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MLG Vegas' Play That Proves Sombra's Threat

MLG Vegas' Play That Proves Sombra's Threat
This last weekend saw Major League Gaming's last event of the year - hosted in Vegas - and featured significant tournaments for both Call Of Duty and Overwatch. The Overwatch tournament was especially interesting as eight of the world's biggest teams fought for a grand prize of $40,000, and a few interesting results born out of the weekend. But most interesting was game two between Rise Nation and Complexity, which featured an integral early Sombra play that revealed just how game-changing the newly released character is. It's a fairly decisive play early on into the game that quickly brings Complexity ahead. The round itself is over in very little time thanks in large part to this devastating play by torkTJO. In case you didn't quite follow, torkTJO manages to sneak around the back of Rise Nation's Reinhardt, hack a health pack and unload his weapon - dealing a good damage of damage to RN's players due to the surprise - before teleporting back out once he's been spotted. It's a quick play, but it's real benefit is the boost to his ultimate meter, putting him at around 90% really quickly, where the majority of the game's players hovered around 15%. This meant he had an early access to Sombra's EMP ultimate, an explosive blast that prevents players from activating their abilities. With this ultimate ready to go, torkTJO stealthed into the bunched up Rise Nation team once more as they looked to defend the capture point, obliterating their defence completely. This was particularly useful against Rise Nation's composition who, on this particular map on Hollywood, was looking to build out a defence largely focused on Reinhardt protecting the ranged damage dealers behind his shield. With that down the rest of Complexity could pile on the damage, each of them building up their own ultimates as a result, quickly capturing the point and being able to move on to the next one with a greater strength and advantage. It was a short play by torkTJO's Sombra, but one that proves just how valuable the stealth character can be in the right hands and as a counter to certain team builds. Despite this great play, however, Complexity didn't manage to achieve quite the same success at MLG Vegas, failing to even make it out of the group stage. In the knockout phase we saw Team EnVyUs face Cloud9 and FaZe Clan take on Fnatic, and though all teams have been able to compete on high levels recently it was perhaps no surprise to see the two strongest teams in Overwatch right now - EnVyUs and FaZe Clan - face one another in the grand final. Despite the strength of FaZe Clan, however, it just wasn't able to take on the unstoppable force that is Nv, the team that has gone on from strength to strength from the release of Overwatch. The best-of-seven final was ended rather abruptly after it firmly blocked FaZe from any sort of success. It was practically a whitewash for EnVyUs. When on attacking, Nv found few struggles claiming each of its targets - with the first round, on Numbani, being the only map where EnVyUs didn't have complete success on attack. Meanwhile its defence was even stronger, where it stopped FaZe from claiming even a single objective across all of the four games played. It was clear who was going to with this final pretty early on, and with 4 games to 0 it was a seemingly easy achievement for Team EnVyUs, who continues to be able to claim itself as the best Overwatch team in North America, if not the world...