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Solo Out Sado: A Player Preview of Philly’s Main Tank

Solo Out Sado: A Player Preview of Philly’s Main Tank

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The Uprising and the Fusion have been eerily similar teams this season. Both teams have extremely talented DPS players stuck playing tanks thanks to GOATs. Both teams have severely struggled to break themselves from the pack of .500 teams. Why? Because both team’s main tanks are almost always the focus of their opponents. While Fusions is focused due to his importance as a shot-caller, Sado is focused because his hyper-aggressive positioning makes him an easy target.

Previously on Philly vs Boston

Earlier when these two teams met, Philly was able to slow down Boston’s lightning fast start to pull out a 2-1 victory. After a definitive win on Ilios and a close tie on Paris, Boston moved to play GOATs in the following maps. Philly happily obliged, as it allowed Sado to play to his aggressive style

Boston was unable to keep up with fast paced-aggressive GOATs comps Philly brought. Several times Boston was far too slow to rotate or react to Philly’s advances. Whether it be pateience or just hesitance, Boston got rolled on Hollywood and Gibralatar. But that was two weeks ago now, and Boston is a more confident team now. The Uprising are in full control of the match, as long as they take advantage of Sado’s terrible positioning.

Taking Notes From Atlanta

Last week against the Atlanta Reign the Fusion had trouble closing out maps and had to go to a fifth map. The reason for this struggle was Sado’s almost tunnel-vision like play on Havana. Where Philly could have finished the match here, Sado decides to take matters in his own hands and fails.

On point B, Philly’s attack looked to have successfully broken the Atlanta defense. However, a greedy play by Sado denies them the point. Here we have Sado demonstrating why his play is so dangerous to the success of Philly.

Sado attacking ana
Sado trying too hard for a hero play.

After a grav from Babybay, Atlanta and Philly have found themselves in a long, drawn-out fight. Just mere meters from the payload, Dogman is able to nano-boost Erster in a last ditched effort to hold the point. While a nano’d Brig could be quite the threat, a coordinated team effort could put her down without an issue. Unless of course someone decides the Ana is a better target. Sado splits away from his back line in hopes to kill Dogman, but doesn’t realize two things.

  1. Babybay is on high ground with very high charge, able to melt Sado if he doesn’t hold his shield.
  2. Sado has no support from his back line because they are fighting a nano’d Erster.

Philly loses this fight, because not only does Ana live here, but the Philly supports die very quickly without a tank to defend them.

A minute later, we see Sado do something very similar.

Sado went too deep.
Sado charges in for a kill, but backfires.

A fight breaks out on the catwalk on point B. Seeing the opposing Rein get nano-boosted, Sado aims to charge Pokpo in order to mitigate the aggression. Despite the good intentions, Sado leaves himself alone against four members of the Reign. One failed shatter later, Sado is the first to die and Philly fails to capture point B. The unnecessary aggression caused Philly to take a fight they weren’t ready for.

Sit Sado?

Sado has been the focal point of a lot of debate among Philly fans. If you’re out of the loop, the Fusion have two main tanks on their roster: Sado and Fragi. Sado’s over zealous Reinhardt play has left fans begging for Fragi, a notoriously strong Reinhardt player, to play and instill some life into the Philly front line. The main issue however is Sado’s proficiency on Winston, and Fragi’s noticeably poor Winston play, leaves Philly in a weird spot. Playing Fragi would immediately signal a Reinhardt composition, while playing Sado provides an option of both Rein and Winston GOATs.

Boston’s Best Bet

Simply put, Boston’s best shot of beating this Philly team is to go back to what works. Hackfist allows Boston to solo out Sado and eliminate him before he can have an impact on the fight. The Atlanta game showcases how easy it is to bait out a wildly aggressive play from Sado. Punishing his position will put extra pressure on his off tanks to go and save him, putting them out of position as well. With the last game of the stage this Saturday, Boston looks to keep their momentum up from last weeks thriller against Paris.

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Look: First footage of LeBron James, Anthony Davis shooting ‘Space Jam 2’ surfaces

Look: First footage of LeBron James, Anthony Davis shooting ‘Space Jam 2’ surfaces

One of the most anticipated sports movie sequels is finally in the works, and we have video proof of it.

And, to the surprise of, well, no one, it’s being shot during the NBA offseason, given that all the league’s players are available to shoot. That includes Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, LeBron James, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson — all of which were seen on set. All of them were seen on the hardwood shooting the movie, as you can see in this video clip (via TMZ Sports) below.

