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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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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

Tracer blinks into Overwatch 2
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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.