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Viral Overwatch play shows why you should never give up in a final fight

Published: 10/Mar/2020 19:35

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Overwatch ranked game turned into a bit of a rematch of the OWL Season 2 Grand Finals and showed exactly why you should never give up when it’s the final fight of a match.

With the score tied 2-2 on Volskaya Industries, it looked as if San Francisco Shock tank Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi and his team were about to cap point A on their second attack phase.

Super, who was playing Zarya, coordinated with his Genji player so that he would have a projected barrier when he used Dragon Blade. Not only this, but the Genji received a Nano Boost from his Ana teammate and ended up deflecting the enemy Zarya’s Graviton Surge back at her.

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Rules of Nature goes with everything.

“Oh nice! He deflected the Grav!” Super exclaimed. “Your brain is showing.”

As time ticked down in the round, it looked as if the attackers would be able to capture point A, wipe the enemy, and gain an extra thirty seconds to attack B, especially as the defenders fell like dominoes.

That said, Vancouver Titans DPS Hyojong ‘Haksal’ Kim decided one good Dragon Blade deserved another.

Despite being as low as sixty-three HP, Haksal took matters into his own hands and started carving up the opposition like they were a Christmas ham.

“No way we lost this!” Super cried as Haksal killed five enemies by his lonesome.

“We lost! We lost! We lost! How did we lose?!” Super’s Genji teammate, Nero, asked.

Meanwhile, on Haksal’s stream, the Korean DPS was asking for a Nano from his Ana, but decided to just Blade without it. Good thing he did too, as he ended up securing a highlight reel-worthy play.

After slicing and dicing through, the 2019 Overwatch League Rookie of the Year screamed with delight, clearly pumped up by his epic play to save the point for his team.

It just goes to show that in Overwatch a fight is never truly over and comebacks are always possible. Just be careful not to blow all your ultimates when there’s still plenty of the match still to play.

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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.

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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.

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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.