Notice how James was rocking a No. 6 jersey, while AD had a No. 23 — just like we’ll be seeing on the Lakers next season.…

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Could Zack Wheeler Come Home to Georgia?

Could Zack Wheeler Come Home to Georgia?

The year was 2009. Beyonce told men that if they enjoyed the company of a single woman, they should be prepared to put a ring on that woman’s finger. Avatar stretched my comfort level with how long I was willing to watch a movie in 3-D. And in June, the Braves prepared for something quite unfamiliar – a Top 10 pick in the MLB Draft.

Atlanta would pick seventh that season, their first time selecting in single digits since Mike Kelly in 1991. While a number of names were thrown about as possibilities, there was one that seemed like the perfect choice for the Braves – Zack Wheeler. Considered possibly the top prep arm in the draft, Wheeler was also a local boy. Born in Smyrna, he graduated from East Paulding High School – about a thirty-minute drive from Cobb County. He was committed to stay in George and go to Kennesaw State before the draft.

It seemed like a perfect marriage, but there was one problem. Right before the Braves were on the clock, the Giants swooped in and selected Wheeler. The Braves ended up surprising a number of people by going with Mike Minor, a college arm that appeared to have a limited ceiling.

In the end, the Braves felt good about their pick. They helped Minor find extra velocity and he helped them win a National League Eastern division. In fact, ironically, I’ve also written a column about how Minor would be a perfect addition to the Braves this year. Unfortunately for the Braves, but fortunately for Rangers fans, Minor’s squad finds themselves just 5.5 games back in the AL West and currently in possession of the second Wild Card spot. Short of a July collapse, Minor is probably off the table.

I also recently wrote how the Mets were still alive as a possible playoff contender. But the overachievers started early on a collapse and now are trailing the Wild Card by 7.5 games. That’s just a game better than the Giants, who are in deep sell mode. Since an okayish 10-6 start, the Mets have won just 27 of their next 68 games. June has been especially harsh on the team as their bullpen has found new ways to suck. They are in danger of being swept for the second consecutive series by an NL East rival. Even worse – the fifth-placed Marlins are closer to the Mets than New York is to the third-place Nationals.

While first-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen spoke of how the NL East could “come get us” in the offseason and manager Mickey Callaway – when he’s not starting an altercation with reporters – still believes the Mets are going to turn it around, reality has to set in. It’s humbling and not always wanted, but the reality is there regardless. The Mets have surrendered 40 more runs than they’ve scored. Their bullpen is a mess of injuries and ugly performances. They had hoped Yoenis Cespedes would provide a shot in the arm come summer, but that’s not happening. The Mets’ hopes of competing are shot, as Mike Francesa would say.

But not all is lost for the Metropolitans. They have some great pieces to build with – notably Pete Alonso. They also locked up ace Jacob deGrom to a long-term deal. Furthermore, they have a couple of interesting trade pieces. Todd Frazier, a pending free agent, is starting to hit and could be an attractive get for a team needed depth at either first or third base. After a tough start to the season, Jason Vargas has turned it around and if the Mets are willing to pay his buyout for the 2020 season, he could bring back a prospect.

But if they do accept their fate and build toward 2020, the player who could bring back the most in a trade is Zack Wheeler. And maybe the perfect place for him is back home in Georgia.

The tall righty landed with the Mets just a year after he was picked by the Giants as New York traded Carlos Beltran to the Bay, grabbing Wheeler from the Giants. It was a coup for Sandy Alderson. The Giants missed the playoffs and lost their top prospect in the process. In 2013, Wheeler was promoted to the majors, striking out seven Braves in his debut. After a successful 17-start run to close 2013, Wheeler took a big step forward with a 3.54 ERA over 32 starts during 2014, including 187 strikeouts. But then injuries set in. He tore his UCL in spring training during 2015, undergoing a successful Tommy John surgery soon after. In the summer of 2016, Wheeler tried to make a comeback, but a flexor strain led to him being shut down for the rest of the season.

More arm troubles shortened his 2017 campaign to just 86.1 innings and he struggled throughout, allowing 15 homers and yielding a 5.21 ERA. The Mets didn’t know what they would get from Wheeler in 2018, but the tall righty came to play and put up a campaign that was a bit better than his 2014 breakout season. While his ERA has suffered from some iffy defense in 2019, Wheeler’s FIP of 3.75 indicates he’s pitched better than his 4.51 ERA would suggest.

