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Overwatch League unveils new alternate jerseys for teams

Published: 7/Jun/2019 0:51 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 16:31

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch League officially revealed new alternate jerseys for select teams to kick of Stage 3 of the Second season.

Up until now, Overwatch League teams have stuck to either their home or away jerseys, but to kick off Stage 3, teams are showing off some cool-looking new alternate kits.

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Teams teased the new jerseys earlier in the week, before Stage 3 had officially began, and fully revealed their new look right before the first match of the night got going.

What are the alternate jerseys like?

Each of the alternate kits is wildly different, but most manage to look a lot different than the regular jerseys, while still catching your eye.

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Some might say that they’re “better” than the regular jerseys, and looking at the Florida Mayhem’s Miami Vice/Vaporwave inspired shirts, it’s tough not to get sentimental for the OWL team we could have had.

Florida MayhemSayaplayer looks pretty good in the Mayhem’s alternate color scheme.

Hangzhou’s alternates might look even better than their regular pink and blue, while Philadelphia’s look like the team decided to rob a Footlocker (they still look good though, don’t worry Philly fans).

The jerseys are made by Into The AM, who made jerseys in the inaugural season, and made available on the Overwatch League store as soon as they were revealed. But it seems like only player jerseys with no blank or customizable options are available yet.

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What’s next for Overwatch League?

The Overwatch League’s Stage 3 began on June 6 with a new pool of maps for teams to face off on, as well as a few other changes.

Recent reports have caused people to wonder what exactly is going on in Blizzard’s esports department, but so far, Overwatch League Stage 3 seemed to go off smoothly, besides a few problems with the stream and reports of some players not receiving OWL tokens.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Overwatch League 2019 Grand Finals, which will take place in Philadelphia on Sunday, September 29. No word on whether or not DJ Khaled will be making another appearance, though.

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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.