Overwatch Trick Allows Zenyatta to Counter Environmental Kills with Transcendence

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Overwatch League pro Kyung-bo ‘Alarm’ Kim used Zenyatta's Transcendence to escape a near-certain environmental kill.

During the Overwatch League Countdown Cup, a qualifier match fought between the Philadelphia Fusion and Seoul Dynasty saw an interesting trick used with Zenyatta. Kyung-bo ‘Alarm’ Kim, playing for the Philadelphia Fusions, warded off an attempted environmental kill from Jae-hee ‘Gesture’ Hong playing as Winston. The match, taking place in the Volskaya Industries map, ultimately ended in a draw, no doubt thanks to Alarm's quick use of Zenyatta's Ultimate Ability.

Gesture, using Winston's Primal Rage, attempted to knock Alarm off of a platform in Volskaya Industries. Alarm activated Zenyatta's Transcendence and, thanks to the boost in speed, was able to make it back onto the platform.

How to Use Zenyatta's Transcendence Trick

Player's looking to imitate the technique in their own matches might need to keep in mind certain situational aspects. An upward momentum helped Alarm make it back to the platform along with the speed increase from Transcendence. Players looking to counter a move in a similar fashion might want to ensure that they have been knocked upwards by an attack.

Zenyatta's Transcendence is traditionally used to keep teammates alive, thanks to the ability's 300 health per second, making it one of the best healing options in the game. Now it seems that the Ultimate Ability has a new use, depending on the circumstances, that can offer players a quick lifeline in the face of death.