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Toronto Overwatch League team reveals team name and branding

Published: 24/Oct/2018 23:36 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 23:52

by Bill Cooney

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The new Toronto Overwatch League team held their team branding and nickname reveal event on Wednesday and announced they would be known as the Toronto Defiant.

The revealed logo includes a stylized T and D, standing for Toronto Defiant and actually isn’t too far off from the fake logo “leaked” by 4chan earlier in the week.

The team also revealed team colors, red, black and white, and showed off what Sombra and Zenyatta will look like in the team’s in-game skins.

There was no roster announcement at Wednesday’s event, but the team reassured fans that player signing news would be coming soon.

Fans might be a little disappointed by the lack of roster news, but the hype from the new logo and team colors should make up for that a little bit.

The Overwatch LeagueThe logo for the new Toronto Overwatch League team.
The Overwatch LeagueSome of the Defiant’s new in-game skins.

So far, Toronto is the second new Overwatch League team to unveil their branding after Atlanta revealed their team’s logo earlier in the week.

The Toronto colors are also somewhat similar to Atlanta’s, which gives fans a nice little competition during the season to see whose team is really worthy of the red and black.

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Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.