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.
Someone replay this on .25 looks suspicious to me ?
— brianna (@Bree_Cheeese) January 22, 2020
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.
I can perfectly capture the level of excitement in your face after that DVA shot. What an amazing shot.. my goodness.
— Brian St. Pierre (@Kephrii) January 22, 2020
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.
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.