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Artist trolls Overwatch League’s ban on mentioning GOATS

Published: 19/Feb/2019 21:52 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 16:52

by Bill Cooney

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Artist and Overwatch League fan Krystal Robinson decided to poke some fun at the League by making each team their very own goat.

The Overwatch League’s second season is in full swing and the so-called GOATS meta is by far the most common team composition we’ve seen.

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Except, casters have tried to stay away from calling the strat “GOATS,” instead using everything from “triple-tank, triple-support” to “3-3” instead.

Former Overwatch League pro Brandon ‘Seagul’ Lanred explained why the League wants casters to use other terms, rather than the nickname the comp has come to be known by.

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So, Robinson decided to bring the goats back to Overwatch League by creating a goat to represent each team in the league.

The reaction to watching mostly GOATS has been mixed from Overwatch fans, but so far everyone seems to be enjoying Robinson’s creations.

Krystal RobinsonThat’s a lot of GOATS.https://twitter.com/TheKarmaDash

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She even made an Overwatch League goat, with a little moustache, as tribute to caster Monte Cristo, who just this week, got rid of that caterpillar on his upper lip.

Despite the reaction to the current meta, Overwatch League proved pretty popular during its opening weekend, where it took the title to the top of Twitch’s most viewed games.

The Overwatch League will continue with its second week of play starting on Thursday, February 21.

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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.