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Asking – The Best McCree Not In Overwatch League? | Behind The Akshon

February 3, 2020


When the open division tournament Breakable Barriers NA was announced nobody expected the star-studded rosters that resulted from past pros and streamers wanting to play in something competitive That wasn’t the Overwatch League. Big names like Jake, Custa, Yeatle, Silkthread, Kabaji, Asking, and even xqc found themselves on open division teams. The inclusion of players like these garnered a lot of attention, despite a lack of advertising and marketing from Blizzard themselves, because of the loose broadcasting rules regarding streams, players were allowed to stream their perspective with a generous delay This naturally brought a lot more attention to the tournament, especially with streaming titans like xqc participating However, since XQC’s team “Okay Boomer” got rolled early on we’re going to be looking at the sky Fox’s results. Specifically, the performance of Asking, the French McCree main, who’s been touted as potentially the best cree in the scene Given how the current meta tends to steer towards running Orisa, Sigma, mei, Hanzo, Baptiste, and Zenyatta. Yeatle’s team, “old man’s strength”, decided to run a comp built around his wrecking ball, with a Pharahmercy to counter the lack of hitscan. Mei and Hanzo would have a hard time dealing with a pocket Pharah So you’re probably going to need a hit scan specialist, which is where Asking comes in You can immediately see the pressure that a competent McCree can put on a Pharahmercy, as Asking constantly keeps them in check. While McCree is roaming, Pharah doesn’t have the freedom to get key picks on Sky Fox supports So she is forced to pour all her resources into dealing with the cowboy. Since Pharah will almost always be at a range Asking can hold on to his flashbang for ball which conveniently halts all momentum he may have. Liked seen here a nano Yeatle is a huge threat, but is stopped short due to a well-timed pocket sand and as Dimes comes in for the barrage, basically, everyone hits Q and the Sky Foxes take the map and as a reminder Asking is playing on an average of 120 milliseconds of ping. In the next map It’s a full stomp on the side of the sky foxes. Even with asking on Hanzo, “old man strength”‘s Pharahmercy combo is rendered useless: unable to compete. This takes us to the next map There’s a minute thirty left on the first point and “old man strength” has both tank ults and both support ults coming up. By all means they should have the advantage here. Salty’s barrier gets destroyed early and Asking goes in for the flank securing a crucial pick on hazards Hanzo early gives him space to continue to do what he pleases He eliminates mei as well and suddenly red team lacks a DPS line and they fall apart. This is an example of how crucial initial picks are in the current meta of overwatch skipping ahead to “old man strength”‘s final push into overtime once again The Sky Foxes have fallen to the disadvantage, losing their sigma incredibly early to dragon, Sky Foxes pop bongo Blizzard, window and trans in a reckless attempt to mitigate their losses, but Asking sees this not as a loss, but an opportunity. He makes his way on top of the gas station and shoots a log at Zen, netting his first pick of the fight as he makes his way perpendicular to the enemy team, they remained clueless as to his position which allows him to easily take care of Hanzo. With baptiste and Sigma being the only remaining red team, they once again fall apart. old man strength Not having anything go their way this time as their push will be stopped short of those doors What about this guy on tracer? As we can see here, despite having 130 milliseconds of ping, he lands a beautiful stick on hazard’s Hanzo Initiating the fight against the last push from old man strength. No worries, right? OMS has a bunker on the high ground with bongo active and a healthy Pharahmercy in the sky But watch how Asking single-handedly dismantles their support line, first one clipping Moira out of her fade, and chasing mercy out of position. Without heals OMS falls and can’t recuperate enough to contest the point swapping back onto Hanzo for the last map of the series Let’s take another look at how asking can use his superior dps prowess to turn an absolute disadvantage into a point capture Heading into the fight We see some back-and-forth between the teams, nothing really happening as both slowly rotate their way towards the point The fight tips out of favor the moment salty’s Sigma gets walled off and is forced to drop early Managing to trade with Reinhardt before getting frozen and killed, both teams have lost a tank however, Madero on moira has managed to get an early coalescence due to the sheer amount of damage Skyboxes has been putting out, this puts OMS at the advantage Asking heads up to the high ground and continues to pump damage into red team Managing to get Orisa, Mei and Moira low enough that they can eventually be finished off. But elk is dead as well dragon strike onto the point from asking on the high ground and it looks like yo yes is gonna get control first Completely unchecked on top the bridge Asking is allowed to make the best of a bad situation And he clearly has no trouble landing crucial hits at a key moment in the match All in all, Asking is a very capable player Clearly able to hold his own even at the highest caliber of play, while he technically is LFT He believes he is going to quit overwatch when riot games project A releases as various other pros have indicated interest in doing the same. What do you personally think of asking as a player? Do you think he deserves to be on an OWL team? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for watching

100 Comments

  • Reply NoobGaming Republic January 31, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Just look at how smooth his aiming and tracking is… I have always idolized Pine, but this one dude, Asking, his skill may even rival Big Boss’ Mccree skill

  • Reply Julius Mabry January 31, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Wtf I love asking now

  • Reply 24Devaughn January 31, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Does Asking stream if so where and name of channel?

