PC Platinum (or above) Team?
Hello, I am currently standing in mid-Platinum as of now, a little above 2700 SR. Just looking for reliable team or partners to help prevent me being teamed up with throwers & toxic players. I usually play tank like D.Va and Rein, but I can play Soldier and Reaper pretty well too. And if necessary I can play Mercy pretty damn well also. If interested, give me a shot and I’m pretty confident that I’ll ALWAYS play my part as best as possible!Promotions
POPULARWhat has been one of your funniest experiences in a match?
I’ve talked about this phenomenon before, but I’m gonna talk about it anyway:
So I like to play Mei. I do the normal freeze-and-headshot combo. Well, the problem is that sometimes I get a body shot instead of a headshot, so they won’t instantly die, and the enemy will just stand there for a second before realizing they’re not dead and try to run; of course, that normally doesn’t work out that well for them, but it’s kinda funny seeing them just stand completely still without using their chance to escape.
A tip for grinding
When you are grinding to get XP or loot boxes, which I mostly do, here’s a tip I have learned through a long journey of grinding and playing. If you finish another game and you don’t feel like playing anymore at the moment, don’t force yourself! Just relax and take a little break!General
POPULAROn a downward slope
Every season I rank gold+ (career high right around 2900). The season typically starts great. I’ll win probably 65-75% of all of my matches, but as the season progresses I see a constant decrease in my win percentage. Anybody else feel that either your opponents strengthen or your teammates weaken as the season goes on?Promotions
POPULARHealthy Mentality: Climbing the Ladder is meant to be
As you enter competitive play, you may start thinking that it is impossible to climb. But the reality of it is that you will climb is you are CONSISTANT.
Understand consistancy in your play. Changing from you main heroes, or even your maon role will cause your your play to not be top notch. You have to understand that no matter how "impossible" it may have seemed the previous game to feel at all relavent due to your allies' mistakes, your next game is completely different. Never allow your previous games to affect the ones that come after.
I'll go over the snail effect in my next post.
POPULARHow to improve viewership for newcomers
As Overwatch continues to grow, their viewer base will continue to grow. A big disadvantage that viewers have is understanding what is happening in these games. My first introduction to Overwatch was actually watching my friend play. I've never been so confused in my life. I can't imagine someone completely brand new to the game, being able to understand the concept of maps and heroes' roles.
What do you guys think Blizzard should do to make the game easier for newer players to enjoy and understand the game a little better? With OWL season officially starting next month, an influx of new viewers will begin to tune in. I feel like a supplemental stream that educates and breaks down the little things would help viewers enjoy the game a lot more. What else do you guys think Blizzard can do to help stragglers on Twitch understand what's going on?
POPULARPath To Pro
full details for 2018's Path to Pro
Anyone who is interested in a future in Competitive Ovewatch, now is your time. Organized competitive play is now live. Open division will run in the same seven regions as Contenders: Australia, China, Europe, Korea, North America, the Pacific, and South America.
Registration is now live and play begins in January, with no rank restrictions. Play will last 6 weeks, with a swiss-format season. Top teams will then be invited to play in the Contenders Trials.
Established Overwatch League teams are encouraged to develop up and coming talents by having Overwatch League Academy teams, and giving them a place to compete in Contenders. Each Overwatch League teams are allowed to field an Academy team in their region of choice.
Top teams from APEX, Premier Series, the Pacific Championship, and initial seasons of Contenders North America and Europe also have been invited to their region's Contenders, based on final 2017 standings.
Legend Young Beyond
Miracle Team 1
BlossoM (formerly GC Busan)
Foxes (formerly NC Foxes)
WSG Red (formerly LW RED)
Contenders North America
ahq e-Sports Club
Hong Kong Attitude
Contenders South Australia and South America, the top 8 teams from Open division will be invited. The remaining 4 contender spots will be based off teams competing in Contenders, from the remaining teams placed 9th-16th.
Depending on the region, teams competing in this tournament are capable of winning $30,000+ . Be on the look out for more updates on what this opportunity could mean for you and your team. Start practicing because we could possibly be seeing you on the big screen, starting next year.
Written by Josh Lee
After Mercy received a rework, her playrate skyrocketed across professional play. Even with nerfs, she is still the most-played support in professional play.
Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo (VAL Support) – Current game state is slow paced because of what Mercy can do. Having the ability to resurrect one or two of your teammates depending if you have your ultimate up is really hard to play against.
Tim “Manneten” Bylund and Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt (MAYHEM Flexes) – Both thinks the game is in an okay state. Mercy is obviously OP, but being able to flex is very healthy for the game.
Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt (MAYHEM Flex): Like his fellow teammate, he also thinks the game is in a good spot.
Scott “Custa” Kennedy (FUEL Support): Disappointed how important Mercy is. Likes the way the meta has changed, allowing Junkrat to be played. Believes future patches will make other things more viable, as it should.
Overall consensus is Mercy is too OP at the moment, but enjoys, at least for now, how the meta is playing out. As any game grows and patches, the meta will change, bringing out different flavor of the months. Watching the same character being played in every game is incredibly boring, but I expect to see changes before OWL officially starts.
Playing a first person shooter can get stale sometimes. This is why Overwatch fans were excited when Blizzard announced a new map for them to play on. Blizzard World is a compilation of Blizzard's top gaming titles such as World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, and etc. As a Blizzard fan, this has to be the most unique idea of a map in a long time. Anyone who has played games, have probably touched a Blizzard title, and adding this map to their lineup will definitely give everyone a nostalgic feel. Fans can now try out this new map in PTR. It will officially be released at the beginning of next year, barring no delays.
Blizzard did a great job on adding little secret interactions for fans to enjoy. I don't want to ruin anything for you guys so just go ahead and enjoy the video.