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Vancouver Overwatch League franchise reveals their roster and branding

Published: 1/Dec/2018 23:59 Updated: 2/Dec/2018 0:18

by Vincent Genova

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The all-new Vancouver Overwatch franchise will officially be known as the Vancouver Titans.

The branding reveal happened before a Vancouver Canucks National Hockey League game, who share an ownership group with the new OWL team.

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The new esports players lined up on the Canuck’s bench wearing the new Titans gear and showed off a jersey that the hockey team made for them.

A leak happened earlier that said the team would be called the Titans and showed a blue and green color scheme.

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The leak ended up being partly true and was most likely an early draft of the final version, which has a brighter green and slightly different logo. The Vancouver Titans OWL logo can be seen below.

Also revealed was the Titans’ roster, which will be made up of former players from RunAway, a Korean Contenders team.

The RunAway were one of the best rosters not in the OWL last season as they won the 2018 Overwatch Contenders Season 2 in Korea.

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Popular streamer Flowervin, who helped create RunAway, will be involved with Vancouver and was present at the branding reveal.

Vancouver Titans OWL Roster

Name In-game ID Role
Lee Dong-eun Hooreg DPS
Seo Min-soo SeoMinSoo DPS
Kim Hyo-jong Haksal DPS
Lee Choong-hui Stitch DPS
Choi Hyeon-woo JJANU Flex
Kim Jung-geun Rapel Support
Kim Sung-jun SLIME Support
Lee Ju-seok Twilight Support
Park Sang-beom Bumper Tank

The Titans are now the 20th team in the Overwatch League, joining seven other expansion franchises for the second season of competition.

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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.