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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. 


Intriguing Overwatch ability idea turns Sombra into a Support DPS

Published: 24/Oct/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney


One Overwatch fan has come up with an alternate version of Sombra’s Hack ability that would allow her to provide powerful support to her team, much in the same way that Symmetra was once considered a “Utility” hero.

Any player with more than a few games under their belt knows that there are few things more annoying than getting Hacked by the Mexican stealth hero.

Under its effects, you can’t use any abilities, and passives like Lucio’s Wallride are unavailable as well. But what if it could be used to aid allies as well?

A similar line of thought must have occurred to ‘Jupit’ on Twitter, who came up with an alternate hack that can be used on teammates to reduce their ability cooldowns instead.

In the clip, which is not made with Overwatch itself, Sombra selects Mercy’s resurrect ability while hacking, which reduces the cooldown so she can bring back Tracer even faster.

Obviously this is just a rough (but well-visualized) concept for an ability – so it’s lacking in specifics such as how much the cooldown would be reduced by, what abilities can be hacked, and how it would interfere with her normal abilities, just to name a few.

As one of the most powerful DPS heroes out there right now, not many people are arguing that Sombra needs another incredibly strong ability. But it’s not hard to imagine how this could work if it did get added.

For example, unlike Moira who can switch between beams at a moment’s notice, the technologically blessed hacker would probably need to choose between either hacking an ally or enemy each cooldown, which could open doors to vastly different playstyles that could be developed by players.

Sombra activates EMP
Blizzard Entertainment
Sombra is already one of Overwatch’s most powerful DPS heroes, so she might not need such a powerful new ability.

What this does make us think of is Overwatch 2, which will feature customizable skill trees that will let us upgrade hero abilities to make them more powerful as you progress through the single-player portion of the game.

Who’s to say that Sombra won’t have a similar buff to her hack available when the sequel does roll around and Jupit is just lightyears ahead of everyone else? For all we currently know about OW2 (which isn’t much), it’s certainly plausible at least.