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Seoul Dynasty Is Going Through a Major Staff Overhaul After a Disappointing Overwatch League Season

Published: 16/Jul/2018 23:53 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien

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The Seoul Dynasty has announced several changes to its coaching and management team after an underwhelming season in the Overwatch League.

The team has moved head coach Lee ‘Hocury’ Ho-cheol to the position of manager, and appointed former head coach Baek Kwang-jin as senior manager of player operations. The team’s three other assistant coaches have all be released.

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Hocury certainly has winning credentials, having helped lead GC Busan to victory in APEX Season 4. Having been with the Dynasty in a coaching capacity since November of 2017, Seoul is hoping that his vision will lead them to the greatness that was expected of them in Season One.

The move comes in the wake of a disappointing first season in the Overwatch League. Despite coming in with high expectations, picked by many as a favorite for the entire league, Seoul Dynasty ultimately failed to reach the season playoffs, finishing in eighth place. The team also failed to reach a stage playoff throughout the season.

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Though Seoul certainly had an extensive roster of coaches, some analysts speculated that the team might be struggling for a clear, singular direction, with too many voices and no single authority. It seems that the Dynasty will look to rectify that for season two, starting almost from scratch with a new coaching staff.

Arnold Hur, CGO of Gen.G Esports – the organization that operates the Seoul Dynasty – commented on the move:

“We believe in Ho-cheol’s leadership ability and the Seoul Dynasty team’s potential. They will work closely with the wider Gen.G organization to position the team for greater success in 2019.”

“This was a challenging decision, but a necessary one. During the past season we did not meet the expectations of our fans and organization so we knew we had to make a change. With that said, we want to thank the coaches for their contribution and wish them the best for the future.”

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Clever trick lets Overwatch players counter Doomfist’s ult

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:07

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch players have discovered a new way to counter Doomfist’s pesky ultimate, Meteor Strike.

Overwatch has a host of colorful characters for players to get their hands on, but Doomfist stands out as one of the most popular heroes on offer in the game. A force to be reckoned with, the hero has come to dominate both the casual and competitive Overwatch scene.

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Multiple Doomfist tactics have become popular recently, including the infamous Blizzard World flank that has been wreaking havoc across the Overwatch world.

Also, his ultimate Meteor Strike remains one of the most impactful ultimates in the game.

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Looking for a Doomfist counter? Well, this Reddit user might have found one of the best yet.

Doomfist ultimate counter discovered

Overwatch players collectively sigh as they watch Doomfist soar high into the air before crashing back down to earth and unleashing a blast of energy which obliterates your entire team.

Yet, his reign of terror may be coming to an end due to a discovery by Reddit user Genji and Ana main.

Their post showcases how Reinhardt’s Charge ability can interrupt Meteor Strike, making it useless.

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How to counter Doomfist’s ult (twice) from Overwatch

Just as Doomfist connects with the ground, a perfectly timed Reinhardt Charge can knock him out of his ultimate, subsequently seeing him get pinned to Reinhardt and demolished against a wall. Genji and Ana main demonstrates this a couple of times, proving that the infamous Meteor Strike can be countered if the player gets their timing just right.

This neat trick is a game changer. While he remains a staple DPS for many Overwatch players, Reinhardt has equally risen in priority due to his strength and mobility. If Reinhardt continues to dominate him in the 1 v 1, Doomfist players will have to change up their strategy.

Is this the end of this infamous hero’s dominance? Only time will tell. In the meantime though, it’s worth giving this a spin.

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