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Unique Overwatch ability would make Winston “more fun” to play

Published: 1/Jul/2020 6:36 Updated: 1/Jul/2020 6:51

by Brad Norton

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Thanks to the near-endless possibilities of the Workshop tool in Overwatch, dedicated players have crafted a brand-new concept that would make Winston an even more versatile Tank.

When it comes to Tank in Overwatch, many are quite grounded compared to the other hero-types on offer. Zarya is mostly glued to the ground, for instance, and Roadhog is one of the slower characters in the game. However, there are a few obvious exceptions to this trend.

D.Va can float around any given map and Reinhardt can charge great distances in quick bursts. Winston is a hero that sits in the middle of the pack. While he can leap towards enemy backlines in an instant, he’s not the most mobile character.

His Jump Pack comes with a limited range along with a six-second cooling off period. Though a clever addition to his kit from ‘WetHarmonica’ could be just what’s needed to make Winston even “more fun” to play.

Cool concept for a short ledge grab ability for Winston made by WetHarmonica as a part of ‘Project OW’, a workshop mode with changes to all heroes to make them more fun to play! from Competitiveoverwatch

 

Rather than leaping and narrowly missing a ledge, this Workshop creation would give Winston the opportunity to mantle. No longer would you faceplant and plummet back down to the ground. Instead, you would automatically grab onto the edge of a surface and pull your way on top.

This would make Winston far more mobile and far more versatile than ever before. As demonstrated throughout the teaser, the hero would even be able to climb various sections of a map without even needing to use the Jump Pack.

Genji and Hanzo are able to wall-climb in Overwatch. This can get them to any form of high ground without a hassle. Upon nearing a ledge, both characters will automatically latch on and fling themselves to the high ground. Thanks to this new creation, we can now see how a similar ability would fit with Winston’s kit.

Regardless of how much momentum he may have while barrelling towards a ledge, the automatic system translates the movement into a swift mantle.

Overwatch hero Genji dashing
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Numerous characters can already climb atop ledges in Overwatch. Perhaps Winston will be next.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon perhaps this ability may even see the light of day soon. With tons of unique hero talents coming to the new story-based content, Winston’s mantle could be a perfect fit.

You can support the creator by joining their Workshop server here. You can also view a wide array of other hero tweaks in development as well.

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Overwatch League’s only female pro Geguri released by Shanghai Dragons

Published: 26/Oct/2020 5:00

by Brad Norton

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The Overwatch League’s first and only female player, Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon, has officially been released by the Shanghai Dragons after three seasons with the Chinese organization.

Geguri has made plenty of history throughout her time in competitive Overwatch. Not only was she the first female to crack into the South Korean APEX tournament, but she broke new ground as the first female to reach the Overwatch League in 2018.

Geguri joined the struggling Shanghai Dragons in an equally historic season. Despite having close calls multiple times, the lineup failed to win a single series in the inaugural year of competition, finishing with a 0-40 record.

With endless support from the community and a few upgrades over the offseason, Geguri and the Dragons turned things around. The team finished in 11th place during the 2019 playoffs before launching to third place in the 2020 finals.

However, her time under the Shanghai banners has now come to an end.

Overwatch League Geguri
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Geguri quickly became a fan-favorite in the Overwatch League with her unique Off-Tank playstyle.

Geguri’s run with the Dragons spans three seasons and a total of 32 months. The South Korean off-tank rose to fame with her unique aim across heroes like D.Va and Zarya; aim that even came under question by others that accused her of cheating early into her career. Evidently, these claims were proven false through her time on stage.

The announcement of her release from the org came on October 25 alongside four other teammates. “I am so sorry that today is a sad day,” General Manager Yang Van said in the official statement. “Diya, Geguri, DDing, diem, and Luffy will leave as free agents after the expiration of their contracts.”

While the Shanghai roster is being rebuilt like many others this offseason, it appears as though Geguri isn’t stepping away from competition. In fact, all five players seem eager to play more than ever before. Leaving the team in order to seek out starting roles in the league.

“We fully understand and respect their desire for more opportunities in matches and we are quite sure that they will be able to have great performances in OWL,” Van said. “We will continuously help them to find a new team as they enter a new stage in their esports career.”

So while you won’t be seeing Geguri in the red and black jersey next year, she may still ink a deal with another OWL franchise. The Off-Tank expert didn’t play a map in 2020, though with so many roster shuffles this offseason, she may just find a new home soon.

Only time will tell where Geguri ends up. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our offseason hub over the coming weeks for any updates.