Washington D.C. Overwatch League team gives official response to job offers controversy - Dexerto

Washington D.C. Overwatch League team gives official response to job offers controversy

Published: 20/Sep/2018 15:32

by Joe O'Brien


The Washington D.C. Overwatch League franchise has responded to recent allegations of misconduct by team management.

One of the new additions to the league for Season Two, the D.C. team is already experiencing its first controversy, after it was alleged that General Manager Kate Mitchell had rescinded employment offers to potential players and staff.

The report came from Overwatch content creator and former pro player Michael ‘mykL’ Padilla, who has been reporting roster and team news during the off-season. Some of his claims have proven correct, while others have been denied or remain unconfirmed.

Most notably, he cited former San Francisco Shock analyst Harsha ‘harsha’ Bandi, who recently announced his departure from the Shock. MykL reported that this move came following a job offer by Washington D.C. which has since been withdrawn.

Mitchell herself initially responded to the report, stating that it was “riddled with errors, presented irresponsibly, and was posted without request for comment from the subjects.” She later said that she is “confident no wrongdoing occurred.”

Washington D.C. has now given an official response on the matter, responding to a request by Unikrn. The team backs Mitchell, stating that no official offers had been rescinded.

“We have an official process for making any offers to be part of our team as a player, coach, or in other capacity, which ultimately requires sign-off from the board. As such, while our GM has been speaking with many potential candidates for our team staff and roster, we did not make any official offers that were rescinded. We understand and respect the serious responsibility that comes with impacting people’s careers. Our staff is fully aware of our process and our organization’s values and have assured us that the situation has been mischaracterized.”

MykL, however, stands by his claims. In a series of posts on Twitter, he added that Harsha had “even put hours of work in for DC”, and stated that he would be gathering proof to back up his version of events.



Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4