37 - Omnic Lab: Why Sombra?
In the Lab today we want to talk about maximizing the settings and some of the under-utilizing and hate around Sombra. Sombra can really make a huge impact, and yet the Overwatch community has not quite figured out how to play her properly.
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Why no console PTR? Consoles have Sony/Microsoft have different approvals & certification processes for content release
Why no incentives for using the PTR? Blizzard is focused on things for the actual game and features in the game that everyone enjoys outside of the PC testing community.
Why changes to the Heroes on PTR?
Sombra is never to be a vicious assassin but rather a back-line disrupter (support tree)
Undiscovered, still not sure players have figured out how to play her just yet
Roadhog hook changes is repurposed to feel more consistent for both teams.
DVA doing too much: moving fast while shooting, boosters, and insane health pool without reloading
Mobility is the most important thing for DVA
- If she isn’t working, they will fix her.
Consoles - 1v1 Tournament
Date: January 29th
Start Time: HIGH NOON PST / 3:00 PM EST
Must sign up for tournament by Friday, January 27th by contacting:
--->(Admin) CS for PS4
--->(Mod) Abnerd for Xbox 1
-Must have 16 participants for prizes to qualify & tournament to take place:
--->More than 16 sign ups - patrons will get preference
--->Less than 16 sign ups - tournament shifts to a game night.
-Round of 16 and quarter finals: best 2 out of 3, Single elimination.
-Semi/Finals Best 3 of 5, Double elimination.
1st place prize is a $15 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.
2nd place prize is a $5 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.
These are the finalized tournament rules for the console 1v1. Let me or CS know if you have any questions, and thanks for helping make it happen.
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