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xQc Weighs In on the Reaction to Philadelphia Fusion’s Upset Over New York Excelsior

Published: 24/Jul/2018 2:31 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:59

by Joe O'Brien


Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has weighed in on the response to New York Excelsior’s defeat in the Overwatch League playoffs.

The New York Excelsior were defeated in the semi-finals of the inaugural playoffs by Philadelphia Fusion, who won back-to-back series to claim the match 2-0.

The Excelsior had been the heavy favorites to win the entire league after dominating the regular season. Over the first three stages they only lost three regular season matches, and it was only after they secured the number one seed in just the second week of Stage 4 that they showed any real vulnerability.

That period towards the end of Stage 4 in which New York sustained more losses than they had previously was characterized largely as the team slowing down somewhat, allowing their players something of a rest period in what had by all accounts been an incredibly draining season, before gearing up again for the playoffs.

Unfortunately, in the only playoff match they ultimately played, the Excelsior weren’t able to reclaim that previous elite form, losing first 3-0 and then 3-2 against the Fusion and being eliminated from the tournament.

Consequently, in the wake of the match, much of the reaction has focused on New York’s downfall, hypothesizing the reasons for their shortcoming. xQc argues, however, that the Philadelphia Fusion are more deserving of recognition for their victory, rather that attributing the result to NYXL’s failings.

The Philadelphia Fusion were the lowest seed coming into the playoffs and have now fought their way to the grand finals. The last opponent between them and the trophy will be the London Spitfire, with the finals taking place on July 27-28 at the Barclays Center in New York.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.