“We’re in the lead,” my teammate said. “All we gotta do is defend,” he said. He was right. The only problem was we failed the defending part.

In the clip above, you can see how my team in a recent Heroes of the Storm game went from having a slight but not insignificant lead to being totally and completely bodied in the span of, oh, maybe...five seconds?

The deciding moment begins at the twenty second mark in that clip. That’s when I (I’m playing Zeratul, the grayish-blue alien that sorta looks like a ninja or other, similar type of sneaky assassin) and two of my teammates get hit with five different abilities at almost the same time. Over the course of one or two seconds, we were silenced, knocked up into the air, stunned, and damaged in any number of painful ways. We didn’t have time to do anything but die. It was a “a wombo combo in the truest sense of the term,” as I wrote to my teammates right after it happened.

As the game wound to a swift and resolute close, I told my friend that I couldn’t even be mad, losing to a play like that.

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