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Former Dallas Fuel Head Coach KyKy Responds to Comments from Taimou

Published: 29/May/2018 23:38 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Joe O'Brien

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Former Dallas Fuel head coach Kyle ‘KyKy’ Souder has responded to comments made by Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen regarding coaching decisions.

Taimou recently appeared on an episode of Oversight, an Overwatch talk show hosted by Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields and Overwatch League commentator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles.

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During the show’s two-hour run, Taimou naturally commented on various aspect’s of his team’s season. The Dallas Fuel entered the Overwatch League among the more favored squads, with arguably the most established legacy of the pre-OWL era, but the team has struggled throughout the league.

Plagued by a variety of issues and controversies throughout the season, Dallas Fuel started poorly and only got worse, culminating in a Stage 3 in which the team only won a single match, against the winless Shanghai Dragons.

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In Stage 4, however, a sudden turn-around has seen the team go 3-1 in the opening two weeks, claiming the scalps of Boston Uprising and Philadelphia Fusion along the way.

At one point during Oversight, Taimou commented on some of the decision-making regarding the team’s support line-up, prior to Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy being replaced by Benjamin ‘uNKOE’ Chevasson, criticising the shuffling of players in different roles during that period.

KyKy has now responded on Twitter, however, giving his perspective on the situation. During his time with the Fuel, KyKy frequently came under criticism for the team’s results.

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KyKy has since moved to Texas rivals the Houston Outlaws as an assistant coach. The two teams will clash in week four of Stage 4, on Wednesday June 6th.

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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.