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OWL pro Ryujehong says American Airlines threatened to kick him off flight

Published: 1/Oct/2019 15:27 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 15:52

by Connor Bennett


Overwatch League star Jehong ‘ryujehong’ Ryu was apparently threatened with being removed from an American Airlines flight alongside streamer Hoonmaru. 

Despite the Seoul Dynasty falling short in the Overwatch League, Ryujehong has been regarded as one of the best support players in the game. He joined the Dyntasy back in after dominating Overwatch APEX as a key member in the legendary Lunatic-Hai line-up.

However, things haven’t gone to plan in the Overwatch League for Ryujehong, as the Dynasty has not lived up to their billing. He, himself, was left in a flood of tears after the team’s exit from the 2019 playoffs, labeling himself as the biggest bust in the game. Yet, things in the offseason seemingly haven’t gone much better for the competitive Overwatch star either.

Robert Paul/BlizzardMany Overwatch fans expected Ryujehong to dominate the Overwatch League.

On September 30, the Dynstasy star tweeted out a lengthy thread about a recent experience traveling with American Airlines. 

Alongside streamer Ji ‘hoonmaru’ Hun Lee, who was acting as his translator for the interaction, the player revealed that he was asked to move for no apparent reason by a flight attendant. “She was aggressive for no reason,” added the streamer, who was seemingly as confused as the player. 

Hoonmaru continued on, adding that the flight attendant warned the pair with a message of “do you want me to kick you out right now?” 

In the aftermath, the streamer noted that Ryujehong was forced to move away from his original seat, while Hoonmaru stayed seated but was not able to ask why the player was being told to move. 

Support from the Overwatch community and fellow professional poured in for the pair, with Atlanta Reign star Dusttin ‘Dogman’ Bowerman claiming that he would have had “some choice words” had he been there. 

Since both the streamer and Ryujehong made their experience public, American Airlines had swooped in to reach out and take more details on-board, stating that they “want every customer to feel welcome” when traveling with them. 

Whether or not anything further comes from this situation remains to be seen, but it may have cost the airline a few customers in the meantime.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.