91 - Omnic Lab: OWL Stage 1 Finals with KickedTripod
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite KickedTripod of OWL Daily Show to talk strategies from Stage 1 Playoffs and finals as well as look to analyze some of our expectations moving into Stage 2 for strategic developments with the new patch at the top levels of the game.
Game Night -- Feb 23th
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“The biggest changes after the patch is to the Support meta, which has shift from Mercy to Moira. Moira is more frequently being played as the main healer, with great win-rates and overall viability.
The main challenge with using Moira of course is keeping teammates in range of primary heals, which is likely why we are also seeing Ana, Zenyatta, and (to some degree) Mercy.
After the nerf, Mercy is still useful as a main healer, but her ultimate no longer has the incredible value it once was.
That said, both Ana and Mercy's win-rates are some of the lowest in the game, so playing those supports as off-healers alongside Moira may give the most success.”
“The support meta sees the biggest changes after the Mercy Valkyrie nerf. However, Mercy remains the top played support on Console, followed closely by Moira.
Mercy still has the highest consistent healing output in the game right now, and Moira's area-of-effect heals are best suited for tight "deathball" style teams compositions such as triple/quad tanks, which are not that popular (yet).
Speaking of Moira, players are finding great success with her, as she boasts some of the best win-rates in the game. With Mercy and Moira competing for main healer, Lucio and Zenyatta are growing in popularity to fill the out off-support meta.”
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Interview with Kicked Tripod
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Eichenwalde: 3-2 HOU
Outlaws: Double Hitscan into Hitscan Junkrat on Attack. Pharmacy with Tracer on Defense, into McCree Junkrat.
Uprising: Pharmacy into dive on Defense. Pharmacy into Dive on Attack.
Anubis: 1-2 BOS
Outlaws: Attack: Widowmaker + Tracer Dive (fist Point). Pharah/Tracer + Reaper/Genji semi dive (second point). Defense: Soldier + Orisa + Junkrat into Genji + Junkrat Dive.
Uprising: Defense: Genji + Tracer Dive (first Point). McCree/Junkrat + Tracer Second Point. Attack:
Ilios: 0-2 BOS
Map 1 (Ruins): Both Widow + Tracer Dives
Map 2 (Lighthouse): Outlaws: McCree + Tracer Dive, Uprising: Pharmacy + Tracer Dive.
Dorado: 3-2 HOU
Outlaws: Junkrat + Widow + Hog single healer on Attack into Junkrat + Tracer Dive. On Defense: Widow + Junkrat + Hog, into Widow + Tracer
Uprising: Widow + Junkrat Defense into Dive. On Attack: Protect the president into Genji + Tracer Dive.
Lijang: 2-1 HOU
Map 1 (Cont. Center): Outlaws: Reinhardt + Zarya + McCree + Junk. Uprising: Genji + Tracer Dive.
Map 2 (Garden): Both Pharmacy + Tracer Dive. Then Jake to Junkrat and Dreamkazper to Genji.
Map 3 (Night Market): Outlaws: Soldier + Tracer Dive. Uprising: Genji + Tracer Dive.
Blue Posts & News:
CTF hotfix for Lucio to drop flag on wall-riding (Source)
Overwatch Free Weekend Feb. 16-19
Doomfist - Hand Cannon
Ammo recovery rate increased from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds per bullet
Mei - Endothermic Blaster
No longer gains ultimate charge from health pack healing
Cast time reduced from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds
Now disables the following abilities:
Genji—Cyber-agility (Double Jump & Wall Climb)
Lúcio—Healing/Speed Boost, turns off current song, & Wall Ride
Mercy—Angelic Descent (Slow fall/glide)
Machine Pistol - Machine Pistol spread reduced from 3 to 2.7
Translocator - Duration increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds
Hanzo Possible changes to Scatter
Symmetra & Torbjorn targeted for future adjustments, VERY preliminary idea generation
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Scene Girls (GER)
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Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
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KickedTripod: Twitter, Twitch, OWLDaily Podcast