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Best Rust streamers to watch on OfflineTV’s server

Published: 7/Jan/2021 15:22 Updated: 7/Jan/2021 15:23

by Alex Garton

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OfflineTV’s Rust server has taken over Twitch with a whole host of high profile streamers getting in on the action, but after the server breaks into two from January 7 – who should you watch? 

The latest trend, started by a group of creators in the Offline TV streaming group, has propelled the 2013 survival game to the top of Twitch over the last month. Nearly all of the platform’s biggest personalities joined the server including shroud, xQc, Pokimane, and Myth.

On January 1, it was announced that a new OTV Rust server was being worked on, with specific rules to suit every playstyle. Of course, this had Twitch viewers counting down the days until their favorite streamers can jump into the action.

The question is, which are the best channels to keep tabs on?

shroud

Twitch: shroud
Shroud has over 8 million followers on Twitch.

A man who certainly needs no introductions, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is one of the most popular streamers on the platform. Known for his impeccable aim and incredible ability on FPS’s, if he ever encounters a gunfight on the new server, he’ll most likely come out on top.

The former CSGO pro has already expressed how excited he is for the new server and how he’s looking forward to the more controlled gameplay experience. This is referencing the new rules and boundaries that are being introduced with OfflineTV’s second server.

If you’re looking for a stream that provides a bit more of a laid back and relaxed experience, then shroud’s stream will be perfect for you.

BaboAbe

Founder and creator of both servers, Abe ‘BaboAbe’ Chung is a great choice if you’re not interested in watching PvP related content.

As he’s been involved in creating the majority of the new rules for OfflineTV’s second server, he’ll certainly be the most clued-up when the server goes live.

There’s no doubt Abe will be spending the majority of his time in the safe zone and offering some great roleplaying content. If that’s the kind of Rust streams you’re looking for, he’s someone you should consider checking out.

Valkyrae

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Valkyrae has over 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Regularly playing games with personalities such as CORPSE, Sykunno, and Toast, Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter’s Rust streams are extremely entertaining. Similar to BaboAbe, she’ll no doubt be spending the majority of her time in the safe zone of the new server. So you can expect mainly RP content rather than PvP.

She usually always plays with a big group of various other streamers so expect a bunch of hilarious moments if you decide to tune in.

xQc

If you’ve been watching the OfflineTV’s Rust server over the past two weeks, you probably know Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has developed a bit of a reputation for himself. Dubbed the villain of the first server, xQc made it very clear as soon as he joined that his only interest was killing other players.

It’s not always serious for xQc though, as he does – from time to time – show his roleplaying side. He recently represented a player in court and it made for a hilarious stream highlight.

This clip sums up exactly why xQc has such a dedicated and large fanbase that tune in for every stream.

iiTzTimmy

iTzTimmy on Twitter/YouTube
Twitter: @iTzTimmy
iTzTimmy has over 215,000 followers on Twitch.

A talented FPS player and an all-around great streamer to watch, Timmy ‘iiTzTimmy’ An is definitely someone you should consider tuning into. He’s a big fan of Rust PvP and it’s fair to say he’s had some interesting encounters with xQc in-game.

Not only that, his luck using the gambling wheel at Bandit Camp is unmatched and produced some exciting moments on the previous server. If you’re on the lookout for a streamer that’ll be PvPing and is always ready to show off some great memes, you definitely need to check out Timmy’s stream.


That rounds off our list for some of the best streamers to check out when OfflineTV’s servers are back up. It’s difficult to choose who to watch with so many huge personalities playing, but hopefully, the list above has helped you decide which streamer is perfect for you.

Overwatch

Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

Zenyatta attacks

“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.