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Overwatch streamer AimbotCalvin turned down a massive Overwatch League offer

Published: 26/Sep/2018 16:31 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 17:04

by Joe O'Brien

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Popular Overwatch streamer AimbotCalvin has revealed that he turned down a massive contract in the Overwatch League.

During a recent stream, Calvin said that he turned down a $150,000 contract, preferring to remain a streamer rather than pursue a professional career.

The statement came in response to a question about Calvin’s interest in the current state of competitive Fortnite. Calvin revealed that in the case of both Fortnite and the Overwatch League, he turned down potentially lucrative opportunities in order to focus on his passion for streaming Overwatch.

Regarding Fortnite, Calvin said that after experimenting with Fortnite competitively, he turned down invitations to join several Skirmishes, which had millions of dollars in prizes on the line and were a huge platform for streamer growth, due to being less interested in playing Fortnite than Overwatch.

“The world isn’t about money?” Calvin said, repeating a comment in his stream chat, “Oh of course not, that’s why I didn’t do it.”

A $150,000 contract would have put Calvin in line with one of the biggest known deals of the first season, that of San Francisco Shock’s young star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Though contract details have not been made public, Sinatraa’s deal was the biggest reported at three times the $50,000 minimum salary.

Though known primarily as a streamer, Calvin does have some competitive experience, most notably a stint with Gale Force Esports during which he played alongside future Houston Outlaws main tank Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot. Calvin was also part of the ill-fated TSM Overwatch division, and also represented them in Fortnite for a time.

Calvin also isn’t the only streamer to have received interest from Overwatch League teams. It is currently rumored that Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca, another former pro player turned streamer, has signed with the new Atlanta franchise for Season Two, although Dafran himself has denied the move.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.