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Philadelphia Fusion Stuns New York Excelsior in Semi-Final Opener

Published: 19/Jul/2018 1:58 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:09

by Joe O'Brien

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Philadelphia Fusion shocked the New York Excelsior with a 3-0 win in the first series of their semi-final.

New York Excelsior has been the favorite to take the Overwatch League trophy for most of the season, but they start their playoff campaign on the back foot after being swept in their first series against Philadelphia Fusion.

The Excelsior entered the playoffs as the top seeded team, while the Fusion barely clinched the sixth and final position in the regular season. The consequence was that while New York advanced immediately to the semi-finals, the Fusion had to face Boston Uprising in the quarters to make their way here.

That experience on stage in the current meta and the momentum of a win might well have given Philadelphia an edge, however, while the NYXL entered cold after a month of no official competition. The difference showed in this series, with New York looking far from their regularly polished, composed selves.

The 3-0 final scoreline isn’t entirely representative of the series, however, with both of the first two maps – Dorado and Oasis – incredibly hard-fought on both sides and coming down to the wire. Map three, Eichenwalde, was the only map on which New York looked genuinely outclassed.

The loss puts the Excelsior on the back foot, requiring consecutive best-of-five wins when they next clash with the Fusion on Saturday July 22 in order to reach the finals, which will be held on home soil for them at the Barclays Center in New York.

New York wouldn’t be the first to make the turn-around, however, with London Spitfire having come back from a 0-3 defeat of their own in their first series against Los Angeles Gladiators in the quarter-finals. The Spitfire proved the difference a few days could make, winning consecutive 3-0 series to reach the semi-finals.

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.