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New franchise wins Overwatch League Stage 1 playoffs – Final standings and highlights

Published: 25/Mar/2019 10:46 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 11:29

by Joe O'Brien

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The first stage of Overwatch League’s second season has been completed, and it was Vancouver Titans who claimed the title.

The Vancouver Titans are one of the eight new expansion teams to have joined the Overwatch League for Season Two, but they’ve already made their mark with a flawless first stage.

Having finished their Stage One regular season matches undefeated and topping the standings with the best map record, the Titans dispatched Boston Uprising and Seoul Dynasty without dropping a game to reach the Stage One finals.

In the final itself, Vancouver faced off against San Francisco Shock, who are establishing themselves as a major force in the league after spending most of Season One waiting for their underage stars to become eligible to compete.

The final went to a full seven maps before Vancouver were ultimately able to clinch it, making for what many are describing as one of the most exciting series in Overwatch history.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentVancouver Titans features the squad formerly known as RunAway.

In the final map, Rialto, the Titans were able to set a new record for an offensive push by an entire minute, completing the attach in just 3 minutes and 33 seconds.

It was a good day for Reinhardt fans, as the match-up saw two of the league’s best on the hero – Titans’ Park ‘Bumper’ Sang-beom and Shock’s Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi – going head-to-head, each pulling off some massive plays over the course of the series.

Super saves the control point on Nepal:

Super Earthshatters just in time for the Self-Destruct to land:

Bumper fakes out the charge to land a massive Earthshatter:

While the Stage Playoffs have no impact on the rest of the season, in claiming victory Vancouver took the lion’s share of the $500,000 prize pool.

Stage Playoffs results:

  • 1st
    – Vancouver Titans – $200,000
  • 2nd
    – San Francisco Shock – $100,000
  • 3rd/4th
    – Seoul Dynasty – $50,000
  • 3rd/4th
    – Philadelphia Fusion – $50,000
  • 5th/8th
    – New York Excelsior – $25,000
  • 5th/8th
    – Boston Uprising – $25,000
  • 5th/8th
    – Atlanta Reign – $25,000
  • 5th/8th
    – Toronto Defiant – $25,000

The regular season results of Stage One will carry through the rest of the season, however, with the final seedings for the $3.5 million overall playoffs determined by the combined records across all four Stages.

The current overall standings after Stage One can be seen on the Overwatch League website.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.