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SADO Helps Philadelphia Fusion to Victory in Overwatch League Debut

Published: 18/May/2018 17:53 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:43

by Joe O'Brien

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Philadelphia Fusion’s Kim ‘SADO’ Su-min helped his team to victory over the Boston Uprising in his Overwatch League debut.

Despite having been signed to the team for the start of the league, SADO was unable to play in the first three stages after he was found to have been extensively involved in account boosting and was issued a 30-match ban.

SADO has consequently been the subject of some controversy, with Korean players and fans in particular viewing boosting as a major offence. The topic came under a spotlight recently after commentator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles criticized Korean commentators for refusing to say the names of SADO and OGE, the two players in the league who have been disciplined for boosting.

Fellow Overwatch League commentator Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie took a light shot towards the Korean casters when SADO joined the match, making a point of highlighting the name of the new Fusion player.

SADO came in after the Philadelphia Fusion were down one map and remained in the line-up for the remaining three games, all of which the Fusion won. He even demonstrated some good synergy with his team-mates, on one occasion baiting the enemy team with a dive into a small room on Dorado to allow Josue ‘EQO’ Corona to follow up with a Riptire.

The Philadelphia Fusion became the first team to defeat the Boston Uprising in a regular season match since week three of Stage 2. The victory may well prove crucial, with Philadelphia currently sitting in sixth in the overall standings still very much fighting to maintain a spot in the end-of-season playoffs.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.