  • Reply Polaar Name January 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Asking was recognised as the best widow in EU by taimou

  • Reply etienne portier January 31, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    JE VEUX ASKING EN OWL PUTAIN CA FAIT TROP LONGTEMPS QU’ON ATT

  • Reply HLBKM January 31, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    The thing with ASKING was that he had no big names to help him get into the OWL. There are other less skilled players that got a chance and didnt even have to prove themselves, lol.

    Anyways, gg go next for him, hopefully, when the riot game comes out, he'll still have his great aim and came make a name there

  • Reply Alexis de Lapeyrière January 31, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks

  • Reply Ryugeki January 31, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    If you read reddit you know why he isnt in owl yet

  • Reply cliff krahenbill January 31, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Strip his winnings like a Chinese player we knew 😉

  • Reply wezzy6192 January 31, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Lmao i felt that once project a released im quitting ow

  • Reply Chaos January 31, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    I'm glad to finally see someone giving him credit. And he's not the only one in France. Neither in Europe.
    So many should be in OWL…

  • Reply René Vos January 31, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Maybe Chipsa isn't the most Unlookiest person who always plays perfectly?

  • Reply Jente Zijlstra January 31, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I'm interested in overwatch 2

  • Reply Dominik Weber January 31, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    imagine having a "esport" who every one gives his best instead of metalock. Blizzard is way too retarded to do anything, we saw it many times.. i lost my faith in blizzard.

  • Reply Rey 214 January 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Please make more of these videos, in depth breaking down plays and analysis. I love this shit cant find this nowhere else.

  • Reply Darren VanCuren January 31, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I like the video but his pronunciation of some words is kinda annoying

  • Reply Darren VanCuren January 31, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    But yea that new game from riot will probably be my next game if it doesn’t have favor the shooter as part of its engine lmao

  • Reply Ole Zha January 31, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    sure deserves. I would like to see a team from some leftover players (shadowburn, asking duo would be huge)

  • Reply Dustin Zander January 31, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Fun fact: His Internet connection used to be so bad, we "kicked" him out of our team 😀 But super glad he made it this far, such a beast

  • Reply KRIS K January 31, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    TBH most of these kills were from uncontested flanking pressure, the lack of flank contest from Old Man Strength is typical of an open div team. In OWL he wouldn't have the opportunity to pop off like that. Not saying that he isn't an awesome player or anything but he can pop off for the same reason why college football running backs or receivers can make big, more frequent plays then the NFL. Because the D isn't developed

  • Reply Akshon Esports January 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Which Contenders players do you think should be picked up for an OWL team this season or at least given a try out? (especially now with Hero Pools coming in on Mar. 7)

  • Reply Im Vendrium January 31, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I think this guy at least is capable of playing in contenders

  • Reply Itz Steel January 31, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Somebody get aimbotcalvin up in here

  • Reply Matthew Russell January 31, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Yes hes a good mccree, Yes hes a good hanzo, Yes hes a good tracer but…… hes french :/

  • Reply Frank Martinez January 31, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Calvin was the best McCree not in the league

  • Reply HERROPREASE HERRO January 31, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    This video in 2 seconds: “he shoot gud”

  • Reply JimH January 31, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Anything under 200 ms is good tbh

  • Reply Michael T January 31, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    So, there are plenty of good Mccrees in OW. Its not him, its the team build that truly matters in OW. Mccree isnt that great in OWL.

  • Reply Henbot January 31, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Xqc washed up so not sure why you even mentioned him. Skyfoxes at least still been active

  • Reply Poop Shit January 31, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    speaking of project A, when is it coming out?

  • Reply Seth January 31, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Imagine getting rekt by someone and then you see that he was playing with high ping.

