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Overwatch Contenders EU Team Clutches Key Match with Epic Bastion Strategy

Published: 1/Aug/2018 4:53 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 4:55

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch Contenders EU team Orgless and Hungry pulled out an epic Bastion strategy to clutch a game on Ilios against British Hurricane.

In the fifth map of a best-of-five, Orgless and Hungry used an unconventional Bastion tactic to win the map and defeat the Season One champions.

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Bastion has perhaps most powerful raw damage output in the game, not only dealing immensely high DPS but also sustaining it for three hundred bullets at a time between reloads.

Such damage capacity has to come with a downside, however, and for Bastion this is incredibly low mobility even when moving – with no abilities to achieve extra verticality and a slow movement speed – as well as the need to remain stationary to deal that immense damage from his minigun.

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In short, Bastion is difficult to position and vulnerable once positioned, but if you can manage to overcome those two obstacles he can be one of the most devastating heroes in the game.

When they needed a crucial win over British Hurricane, Orgless and Hungry came up with a novel strategy to do just that. Playing on Ilios: Well, Orgless and Hungry’s Casper ‘Caspere’ Elvelid used Bastion’s ultimate, Configuration: Tank, to rocket jump his way to otherwise-inaccessible high-ground.

Rocket-jumping uses the recoil from an explosive weapon – like Pharah or Soldier: 76’s rockets, or in this case Bastion’s cannon – to gain extra height while jumping. Using this technique, Caspere was able to get to a spot on top of the building looking over the point.

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From here Bastion had free range to tear into the enemy, while they struggled to dislodge him. Orgless and Hungry ultimately won the point and thus the series with this play.

For British Hurricane, the loss meant elimination from Season Two of Overwatch Contenders EU. The team needed a win in order to clinch a playoff spot, and with the loss finish fifth in their group, short of the top-four needed to advance to the playoffs.

As a result of their placement, the Season One champions, Academy team of the Overwatch League champions London Spitfire, will have to reclaim their spot in Season Three of Contenders EU through Contenders Trials.

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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.