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Overwatch pro Sinatraa gets his entire team killed in incredible fail

Published: 5/Sep/2019 19:21 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 19:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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The San Francisco Shock’s Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won is regarded as one of the best Overwatch players in the world and a candidate for Overwatch League MVP. However, that doesn’t mean he’s immune to ranked play fails. 

The 19-year-old prodigy has made a name for himself this season with his stellar Zarya play, but the game’s switch to role-lock and 2-2-2 meant that not only had his off tank pick fallen out of meta, but he was unlikely to even play off tank going forward. 

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As such, the Shock DPS has found himself playing more and more Doomfist and absolutely dominating with the hero. 

Blizzard EntertainmentMcCree’s flash bang is a good tool to counter Doomfist.

While queuing as Doomfist on Numbani in the game’s competitive mode, Won was doing quite well and helped his team push the payload to the end with time remaining securing three points.

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On defense, however, his team started to buckle and it didn’t help that the damage dealer got a little over zealous when trying to take down an ulting McCree. 

After hearing the McCree player, DerrekOW, shout “It’s high noon” indicating he was using Dead Eye, Sinatraa rushed in and uppercutted the cowboy into the air and over his team’s shields. By doing this, the pro gave his opponent even more targets to fire at and ended up picking up a 4K.

The rest of Derrek’s team capitalized on this mistake and cleaned up Sinatraa’s squad for the team kill. 

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“You just kind of trolled us,” Sinatraa’s teammate laughed. “I thought I could one-shot him,” Sinatraa admitted. 

The Shock pro did manage to redeem himself in the next fight with help from a nano boost and obliterated two on the enemy team, eventually leading to a victory, his lapse in judgment had already been clipped for the world to see. 

Could you imagine if something like this happened in a professional league match?

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Speaking of which, OWL fans will finally find out if Sinatraa is the 2019 Overwatch League MVP on September 5 as the first round of the double-elimination playoff bracket begins

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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.