, former Overwatch League pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel raged after the fence prevented him from knocking a Zarya off the map.

Halloween Sombra on Overwatch's Hollywood
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The changes to Hollywood are not as controversial.

While it’s nice to have special event versions of maps, as xQc noted in his clip, the competitive integrity of the game is damaged by major changes such as this.

Hopefully, Blizzard takes note of this when Overwatch 2 is released or Halloween 2021 rolls around and finally tears the fence down.