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Zedd mocks Kephrii after posting ridiculous Widowmaker play in Overwatch

Published: 22/Jan/2020 22:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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EDM musician Anton ‘Zedd’ Zaslavski is a massive Overwatch fan, and even a Grand Master ranked Widowmaker player. As it turns out, he keeps up to date with some of the drama in the community involving streamers.

On January 22, the Russian DJ uploaded some footage of a recent game on Rialto with the caption “Ok who’s gonna sign me?” referencing the Overwatch League.

In the highlight, the musician goes on a flank out of the attacker’s first point spawn, and proceeds to kill four members of the enemy team with glorious pinpoint accurate headshots.

First, he snipes an opposing Moira, then a Pharah, then gets the kill onto a McCree. To finish off the play, he grapples off a roof, zooms in and eliminates the enemy baby D.va before she’s able to get back into her mech.

The play itself was nuts. So much so that a fan of Zedd’s commented: “Someone replay this on .25 looks suspicious to me.”

This was a reference to Twitch streamer and fellow Widowmaker player Brian ‘Kephrii’ St. Pierre who infamously accused Atlanta Reign tank Blake ‘Gator’ Scott of aimbotting as Sigma. He then watched a replay of Gator at 0.25x speed, which resulted in a series of memes being created.

Zedd, amusingly, was up to date on the controversy. “Kephrii that‘s your job,” he responded to the fan, tagging the streamer in the process.

For his part, St. Pierre didn’t mind the tag and even complimented Zaslavski on the play, particularly the shot onto the D.Va. “What an amazing shot… my goodness,” he applauded.

Zedd’s Widowmaker certainly is impressive. So much so that he got his very own skin Widow skin for his set when he performed at the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals.

Zedd looks skyward during a set at the Overwatch League finals
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Zedd performed at the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals.

Unfortunately, the skin has yet to be released to the public, but if he continues to make big plays like the one he posted, Blizzard may have no choice but to officially add it to the game.

Kephrii, meanwhile, is currently playing for Global Esports as part of Overwatch Contenders Pacific Division.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.