So Academy Rainmaker has NO alternate route to the goal? You HAVE to go through that bottleneck??
That is fucking stupid. You can't make a push worth anything unless you get a wipe! And it's absurdly easy for someone to shark there because of that. I dropped from almost reaching S+ down to A+ because of that stage.
Tower control gets all kinds of alternate route blocks placed. Why the shit does rainmaker not? Even just that block that is to the left of the ramp would help.
I've been stacking special perks and tenta missles just to break that nasty little party up behind the wall.
I'm a bit surprised there's no way up the right side, but that would be such a strong flank it would break the stage. Maybe just the tower control block on the the right side of the platform and moving the rainmaker pedestal to the way back instead of below the spawn would help...
Honestly I really enjoy that stage. Humpack and Shipyard are the ones that kill me (only >50% winrate) for RM. The defensive high ground is worthless, and even if you wipe there is so much spawn to take back - the team that doesn't pop first is likely on their heels for the rest of the match.