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Overwatch League pro trolls xQc during Overwatch match

Published: 22/Oct/2018 18:36 Updated: 22/Oct/2018 18:55

by Bill Cooney

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It’s hard to know who to trust on the internet, so when someone in one of Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel’s Overwatch matches claimed to be Jong-ryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park of the New York Excelsior, the streamer decided to investigate.

After playing a match together on LiJiang tower, Saybyeolbe, playing on his alt account, tells xQc that he “is sbb,” but the streamer doesn’t buy it.

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“It’s not him,” xQc tells viewers with confidence while he grills Saybyeolbe in chat with questions only the real SBB would probably know.

After asking what he thinks is the imposter where Team Canada’s practice booth was during the 2017 Overwatch World Cup group stage in Poland, xQc confidently tells viewers again “It’s not him,” after SBB fails to remember.

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But it was Saybyeolbe, and the New York pro proved it by mentioning xQc on Twitter with a line from their in-game conversation.

The New York Excelsior got in on the action as well, poking fun at xQc for not believing Saybyeolbe when he said he was indeed Saybyeolbe.

xQc seemed pretty entertained by the whole thing, quote tweeting Saybyeolbe’s tweet with “LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO”, as soon as he saw his investigation had been incorrect.

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You’d have a hard time coming up with two Overwatch players who are more polar opposites of each other than xQc and Saybyeolbe, which is part of the reason why this interaction is an instant classic.

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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.