Rank 1 Overwatch tank turns hilarious Winston fail into play of the game - Dexerto

Rank 1 Overwatch tank turns hilarious Winston fail into play of the game

Published: 11/Feb/2020 23:19

by Michael Gwilliam


Former Overwatch pro turned full-time streamer Phillip ‘Kragie’ Krag showed why he is the number one ranked tank in Europe, by turning what seemed to be an epic fail into a game-winning play.

During a February 11 stream, Kragie’s team was up 1-0 on Illios, with a chance to secure the round and match victory if they could hold onto the point.

With only 98 HP, the streamer chased an enemy Widowmaker behind the point and activated his Primal Rage ultimate to restore his health, before giving chase to his opponents trying to take control of the objective.

Hilariously, however, the top-ranked tank couldn’t find a way to fit through the window on Lighthouse. After missing his first two jumps in awkward fashion, the third time was the charm as he managed to land onto the point.

Then in the most casual way possible, all while joking about Overwatch League pro Benbest, the Danish star scored a whopping four environmental kills.

“Holy sh*t! I got four!” he yelled before his 1000 HP health pool drained to zero.

While his team did end up losing the point eventually, the Winston play was huge, and it ended up being the play of the game, which meant all of Kragie’s teammates could see his epic fail turned magic 4K.

“Watch this!” he cried. “Watch this! Oh my God, dude. This is crazy.”

The rest of the team, and Kragie, started laughing hysterically when they had the chance to relive the face-palm moment in the post-game lobby.

Among those who couldn’t believe the play was fellow streamer Redshell who covered his mouth to keep from making too much noise. Still, despite the muffled sound, he still shouted “no way!”

Overall the play just goes to show why you shouldn’t give up. Had Kragie tried to enter the point through another opening he may not have picked up those four kills which helped his team win the game.

It’s also a good reminder that even the best players, such as the number one tank, can mess up. Still, it was a fantastic turnaround given the circumstances.


New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.