Houston Outlaws’ Muma Weighs In on “Tactical Crouching” in the Overwatch League - Dexerto
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Houston Outlaws’ Muma Weighs In on “Tactical Crouching” in the Overwatch League

Published: 21/May/2018 21:20 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:00

by Joe O'Brien

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Houston Outlaws main tank Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot has commented on the use of “tactical crouching” in the Overwatch League.

“Tactical crouching” is the Overwatch League’s preferred euphemism for tea-bagging, the classic gaming taunt of crouching over the corpse of a fallen enemy.

While hardly rampant in every single game, some Overwatch League players have been known to drop a tactical crouch or two after a particularly impressive play, both as an element of showmanship to their game and also on the off chance that they might find a slight psychological edge by taunting the opponent.

The practice was called into question, however, after Philadelphia Fusion’s Lee ‘Carpe’ Jae-hyeok hit Shanghai Dragons’ Chon ‘Ado’ Gi-hyeon with a tactical crouch during their Stage 3 match. Though hardly the first time it had occurred in the league, many fans seemed to take issue with its use against the Dragons in particular, who hadn’t then (and still haven’t) been able to win a single match in the league.

The incident prompted a debate on social media over the practice, with many claiming that it was “unsportsmanlike” and some (albeit a very small minority) even going so far as to suggest it could somehow be construed as a form of sexual assault.

When asked during a recent stream how other players in the league reacted to the taunt, Muma responded that he’d be very surprised if any got upset about it.

“I refuse to believe that anyone in the Overwatch League could get upset over that. Getting upset over crouching is actually just the most childish thing I’ve ever heard of, it’s unfathomable that it actually happens”

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Seagull explains why Overwatch 2 will focus on PvE campaign over PvP

Published: 25/Oct/2020 22:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch League pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned delved into why he believes the sequel’s campaign will be getting more attention from the developers than the multiplayer PvP.

While Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019 to much fanfare, a lot is unknown about the sequel. What we do know, however, is that the game will feature a campaign mode that should push the story forward drastically.

Additionally, there will be at least one new PvP mode in the form of ‘Push,’ new maps, and several new heroes added to the roster.

According to Seagull, while the competitive multiplayer component is in a good spot, Blizzard’s devs are probably pivoting the franchise.

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Overwatch 2 will have new heroes.

As Larned explained, they’re doing this to “better appeal to all the casual players who love the Overwatch universe, but stopped playing because they don’t want to play PvP.”

“How many people do you know who see Overwatch cinematics and say ‘that looks so f**king cool’ and then they log in, but they don’t want to play a hardcore sweaty PvP game?” he further noted.

He continued to compare the casual player base to fans of World of Warcraft and Destiny, where there is a heavy focus on PvE content, and how Overwatch 2 will appeal to them.

“And then you have a dev team who is all former MMO developers who worked on f**king Titan for like a billion years before that game got canceled,” he added. “Of course they’re probably going to make the coolest f**king PvE game. It’s like the best sequence of events.”

“They have an audience that really loves the universe…of course they’re going to go down that line,” Seagull claimed. “That seems pretty straightforward to me.”

With BlizzCon 2020 moved to February, it’s looking like we’re going to learn a lot more about the game and how it will appeal to both casual and ladder players in 2021.

But, if you’re anything like Seagull, you can’t wait to see how the team handles the long-awaited, highly anticipated sequel.