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Shanghai Dragons pull off sneaky ‘C9’ to redeem themselves against Overwatch League champions

Published: 11/Mar/2019 19:14 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 19:49

by Bill Cooney

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The Shanghai Dragons are the darlings of the Overwatch League, and after a rough start to Season Two which included one of the worst C9’s ever seen in OWL, the Dragons redeemed themselves this week against the London Spitfire.

Shanghai infamously went 0-40 in the Overwatch League’s Inaugural Season, cementing that roster as one of the most disappointing esports squads of all time.

It’s a different story this year though, in Season Two, the Dragons have managed a respectable 3-4 record after week four and have even redeemed themselves after committing a terrible C9 against the Dallas Fuel in week three.

A C9, as fans of Overwatch may know by now, is when a team leaves the point or payload during a winnable round, essentially giving the other team a free win.

While playing against the London Spitfire on Sunday, March 10, Shanghai were looking to tie things up on Route 66 when they took their small window to make a dash on the objective.

As the Dragons and the Spitfire fought above the motorcycle repair shop, Shanghai player Jin-hyeok ‘DDing’ Yang snuck around to the payload and quietly pushed it to the second checkpoint before London knew what hit them.

“The Dragons are getting this one on,” caster Mitch ‘UBER’ Leslie remarked as the payload inched ever closer. “The Spitfire have no idea, they’re not even looking at the top of their screens.”

The term C9 became a meme after Cloud9, who, ironically, are the organization who own the Spitfire, committed the offense several times during a match against Afreeca Freecs Blue in Apex Season 2.

Besides pulling off the sneaky back cap, Shanghai would also go on to win the match 3-2 against the Season One champs.

It’s very unlikely that the Dragons will make the Stage One playoffs, but they have already improved on their showing last season considerably, so the rest of Season Two could be very interesting for Shanghai.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.