Overwatch SEA Tournament Group Stage Announced


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OVER.GG announcement: The group stage has been announced, and the qualifiers declared over. Here’s a peek at the highlights from the qualifier games from the Overwatch SEA’s official Facebook page.

Earlier in March, the first Blizzard Overwatch SEA Tournament was announced. The tournament with a prize pool of $5,000 was open for any SEA team to sign up with players from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, or Thailand. So if Blizzard’s announcement of the Overwatch Pacific Championship has piqued your interest in the region, this might be a good jump off point for a deep dive in to the South East Asian scene.

The open qualifiers started from 25th March, and the group stage of it will start 1st April, from 23:00 EDT (31st March) / 05:00 CEST / 11:00 SGT. The top 32 teams from the open qualifiers will proceed to the group stage along with another 32 teams with an average season high rank of Masters and above in Competitive Season 3 who registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check the brackets and schedule here >>

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How To Winston: Triggered Edition


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Learning a new hero in Overwatch can be extremely daunting, but once you pick up Winston, you’ll realize that there’s a huge amount of fun to be had. Got anger problems? People trigger you? Take Winston and go ham. Season 4 will go a lot easier for you…oh and you’ll die more than you’ve ever died in your entire life. YOLO! – Rag Tagg

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Top 5 Excuses Everyone Makes (In Competitive Play)


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Video and commentary by Your Overwatch – In this video we go through the top 5 excuses everyone makes in Overwatch going from the release of the game to the current meta.

Everything from thinking gold medals are a way to see you were the best to more simple stuff like lack of usage of the ultimate, making a tie become a loss.

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Ana: OverSwag by RageWatch


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Ana get things done in the style of RageWatch. Slow Motion, phat bass and a aim to kill for.

OverSwag. By RageWatch

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Meta Discussion: Is Orisa Viable?


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Orisa is an exciting new character with unique things to add to Overwatch gameplay, however does she carve out a playstyle that is better than what we already have? We think ultimately no, not yet, but where could she see some use? In this video FREEDO theorycrafts possible team comps that can utilize Orisa ‘s skillset. Video and discussion by Your Overwatch.

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How A Reinhardt Thinks


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Understanding Reinhardt from the tank’s perspective can help you get the most out of your game. Here is what you need to know by Rag Tagg.

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How To Carry With Zarya – Advanced Guide


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Your OverwatchAdvance Guide: Zarya back when the game came out was considered a one-woman wrecking crew and was famous for carrying match making games. Though the landscape of Overwatch has shifted from that heyday, her impact is still immense. With proper bubble timings, focus fire and ultimates, Zarya can impose a massive grip on the match. In this video FREEDO breaks down how to command Zarya’s wide and powerful skillset.

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Blueposts: Skins, Slow Motion Custom Games and Official Orisa T-shirts


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The Kings Row Update


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Latest discussion on Reddit and official forums talks that the PTR have some “not-so-good” updates on Kings’ Row. In a more colorful fashion, people states their opinion faster than Winston could rage.

“Post made by Gale wrote following: For those of you who don’t know, King’s Row just got a visual update”

side_time_clock_kings_row“Please, you cannot let it go to live like this. The new changes make the map look warm. Way too warm. And orangey. And colorful. I have no idea what’s wrong with the blue, grayish color with the bright lights version that we have in the live server.”

Dave Adams, Principal Level Designer responded: “London was one of the earliest maps and some of the tech we use to build maps and optimize for performance has evolved. Some aspects of the art and lighting were updated to bring it in line with the newer maps and make it easier to make updates and changes in the future.”

Keeping it fresh and replacing old stuff with new might be a good thing if those aspects are easier for the developers to maintain and control. Let say the old streets of Kings Row now have a new flavor, something many gamers would really hate, but since it is a new programmed flavor, it could easier be changed into something they would love.

I am no programmer and expert, but I’d say change is good. I remember when Diablo III introduced dyed armor and weapons but it never applied on the legendary, more epic armor and weapons. After some updates they finally could be customized a bit better, even though it were “just colors” it made the game better in the regards of design and feel for that detail. Same would go with level design. Making it change during holidays are cool, and I think the reason behind the latest updates is mostly to test the waters and to carry out new ideas that would be simple and way faster to make on those areas it would apply. After all, it is still in PTR.

What do you think? Should they change it back in terms of design, or do you like the new vibrant colors?

 

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5 Things You Perhaps Didn’t Know About Overwatch


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A compilation of things you perhaps didnt know about Overwatch. Video and information by Overwatch Curios

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