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One-handed Overwatch gamer wipes out entire enemy team as Junkrat

Published: 15/Dec/2019 22:50

by Scott Robertson

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Using a controller and only a single hand, Twitch streamer Hezi ‘OneHandOnly’ Gangina laid out an entire team during a competitive Overwatch match.

When is doing something particularly hard, and making it look easy, you just have to tip your cap to them. 

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OneHandOnly is a former pro gamer who, if you can believe it, plays games with only one hand. Not only that, he plays at an exceptionally high competitive level.

He showcased how playing with one hand doesn’t seem to hinder him at all, in a game-winning barrage of kills while playing Junkrat.

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OneHandOnly dropped a five-player kill to end the game in style. He doesn’t lack in confidence either, declaring he “killed the whole game.” His confidence isn’t unwarranted, as this isn’t even his first time his highlight has reached the top of the Overwatch subreddit.

Just a week prior, he pulled off a sick quadruple kill in his first game playing Reaper. He’s also proficient with Reinhardt, Moira, and Brigitte, all at the Platinum level in Overwatch.

OneHandOnly comes from a competitive gaming background, having previously competed in FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer at the highest level. He won the Israeli PES championship and finished top 16 in all of Europe.

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According to an interview from 2009, Hezi has had his disability since birth, when complications during delivery required doctors to have to pull him from his right arm, resulting in paralysis. He said after 12 years of surgeries and physiotherapy, he regained some ability in that arm.

Numerous members of Overwatch’s reddit community expressed their appreciation of OneHandOnly’s ability to play at such a competitive level, with others lamenting why he plays better with one hand and a controller than they do with two hands and a mouse and keyboard.

OneHandOnly frequently hosts a variety of other streamers with disabilities on his Twitch channel. As of writing this, he’s hosting the AbleGamers channel, which features a schedule of players who game with disabilities. 

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AbleGamers is also a charity that grants specialized controllers to gamers, provides resources for accessible game design, and support gamers in hospital.

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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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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.