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How to play Splatoon in Overwatch

Published: 4/Jun/2019 14:58 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 15:11

by Matt Porter

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An Overwatch player has created a brand new mode in the game’s Workshop that allows fans of popular Nintendo shooter Splatoon to play the game with their favorite heroes.

Splatoon is a third-person shooter game for Nintendo Switch that sees players attempt to cover the map and opponents in ink that is a specific color to match their team. The squad who has the most ink on the map by the end of the match is declared the winner.

Thanks to the Workshop and creator /u/IamJhaooo, Overwatch players can now take part in their own version of Splatoon, placing down colored smoke instead of paint as they battle to become the dominant team.

EB StudiosSplatoon comes to Overwatch with this amazing Workshop mode.

In this mode, players can only use the Moira, whose primary weapon now fires out colored smoke which dictates which areas you have covered with your teams ‘splat’. Using Moira’s secondary fire mode destroys the opposing team’s smoke, leaving it clear for you to easily place down your own.

Unlike Splatoon, only certain objective points in the map can be showered with ink, so players can’t escape from their opponents and try and cover a different area. This is to promote constant engagement and battle with the enemy team.

Players can leave the objective zone but will be put into a ‘slow status’ until they return to the point. The game will automatically cycle through objective zones, so players don’t need to worry about finding the next one themselves.

The Overwatch Workshop is a tool introduced to the game that gives players ultimate control over how the game is played. Creators can alter the game modes found inside the game, and even create their own rules for heroes.

The mode has also helped create a number of training tools, that can be used to improve your skills using game mechanics like Ana’s Sleep Darts or charging with Reinhardt.

If you would like to try out this Splatoon-inspired mode, the code is: ZF9RV.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.