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Sinatraa’s genius Symmetra attack combo destroys opponents in Overwatch

Published: 4/Feb/2020 17:31

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch League MVP Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won showed just why he is one of the best players in the world by using a super creative Symmetra play to win a duel against a Sombra in his backline.

While on the high ground defending Temple of Anubis’ Point A, the streamer put a teleporter off in the distance to allow himself to get in and punish the enemy team approaching from the left room and then back out to safety.

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After going through his teleporter a couple of times to apply pressure, he heard a Sombra player decloak behind him. “Here I am,” the player’s hero said during the decloak animation.

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Symmetra can be a tricky Overwatch hero to duel.

Thinking quickly, Sinatraa teleported off into the distance once more and this time, turned around to fire a fully-charged right-click attack. Symmetra’s right-click alternate fire does a whopping 120 damage on impact when it’s fully charged.

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The brilliance of this play is that Sinatraa immediately took his teleporter back to duel the Sombra at close range and fired a medium charged shot directly at his adversary while the fully-charged blast he let loose from the other side of the map was still on its way.

After applying some tickle damage with his primary beam attack, the shot that was fired from thirty meters away connected and killed the Talon adversary.

It’s very common for Sombra players to translocate away from a fight when their health gets low, so one of the keys to actually eliminating them is to deal damage in bursts so great that they will have no chance to get out of the fight.

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For his part, even the Overwatch League champion seemed impressed with his play. “What the f**k?!” he exclaimed. “I actually just sh*t on that guy.”

Perhaps the best part about this play is how easy it is to recreate in your own games. Make good use of the teleporter, fire a charged shot and by the time you’re back in your enemy’s face dueling, that first shot can be wind up being fatal.

Overwatch League awards Sinatraa of the Shock the 2019 MVP award
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Sinatraa was named the 2019 OWL MVP and would go on to become a league champion.

If you’re a Symmetra main be sure to give it a shot and rise through the ranks.

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As for Sinatraa, the 19-year-old World Cup winner will be making his Season 3 debut on Sunday, February 9 when the San Francisco Shock take on the Dallas Fuel.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.