Overwatch

Thinking about Overwatch balance

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Jeff Kaplan recently did an interview with GamesSpot talking about a lot of different topics. This will only focus on the one question about balance. This is the quote I will be talking about: “I don’t think it’s terrible for there sometimes to be situationally

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Who is Cella?

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Cella today joined LaserKittenz (FYI, this is still one of the dumbest team names I’ve ever heard) and will help them in their Korean bootcamp. This is some general background information about Cella. He was originally an amateur StarCraft 2 player who qualified for the first

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NA scrim culture, why are you like this?

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast As I’ve started to watch more team esports games in recent years, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something endemic about NA esports culture that makes them all ruin their own scrims. I don’t know why this keeps happening, but it’s happened in

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The “I win” button

‘Chiu on this’ is a short and regular opinion blast As I’ve watched more and more team based esports games, I’ve come to the conclusion that the best teams all need an “I win” button. This button is usually in the form of a superstar player. Coldzera ruining Team Liquid at Columbus comes to mind. S1mple

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Rogue to live in Vegas

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Rogue announced on twitter that they were moving to Las Vegas to compete in North America full-time. The details are scarce as it doesn’t mention if the team administration is moving or if all of their team is moving. And even if their team is

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Blizzard denies PEA Overwatch license

“Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion piece Richard Lewis recently reported that the Professional Esports Association had tried to organize a tournament for Overwatch but was denied a license by Blizzard. While many rejoiced at the news, I wasn’t so certain. The essential problem with PEA in Counter-Strike was over-saturation and exclusivity. The over-saturation was

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Boring Metas

‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion blast Overwatch current meta is boring. This is because there is too much strength in the front line of tanks resulting in 3-2 or 4-2 comps. I may write a longer article sometime in the future, but suffice to say this reminds me greatly of another

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Map/pick is good for tournaments and the game

‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion blast There has been controversy lately over Blizzard’s insistence to remove pick/ban from tournaments and to enforce certain maps to be played. Others have covered the topic extensively such as this article here. So I’ll just go over points I hadn’t seen anywhere else. No one knows

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Upsets in Overwatch

“Chiu on this” is a short and regular opinion blast At Apex, there were two upsets in the playoff bracket. EnVyUS beat Rogue 3-2 and Kongdoo beat Lunatic-hai 3-0. The 3-0 is a bit misleading as all three were close games. I’m not too surprised by these results. First because I obviously don’t watch that

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Talespin leaves EnVyUs

Today Talespin left EnVyUs. The move is surprising as they are in the middle of a tournament at OGN. He left citing a lack of happiness and some team issues. The problem I see here is timing as it left the rest of the team in the lurch and their chances of making something happen with an

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Kongdoo Monsters coach quits to coach Overwatch team

Kongdoo Monsters coach Kim Mok-Gyum has quit his coaching position to go manage an Overwatch team, writes Fomos’ Choi Min-Sook. e-mFire, the company managing the Kongdoo Monsters in League Challengers Korea, announced Friday that coach Kim has stepped away from his position due to “personal reasons.” Coach Kim has been a coach for various Korean

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MyungSik joins Overwatch

After the dissolution of the five Korean Esports Association StarCraft teams and the Starcraft Proleague, MyungSik announced he was joining Team Heroic as an Overwatch player. This was extremely surprising to me since Overwatch is a team game that requires harmony. And MyungSiK is the most hated man to have ever come out of the Korean scene.

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Taimou, EnVyUs punished for lewd comment

OGN Overwatch Apex has seized Team EnVyUs’ fight money for one game and issued the team a warning after making lewd comments, OGN announced Friday. Timo “Taimou” Kettunen made a controversial comment towards a Korean announcer Wednesday in the chat during the Twitch stream of Apex, typing “I wanna explore that interviewer girl’s thighs.” OGN

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Time is a flat circle

I’ve only been around esports for about five years, and in that time games have risen and died and risen again. Every time a new esport rises the same arguments always keep popping up. This new game is too casual. It doesn’t have enough strategic depth. It’s too complicated. It’s too hardcore. The spectator UI is

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