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Team UK support breaks down his incredible play in the Overwatch World Cup

Published: 7/Nov/2018 15:15 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 15:19

by Joe O'Brien

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Team UK support player Harrison ‘Kruise’ Pond explained his thought process during a big play he made in the Overwatch World Cup.

While reviewing the United Kingdom versus South Korea semi-final match on his stream, Kruise detailed his thinking as Team UK looked to close out their offensive push on King’s Row.

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Playing as Lúcio, Kruise was instrumental to UK finishing their push. Over the course of the final skirmishes, Kruise managed to take out the enemy Reinhardt, D.Va, Ana, and Brigitte, while also preventing the Reinhardt from landing his Earthshatter ultimate.

Kruise discussed what he was aiming to accomplish during those hectic final moments, and why he made particular decisions, offering a fascinating insight into an incredibly clutch play against the eventual World Cup champions.

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Overwatch fans whose primary exposure to professional play is the Overwatch League may not be familiar with Kruise, who didn’t compete in Season One. Fortunately, that is set to be rectified in Season Two, when he will compete for the new Paris expansion team.

More veteran fans might recognize Kruise from his time in REUNITED, however, who were one of the first teams in Europe to establish themselves as a dominant force in the earliest days of Overwatch.

Prior to signing with Paris, Kruise was competing for Toronto Esports in Contenders NA, where he reached the grand final in Season One.

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Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentTeam UK celebrate their upset over Team USA in the World Cup quarter-finals.

At the Overwatch World Cup, Kruise and Team UK pulled off arguably the biggest upset in the tournament’s history, taking down Team USA in the quarter-finals. Coming into the playoffs, USA had been hailed by many as the tournament favorite.

Though the UK were ultimately eliminated by South Korea, they didn’t go down without a fight, holding them to a draw on both King’s Row and Volskaya Industries before ultimately losing the best-of-five 0-2.

In the wake of the UK’s impressive run, it has also been reported that another of Kruise’s team-mates is set to join the Overwatch League, with main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth apparently signing with Boston Uprising.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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