One Overwatch streamer discovered that sometimes the key to a good play is a bit of clever positioning and enemy arrogance.
It's easy to feel invulnerable as a tank player. With an instant shield, massive health pool, armor, and their team's respect at their back, tanks occupy a unique role in most combat situations. They are among the most powerful and difficult to dispose of on the battlefield. Sometimes, however, all the power can go to a player's head. In that case, the best course of action is often to let them take themselves out with a bit of clever thinking.
Fayn_fl, an Overwatch streamer on Twitch, recently fell prey to such a maneuver during a match on Lijiang Tower.
Overwatch Streamer Falls Prey to Trap Maneuver on Lijang Tower
During a match on Lijiang Tower, Fayn—as Reinhardt—was holding the objective with his team. The group had managed to keep their opponents on the other side of a narrow doorway to essentially create a bottleneck situation in which rushing as a force was near-impossible. With Fayn, the tank, still up and active, any play that would send them right into his shield would be useless.
So, they decided to bait him through the door.
The opposing team pulled away, positioning their Reinhardt and Zarya away from the door with their backs to Fayn. The enemy Rein positioned himself on the very edge of the tower for what would have been the perfect charge kill. This was perceived as an opening for Fayn, which he took instantly—and was punished for just as fast.
The moment he stepped up to the enemy Rein, the team's Ana hit him with a Sleep Dart that stopped him in his tracks. Then, the Junkrat threw down a Concussive Mine that sent him flying off the edge of the tower, instead. The trap was sprung.
"What the actual f*** was that?" Fayn said, "What just happened?"
While Fayn's team was eventually able to pull out the win without him, that genius play was enough to make those last few moments more stressful than before.