65 - Omnic Lab: Lucioball & Deathmatch
In the Lab this week we got a LOT of news for esports, Lucioball, Deathmatch, and we’ve be really engaged within other podcasts to hang out with other creators this week. We want to talk about all these things and drop a few announcements!
News & Blue Posts:
Highlight: (As it turns out) Doomfist is more efficient in converting damage done to kills than any other offensive hero in the game.
Bottom Line: It seems clear that Doomfist's net impact on a match is very high - provided he can survive and secure enough kills. His high burst damage (stemming from his Rocket Punch) appears to be Doomfist's big asset. While he requires great skill to be able to play well, Doomfist is a hero worth playing. The biggest question right now is whether Doomfist is a hero that can be played on all maps and on both defense and offense.
Zarya, McCree, Rein changes: Overall, the change has been a net (although minor) benefit to the three heroes, with all three seeing more than a 5% increase in eliminations per match on average. Reinhardt's bump is particularly good, as his eliminations per match have gone up more than 10% at the higher tiers.
The Close of Season 5 is coming!
End of S5: Aug. 28th 5pm PDT (mon)
Start of S6: Aug. 31st 5pm PDT (thurs)
OWL introduces 2 new teams officially
London, England with Cloud9
Los Angeles, California Team #2 with Stan & Josh Kroenke, owners of
Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch!
Concussion Mine: 2 mines can be held
RIP-Tire: 30% faster movement & No longer a time limit when climbing walls
Fusion Driver (Primary Fire): Projectile Speed up 20%
Protective Barrier: Barrier size up 20%
Shape changed to “allow for more coverage from enemies that are below the barrier.
Take a Breather (Heal):
Can be used while moving at full-speed
Reduced damage taken by 50% while healing
Grappling Hook: Cooldown down to 8s (was 12s)
Venom Mine: Targets are now visible through walls to Widow only
Added “Outline Opacity” option for reticles to control “the opacity of the black outline around reticles.
Live Patch: Summer Games 2017
- Promotional Video Tweet
- Lucio Ball Competitive Tips:
The Golden rule of Lucio Ball.
Positioning on the field.
Getting around the field.
Properly hitting the ball. (Lobbs, straight shots, dribbling)
Timing for the plays
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:
Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, RickyTicky, TragicZac, & Trinium.
New Patrons this week: NotMuaddib (Diamond), Steven M, C.K.M. (edited up)
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