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Zedd Widowmaker skin shown off at OWL Finals opening ceremony

Published: 29/Sep/2019 20:00 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 15:54

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Musician Anton ‘Zedd’ Zaslavski had his own Widowmaker skin shown off during the Overwatch League Grand Finals opening ceremony, and fans are going wild.

The Overwatch League Grand Finals came to a close on September 29, capping off a wild weekend at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.


During the opening ceremony, DJ and music producer Zedd performed on stage, but not before a Widowmaker skin made in his honor was shown off.

Zedd Widowmaker skin

As the event started, viewers were immediately met with a clip of Widowmaker zipping into shot with her Grappling Hook, as Zedd’s logo flashed up on screen. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage… ZEDD!” the voiceover called out.


The skin the character was shown to be wearing was pink and teal in color, and had the musician’s logo on the side of her Widow’s Kiss gun, on the scope, and also tattooed on her back.

While fans were only treated to a short glimpse of the skin, they still went wild in Twitch chat, with many users screaming “ZEDD?!” and “ZEDD WIDOW SKIN!”

One fan even went so far as to comment on the musician’s performance, stating “Be better than DJ Khaled!” – a reference to the American’s heavily-criticized performance at 2018’s OWL Finals in Brooklyn, New York.


TwitchViewers went mad for the skin.600

Twitter also popped off, with players begging Blizzard and the Overwatch team to add the skin to the FPS for real.

“The Zedd Widowmaker skin totally needs to be in the game!” one user pleaded.  “I need that Zeddomaker skin, please tell me I can get it.” another said.


TwitterPeople really want it in the game for real.

It is currently unclear as to whether the Zedd Widowmaker skin will be coming to the game or if it was just something created solely for the OWL Finals, but fans can hope.


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


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.


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.


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.

Overwatch heroes 2020
Blizzard Entertainment
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.