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Reinhardt gets his own Shield Bash in the Workshop

Published: 12/Jun/2019 20:14 Updated: 12/Jun/2019 20:22

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch Workshop master DarwinStreams has finally given Reinhardt players their own version of Brigitte’s Shield Bash to let them take some frustration out.

Ever since Brigitte came out, her Shield Bash has given tank players nightmares and provided endless amounts of frustration, along with all of the other crowd control abilities out there.

So DarwinStreams, who’s made a ton of great Workshop modes already, decided to give Reinhardt the same ability his ward Brigitte has and it looks incredibly satisfying for tank players.

Now Reinhardt can finally do the stunning.

Right back at ya

Brigitee’s Shield Bash does a small amount of damage and stuns whichever hero it hits, it used to be able to stun right through a shield like Reinhardt’s, but thankfully Blizzard patched that out.

Now, to let tank players get a little bit of payback, DarwinStreams gave Reinhardt his own Shield Bash and it looks very satisfying to test out against a helpless Brigitte bot.

Instead of being stunned, Reinhadt can now dish it out his own Shield Bashes, which would definitely make poking DPS think twice about getting too close.

The Shield Bash/Hammer Down combo looks nasty as well and makes us wish Reinhardt actually had this ability available in-game. Even though it’s only a workshop mod, it still looks like a ton of fun.

For players who want to try out Reinhardt’s Shield Bash, the code is: 5GQB8.

What’s next for Overwatch?

Besides the Workshop, Blizzard has also been rolling out new Replay features for Overwatch League and Overwatch and there’s a good chance the main-game tool will leave the PTR, with the OWL version going live on June 12.

There’s also a new hero headed to Overwatch sometime this summer, but Director Jeff Kaplan didn’t get any more specific than that.

2019 is looking like a big year for Overwatch and now Reinhardt players finally have a great way to get rid of at least some of their tilt.

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Overwatch League’s only female pro Geguri released by Shanghai Dragons

Published: 26/Oct/2020 5:00

by Brad Norton

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The Overwatch League’s first and only female player, Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon, has officially been released by the Shanghai Dragons after three seasons with the Chinese organization.

Geguri has made plenty of history throughout her time in competitive Overwatch. Not only was she the first female to crack into the South Korean APEX tournament, but she broke new ground as the first female to reach the Overwatch League in 2018.

Geguri joined the struggling Shanghai Dragons in an equally historic season. Despite having close calls multiple times, the lineup failed to win a single series in the inaugural year of competition, finishing with a 0-40 record.

With endless support from the community and a few upgrades over the offseason, Geguri and the Dragons turned things around. The team finished in 11th place during the 2019 playoffs before launching to third place in the 2020 finals.

However, her time under the Shanghai banners has now come to an end.

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Geguri quickly became a fan-favorite in the Overwatch League with her unique Off-Tank playstyle.

Geguri’s run with the Dragons spans three seasons and a total of 32 months. The South Korean off-tank rose to fame with her unique aim across heroes like D.Va and Zarya; aim that even came under question by others that accused her of cheating early into her career. Evidently, these claims were proven false through her time on stage.

The announcement of her release from the org came on October 25 alongside four other teammates. “I am so sorry that today is a sad day,” General Manager Yang Van said in the official statement. “Diya, Geguri, DDing, diem, and Luffy will leave as free agents after the expiration of their contracts.”

While the Shanghai roster is being rebuilt like many others this offseason, it appears as though Geguri isn’t stepping away from competition. In fact, all five players seem eager to play more than ever before. Leaving the team in order to seek out starting roles in the league.

“We fully understand and respect their desire for more opportunities in matches and we are quite sure that they will be able to have great performances in OWL,” Van said. “We will continuously help them to find a new team as they enter a new stage in their esports career.”

So while you won’t be seeing Geguri in the red and black jersey next year, she may still ink a deal with another OWL franchise. The Off-Tank expert didn’t play a map in 2020, though with so many roster shuffles this offseason, she may just find a new home soon.

Only time will tell where Geguri ends up. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our offseason hub over the coming weeks for any updates.