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A Torbjorn Hammer Elimination Finally Happened in the Overwatch League

Published: 27/Aug/2018 21:35 Updated: 27/Aug/2018 21:57

by Vincent Genova

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An unlikely hero was the star of Overwatch’s All Star weekend as Fury earned a meme worthy elimination with Torbjorn’s hammer.

It was the first elimination of its kind on the Overwatch League stage.

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Torbjorn is a defensive hero known primarily for setting up turrets, but the match pace and skill at the professional level meant he was rarely picked.

When Overwatch’s All Star weekend arrived and offered an opportunity for pros to have fun with characters outside of the meta, Torbjorn was high on the list of heroes the fans wanted to see.

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Unfortunately, due to Torbjorn’s slow walk speed and low health, a hammer elimination is incredibly unlikely no matter how casual the match is.

Fury and the Atlantic All Stars planned out their hammer attack carefully however, with Mano’s Ana boosting Torbjorn for the opportunity.

After a teammate stole the McCree elim from Fury, he found Genguri’s Reaper and started swinging.

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Genguri jumped up onto a ledge, hoping to be out of the reach of the angry little Torb. It did not work.

The first Overwatch League Season is now over, but the World Cup is currently underway.

Season 2 of the Overwatch League is expected to begin in early 2019.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.