Philadelphia Fusion's Eqo takes out enemy Pharmercy during impressive killstreak - Dexerto
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Philadelphia Fusion’s Eqo takes out enemy Pharmercy during impressive killstreak

Published: 16/Oct/2018 23:10 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 23:16

by Bill Cooney

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Philadelphia Fusion DPS Eqo showed why he’s considered one of the best damage players in the Overwatch League when he wiped out an enemy Pharah/Mercy combo before turning his sights to the rest of his opponents.

Defending on Eichenwalde, Eqo takes aim at a Pharah/Mercy combo attacking over the bridge, he shoots the Pharah right out of the sky before finishing off the opposing Mercy before she has a chance to fly to safety.

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Then it’s the rest of the enemy team’s turn, with Lucio falling almost immediately to a headshot, quickly followed by the opposing Hanzo.

By the time his allied Reinhardt takes out his counterpart, Eqo’s team has already pushed their opponents back towards their own spawn.

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As his shots find their targets Eqo is obviously excited, shouting “Oh my god” after he kills the enemy Lucio and starts the rout.

Eqo is currently signed to the Philadelphia Fusion, and there have been no indications he or the team has any different plans heading into next season.

Overwatch League’s second season doesn’t start until 2019, so Eqo has plenty of time to keep Twitch viewers entertained with clips like these.

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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.