MonteCristo and Bren Trade Barbs Ahead of Overwatch League All-Stars Talent Takedown - Dexerto
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MonteCristo and Bren Trade Barbs Ahead of Overwatch League All-Stars Talent Takedown

Published: 21/Aug/2018 4:20 Updated: 21/Aug/2018 4:31

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch League commentator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles and analyst Brennon ‘Bren’ Hook exchanged shots on Twitter ahead of the Overwatch League All-Stars event.

The two are set to go head-to-head in-game at the event, competing for opposite teams in the “Talent Takedown” match.

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The main focus of the All-Stars event will of course be the various showdowns between the Atlantic and Pacific Division teams, culminating in a competitive best-of-five between the two star-studded rosters.

The event will also see members of the Overwatch League talent team take to the server, however, with each Division having drafted a roster of casters and analysts for a competitive best-of-three match.

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On the Pacific Division team, MonteCristo will play alongside Johnathon ‘Reinforce’ Larsson, Alberto ‘Crumbz’ Rengifo, Soe ‘Soembie’ Gschwind-Penski, Auguste ‘Semmler’ Massonnat, Chris Puckett, and Robert ‘Hexagrams’ Kirkbride.

Meanwhile, representing the Atlantic Division will be Bren, Josh ‘SideShow’ Wilkinson, Malik Forté, Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez, Matt ‘Mr.X’ Morello, Eric ‘DoA’ Lonnquist, and Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie.

Both teams have of course been hyping up the match with some posturing on Twitter, and Bren and MonteCristo clashed after Bren took a shot at the majority of the Pacific team.

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Overwatch League All-Stars will take place August 25-26, with the Talent Takedown just one of a variety of challenges that will precede the final competitive showdown between the Pacific and Atlantic Division all-star squads.

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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.