xQc Reveals the Consequences of Being Kicked from the Overwatch League "I was like a leper" - Dexerto
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xQc Reveals the Consequences of Being Kicked from the Overwatch League “I was like a leper”

Published: 6/Aug/2018 23:46 Updated: 6/Aug/2018 23:53

by Joe O'Brien

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Former Dallas Fuel player Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has revealed how tough it was to deal with the aftermath of his removal from the Overwatch League.

xQc joined the Fuel at the start of the inaugural season but following multiple controversies and a second suspension from competition he parted ways with the team before the end of Stage 2.

During a recent stream, xQc commented on the consequences of his inauspicious exit from the league. Though the controversy surrounding him at the time generated a short-term boost in views on his stream – which was already one of the most popular in Overwatch – it had a negative effect on his relationships with other people and entities in the industry.

“The orgs didn’t like me anymore, they cut communication with me. Twitch didn’t like me at all, they were scared . . . everyone was scared of me. I was like a monster. I was just streaming, and nobody would talk to me. It was like I was like a leper.”

xQc never returned to the Overwatch League in Season One, but he is set to step onto a competitive stage once again as he competes for Team Canada in the Overwatch World Cup. He will be part of the seven-man squad that will fight for qualification through the USA group stage, taking place at the Blizzard Arena in California on September 7-9.

It remains to be seen whether xQc will compete in Season Two of the Overwatch League, but with several new teams joining it’s hard to imagine that a player as talented and popular as xQc, even considering his controversial history, wouldn’t be able to find a spot if he really wants to.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.