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The Official Overwatch Twitter Account is Destroying Esports Doubters

Published: 28/Jul/2018 20:02 Updated: 28/Jul/2018 20:03

by Vincent Genova

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The Overwatch League Grand Finals are taking place in a sold out NBA arena and being broadcast on ESPN, but some out there are still questioning the legitimacy of esports.

Instead of letting the doubters go uncontested, the official Overwatch League Twitter account decided to hand out devastating burns.

First up was an unfortunate user, who happens to be an imitation account of a famous NBA reporter, that posted a poll asking if Overwatch is a sport.

An overwhelming 90% of respondents replied that Overwatch was a sport and the OWL Twitter account made sure to rub it in.

A desperate attempt to save face by the pollster was also shot down with another gif.

Next up was someone who did not bother with a poll and instead went straight to claiming that Overwatch was not a sport.

The not a sport tweet got “ratioed,” with 26 replies on only 6 likes. The OWL’s response received over 1,000 likes.

Finally, it would not be a Twitter argument without the appearance of a Spongebob meme.

Day Two of the Overwatch League Grand Finals takes place on July 28 at 4:00 PM EST. The London Spitfire hold a 1-0 advantage in the best of three match.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.