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Soe Lands Massive D.Va Bomb in Talent Takedown Rematch

Published: 30/Aug/2018 10:32

by Joe O'Brien

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Soe Gschwind-Penski had one of the highlight plays of the Talent Takedown rematch with a huge Self Destruct on King’s Row.

Overwatch League commentators, analysts and hosts clashed for a second time in a rematch of the All-Stars Talent Takedown.

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Unlike the first edition of the Talent Takedown, which took place on the official broadcast at the All-Stars weekend, August 25-26, the second showdown was played online, meaning fans could tune into the personal streams of the participating talent to listen in and pick their preferred point-of-view.

On the second map, King’s Row, Soe pulled off one of the highlight plays of the match. As Team Pacific approached the final point on their offensive push, she launched her exploding mech above Team Atlantic, landing a huge five-kill that allowed Pacific to walk the payload into its final destination.

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The play wasn’t a solo effort, however. Team Pacific was preparing to send in the bomb as they approached the payload, and after it went flying Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles came in on Reinhardt with a big Earthshatter to leave the Atlantic team vulnerable to the explosion.

Unfortunately for Team Pacific, it wasn’t quite enough to secure the map, as Team Atlantic put up an impressive offense of their own and eventually clinched the map in the time bank rounds. Atlantic later won the match 2-1, tying up the overall series count between the two teams.

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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.