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Sinatraa: The Overwatch genius who quit at the top

Published: 9/Jul/2020 10:32

by Shane King

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Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won is a prodigy who claimed the Overwatch throne at the age of 19 – just to abdicate it months later.

As a young talent, Sinatraa was signed up to one of the largest contracts in the Overwatch League in 2017 despite the fact that he was still too young to compete. This led to the San Francisco Shock being swept aside in the first season of the league but, come Season 2, their gambit paid off as they became champions.

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This success for the most part was down to Won’s presence in the team. He was the master of DPS heroes while also having the ability to flex into heroes such as Zarya if needed. Everything in the team revolved around him and because of this, he was given the MVP when the team became champions in season two.

And that wasn’t all for Sinatraa. At the end of 2019, he helped take the USA to Overwatch World Cup glory, denying three-time champions South Korea for the very first time.

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By the end of his first full year competing in OWL, Sinatraa was arguably the biggest star – which made it ever more shocking when he announced that he would be walking away from the league to go pro in Valorant, a game with no defined competitive scene yet.

Whether he reaches the same heights in Valorant remains to be seen but one thing’s for sure: all eyes will be on Sinatraa as he takes on this new challenge.

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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.