Overwatch Player Uses Bastion Cheese To Win Pro Match

Overwatch Player Uses Bastion Cheese To Win Pro Match

In low-level Overwatch matches, Bastion is the bane of everybody’s existence. At the high levels, however, everybody knows how to counter the bastard bullet tube. If you look at hero tier lists, Bastion is usually at the bottom. Pros hardly ever pick him.

That made it all the more surprising when NoName of Korean team LW Blue picked Bastion during the waning seconds of an APEX 2016 match his team was definitely losing.

The map? Volskaya. The opposing team, Kongdoo Panthera, was hunkered down on the point, and LW Blue just couldn’t break through. But then, with 15 seconds left before Kongdoo Panthera took the point and won, NoName decided to go Full Quick Play:

As Bastion, he hopped on Volskaya’s moving platform, dropped into turret mode, and started blasting everything in sight. Yep, the most bullshit garbage baby vomit strategy in the book. The one that’s destroyed friendships and ruined relationships. The one that will probably elect Donald Trump, as soon as he gets tired of playing Hanzo.

So of course, it worked.

Kongdoo Panthera just didn’t see it coming, because, you know, they weren’t playing against people who just bought Overwatch yesterday. It was the last thing they expected, because it’s the first thing you’d expect from people worlds away from the pro scene. What’s old is new again. Or at least not the most garbage-arse cheese in the game. Briefly.


  • Still a little confused at the ally/enemy blue/red colour switches when watching pro matches.

    Was the Roadhog (for example) player on Panthera or LW Blue?

    As it happens, I happen to usually choose Roadhog if I’m defending that point. Not sure if he survived or got taken out.

  • Bastion is legit. The only thing that you MUST remember when playing him is that his advantage is surprise. As Bastion, you must attack players who don’t know you are there or who are otherwise engaged. As soon as you get a kill or two, you need to reposition. If you sit around in the same position, you are asking to be dealt with harshly and easily.

    • I also think people underestimate just how effective a bastion sitting behind a reinhardt shield can be sitting above a chokepoint. Take Temple of Anubis – sitting on the platform above the double-arches, this duo can hold off the entire enemy team and delay them significantly, particularly if you have some support around the sides holding off flankers

      • Yeah, it can work, at least until one or two D.Vas come rushing through with bullet absorption turned on 😛

        I think the moral of the story is that Bastion is extremely situational and requires finesse. He’s not just a win button (although he was on day 1… heh heh… I remember getting 26 solo kills defending route 66 on day 1… those were the days!)

        • Oh god I’m glad I didn’t pick it up until the launch-day bullshit had been sorted out =P

          It’s definitely a competitive thing – 6 genjis would also put it to bed pretty quickly

  • I hate that tactic like nothing else in the game but some part of me smiles at the thought these pros are actually capable of not just be two teams hiding behind two Rein and their shields, walking towards each other. Finally something different.

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