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Eqo has doubts on Dafran’s chances in the Overwatch League

Published: 16/Oct/2018 19:46 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 20:19

by Bill Cooney

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So far Overwatch streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca has denied he’ll be joining the Overwatch League next season, but if he does, Josue ‘Eqo’ Corona of the Philadelphia Fusion thinks he’ll have a tough time living up to fan’s expectations.

Eqo told viewers he thinks Dafran is a really good Overwatch player but “what might hold him down is: he’s a really famous player.”

“People are going to have expectations, kind of like they did with Sinatraa, like everyone expected when Sinatraa came into the OWL he’s going to pop off, he’s going to carry the Shock to victory,” the streamer continued.

“You know, I guess there was some disappointment by people that were supporting him, I think that Dafran is gonna have kind of the same,” Eqo told viewers on Twitch.

But the Fusion player ended by saying he thought Dafran would do fine, “As long as he doesn’t care about it, and he doesn’t I think, he’s gonna be good.”

Dafran has denied all rumors that he’s headed to Overwatch League next season, telling viewers who believed the rumors that they were “fucking dumbasses.”

Still, that hasn’t stopped people from openly speculating about whether or not Dafran will be joining the League and if he does, what team he could potentially be headed for.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.