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xQc gloats after teaching Overwatch stream sniper a lesson

Published: 1/Apr/2019 8:47 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 9:00

by Joe O'Brien


Popular streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel did battle with a notorious “stream sniper” in a game of ranked Overwatch.

Upon loading into a new Overwatch game on Nepal, xQc immediately noticed that the other team featured a player who he’s had previous run-ins with for stream sniping.

xQc quickly launched into a rant about the player, announcing that he’d go to the lengths of pursuing a job at Blizzard just to ensure the player got banned.

Unfortunately for xQc, the alleged stream sniper proved a nuisance in the game, playing Roadhog and managing to catch xQc with his hook several times.

“This guy would never play Overwatch if it wasn’t for me,” xQc said, “I’m telling you, he just crawls on me dude.”

In the end, however, xQc was able to get his revenge. After landing an Earthshatter on the enemy Zenyatta, rather than immediately go for the elimination he briefly threw his shield back up, blocking an incoming hook before cleaning up the kill and gloating in classic xQc fashion.

“I see you dude, I knew you would do it and I blocked it, bitch!” xQc yelled, moving his camera to stare directly into it up close.

Unfortunately, xQc’s team wasn’t able to finish out the map with a victory, ultimately losing the next two points for a 1-2 defeat.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentxQc has expanded into streaming other games, but still comes back to Overwatch.

What is Stream Sniping?

“Stream sniping” is the term for when other players watch a streamer’s broadcast in order to influence a game with information they wouldn’t otherwise have. Sometimes that can mean gaining an unfair advantage in a competitive match, other times it’s used to single out a particular streamer and disrupt their play.

In Overwatch, it can also be used as a means of getting into the same game as a particular streamer by joining the queue at the exact same time. Particularly at the higher end of the ranked ladder, where there are fewer players already, it’s very possible to “chase” streamers like xQc in this way.

While stream sniping might be punished by Twitch if it’s being done by another streamer, unfortunately it’s usually difficult to prove or take action against in the game itself.


Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young


In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Found a new shortcut to highground on Gibraltar second from Overwatch

In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
Blizzard Entertainment
An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.