xQc and aKm trade barbs ahead of Overwatch World Cup playoff match-up - Dexerto
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xQc and aKm trade barbs ahead of Overwatch World Cup playoff match-up

Published: 23/Oct/2018 12:35 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 12:44

by Joe O'Brien

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Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and Dylan ‘aKm’ Bignet exchanged verbal shots after meeting in a ranked Overwatch game.

The two previously competed alongside one another for Dallas Fuel, but it seems there’s little love lost between them now.

Though xQc no longer competes in the Overwatch League, he and aKm are set to clash on a competitive stage at the World Championship playoffs.

xQc will be playing as the main tank of Canada, while aKm is one of the DPS players for France going into the quarter-final match-up between the two nations.

During a recent ranked game on Busan, xQc ran into a trio of Team France players, with aKm playing alongside Terrence ‘SoOn’ Tarlier and Gael ‘Poko’ Gouzerch. The French players were ultimately the victors, taking the game narrowly 2-1.

Unusually, DPS player SoOn actually played as xQc’s opposite number on Reinhardt – a fact aKm was quick to highlight when he and xQc began trading barbs after the game.

xQc responded by saying that “matchmaking won’t save you on stage aKm”, but he wasn’t happy to leave it there. After the lobby ended, xQc sent aKm a direct message to take a shot at the infamous “aKm blade”, a meme about aKm’s slow-charging Genji ultimate, before removing him from his friends list.

The playoffs of the Overwatch World Cup will take place at BlizzCon on November 2-3. France and Canada will meet in the first round of the single-elimination bracket, and the winner will progress to face either China or Finland for a spot in the final.

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Sneaky Overwatch trick lets Pharah & Mercy easily capture the point on Eichenwalde

Published: 24/Feb/2021 13:04

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch’s Eichenwalde can be a pretty tricky map to take Point A on, but this perfect Pharah and Mercy combo will help you get a sneaky backcap. 

Pretty much every Overwatch fan knows that the Pharah/Mercy (dubbed ‘Pharmercy’) combo can be a nightmare to deal with. With the Middle Eastern DPS Rocket Boosting herself through the skies, getting pocket healed by our favorite Swiss Medic, the duo can be pretty unstoppable.

While players recently found a fun Junkrat combo that’s the perfect counter for Pharah on Eichenwalde, another Reddit user has found a sneaky backcap tactic that will keep her safe from the Australian’s explosive assault.

So, get ready to grab a Mercy main and take to Eichenwalde, because you might just be able to steal the show.

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Pharah can be a nightmare to play into on Eichenwalde, especially with Mercy!

Pharah & Mercy Eichenwalde trick

A seen in a thread on the Overwatch Reddit, if you run Pharmercy on Eichenwalde then you can sneak around the castle’s exterior wall and sneak onto Point A.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to do so:

  1. Take a hard right when you leave Attacker Side Spawn.
  2. Use Pharah (or Echo) to Rocket Boost around the wall, hugging tight to the buildings.
  3. Follow the wall along until you find the gap in the ramparts by Point A.
  4. Jump on the site and let the chaos ensue.

This trick is perfect because it hides both characters from enemy sight, and also allows them to dodge the notorious choke point that leads up to the point.

As soon as they realize they’ve been duped it’ll force Defenders off the front line, therefore breaking their formation. Alternatively, if they aren’t paying attention then they’ll just drop the objective without even noticing.

On today’s episode of the adventures of a mercy main, I present a Pharmercy duo backcap within 30 seconds of comp round one. Seen stuff like this posted here by others, but honestly never thought it would happen for me lol. Super awesome feeling. from r/Overwatch

If you fancy taking to the beautiful aqua skies of Eichenwalde, then this is the perfect trick for you. Give it a go and see what happens, after all, you’ve got Mercy to keep you safe!