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Overwatch pro Ryujehong breaks down in tears in OWL Playoffs interview

Published: 8/Sep/2019 11:42

by Connor Bennett


Overwatch League star Jehong ‘ryujehong’ Ryu left fans holding back tears as he gave an incredibly emotional interview following the Seoul Dynasty’s exit from the OWL playoffs.

Ryujehong is widely regarded as one of the best support players in competitive Overwatch and was expected to dominate the Overwatch League after joining from legendary APEX squad Lunatic-Hai. 

However, for the popular Seoul Dynasty player, that hasn’t been the case. Despite making the season two playoffs, the Dynasty were eliminated by the Hangzhou Spark in a crushing 4-1 defeat – prompting streams of tears from ryujehong and his teammates. 

Robert Paul/BlizzardRyujehong has been widely regarded as one of the best support players in Overwatch history.

Immediately after the playoff match, the popular pro was handed the mic for a post-game interview but struggled to find any words – sobbing for a few moments before trying to address his fans.

After finally composing himself, the Seoul Dynasty star was able to thanks his fans for sticking by him and his team. “To all the Seoul fans, I am deeply sorry that we couldn’t win today’s match,” he said, thanks to a translation from Danny Kim. 

“Throughout the whole season, we really tried to improve ourselves and the whole gameplay and everything that we could do to go higher up in the playoffs and win everything but we, unfortunately, fell short and couldn’t do that – so I deeply, deeply apologize.”

However, if that clearly emotional interview wasn’t enough to draw tears from fans, the South Korean even criticized himself on Twitter in the aftermath of the defeat – agreeing with the criticism of himself being a major disappointment.

“I agree, I’m the biggest bust in the Overwatch League but you need to know that I always tried my best. Sorry,” he tweeted.

While ryujehong promised his fans that the team will get better ahead of next season, it remains to be seen if the roster will stick around in its current form or if they’re headed for a major shake-up. 

Despite the Seoul Dynasty’s exit from the Overwatch League playoffs, the action will only continue to ramp up as the top four teams try to make it to the Grand Finals in Philadelphia on September 29. 


Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.