Overwatch pro Mickie hilariously reacts to his clutch play with D.Va technique - Dexerto
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Overwatch pro Mickie hilariously reacts to his clutch play with D.Va technique

Published: 21/Jan/2019 16:31 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 16:53

by Joe O'Brien

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Dallas Fuel’s Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod had a hilarious reaction to his own ability after pulling off an epic play in ranked Overwatch.

Mickie pulled off an incredible out-play against an enemy Reinhardt while defending the first stage of Hollywood, and reacted in characteristic fashion.

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Seeing an undefended D.Va with no shield to hide behind, the enemy Reinhardt attempted to land his Earthshatter, having been nano-boosted by his Ana.

As Reinhardt made to put the hammer down, however, Mickie hit D.Va’s boosters and went vertical, climbing enough to avoid the ultimate entirely.

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Mickie’s dodge meant the charged Reinhardt had no targets to eliminate, and was quickly taken down by the defending team. The push was repelled, two ultimates spent for nothing.

“I’m so good at this game!” a delighted Mickie exclaimed, shortly followed by his team-mate asking “wait, what did you do?”

The technique is certainly one worth bearing in mind for D.Va players, although it does require some fairly swift reactions.

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Mickie originally made his name with his D.Va play, excelling on the hero when he came in as an emergency substitute for Team Envy in APEX Season One, ultimately helping secure the title and remaining with the team as they became the Dallas Fuel.

Unfortunately, during the Overwatch League’s inaugural season Mickie struggled to maintain his prowess relative to some of the other elite flex tanks – although he did adapt exceptionally well to the addition of Brigitte in Stage 4, the Fuel’s most successful stage of Season One.

Mickie will likely be looking to reestablish himself among the world’s great D.Va players in the second season of the Overwatch League, which kicks off on February 14.

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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.