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xQc says he’s done with the Overwatch community

Published: 29/Nov/2018 22:13 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is known for speaking his mind, and recently on stream, he said he was finished with the game’s “entitled” community.

xQc was a part of the Dallas Fuel Overwatch League team early in the inaugural season before being released and becoming a full-time streamer again; he was also on the Canadian Overwatch World Cup team the last two years.

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Recently, he received a lengthy ban from Overwatch during stream after being reported by teammates in a match.

While playing some Dark Souls III, xQc went off on a tirade against the Overwatch community.

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“Overwatch is the most ungrateful, dogshit, entitled, SJW, quote-unquote want to have it both ways, piece of shit community,” the streamer told viewers.

“I am eternally saddened that Blizzard has to deal with and reform such a complete, retarded, piece of garbage, flaming hot shit of a community,” he added.

Other streamers, like Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned, have criticized the Overwatch community in the past, but none to the extent that xQc did on stream.

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Overwatch may have been one of the big reasons xQc got to where he is today, but it seems he’s finally had enough of the game’s community.

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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.