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Fuel releases OWL pro Decay for refusing to practice or work with staff

Published: 3/Aug/2020 20:16 Updated: 3/Aug/2020 23:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Dallas Fuel have released Overwatch pro Gui-un ‘Decay’ Jang from his contract citing his refusal to practice or work with staff. The news comes only two months after the DPS star was accused of benching himself to play Valorant.

Decay was having a potentially MVP-caliber year with the Fuel, frequently seeing success with his Tracer play in conjunction with fellow Korean star Dong-ha ‘Doha’ Kim.

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However, it seems like there was some truth to the rumors about his work ethic as the Fuel announced on August 3 that the player had been released.

“We have granted the request of Gui-un ‘Decay’ Jang to release him from his contract prior to the end of the 2020 OWL season,” the team announced on Twitter.

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According to Team Envy founder Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail, he had a few months left on his contract, but “refused to work with our staff.”

“When a player refuses to practice, it is time for us to move on and give our players their best shot,” he added. “Decay is obviously a great player, but he didn’t fit into our team and didn’t want to cooperate with the goals of our staff. We just can’t keep someone like that around.”

Hastr0 explained that the team has had success in Overwatch in the past. While the team’s history pre-Overwatch League was filled with overwhelming victories at the likes of MLG Vegas and Apex Season One, the squad has yet to make a splash in OWL.

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“We are still working hard to make a playoff push and feel like we have great players to do that with. Not ideal, but we will keep on pushing,” he said. “Tough decisions have to be made sometimes and this was certainly one. Staying positive and looking forward to correcting our course.”

As Dexerto previously reported, Decay was rumored to be difficult to work with for the Fuel. On Reddit, Atlanta Reign’s head coach, Brad Rajani, claimed the 19-year-old benched himself back in June and implied he prefers playing Riot Games’ FPS Valorant.

There’s no telling where Decay will go from here, but any team looking for a star DPS to join their could have their eyes set on the talented superstar.

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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.