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Seagull explains why Overwatch’s meta is “best it’s been in years”

Published: 21/Sep/2020 19:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Retired Overwatch pro and full-time Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned explained why he believes the game is in the best state it’s been for a long time.

During a broadcast, the popular Overwatch player was asked by a viewer about his thoughts on the game and its current state.

“In my opinion from playing casual ladder, and keep in mind this is not pro play, I don’t actually care about pro play… I know once you start getting to top 100ish MMR the meta is shaping into a lot of Reaper-Sombra rushdown,” he explained. “But I would say right now it’s probably in the best it’s been for many years in terms of meta.”

Aside from the highest levels of play where those invested will find and optimize the best composition imaginable, the rest of the game seems to be rather balanced with all sorts of viable options.

A large reason for this newfound balance in the meta could be due to the overwhelming healing and damage nerfs that Blizzard pushed through in recent weeks.

The amount of burst healing in the game has been significantly reduced with nerfs to Baptiste, Moira, Brigitte and Ana while burst damage took a hit too. This included nerfs to Ashe, Widowmaker, Junkrat, McCree and more.

That said, by the sound of things, Sombra and Reaper may be next on the chopping block if those heroes remain too oppressive.

Reaper teleports on Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
Reaper may be the next hero to be nerfed.

“Honestly, from going to GOATS meta into double shield, and before that it was Orisa-Hog meta, this is the most diverse meta we’ve seen in years I think,” Seagull continued. “But, we’ll see.”

It will be interesting to see how the meta evolves with so many viable options on the table for players. Hopefully, Blizzard keeps the balance stable like this until Overwatch 2 is eventually released.


How to complete FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups SBC Week 5: solutions & cost

Published: 29/Oct/2020 19:31

by Nate Searl


The fifth week of Marquee Matchups SBCs is now live in FIFA 21, focusing on the batch of international games that are being played across the globe. Here’s what you need to know. 

Marquee Matchups Week 5 features games from the MLS, Ligue 1 Uber Eats, LaLiga Santander, and Bundesliga. Like with other Marquee Matchups SBCs, you will need to complete four different tasks to complete it.

Without further ado, let’s look at the SBC and the cheapest solutions you can use to finish it.

New York City FC v NY Red Bulls

The first match of the FIFA 21 SBC is from the MLS, and features New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.


  • MLS Players: Min 1
  • Leagues: Min 3
  • Players from one club: Max 3
  • Rare Players: Min 1
  • Player Quality: Min. Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
Here’s how to complete the MLS Marquee Matchup

According to FUTBIN, this challenge should cost you around 5,000 coins on PS4 and it doesn’t require any loyalty or position changes.

OL v LOSC Lille

The second matchup comes from Ligue 1 Uber Eats and features OL and LOSC Lille.


  • Ligue 1 Uber Eats Players: Min. 2
  • Players from same league: Max. 5
  • Players from one club: Min. 3
  • Gold Players: Min. 3
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 74
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
Here’s how to complete the Ligue 1 Uber Eats challenge

This FIFA 21 solution should cost around 6,000 coins on PS4, and doesn’t require position changes or loyalty.

Athletic Club v Sevilla FC

The third game is from LaLiga Santander and features Athletic Club v Sevilla FC.


  • Athletic Club or Sevilla FC Players: Min. 1
  • Nationalities/Regions: Min. 5
  • Players from the same nation/region: Max. 3
  • Rare Players: Min. 1
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 75
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 80
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
How to complete the LaLiga Santander challenge.

This challenge should cost around 6,000 coins and doesn’t require any loyalty or position changes.

M’gladbach v RB Leipzig

The final component of the FIFA 21 SBC features the two Bundesliga teams.


  • M’gladbach or RB Leipzig Players: Min. 1
  • Bundesliga Players: Min. 2
  • Clubs: Min. 5
  • Rare Players: Min. 2
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 77
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 85
  • Players in squad: 11


Marquee Matchups Week 5
Solution to the final component of the SBC.

This is the most expensive component of the SBC, costing around 7,000 coins on PS4. It also doesn’t require any position changes or loyalty.

You will receive FIFA 21 FUT packs for each component of the SBC, as well as a Rare Electrum Players Pack for completing the SBC. Be sure to get it done fast, as it expires a week from today!