A free agent after 2019, would the Braves be willing to bring in a potential rental? Would they meet the Mets’ demands? Those two questions are unknowns at this point, but what I can say is that Wheeler is a good fit for a team that could use another starter and the Braves definitely fit the bill.

Wheeler throws five pitches, which is relatively uncommon. That includes a pair of fastballs – a sinker and a four-seamer. His velocity on both is up over where they were in 2019 with an average just north of 96 mph. He throws either regardless if he’s facing a lefty or righty and is throwing his sinker a lot more this season than he has before. His favorite secondary pitch is his slider, a low 90’s wipeout offering that gets a lot of whiffs. Expect fewer sliders against lefties. To compensate, he’ll go to his splitter, which lefties really struggle with. He’ll also flash a curveball, a slow looper that he hopes will really confuse a hitter. Everything he throws is from 89 mph to 97 mph except the curve which floats in at 81. He’s been known to throw a changeup, though the splitter basically replaced it.

When Wheeler is humming, he’s keeping hitters off-balance with his repertoire of offerings, getting a fair share of infield pop-ups, and while he’s not technically a groundball pitcher, he’ll induce them at a 44%-47% rate. He keeps his homerun rate under control and limits exit velocity. To be fair, his exit velocity is up roughly 3 mph this year.

There are definitely questions with Wheeler. He hit the IL, however briefly, in 2018 and has pitched a full season just once back in 2014. His numbers, while largely still good in 2019, aren’t quite as impressive as they were the previous season. And he’ll hit free agency in November, potentially leaving his new team after they gave up a significant prospect – much like how he landed with the Mets in the first place.

But in a market where teams are shying away from the declining Madison Bumgarner and unwilling to pay the big price for Detroit’s Matt Boyd, Zack Wheeler could be a top target despite any concerns one might have. The problem for the Braves, of course, is price. Unlike most of those other teams, the Braves would not only pay a big price but have to deal with the potential consequences much more than other clubs. After all, the Braves and Mets play a lot due to the unbalanced schedules.

What would a potential deal for Wheeler look like? I’m not great at predicting deals, but I’ll give it a shot. The trade packages could go in a couple of directions. A one-for-one swap could land Wheeler, but it would take a premium prospect. Not Ian Anderson, Cristian Pache, or Drew Waters type of premium, but someone from that next level. To attach some names, I think Bryse Wilson, Wiliam Contreras, Kyle Muller, or Touki Toussaint could get a deal done. But that price may be too much so the Braves could seek to share the cost with multiple players – such as a Huascar Ynoa and maybe Travis Demeritte offering. Both players would be major-league ready and Ynoa still has some ceiling.

What about Ender Inciarte? Anytime we talk Braves potential trades, Inciarte is typically the first name we hear fans want to be traded. Could he work for a deal for Wheeler? I don’t see it myself. While the Mets could use a good defensive option in center field, cashing in their top trade chip for an offensively-challenged and aging player seems like too much of a stretch.

I don’t know if the team’s Draft War Room back in 2009 was crossing their fingers that Wheeler lasted to the seventh pick. Maybe Minor was their top target either way. But Wheeler seemed like a perfect fit then and he’s a perfect fit now. I’m sure the Braves will entertain the possibility. Will he be too expensive for them? Quite possibly. But would he be a welcome addition? You betcha.

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Kevin Durant throws shade at Warriors after announcing free-agency decision

Kevin Durant throws shade at Warriors after announcing free-agency decision

Kevin Durant won two NBA titles and was named Finals MVP both times as a member of the Warriors, but his tenure with the organization apparently came to a close on Sunday, when he officially announced that he’d be signing with the Nets.

The four-year deal won’t be official until July 6, when Durant can officially sign, but it does appear that he’s closing the door on the Bay Area chapter of his NBA career, and is moving on to Brooklyn.

But Durant did manage to sneak in a parting shot at the Warriors — or at least at the team’s medical staff. A Barstool Sports Instagram post about Durant joining the Nets poked some fun about what the move entails, and it included one particular line that raised eyebrows:

“Will miss entire 2019-2020 season due to Warriors incompetence” it read.

Here’s why it’s interesting, though: Durant “liked” the post from his personal IG account.

It had been rumored that Durant has held onto some resentment over how the Warriors handled his calf injury, which later resulted in him tearing his Achilles, so that could be true, given what we saw here.

