Who is the Elmo_ow? The muppet impersonator dominating Overwatch ranked - Dexerto
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Who is the Elmo_ow? The muppet impersonator dominating Overwatch ranked

Published: 29/Jun/2020 17:36

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch ranked is home to some of the wildest players in all of video gaming. The ladder’s latest wonder comes in the form of Elmo – the muppet from Sesame Street tearing up the competitive scene.

This player’s whole gimmick comes from the fact he impersonates Elmo while swinging his massive hammer as Reinhardt. The results have netted him quite a fair bit of popularity.

Elmo first started gaining attention when he appeared in YouTuber NoobHunter’s compilation videos featuring whacky events from the world of Overwatch Twitch. Recently, on June 27, a whole video title was dedicated to his interaction with former OWL pro Nikola ‘Sleepy’ Andrews.

In fact, the character’s appearance in streamed ranked games has made him somewhat of an enigma on Twitch – something that chats get excited for when they see he is in the lobby.

From trolling World Cup and Overwatch League champion Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi to upstarts such as TheKristenRae, the muppet has been an entertainment juggernaut.

Speaking with Dexerto, the Elmo impersonator says he choose to do the impression because a few years ago he realized he could do the voice well and is trying to make Overwatch a better place.

“Elmo loves Overwatch because although the community is a little rough right now Elmo thinks it’s a loving community overall and Elmo thinks the game is super fun and paces really well,” the player explained while not breaking character.

But as for the player’s identity – that remains a mystery, though he did share some clues.

“Elmo has played Overwatch since the beta,” he revealed. “Elmo started out as a Genji player but now Elmo is a tank main. Maybe someday Elmo will reveal who he is.”

“For right now, Elmo will just say he’s been a Grandmaster player/top 500 for a long time,” he added.

As for other characters on the street, Elmo had some news. Apparently Ernie is a Torbjorn one-trick while Bert plays Mercy and Zen. Meanwhile, Oscar the grouch is a Junkrat main.

One thing is for sure: Overwatch ranked is certainly a much more interesting place when Elmo is running around fragging out and ranking up.

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.