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xQc Throws Down the Gauntlet to Team USA Ahead of Overwatch World Cup

Published: 1/Aug/2018 21:21 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 21:44

by Joe O'Brien


Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has issued a challenge to the Team USA Overwatch World Cup team.

As the main tank for Team Canada, xQc wants to face the USA in a show-match before the upcoming patch change for competition introduces a brand-new hero and a new meta.

xQc even suggested the teams put some money on the line for a regional showdown before they reach the real tournament.

Canada versus the USA already has a national rivalry built-in whenever they face off, but this year there are extra factors to add to the anticipation of this match-up. xQc himself, for example, will face off against main tank rival Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot, of the Houston Outlaws.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Gladiators DPS duo Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts and ‘Hydration’ find themselves on opposite sides of the national divide, as do Houston Outlaws Support duo Christopher ‘Bani’ Benell and Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty.

At the coaching level, Team USA will be led by Dallas Fuel head coach Aaron ‘Aero’ Atkins, while newly-announced Dallas Fuel assistant coach ‘Jayne’ is coaching Team Canada.

Even if a show-match doesn’t take place, USA and Canada are guaranteed to face each other in the USA-based group stage.

xQc has been largely absent from competitive play since his departure from the Dallas Fuel, focusing instead on his popular stream. Aside from a brief outing as a stand-in during Overwatch Contenders Trials, the Overwatch World Cup will be the first time back to competing in a team environment.

Last year, Team Canada reached the finals of the World Cup, where they were defeated by South Korea, though xQc won the fan-voted MVP award.

It’s not yet clear whether xQc will return to the Overwatch League for Season Two. Despite being at the center of a lot of controversy during Season One, xQc remains one of the most talented main tanks in Western Overwatch, and one of the game’s most popular players.

With up to six expansion teams building new rosters, it seems likely that there will be a space for xQc if he wishes, and he’s apparently already had interest expressed by existing teams.


Overwatch YouTuber discovers how much weight Junkrat carries per game

Published: 30/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Overwatch YouTuber has done a lot of research to determine how much weight Junkrat carries on him in a single round of Overwatch.

The destructive Australian hero has an insane amount of equipment on his person. His frag launcher, grenades, two mines, a bear trap and of course, his Riptire ultimate on his back.

While it’s not very realistic for a hero to carry around that much on his person, the hero himself isn’t very realistic to begin with, as he literally walks around on one leg and uses his own mines for vertical mobility.

Firstly, the YouTuber had to go through all the items and find some real word comparisons beginning with Riptire.

Junkrat on Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
Junkrat carries a lot of weight on him during a round of Overwatch.

For this, Fraglrokt decided to use the tire fellow YouTuber Colin Furze made, which is 16 inches and powered by a chainsaw engine. Once factoring the weight of the tire, its rims and the engine, it comes to a whopping 74 pounds.

And that’s only for a single tire. Junkrat’s ultimate comes up pretty fast, so it’s likely that he’ll be carrying at least three per round.

When it comes to Junkrat’s grenades, Fraglrokt decided they were close enough to the M67. With five grenades per reload, we’re looking at 4.4 pounds.

After looking over former Overwatch League pro Jake ‘Jake’ Lyon’ and average players to see how often they reload per round. It was determined that Jake reloads around 35 times while average players do so 57 times. This equals out to being 44 times a round, which when multiplied by 4.4 comes out to 202.4 pounds.

Moving onto the trap, Fraglrokt took the middle ground after looking at a couple of options and decide that Junkrat’s is probably 36 pounds. With players using an average of 13 traps per round, it comes to 468 LBS.

Finally, moving onto Junkrat’s mines, seeing as they resemble anti-tank mines, that’s what Fraglrokt decided on for his real-world comparison. With players using 35-42 mines per round, that comes out to a staggering 1058.75 pounds.

Junkrat equipment weight
Junkrat carries 2000 pounds on him in one round.

After factoring all the results, including the Total Mayhem passive, it was determined that the hero carries approximately 2,000 pounds every single round of Overwatch.

Of course, the whole video was just for fun, but it really puts the absurdity of Overwatch in perspective.