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Stunning Overwatch victory shows why you should never underestimate Mei

by Brad Norton
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In a highlight-worthy play filled with memes and countless epic moments, this Overwatch team was left kicking themselves for ever having looked past Mei.

While Mei has been a prominent hero throughout the current Overwatch meta, her abilities can come in handy across all game types, not just competitive action.

At the absolute brink of defeat, with their teammates all taken out of commission for the round, the enemy team thought they had this game of Elimination in the bag. Little did they know that Mei should never, ever be counted out.

Mei Overwatch posing
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Starting out with both teammates alive, Reddit user ‘KingThant’ went into battle as Mei while their teammates selected two more DPS heroes in Reaper and McCree. Securing the first elimination, all seemed to be going their way until disaster struck and Mei was left to fend for herself.

Zooming into the eliminated teammate icons while Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’ played in the background, the gloom of the situation was emphasized. However, not all hope was lost.

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Breaking out of their Cryo-Freeze ability, they quickly took out the opposing Mercy but not before she could revive a fallen ally, making it a two-on-one fight to close out the round. 

Having dropped to just two HP, the player refused to give up the fight. Harkening back to Syrio Forel’s words of wisdom in Game of Thrones, Mei was inspired and said “not today” to the God of Death.

 

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With the orchestral score of the Overwatch 2 cinematic now fueling them on, they dashed away from the enemy team and took a breather while abilities came off of cooldown. 

Baiting the opposing Widowmaker, Mei quickly froze the sniper and delivered a lethal icicle straight to the dome. In the meantime, Tracer was brought back to life, meaning the odds were still stacked against them as great as ever before.

Amusingly enough, however, the fight had been going on for such a long time that Mei was actually able to charge her Ultimate ability. 

After calling it in, Mercy was frozen in place and quickly taken care of shortly before Tracer was styled on with a stunning flick headshot, ultimately proving why Mei can never be counted out of a battle.

Overwatch Elimination map
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Who knew that Mei would reach her true potential when forced into a hotter climate on the Castillo map.

Clearly a comeback for the ages, it’s hard to think of a way that resources could have been better utilized in the heat of the moment. Every ability was timed out to near perfection and shots registered when it mattered the most. 

There are very few heroes in Overwatch that are capable of swinging a fight quite like Mei thanks to her extremely powerful loadout. If you come up against Mei in your next few matches, just remember that a fight is never truly over until she is sent back to the spawn room.