In a game full of loud hero abilities and often overwhelming ultimates, it is absolutely crucial to keep an eye on the objective at all times in Overwatch and this hilarious C9 proves why.
The Overwatch League serves as a platform for the very best players around the world to regularly compete in front of live audiences yet even many of these elite teams still make one crucial error from time to time.
Referred to as a ‘C9,’ this laughable incident occurs when an entire team has a momentary lapse in judgment and all but forgets about the existence of the objective.
In a September 26 post on Reddit, one such incident occurred and it might just be one of the most egregious examples of a C9 to date.
Having evidently full-held the opposing team on their defensive round, the newly attacking lineup merely had to capture a third of the first objective point in order to walk away successful, and they did so with remarkable ease.
With multiple flankers in their composition of heroes in the form of Doomfist and Tracer, the intent was clearly to make their way to the objective as soon as possible in order to force the opposition off of their high-ground vantage point and initiate a team-fight on the objective itself.
Having made her way past the enemy team thanks to her handy ‘Blink’ ability, Tracer singlehandedly secured the objective and thus, the victory for her entire team.
Standing inside the capture zone for roughly 11 seconds, not a single member of the opposing team noticed the objective dwindling away, nor did they hear the sounds of capture progress being made until it was all too late.
Reddit user ‘Alec_da_Large’ jokingly argues that the “defending team were not on comms,” and that they were “probably too focused on protecting that choke.”
The original incident that spawned the entire meme of the C9 label will go down in history as one of the defining moments in the Overwatch community as Cloud 9 infamously stepped off of the objective to lose three maps against Afreeca Freecs Blue.
Arguably the most devasting C9 in all of 2019 occurred just recently when the San Francisco Shock stunningly left the payload in the final map of an unbelievable series against the Atlanta Reign in the Winners Bracket of the 2019 playoffs.
The first C9 occurs at 24:46 in the video below for mobile users
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