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Overwatch stats reveal strongest heroes after patch 1.40

Published: 25/Sep/2019 13:27 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 13:53

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch win rate stats reveal which heroes are proving the most successful after the September 17 update, patch 1.40, which made multiple hero balance changes.

Overwatch YouTuber OverwatchLimbo has compiled a list of the top heroes by win rate in each position since the arrival of the 1.40 patch, showing which are proving most successful at each rank on PC.

In conjunction with his previous list of the most successful heroes prior to the 1.40 patch, but after the introduction of role queue, the list not only gives insight into which heroes players might be best off picking, but also how the patch actually affected the top heroes in-game.

The most notable changes in patch 1.40 were nerfs to Symmetra, Zarya, and Sigma. Symmetra and Zarya had their primary fire nerfed, while Sigma had his entire kit adjusted slightly, with his Gravitic Flux cast time increased, Hyper Sphere damage reduced, but Accretion damage increased.

While the changes to Zarya and Sigma seem to have had some impact, they haven’t been knocked out of the top three entirely. 

Where previously they shared the top spots at every rank, now Orisa has risen to be the clear top pick in most divisions. This trio still largely dominates across the board, however, with D.Va, Reinhardt, and Wrecking Ball making only one appearance each.

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In the Damage role, the impact of the Symmetra nerfs can certainly be seen, although they only seem to have affected the higher ranks. From Bronze to Platinum, Symmetra still sits at the very top of the DPS, but from Diamond to Master she’s fallen out of the top three entirely.

Doomfist and Reaper still hold places in the top three at most ranks, while snipers Widowmaker and Hanzo both feature at Grandmaster. New appearances include Ashe, who tops the Diamond charts and also appears in Silver, and a lone Junkrat at Platinum.

In the Support role, both Lúcio and Moira remain dominant, but the third support in the mix has changed. Where Mercy previously only appeared at the Grandmaster rank, she’s now present everywhere except at Diamond. Meanwhile, Zenyatta has been pushed out of the top three entirely.

Blizzard EntertainmentSigma has been one of the top tank heroes since his release.

Overwatch is due yet another shake-up in the near future, as the September 24 update to the PTR introduced several significant balance changes, including further nerfs to Sigma, nerfs to Doomfist, and buffs to Winston.

When that patch arrives on the live servers remains to be seen, although there’s typically a delay of a few weeks at least between significant changes hitting the PTR and moving to the live game.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.