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Phase Two of Voting for Overwatch World Cup National Committees Has Begun

Published: 24/May/2018 22:46 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 16:00

by Joe O'Brien


The second phase of voting for national representatives for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup has begun.

The Overwatch World Cup will once again see national teams put together to compete for the title, with the final showdown happening at Blizzcon in November.

The qualifying teams have already been decided. The competitive ranks of the top-ranked players in each country were averaged at the end of the qualification period, with the twenty countries that had the highest average rank qualifying for the tournament, along with the four host nations of the group stages.

With twenty-four countries confirmed for the competition, national teams now have to be created. First, a national committee featuring a Coach, Manager, and Community Lead will be put together, with the national committee selecting the squad.

Of those three positions, the Manager for each country will be selected by Blizzard, but the Coach and Community Lead will be chosen by a voting process. The process began with candidates putting forward their names, with players endorsing their preferred candidates in their respective nation.

The process has now moved onto Phase Two, in which initial applicants have been narrowed down. Only three potential Coaches and ten potential Community Leads remain for each country, and players can now vote again to decide the final representatives.

The voting restrictions are the same as in Phase One – anybody can vote for a Community Lead candidate in their country, but only the top 150 players from that country can vote on the Coach.

Voting will run until May 30th at 9:30am PDT, and the full national committees will be announced on May 31st. Players can go to the World Cup website to cast their votes.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.