Overwatch pro pulls off insanely clutch long-distance Graviton Surge - Dexerto

Overwatch pro pulls off insanely clutch long-distance Graviton Surge

Published: 4/Feb/2019 15:43 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 15:52

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch Contenders player William ‘Asking’ Vetter landed an insane Zarya ultimate in a pro player pick-up game.

Asking was playing on the offensive side of Hollywood’s second stage when he was forced to get creative in order to help his team.

Having secured the first point, Asking’s team began their push through stage two, making their way up the street where they clashed with the opposing team.

Asking had been looking for a Graviton Surge opportunity at the beginning of the fight, but after being downed by the enemy’s Earthshatter he was quickly sent back to the spawn room.

The fight went on in his absence, however, and as Asking respawned he realized that his ultimate might still be able to save the fight. Unfortunately, there was a building between himself and even getting line-of-sight on the battle.

Zarya’s Graviton Surge can be one of the most powerful ultimates in Overwatch if it lands well.

Realizing he’d need to improvise if he were to save his team, Asking quickly estimated the correct line-up, and then sent the Graviton almost vertical, over the tall building ahead of him. As he came around the corner, he realized that the landing had been perfect, and his team were subsequently able to clean up the fight.

Although such a move is obviously a bit of a risk to take with such a valuable ultimate ability, pulling it off certainly left Asking looking like a genius.

Asking is currently a player for Uprising Academy, the North American Contenders team of the Boston Uprising. The team finished in the top-eight of Season 3 after losing to XL2 Academy in the quarter-finals.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

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.

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.

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.