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The First Teams Have Qualified for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup Playoffs

Published: 21/Aug/2018 3:15 Updated: 21/Aug/2018 3:16

by Joe O'Brien

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The first two nations have qualified for the playoffs of the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.

The group stages of the World Cup have begun, with the first taking place in Incheon, South Korea. Over the course of four group stages, each taking place in a different country, the 32 World Cup teams will be narrowed down to just eight for the final playoffs.

Eight teams travelled to Incheon to battle for just two places in the World Cup playoffs, which will take place at Blizzcon on November 2-3. At the end of the round-robin, South Korea and Finland had booked their spots at the playoffs.

Both teams were the favorites to make it out of the group stage, which also featured Russia, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

South Korea are the reigning Overwatch World Champions, having won the event in both 2016 and 2017. The roster they fielded for the group stage featured primarily members of the New York Excelsior, and was able to end the weekend undefeated.

Finland did give them an incredibly close game, however, pushing them all the way to a fifth map in what was undoubtedly the highlight series of the stage. Finland is another team touted for a potential deep run at the World Cup playoffs, as one of only a few nations aside from South Korea that is able to pull from a deep roster of Overwatch League players.

Incheon Qualifier final placements:

  1. South Korea
  2. Finland
  3. Russia
  4. Japan
  5. Taiwan
  6. Hong Kong
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Sneaky Overwatch trick lets Pharah & Mercy easily capture the point on Eichenwalde

Published: 24/Feb/2021 13:04

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch’s Eichenwalde can be a pretty tricky map to take Point A on, but this perfect Pharah and Mercy combo will help you get a sneaky backcap. 

Pretty much every Overwatch fan knows that the Pharah/Mercy (dubbed ‘Pharmercy’) combo can be a nightmare to deal with. With the Middle Eastern DPS Rocket Boosting herself through the skies, getting pocket healed by our favorite Swiss Medic, the duo can be pretty unstoppable.

While players recently found a fun Junkrat combo that’s the perfect counter for Pharah on Eichenwalde, another Reddit user has found a sneaky backcap tactic that will keep her safe from the Australian’s explosive assault.

So, get ready to grab a Mercy main and take to Eichenwalde, because you might just be able to steal the show.

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Pharah can be a nightmare to play into on Eichenwalde, especially with Mercy!

Pharah & Mercy Eichenwalde trick

A seen in a thread on the Overwatch Reddit, if you run Pharmercy on Eichenwalde then you can sneak around the castle’s exterior wall and sneak onto Point A.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to do so:

  1. Take a hard right when you leave Attacker Side Spawn.
  2. Use Pharah (or Echo) to Rocket Boost around the wall, hugging tight to the buildings.
  3. Follow the wall along until you find the gap in the ramparts by Point A.
  4. Jump on the site and let the chaos ensue.

This trick is perfect because it hides both characters from enemy sight, and also allows them to dodge the notorious choke point that leads up to the point.

As soon as they realize they’ve been duped it’ll force Defenders off the front line, therefore breaking their formation. Alternatively, if they aren’t paying attention then they’ll just drop the objective without even noticing.

On today’s episode of the adventures of a mercy main, I present a Pharmercy duo backcap within 30 seconds of comp round one. Seen stuff like this posted here by others, but honestly never thought it would happen for me lol. Super awesome feeling. from r/Overwatch

If you fancy taking to the beautiful aqua skies of Eichenwalde, then this is the perfect trick for you. Give it a go and see what happens, after all, you’ve got Mercy to keep you safe!