Polish Overwatch players open March Madness tournament with epic Torbjörn duel - Dexerto

Polish Overwatch players open March Madness tournament with epic Torbjörn duel

Published: 29/Mar/2019 20:45 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 15:01

by Bill Cooney


It’s March Madness season for Overwatch, which is holding its own collegiate tournaments across the world and to start the festivities off in Poland players came up with a brilliant idea to have a Torbjörn duel.

Torbjorn is a fan favorite character in Overwatch and is also one of the game’s biggest memes, even after an update a few months ago to his ultimate and kit, players still find plenty of ways to clown on the engineer.

Torbjorn’s alternate weapon is his hammer, which is most commonly used to repair his turret but some players like to use the hammer’s offensive power to troll the other team, and sometimes their own.

So, to start off the Polish Collegiate Overwatch tournament, players from the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJATK) and the Orły UW made a gentleman’s agreement to start the first match off with nothing but Torbjorn.

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As the two teams approached each other on Nepal’s Shrine map, each squad stopped on opposite stairs and let their chosen one waddle forward into battle.

The rules were simple enough: hammers only and the first team’s Torb to win would take the fight and the first capture of the point.

After sizing each other up, the two dwarfs went at it in an epic clash worthy of Ragnarok itself. Even the casters, after they figured out what was going on, joined in on the fun.

Dagrush would be the last Torbjörn standing for PJATK once the dust had settled and Warsaw, following through with the agreement, backed off and let them take the point first after Dagrush won.

The Torbjorn duel would end up foreshadowing how the rest of the match would go; PJATK would end up beating Warsaw 3-1 and knocking them out of the tournament.

Maybe the Overwatch League could use Torbjorn duels instead of coin flips next time to determine seeds if teams don’t want to play a full match. It could be somewhat competitive and still give fans something to watch without giving the team’s strategies away.

Having dueling Torbjörns to determine Overwatch League team’s fates would certainly be entertaining, but the chances of it actually happening outside of All-Star weekend are probably pretty low.


Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin


Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.