  • Reply Joe Hughes January 31, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    He's the best god damn hitscan player not in OWL what a shame. A perfect fit for Paris but no

  • Reply Nephalin Yang January 31, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    we all leaving for project A lol

  • Reply Ronaldo Garcia January 31, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Another banger from the Akshon team

  • Reply Jared January 31, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    aaah he called mcrees flashabng pocket sand i love it

  • Reply Robin Fourrier January 31, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Yes

  • Reply emad emaad January 31, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Ksaa

  • Reply whiteronaldj90 January 31, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    I saw asking play for the first time at the 2018 BEAT. Dudes Mcree was otherworldly. He really should be in OWL but in the meantime I guess we can enjoy watching him dominate NA contenders

  • Reply Joel January 31, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    If Paris eternal didn't pick him up despite him being French, I don't think any team is going to take a chance on him. Most would just go Korean

  • Reply Nick Magana February 1, 2020 at 12:05 am

    such a dope video and of course he should be in owl

  • Reply ravenruppie96 February 1, 2020 at 12:26 am

    I'm sorry, but that music at 1:35 alongside the commentary was so f***ing epic

  • Reply Josh See February 1, 2020 at 12:36 am

    SOMEONE SIGN THIS MAN

  • Reply Creyz boii February 1, 2020 at 12:43 am

    I play on 138 ms – DAILY; So what's the big deal about him playing on 120ms ? I don't get it lol.

  • Reply ad34rt February 1, 2020 at 12:55 am

    DPS are less crucial than the other roles in overwatch league, partly down to the meta especially in season 2. So far I think it's only in season 1 on tracer where the DPS had a big part. Hence in OWL scene , been pretty hard to really gauge how good DPS players are unlike tank and support.

  • Reply solomon sayles February 1, 2020 at 1:05 am

    It's because of him that dps is going to be the new meta

  • Reply SteVoBooZe February 1, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Best McCree is actually WantedOW

  • Reply Ninekill3r February 1, 2020 at 1:33 am

    Imagine signing a guy like chipsa over him

  • Reply BOB LEE February 1, 2020 at 1:33 am

    What exactly is LFT?

  • Reply cazjuice February 1, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Best hitscan player not in OWL. Best Widow not in OWL. Teams are too focused on making money instead of winning games this season.

  • Reply Roy Kombo February 1, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Same could be said about CRIMZO

  • Reply xC10udZ February 1, 2020 at 2:18 am

    Didn’t mention IM37 Sleepy and frogger ok

  • Reply Andrew Carrillo February 1, 2020 at 3:25 am

    I literally want to lose it when players like ans and chipsa get to play on a team but players like buds, asking, and many others players just get looked over

  • Reply JustSumOW February 1, 2020 at 3:28 am

    What is project a and why is asking quitting

  • Reply Ben Aratame February 1, 2020 at 3:37 am

    the only thing i want to see is xQc and the old teams getting back together and to see all of the popular streamers going back to being competetive. I truly miss those days

  • Reply Caleb Chia February 1, 2020 at 3:41 am

    What is project a ??

  • Reply Ben Aratame February 1, 2020 at 3:41 am

    so, dafran is better

  • Reply john February 1, 2020 at 4:35 am

    pretty sure he isnt in owl because of his attitude at times

  • Reply SkyzTwon February 1, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Harbleu: the best off tank not in Owl?

  • Reply The Sword Art Online Dickriding Association February 1, 2020 at 5:34 am

    I mean, I know Asking is a great player, but this video doesn't really show anything particularly special for a dps pro player.

  • Reply oh, rats! February 1, 2020 at 6:23 am

    "well timed pocket sand" THANK YOU lol

  • Reply Sai February 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

    And widow

  • Reply espe February 1, 2020 at 10:31 am

    i would say, he's the best widow that not in the league.

    we cannot lose him like we lose fischer.

  • Reply Nathan Craft February 1, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Laughs in AimbotCalvin

  • Reply Resorbence February 1, 2020 at 11:17 am

    OWL is just garbage nepotism

  • Reply MK Out Of My Mind February 1, 2020 at 11:22 am

    My nipple got hard by watching the 6K with deadeye

  • Reply Trilly Treetrag February 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I think he’s actually a 5head for knowing to drop overwatch even as good as he is

  • Reply Sw-Jichumochi February 1, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    I think wanted is better

  • Reply idk lol February 1, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    omegalul rolled boomer

  • Reply Jebus February 1, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    This video is great and all, but the way you say "PharahMercy" instead of "Pharmercy" annoyed me so much I had to leave a comment about it.

