|Registered:||August 2, 2016|
|Last post:||January 19, 2020 at 7:55 PM|
these are good rankings, well done scrub
He finished rank 2, 3, and I think 11 in the most recent competitive season. He's a crazy good off tank player.
I long for the day when we can see DuDuDuDuDuDu and dudu face off against each other in the same game
Or if panker has gotten OWL offers and is going to be departing soon
10 from all the regions. Might have missed one though
Overwatch Open Division Discord
Elo Hell discord
Those are the big ones to put out LFT posts in but there are a few other small discords that I'm a part of that you can put LFT posts in
I recall there were mentions of Marve1 being more heal-efficient than Fissure, whose resource intensive playstyle was easily exploited by other teams. I don't imagine it had anything to do with Fissure being bad or having attitude problems but more of a needed playstyle change from the MT position to succeed in game.
As dark mentioned, Flame's inability to be open to roster changes is something that has been hurting the team since last season. Houston is also a weird team where the team as a whole is better than the talent in the lineup. They've just been playing with each other so long that they are able to make things work and that's why they are able to put up fights against some of the better teams.
That being said, If I were GM of Houston I'd make the following changes:
Another thing that Monte has gone in depth with is Houston hasn't developed their own style of play that suits them best. Or at least, they haven't become very good at it. Stage 1 Season 1 Outlaws is what I'm referring to. Running linkzr on widow and jake on junkrat (2 heroes both of them are very comfortable and good on) is something that separated them from their competition.
Recently however, having danteh play dva and spree on full time zarya kind of makes things awkward for Houston when teams are properly scouting against what houston is going to play. Danteh obviously isn't a dva player by trade and spree is known for having a good zarya but hasn't made a big name for himself on dva. The times he did play dva was okay, but clearly not as good as his zarya.
Fury is mostly regarded as the best D.Va player out there right now, but Mek0, JJanu, and ChoiHyoBin can be put into the conversation of top D.Va players in the league.
As for hamster players, Ameng towers above everyone, but he holds Rio in high regard as a very good hamster player. JohnGalt (assistant coach for LAG) recently did a VOD review on him. I still need to finish watching it myself, but so far it's been incredibly informative.
He was officially let go after the Fuel began announcing their roster for this season
Was the transition from ATL Academy to the OWL team an easy one? Were there any hurdles that you had to overcome that were particularly difficult such as different time zones, new teammates, or a new competition environment?
The dark reader chrome extension works wonders for me when I find myself writing late at night and don't wish to be blinded.
All I'm going to say is Houston isn't going up in my power rankings next week. That was painful to watch
An update to this story has been made following HuK's announcement that Fusions is now eligible to play.
These have not aged well so far...
Well this has certainly shaken up my power rankings a bit now
Now for my bottom 10 for the league
Going to split this up into two top 10 rankings rather than a top 20
Legend says if you spam 🦀ANY CRABBERS🦀there will be another article with this very rare flag
*pumping money into OWL
While I'm not entirely sure how contenders contracts work, Boston does have the ability to make one of their academy players a two way player. So that is an avenue for them if they don't want to shop around for another DPS player
SFS, like NYXL and London before the beginning of Season 1, looks incredibly stacked with talent.
Hopefully they can have a really good performance this upcoming season given their finish in the season prior.
Thank you. I updated the article with that information
This thread is basically inactive now :(
There's the over.gg pug server that's relatively active. Overf5 (a team with a number of regulars to the site) play there, so you can probably get your feet wet there. If not I know that Jayne's discord server hosts pugs relatively regularly so that's where you can also start.
enigma was a top TF2 player for many years before he came to Overwatch
From back in August when I was doing stuff with overf5, in the process of making another frag clip from scrims and ladder :)
ez 4 Australia
in all seriousness USA/SK (assuming both teams face each other) is gonna be hype
This was worth staying up until 4 AM to watch. What a comeback.
I can see a world where Florida decides to let go of all of their non-Koreans and bring the roster of a team like RunAway in for Season 2. It would make them highly competitive with at very least the mid-table teams and give the Mayhem fans a real team that can stand their own against competition that isn't the 0-40 Dragons. If that's the case, I'd predict Sayaplayer (and maybe aWesomeGuy) being the only one(s) returning to Season 2 in a Mayhem jersey.
Happy to see a representing city for Canada :D If the Paris expansion team is actually for sure happening, Season 2 is going to be incredibly hype!
The line between streaming and being a pro player was always difficult for Seagull, and wanting both to exist clearly would take a lot out of him in some of his streams. I'm sad to see him go from OWL, but on the other hand streaming has really been his true calling ever since his channel blew up back in the early days of Overwatch.
Whoever the Fuel chooses to replace Seagull will have some big shoes to fill for Season 2
Surprised the reported Paris team wasn't in this announcement. Hopefully it didn't fall though. I really want to see another European team in the League
As an Outlaws fan I wasn't really impressed with Rawkus most of the season. He was either slightly above average or just average, which isn't good enough to compete in the upper echelon of teams. Hopefully his performance on Team USA can show that he is really capable of being one of the premier Western flex supports, because there were quite a number of people that weren't happy with him being picked over Sleepy. Boink will likely remain a sub or be made a two-way player since it's pretty evident based on how much stage time bani got this season which of the two main supports is preferred.
The tank line needs no fixings. SPREE/coolmatt and Muma/FCTFCTN are well rounded enough IMO that no changes need to be made here. If anything, FCTFCTN might end up being designated as a two-way player so he can get actual playtime as opposed to just being a scrim player but if he were to go to GGEA he'd be competing with smurf for the starting MT spot.
But of course the biggest fish that Houston needs to fry before making themselves a true upper-echelon team is their 2nd (and/or 3rd) DPS. LiNKzr for obvious reasons will remain a staple for them, but if Houston doesn't develop ArHaN, Jake, or clockwork in the offseason to be up to par with a top DPS combo like So0n/Agilities, SBB/Libero, Profit/birdring, they will continue to struggle. Jake and ArHaN have potential to compliment LiNKzr finely, but I'm not so sure about clockwork. He's got amazing mechanics, but the limited time that he was given to prove himself doesn't really show that he's worthwhile of getting regular starting time. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I expect him to be designated as a two-way player.
my heart says Philly but my mind says London
I want to see a map 3 of this series :D
I thought I missed something in this. Thanks for pointing it out!
It's been a tough day for Brits...
Mendo apparently got an offer but declined it