09 - Omnic Lab: Defense & Setting Up
In the Lab today we break into strategizing about defense! We’re going to talk about compositions, rough positioning, and concepts for how to set-up a team strategy for defense. We’ll even cover map-specifics to the best of our ability for the audio-only listeners!
News & Patch Notes:
*Overwatch Tweaks coming for D.Va, Reaper, and McCree: http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/01/overwatch-tweaks-coming-for-mccree-dva-and-reaper
*Blizzard drops the Ban Hammer again on cheaters: http://kotaku.com/thousands-of-overwatch-players-have-already-been-banned-1780109893
What We’re Testing:
*Rob: Practicing a lot of Soldier 76, Symmetra, Mercy, Zarya, and McCree.
**Cool Team Composition: Soldier 76, Tracer, McCree, Reinhardt, Mercy/Lucio, Flex Spot.
*Andres: Finally started a competitive team! Practicing as Support/Flex (Lucio, Symmetra, Winston, McCree)
**Composition we are practicing as Team: Reinhardt, Mercy, Lucio, McCree, Widowmaker, Flex (Zarya, McCree, Winston, Torbjorn)
Playing Defense in Overwatch:
Playing defense in Overwatch can be one of the most challenging modes, specially if going against an organized team. Poor communication and organization can lead to a quick demise and not a great feeling! A solid defense on the other hand can be demoralizing for the enemy team.
1. The objective is everything:
**From the start of the game the objective and map layout will dictate everything. Ask yourself these questions: a) Is it a payload, point capture or both? b) What roles need to be filled? (map specific, not team specific).
2. Establish a choke-point.
3. Protecting access routes (parts of the map that go around the main routes).
4. Look-out after each other.
5. Have a contingency measure (Planned Panic Button)
6. Learn when to retreat!
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Links for the Week:
*AskJoshy: Map Call Outs: King’s Row Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLfqDmBACrM
*AskJoshy: Map Call Outs: Hollywood Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypk7dy_Ki7s
*AskJoshy: Map Call Outs: Dorado Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR4Wgf2Jg9A
*Overwatch Myths Vol.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG53pICIGIo
*Overwatch Myths Vol.2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WbSRlRyEE0
*Hang in League of Overwatchers Discord with all other content creators: https://discordapp.com/invite/0hXPcX6IxHepRXAj
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*Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X7AIGw4HXgiiCfxKXWHy8HSTtpYmATEMIkj0GTZ1vyw/edit?usp=sharing