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OWL all star weekend speculation
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One little note on OWL I’m gitty about is the ‘all star weekend.’ As a sports fan i get let down annually during all star events, besides the new Home run derbry, nothing is worth watching imo. Some of the lack in competitiveness comes from the risk in injury and the played out nature of these events (among other things but that’s besides the point). These won’t be issues, but my goal was just to get the hype train rolling on this event and speculate on what we may see.. I’m assuming some sort of pacific v Atlantic all star match.. but individual events are what really get me excited. Possibilities are endless.. 1 v 1 tracer tourney

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..So the rest of my post was cutoff but to continue..

An ‘aim off’ between some of our favorite hitscan or even projectile players.. imagine a Winston high jump!? I’m just spit-balling of course, but I mainly wanna see everyone’s ideas.. I’m also interested in potential all star lineups.. and it may just be the all stars (however they are chosen) playing some of the game modes we are familiar with.. feel free to speculate with me.

(Enlighten me if there have been specific details linked to the event)

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It’ll probably be an all star match with one conference versus the other

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Yeah thats my first assumption too.. which would be cool.. but I have higher hopes. That and additional events is what I’m hoping for.

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Just imagine though...

Saebyeolbe VS Taimou
Fl0w3r (maybe) VS Agilities (LAV fanboy)
CWooSH VS Miro
COOLMATT69 VS Zunba
BoomBox VS Ryujehong
Rawkus VS Chipshajen

(I dont really know how good individual players on GC Busan and C9KD are, I know they win by team coordination mainly though)

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LAV fanboy btw haHAA

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According to the website, all star weekend is 3 days long (Aug 10-12, Fri-Sun), and this makes me believe that it will be more than just one match.

I can imagine all kinds of goofy things they can do like Lucio sprint, Winston jumping contest to moving targets, Soldier Frogger (successfully crossing roads with obstacles like the cars in the Oasis map), Junkrat cornhole, etc. They can also utilize some of the arcade modes (death match, mystery duel, lockout elimination, mystery heroes, total mayhem, etc.) and the event modes (Lucio ball, Junkenstein's revenge, Mei's snowball offensive, Capture the rooster, Overwatch uprising). But I think most people will only care about the ones that has meaningful relevance to real in-game skills. After all, the hype of the all star weekend should be about who really are the best players (on each hero or role) in the league.

I think they should utilize some of the arcade modes, so this event can promote more people to enjoy the arcade modes, but utilize it in a way that has meaningful relevance to real in-game skills. And maybe have one real game with all star teams each day as a main event.

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For example,
Friday, August 10th: Challenge the Champion

  • Capture the Flag between OWL Champion vs. All-Star team - Just for fun mainly. Also, I think this is one mode where you need to think about both defense and attack. So it will be interesting to see how pros strategize it.
  • 6V6 Lockout Elimination - Let's see how well they can build up diverse comps!
  • 6V6 Mystery Heroes - To see how flexible the star players in the Champion team and the All-Star team are
  • Bo5 Match between the OWL Season 1 Champion vs. All-Stars from the rest of the teams (max 2 players from one team)

Saturady, August 11th: Battle to rise as the top individual

  • Death match of 8 most voted DPS players
  • Widow Headshot only match (like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMiU-3DOw0I)
  • McCree Headshot only match (like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpe2qmIG3WI)
  • 1V1 Mystery Duel with only DPS heroes (or some modification of it, like Tracer tourney, Genji tourney, hit-scan tourney, etc.)
  • 1V1 Mystery Duel with only Tank heroes
  • 1V1 Mystery Duel with only Support heroes
  • 3V3 Elimination match (one player only with DPS heroes, one player only with Tank heroes, one player only with support heroes)

Sunday, August 12th: Battle of the Division All Stars

  • Team death match of Atlantic All-Stars vs. Pacific All-Stars
  • 6V6 Mystery Heroes
  • Bo5 Match between Atlantic Division All-Star vs. Pacific Division All-Star (max 2 players from one team)
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Since it's 12 teams, they can make Atlantic/Pacific teams with 1 member from each team obviously. Will end up being strange how they do voting since people might pick 6 dps stars.

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