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Philadelphia Fusion Draws First Blood in Overwatch League Quarterfinal Against Boston Uprising

Published: 12/Jul/2018 3:13 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien

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Philadelphia Fusion claimed the first series against Boston Uprising in their Overwatch League quarter-final.

The Fusion took down the Uprising 3-1 in the opening series of the Overwatch League playoffs, putting them 1-0 up in the best-of-three super-series.

The two teams will clash in another best-of-five on Friday July 13th, followed by a deciding third best-of-five on the same day if necessary. The team that wins two best-of-five series will advance to the semi-finals.

The Fusion drew first blood with a convincing win on Dorado, but a more competitive Oasis went the way of the Uprising to tie the series up.

After clinching an overtime Eichenwalde for series point, Philadelphia closed out the series in surprising fashion, taking Volskaya to secure the 3-1 victory. Prior to this match, Boston Uprising had been undefeated on the map across the entire season.

The playoffs will be re-seeded for the semi-finals, meaning that if the Philadelphia Fusion advance they are guaranteed to face the New York Excelsior as the Fusion are the lowest-seeded team in the playoffs, while the NYXL are the highest. 

The third-seeded Uprising, meanwhile, would face the Los Angeles Valiant if they are able to reach the semi-finals.

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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.