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Overwatch Players Resolve Overtime Match With Torbjorn Hammer Duel


A lot of people think winning an Overwatch match is about coordination, acumen and skill, when actually, with just a little imagination, it can be about two Torbjorns hammering each other to death.


TheBeginS queued up for a normal Quick Play match the other day that, by the end, was neck-and-neck. Three minutes before the clock ran out, the enemy Roadhog, who was flanking, snuck onto the point. Then, surprising everyone, he sat down. The Hanzo on TheBeginS’s team opted to joined him, sitting nearby. The high-tension game devolved into a deep chill, with everyone just sort of hanging out.

Of course, the game would need to resolve. Over “All” chat, the teams found a fair way to measure each team’s skill without actually doing the team fight thing: A 1 vs. 1 Torbjorn-off. Each Roadhog switched to the ridiculous tiny engineer man, and at TheBeginS’s count, hammered each other to a pulp. “I went sitting down as Tracer because I wanted to sit for a good fight,” he told Kotaku:

via TheBeginS

Thirty seconds in, the victor was determined. But it was a bittersweet win: Everybody knows that the real loser is whoever picks Torbjorn on attack.

Senior reporter at Kotaku.

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Some friends and I did something similar in QP, back when you could still have everyone on the same hero. It was really late/early and we kept getting matched up with the same group of 6. Last game of the night, intense stalemate, we let them know we’re out after this and they propose a duel - 6v6 Rein. We line up on the final stretch of Hollywood, them on the point and us at the end of the corridor, and charge like it’s the battle of Waterloo or some shit.. The last 60 seconds of that map were some of the funnest I’ve played, to this day.

I love it when people remember that this shit’s just a game and don’t mind getting silly with it.