GR Pick: Mei is the Ultimate Overwatch Troll

By | 4 months ago 

A Korean Overwatch player comes up with a savage new way to troll his opponents while playing as everyone’s favorite climatologist, complete with a soundtrack from R. Kelly.

One of the reasons Overwatch has been so successful during its first few months post-launch is because of the personality instilled in the game through its 21 heroes. Each character has a clear persona that gamers can identify with and Blizzard has supplied enough backstory for some players to create their own unique take on their favorites.

And that’s exactly how you end up with massive trolls like this Mei player. Kotaku has the report on a Korean gamer who doesn’t just slay his opponents using everyone’s favorite snowboot-clad climatologist—instead, this troll really knows how to rub it in. We don’t want to ruin the surprise, so check out the Overwatch video below before continuing:

That’s some quality R. Kelly usage, yes? The player has apparently figured out the exact spacing needed to launch his enemies’ dead corpses into the air using Mei’s ice wall. And as if that wasn’t savage enough, Mei even throws in a little goodbye wave to rub some additional salt in the wound. We can only hope the dead players are keeping the camera focused on their corpse long enough to receive the extra insult to the injury.

But this isn’t the first time an Overwatch player has used Mei’s ice wall to have a little fun at their opponents’ expense. One of the first popular Mei trolls to spread throughout the community was timing the ice wall just right at the end of the match in order to block the picture of the winning team’s heroes on the victory screen. Perhaps best of all is the fact that Mei always seems to have a smile on her face while acting like a jerk. It’s no wonder why she’s become one of the most popular heroes on the Overwatch roster, popping up in lots of unofficial fan art and even mods for other games.

Eyebrows were raised throughout the industry last week when a report came out claiming that Overwatch is now more popular than League of Legends in South Korea, but it really shouldn’t be that surprising. Both games put a large focus on developing a unique personality for each character on the respective rosters and it’s pretty clear that Blizzard’s decision to follow Riot’s formula in this regard is creating some hardcore fans.

Overwatch is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: 에마군_김재원 – YouTube (via Kotaku)