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Pro Lucio shows why retreating boop kills can win Overwatch points

Published: 7/Sep/2020 17:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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Getting kills in Overwatch is everything and as pro Lucio player Brice ‘FDGod’ Monsçavoir showed in his match against the Washington Justice, sometimes the late ones are real backbreakers.

Sunday’s Overwatch League playoff matchups saw one of the favorites in the Paris Eternal match up against the Justice in what many was expecting to be a lopsided affair.

With the Justice ahead 1-0 in the series and Paris struggling to capture point A on Numbani, FDGod took matters into his own hands.

As time ticked down to just over one minute remaining in the Eternal’s attack, the French team had no choice but to reset after losing yet another team fight.

Lucio speeds around Temple
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Lucio can be one of the hardest supports to kill.

However, right after doing so, the Justice stars in Gui-un ‘Decay’ Jang and Hyeon-Woo ‘JJANU’ Choi tried to get back to the high ground where FDGod was there to capitalize.

Amusingly, the support’s name wasn’t in the kill feed so his heroic double boop kill wasn’t picked up on right away by the casters. It did, however, pay dividends.

With Decay and JJANU out of the fight with Ultimates online, the tank line of Washington was left crippled and unable to properly defend.
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As a result, a 4v6 ensued with Paris finally able to overcome their foes and capture point A. While they would go on to lose the map and series, the only reason Numbani was even close was because of the sneaky late kills.

This is something that you can easily apply to your games as well. Just take note of when the enemy team thinks they’ve won the fight and pounce when the time is right.

It’s also worth noting that Decay had a smart play too despite falling to his demise. As he fell, he used Zarya’s right click to damage himself and potentially prevent FDGod’s boop kill from registering, potentially keeping the Lucio from additional Ultimate charge.

Next time you’re in a ranked game, remember these two tips and see if you can make the most out of them.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.