10 - Omnic Lab: Competitive Scene Impacts
In the Lab today we break into an open conversation about the competitive scene within Overwatch! We’ve got a special guest D3athbl0w from the High Noon Podcast that dedicates their whole show to competitive Overwatch coverage to help us out. With that, let’s introduce our guest and find out a bit about him!
News & Patch Notes:
*OW has 7 Million players! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_pdzYbPps
*Manchester United gets into a bidding war with Fnatic over a Pro EU Overwatch team: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sop8cc
*Overwatch Team looking into changes Euro Gamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-07-overwatch-blizzard-answers-the-big-questions
*Competitive Changes = End of June
*Balance Changes section
**DVa: 1) Effective Damage - close-range combat (may change) 2) Survivability (may change instead of damage)
**Widowmaker: 1) On Blizzard’s Radar - testing changes internally
The Competitive Scene in Overwatch:
*What does the competitive scene in Overwatch look like?
**NA : Cloud9, EnVyUs, Luminosity, Gale Force eSports, Team Liquid
**EU: Reunited, Rogue, Creation eSports, Graviton Surge, Melty eSports Club
**Global: Cloud9, EnVyUs, Reunited, Rogue, Creation eSports
*Tournaments and Cups to be in the lookout for.
**King of the Watch
*Notable Players https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ajGeI1W3g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ajGeI1W3g
*What modes are being tested by the competitive scene? (Stopwatch, Sudden Death, Hero limits)
Getting involved in competitive Overwatch:
Forming a Team: 1) Find the right people! 2) Developing strong communication and coordination skills. 3) Constant practice (Scrims vs QM) 4) Finding Tournaments and Open Cups 5) Once Competitive Mode comes out, find people to play with
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Links for the Week:
*Cynical Nerds: Winston Coaching: https://youtu.be/CH0FLf9f7bc
*AshJoshy: King’s Row Tips: https://youtu.be/A9HbHyQi7NM
*Hang in League of Overwatchers Discord with all other content creators: https://discord.me/Loo
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