xQc shows off impressive Winston technique during Overwatch match - Dexerto
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xQc shows off impressive Winston technique during Overwatch match

Published: 22/Jan/2019 2:19 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 2:32

by Alan Bernal

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Former Overwatch pro Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has recently started broadcasting Overwatch once again after being banned for “toxic behavior,” and it looks like the Canadian-born streamer hasn’t lost a bit of his technique one bit.

xQc was has always been a controversial figure in Overwatch, but his insane outplays and unique approach to tanks never put his legitimacy as a top player in question.

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The streamer was playing as the game’s most intelligent ape, Winston, while his team was on the defense to stop the payload on King’s Row, when xQc saw a great opportunity to cause some mayhem in the backline.

BlizzardxQc gave a perfect demonstration of the wild plays Winston can make.

xQc stopped briefly to silently pump himself up knowing his ult was almost up, when he broke behind the enemy’s frontline for a better engage.

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In the mess, the former Dallas Fuel star singled out the enemy’s Reinhardt. With the power of Winston’s enrages melee attacks, xQc managed to push the German tank to his demise.

But with a depleting ult, less than half health, and still being behind enemy lines, the streamer needed to get back to safety.

After Winston’s ult expires, the player gets a Jump Pack reset. Knowing this, the streamer followed Reinhardt to the depths of the map’s pit just to get his jump reset in time to hop over to his team’s side of the battle and into safety.

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The streamer expertly played off the moment as his Chat went mental at the risky maneuver paying off.

Even though he may not be so great with geography, xQc is still one of the best tanks on Twitch. 

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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.