SP9RK1E addresses potential Genji nerfs ahead of future Overwatch patch - Dexerto

SP9RK1E addresses potential Genji nerfs ahead of future Overwatch patch

Published: 6/Jul/2020 23:58 Updated: 7/Jul/2020 0:09

by Michael Gwilliam


The Paris Eternal stunned the Overwatch League by dethroning the San Francisco Shock and defeating the Philadelphia Fusion to win the Summer Showdown, largely in part to Yeong-han ‘SP9RK1E’ Kim’s Genji. But will his success on the hero result in future nerfs?

The Eternal rookie had a dominant performance with the cyborg ninja during July 5’s semi-finals and finals, taking full advantage of recent Genji buffs and a pre-nerfed Brigitte.

With the help of Brigitte’s Repair Pack, the self-proclaimed Genji God was able to play aggressively and build up his Dragon Blades with ease. Once online, the star would follow up with Orisa Halts and Super Chargers to inflict maximum damage on his adversaries.

After the match, the 18-year-old prodigy spoke to Dexerto on the possibility of Genji getting nerfed and how the now-live Brigitte changes will impact his team.

SP9RK1E's Genji stats
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SP9RK1E dominated on Genji in the Summer Showdown.

Will the Brigitte nerfs impact Genji?

“One of the good sides of Brigitte is that her ‘E,’ the armor, allows the other heroes she gives the armor to, to sustain and do aggressive plays,” he explained.

Now, with the extra armor off the table, he doesn’t think Brigitte will be used as much.

This could be both good and detrimental to Genji. Brigitte has some of the best tools to shut the high-skill hero down with Shield Bash and Whipshot while still enabling ally Genjis to play aggro and build up Blades. To say they have a love-hate relationship would be an understatement.

Paris coach Hee-won ‘RUSH’ Yun further added that Brigitte is the secret to Genji’s success.

“Everyone says Genji is the meta, but what people don’t know is what makes Genji meta is Brig, because Brig is so important to making that aggressive playstyle [work].”

That said, RUSH did note that he hasn’t focused that much on the Brigitte nerfs. He said his attention was primarily on the Summer Showdown, which was run on the previous patch.

Brigitte shieldbashes Junkrat
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Could the Brigitte changes hurt Genji more than help him?

SP9RK1E on possible Genji nerfs

SP9RK1E also addressed concerns that his play in the Summer Showdown will be responsible for Blizzard potentially nerfing his hero.

“Even though he’s a God at Genji, he sometimes fails at it. He’s a human too, he makes mistakes,” Assistant General Manager Kyoung Ey ‘AVALLA’ Kim translated for SP9RK1E.

According to SP9RK1E, Blizzard should patch the hero “very fairly” and not on his performance.

Notably, some Overwatch League fans credit 2018 MVP Sung-hyeon ‘JJoNak’ Bang as being a key reason why the damage support Zenyatta had his alternate fire nerfed.

Only time will tell how Blizzard decides to balance going forward and if Genji’s success will be hindered immensely by the Repair Pack changes.

We may need to wait to see if that’s the case. As such, Genji and SP9RK1E could be safe from Blizzard’s balance for now.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.