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Overwatch Analyst Jayne Criticizes YouTuber Stylosa for Shallow Analysis

Published: 14/Jun/2018 5:12 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch analyst and Team Canada coach Jayne has criticized the oversimplification in analysis of professional play by some commenters, highlighting YouTuber Stylosa in particular.

Jayne reviewed some of Stylosa’s comments about the recent London Spitfire versus Dallas Fuel match, criticizing the simplicity of the analysis and highlighting statements that were left unexplained or unjustified.


The review served to illustrate a more general point about the failure of many commentators to appreciate the capacity of Overwatch League teams when offering criticism.

He argues that suggestions, for instance, that professional teams fail to understand basic concepts are naïve in the face of the talent of both the players and coaches on the teams, and that such criticisms overlook the deeper intricacies of what is actually happening in the game in favor of a shallower take.


Jayne primarily directed his frustrations at Stylosa’s suggestions that London Spitfire’s recent struggles can be reduced to a simple failure to grasp that “Brigitte counters dive comps”. Stylosa himself actually works with the London Spitfire, but was less than complimentary about their performance against Dallas.

Jayne clarified in a later statement that he typically enjoys Stylosa’s content, and recognizes that the two target a different niche – Jayne takes a far more in-depth approach, while Stylosa appeals to a more general audience – but felt that his comments in this instance didn’t do justice to the London Spitfire.


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


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.


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.


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.

Overwatch heroes 2020
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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.