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The 10 worst MLB players in June

The 10 worst MLB players in June

A lot can happen over the course of an MLB regular season. That’s why we try to resist prematurely jumping to conclusions with regard to player and team performance. But now that we’re more than halfway though the regular season, we can start putting more weight behind the numbers at our disposal.

After spotlighting the best hitters and starting pitchers from June, we’re doing the same for those guys on the opposite end of the spectrum. Once again, we’re going to rank hitter performances by wRC+, while Skill-Interactive ERA (SIERA) will be used for the starting pitchers. SIERA will likely showcase a group of unexpected hurlers, but that’s the point — we want to get a little deeper than win-loss record and/or ERA to find out who is pitching well and who really isn’t (or who is headed full-steam ahead for negative regression). Players in each group had to show up in the “qualified” sections in FanGraphs.

It’s safe to say that these 10 players are happy the calendar has flipped to July.…

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Discover to Play Baccarat Like James Bond

Discover to Play Baccarat Like James Bond

Baccarat is an online casino card video game, the easiest one to find out as well as play of all the gambling enterprise games. Bordered by an aura of wide range, eminence as well as splendor, baccarat is preferred among individuals. Everyone enjoys playing baccarat; actually the whimsical nature of this video game provides individuals a real fun. The reality that baccarat is simply a lottery and also there is very bit a player can do to boost the chances making use of any sort of method, makes baccarat a favored video game to bet in gambling enterprises. The live dealer gambling enterprises enable gamers to wager without fret about the opening as well as closing hours of land based betting establishments.

Baccarat Banque

Nowadays baccarat video game has come to be a lot more preferred and its whole credit report goes to on-line real-time dealership casino sites that have actually been emerged with the evolution of the web. As online betting and webcam casino sites are one of the best inventions of this century, permitting gamers betting from the convenience of their own homes, baccarat games are more prominent than ever before. For people like gaming, these casino sites have actually ended up being a prime place where they can enjoy wagering their favored games at their own residence by merely logging in to a casino web site. On the internet real-time dealership gtrbetclub baccarat not just gives you more enjoyable as well as lucrative betting however it additionally provides you a sense of security.

The Top Betting Listing Of Typical Card Games

The vision of the bargain is streamed real-time to your COMPUTER permitting you to play the game in real-time. There are a lot of on-line gambling enterprises where one can go and also pick his favorite variation of baccarat or any other online casino video game. And nevertheless you most likely recognize that real-time baccarat is a simply a video game of luck, you would not wish to let the GTRBET video game go because of the chance. As using some techniques always provides you benefits in a gambling enterprise game, there are several online supplier casino site sites where one can find out the game regulations and the strategies which one can make an application for the better playing.

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Collecting World Collection Of Texas Hold’em Chip Sets For Residence Usage

Collecting World Collection Of Texas Hold’em Chip Sets For Residence Usage

Scratchcards are cards on which are printed numbers or symbols concealed underneath a covering that can be damaged by a coin or tough things. The results are proclaimed on television, radio or newspapers. The customer who has the ideal number/series of numbers or icons wins. Most scratchcard competitions use much less important rewards although the odds of winning are greater than in fruit machines and also other kinds of gaming.

Betting

Online poker is a very popular card video game played between two or even more people. They’re given 2 cards each with three laid encounters down on a table. Wagers are placed on the worth of the cards. The player having the greatest hand wins taking into consideration not just the cards in hand yet on the table. Bingo is a video game that sees gamers ticking off numbers on a card called out by a customer.

Casino sites

In those days, a casino poker video game was played utilizing just a deck including 20 cards. After that, 4 players will keep a bank on which player has the best hand and also hence one of the most important. With online texas hold’em area gaming, you can play any kind of sort of online poker game you desire. Although you are a player or intend to develop any casino poker business, just know the laws. Community card games in poker were presented in the year of 1925.

What Are Texas hold’em Players?

Later, the flush was added to the game, and also gradually a growing number of enhancements were made to the game at the time of American Civil Battle. Numerous modifications were taken in like stud texas hold’em that is a 5-card variant of texas hold’em game, straight poker Situs Poker Online as well as attract online poker.

Conclusion

Thanks to the United States military, the video game of casino poker eventually infected numerous other nations, mostly to the Eastern countries. Poker game had not been constantly taken as a video game to be played. Prior to the 70s, casino poker IDN Poker was generally missing at casinos as a result of the lack of safety measures for checking on the people who rip off in the video game. Gambling establishments didn’t open casino poker areas for playing blackjack as well as roulette also till the 80s and also 90s.

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