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Ridiculous C9 shows why keeping an eye on the objective matters

Published: 26/Sep/2019 23:20 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 23:44

by Brad Norton

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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.

I’ll just blink onto the point, force them to repositi…oh! from r/Overwatch

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

You can tune into the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals on September 29 and keep up to date with all of the latest information here. 

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.