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London Spitfire’s Profit Wins Overwatch League Grand Finals MVP Award

Published: 30/Jul/2018 9:06 Updated: 30/Jul/2018 9:14

by Joe O'Brien

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The Overwatch League Grand Finals MVP was awarded to London Spitfire’s Park ‘Profit’ Joon-yeong.

Profit was deemed the most valuable player in London Spitfire’s 2-0 win over Philadelphia Fusion in the grand finals.

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The DPS player was responsible for several of the greatest highlight plays of London’s win, most notably pulling off an incredible five-kill on Volskaya Industries to end the first series.

As well as coming up with big plays in crucial moments, Profit also demonstrated his consistency and versatility, putting in world-class performances on a variety of heroes, from classic main-stays like Tracer to the newly-reworked Hanzo, and even showing off arguably the best Brigitte in the world.

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London Spitfire only conceded a single map in their grand finals win, claiming the first series 3-1 before dominating the second 3-0 to become the very first Overwatch League champions.

A separate MVP award was given for the regular season, which went to New York Excelsior support Bang ‘JJoNak’ Sung-hyeon. Though JJoNak was undoubtedly a worthy winner, Profit himself was arguably overlooked in the regular season, not even receiving a place in the all-stars event that will take place August 25-26.

Profit himself, however, was very clear about just how good he is.

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With the Overwatch League not returning until 2019, it’s possible that this might be Profit’s last competitive appearance of the year, as he will neither compete at the all-stars event nor represent South Korea in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.

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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.