San Francisco Shock’s Super Settled A Year-Old Score in Epic Fashion - Dexerto
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San Francisco Shock’s Super Settled A Year-Old Score in Epic Fashion

Published: 3/May/2018 7:11 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:08

by Joe O'Brien

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San Francisco Shock’s Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi took an opportunity to settle a year-old score with Houston Outlaws’ Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot.

Super was one of the young stars that San Francisco seem intent on building their franchise around, a key pick-up for the team despite being ineligible for the first half of the season due to being underage.

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Now that he’s able to compete in the league, alongside several other new additions Super has helped take the Shock to its highest placing yet in stage 3, with a match still to play.

In the Shock’s penultimate match of the stage they faced off against Houston Outlaws. It was a tough match, with San Francisco eventually coming back from a 1-2 deficit to take the series 3-2, thanks in no small part to exceptional play from Super (albeit with some help from Park ‘Architect’ Min-ho).

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In their victory, the Shock not only overtook the Outlaws in the stage rankings, but also denied them any hope of reaching the stage playoffs at the eleventh hour.

After the game, Super took to Twitter to offer a “GG” to the Outlaws, but also included a clip from a year ago in which Houston main tank Muma is rather uncharitable about his skills.

It took him a while to get revenge for the comments but, having beaten the Outlaws in his first encounter with them in the Overwatch League, it seems Super wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to rub it in a bit.

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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.