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OWL: Atlanta Reign troll fans with roster signing announcement

Published: 11/Feb/2019 0:33 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 16:50

by Vincent Genova

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Atlanta Reign announced a new member of their Overwatch League team after an elaborate social media troll from the organization had fans confused.

The trickery began early on February 10 when ATL Academy player Dusttin ‘Dogman’ Bowerman announced he was a free agent after parting ways the team.

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Fans were confused and upset that Dogman, a popular personality and one of the better players in Overwatch Contenders, was leaving the Atlanta organization.

Even Blake ‘Gator’ Scott, who signed a two-way contract with Reign after playing with Dogman on the academy team, was in the thread offering his support for his former teammate.

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Atlanta Reign then released a video explaining the Dogman situation and why he was leaving ATL Academy, saying, “We’ve noticed a lot of concern regarding the Dogman situation and felt it necessary to provide our fans with an appropriate response.”

“I’ve seen a lot of people complaining on Reddit and Twitter about Dogman leaving the academy team,” started Cas ‘Casores’ van Andel, the Player Development Coach of Atlanta. “I’m just here to say he wasn’t the right fit for the team.”

The video then took a lighter turn with Casores making fun of Dogman’s name and his bed, before Dogman himself appears.

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Dogman left the ATL Academy because he is being promoted to the Atlanta Reign OWL team.

Screenshot from Atlanta Reign’s announcement video.

It was a fast rise for Dogman, who won the Overwatch Contenders Season 2 Trials with LNL, an unsponsored team. He was then picked up by ATL Academy and the team would go on to finish 2nd in Contenders Season 3.

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The Atlanta Reign are one of eight expansion teams making their debut in Overwatch League Season 2. The competition will begin on February 14, with Atlanta’s first match taking place against Florida on February 15.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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