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Boston Uprising Survives Second Series to Extend Quarter-Final Against Philadelphia Fusion

Published: 14/Jul/2018 1:58 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien


Boston Uprising defeated Philadelphia Fusion to stay alive in the Overwatch League quarter-finals.

The Uprising pulled off a 3-1 victory in the second series of their quarter-final match, tying the match score at 1-1.


Boston entered the series on the back foot, having lost the opening series of the match earlier in the week. The quarter-final is a best-of-three of best-of-five series, meaning that one of the two teams needs to win two series to advance to the semi-finals.

Despite having the higher seed, Boston was arguably the underdog coming into the quarter-final, having ended the regular season on an underwhelming note. That appraisal seemed to play out in the opening series, with Philadelphia taking it in a fairly convincingly 3-1 of their own.


The match will now be determined by a final best-of-five series, with the winner moving onto the semi-finals. Due to the re-seeding for the semi-finals, if the Boston Uprising advance they will face the LA Valiant, while the Philadelphia Fusion will play New York Excelsior should they succeed in securing a semi-final spot.

Unlike the previous series, which were separated by two days, the final series of the match will follow on immediately, perhaps giving the Uprising an advantage in momentum. As the higher seed, Boston will also select maps one, three, and five, while Philadelphia will only choose two and four.


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


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.


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.


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.