  • Reply Ragingraccoon2673 February 1, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    I find these videos unwatchable because of how this clown talks
    Like can u just talk normally rather than trying to pronounce every letter perfectly

  • Reply Paddy February 1, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    It makes no sense that he's not in OWL, he's the best hitscan player in the world no question

  • Reply Humberto Filho February 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Where did it stream and didn't i knew aboi this tournament??? Im from brazil btw. Luv your channel!

  • Reply Hman February 1, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    This guy is gonna get picked up by Paris eternal

  • Reply Liam Pitout February 1, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I could say that wanted or aimbokelvin is a better mcree that makes me mcream my pants but you make good points my dude

  • Reply spicy February 1, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    asking is so fucking good bro ):

  • Reply Pepe Larrza February 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    The only conclusion is that Pharah sucks.

    She is nearly OP in low ranks and consoles when she is pocketed by Mercy, and she gets destroyed in high ranks unless she is being pocketed.

    She we have a hero whose effectiveness relies on another hero who is also the only healer that can reliably heal her (beside Zen and Ana)

    And she is probably never going to get a buff because of that. She is almost unplayable with the insane amount of hits can they introduced: Baptiste, Ashe and Hammond, while Widow, Soldier, Mcree and Hanzo already destroyed her, but at the same time she forces you to pick a hitscan unless you want to have a hard time dealing with her.

    I honestly don’t know who to fix her, she is only the least played Dps and she has one the lowest win rate (and also the highest suicide rate in the entire game)

    Phamercy it’s just so bad for her, it totally nullifies her individuality.

  • Reply Nathanael Kim IHS virtual combine February 1, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    I hate overwatch comp

  • Reply DeadPoolSheep1 February 1, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    If he's not changing he's mentally (raging, tilting, throwing) he never gone be a good teammate for owl team

  • Reply James Wilch February 1, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Ok we get it, asking is nuts

  • Reply Nicolas G February 1, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    yeaah he deserve it

  • Reply Darkspace February 2, 2020 at 12:18 am

    He didn't make it into owl yet but hey chipsa made it, owl starts to become a joke more and more

  • Reply J T February 2, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Aimbot Calvin is the GOAT McCree. Period.

  • Reply Sgt. Yarp Yarp February 2, 2020 at 4:56 am

    I’ve heard rumours about him being toxic but I think he deserves at least a shot

  • Reply Ismail x February 2, 2020 at 5:49 am

    Everyone saying it's unfortunate he's intending to quit and isn't on a team should consider if he even wants to be on a team
    Many have pointed out how stressful and soul draining it is to be in the league and if asking is already planning on quitting, I don't quite think hes proactively trying to get into owl
    If he is though, feelsbadman

  • Reply CAPCNOP February 2, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Idk what it is, but I never realized how some people say “hanzo” instead of “hungzo” even tho the latter one is how he calls himself in game. It s like pasta and pahsta(pronouncing wise) the first one always sound so weird

  • Reply yannik stamm February 2, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Very funny

  • Reply zweite zl February 2, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    he has insane aim

  • Reply Abod S February 2, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    What? No body asked me no questions.

  • Reply Nat1000 February 2, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Everyone is going over to Project A

  • Reply SaucySoy February 2, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    actually when is asking going to get signed to a team paris should sign him

  • Reply musti25 , February 2, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    How to disable the ablility tip so that you cant see lshift and anything like in owl

  • Reply Digitale February 2, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    This is the problem in OWL imo. There are players out there who could easily destroy, just teams choose not to pickup. If anyone is willing to say "it's because he constantly talks about retiring" just a reminder that Fissure got picked up again

  • Reply KingArthur101 February 2, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    The best mccree in the world is tsm aimbot Calvin

  • Reply Unexpected Meme February 3, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Europeans still have an advantage over Australians usually when playing NA servers.
    I hate the geography of this planet man.

    I'm moving to Mars

  • Reply Blake Pearce February 3, 2020 at 3:16 am

    I like this video dude. Nice short and punchy. Good analysis and well presented. Good job bro 🙂

  • Reply OneEyedOwL February 3, 2020 at 5:51 am

    I played with him 3 matches, 2 matches he were pretty good

  • Reply Sous la Surface February 3, 2020 at 10:43 am

    He deserv to be in owl, he is the best aimer I ever seen in the scene. And will be the 1st hitscan + hanzo if he join the league.

  • Reply Mads Skyum February 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Yes ofcourse he should be in OWL

  • Reply Legit Xaphan February 3, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Wait that was asking no wonder he was hard to fight

  • Reply Dodo February 3, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    5:32 that flick tho

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