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WhoRU Slaughters Toronto Esports in Overwatch Contenders NA Playoffs

Published: 9/Aug/2018 1:27

by Joe O'Brien

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Fusion University’s Lee ‘WhoRU’ Seung-jun wiped out Toronto Esports with a massive Genji Dragonblade in the first round of the Overwatch Contenders NA playoffs.

With the help of a nano-boost from his team’s Ana, WhoRU assassinated five members of Toronto Esports on Oasis, obliterating their attempted push.

The nano-boosted Dragonblade is something of a classic play in Overwatch, but it hasn’t been seen so much in recent months, at least not at the highest level of play, the Overwatch League.

A large part of the drop-off is a direct result of Ana’s incredibly limited professional play during that time-period, having been deposed from the supremacy she once had as a support pick and consistently superseded by other choices.

It’s also a play, however, which puts a lot of eggs in one basket, placing two powerful ultimates in the hands of a single player. That player must be trusted to make the most of it, and fortunately for Fusion University, WhoRU is definitely a player who can be.

Prior to the Overwatch League, when Lunatic-Hai was the world’s most formidable team and OGN’s APEX was the most prestigious tournament, WhoRU was one of the most prominent DPS players in the game, winning two APEX titles with the team.

When the Overwatch League arrived and the Lunatic-Hai squad was left behind, however, WhoRU was left behind, too young to compete. He won’t turn 18 until August 2019, and therefore won’t be eligible to compete in the OWL until its third season.

In the meantime, WhoRU has been maintaining his reputation as a world-class player in Contenders NA, helping to take Fusion University to victory in Season One. Now, he’s looking to repeat in Season Two.

Toronto Esports was the first opponent in Fusion University’s path in the Season Two playoffs, and WhoRU kicked off the series in style with an epic five-kill dragonblade.

Toronto Esports ultimately proved a much tougher opponent than might have been expected, but Fusion University eventually prevailed with a 3-2 victory. That win takes them to the semi-finals, one step closer to defending their title.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.