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Around the Watch Episode 2 - Complexity's Complex Machinations

Around the Watch Episode 2 - Complexity's Complex Machinations

Episode 2 of Around the Watch, the Overwatch esports, meta, and general discussion podcast hosted by CaptainPlanet and regular guests Harsha and Pesto_Enthusiast. Joined this week by Tifa -- Manager for Complexity Gaming

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: A Hint of Pharah

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: A Hint of Pharah

In a meta dominated by tanks, a light in the darkness. No it's not Mercy -- its Pharah, raining down justice from a safe distance. Read more about how certain teams have begun to counter the meta, then join me as I interview Rise's Phaz about how the meta might change with the new patch.

Around the Watch! - Episode 1

Around the Watch! - Episode 1

CaptainPlanet, Harsha, and Pesto_Enthusiast discuss this weeks Overwatch esports news so that you don't have to! This week's topics: Reunited closing, NA roster shuffle rumors, Miami Heat investment into Misfits, RNG's coming out party as a top team, and IMT's recent improvement in play.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: The Tanks' Last Stand

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: The Tanks' Last Stand

There's change on the horizon, but the tank meta is still kicking! CaptainPlanet returns to chronicle the last weeks of the tank meta before the PTR changes go live, with pro insights on the upcoming changes and what to expect from current professional "roadhog mains".

Overwatch Hero Meta Report: Tanks for Watching!

Overwatch Hero Meta Report: Tanks for Watching!

Hey guys and gals, CaptainPlanet here! Join me this week as I break down the new Symmetra, the lineups that the pros are using, and their possible counters! (photo credit from http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/)

Overwatch Hero Meta Report: The Meta That Was

Overwatch Hero Meta Report: The Meta That Was

What's up guys and gals, its CaptainPlanet! This week, I'll be focusing less on the tank meta -- since you all probably already understand it quite well at this point -- and instead look forward to how Symmetra may affect the meta. I will also be previewing the teams competing this weekend at MLG Vegas! Read more inside...

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Hollywood

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Hollywood

Amidst the controversy surrounding maps in Overwatch, Sp0h is back from working on his montage to teach us all more about the pros' favorite map: Hollywood.

What's the deal with Maps in Overwatch?

What's the deal with Maps in Overwatch?

CaptainPlanet details the history of Maps and the systems that arose to shepherd them in competitive Overwatch and breaks down the Overwatch community's complaints regarding the MLG Vegas map predetermined map pool. With Graphs!

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Whose Meta is it Anyway?

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Whose Meta is it Anyway?

Dreamhack is over, Apex has moved to the finals, and Misfits has bucked the meta once again with a crazy new lineup. CaptainPlanet breaks down Misfits' take on traditional dive comps and explains the triple-tank meta lineup that it defeated in Dreamhack's finals.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Season 2 Review

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Season 2 Review

Season 2 is over and CaptainPlanet is here to distract you during the off-season with an Overwatch history lesson. Read along as historical Metas are reviewed, Sombra's future is considered, and hero MVP candidates are discussed!

Sp0h's Map Callouts: King's Row

Sp0h's Map Callouts: King's Row

Sp0h is back to present his weekly Overwatch map callouts and strategy column. Every week, Overbuff will be publishing a new Map callout guide accompanied by beautiful graphics and explanation. This week's map: King's Row.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Overwatch World Cup Edition

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Overwatch World Cup Edition

CaptainPlanet is back with an all new, Overwatch World Cup Meta Report. Read more, as he explores hero usage, team hero pools, player hero pools, hero MVPs, and more from BlizzCon's premier Overwatch event.

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Volskaya Industries

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Volskaya Industries

Sp0h is back from BlizzCon to present his weekly Overwatch map callouts and strategy column. Every week, Overbuff will be publishing a new Map callout guide accompanied by beautiful graphics and explanation. This week's map: Volskaya Industries.

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sombra

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sombra

CaptainPlanet finally got to sit down and test out Sombra ahead of her release next week on the PTR. Instead of re-hashing what everyone already knows, we will be focusing on the unknowns of Sombra to give more context to how this hero will fit in with the rest of the cast.

The Overwatch League: Editorial + Pro Impressions

The Overwatch League: Editorial + Pro Impressions

Blizzard has taken its largest risk yet by announcing the creation of The Overwatch League. I caught up with Exi, Krawnnic, and Skipjack on the BlizzCon floor to get their take on the groundbreaking announcment.

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Hanamura

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Hanamura

Sp0h is back with his weekly Overwatch map callouts and strategy column. Every week we will be publishing a new Map callout guide accompanied by beautiful graphics and explanation. This week's map: Hanamura.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: A Meta Divided

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: A Meta Divided

This week, I examine the differences in eastern vs. western regional metas and conclude that Roadhog has made a huge jump in the west. This week of Roadhog dominance may be short-lived, however, as his usage is inextricably tied to Mei's popularity and smart teams will look to play her more in the future.

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Route 66

Sp0h's Map Callouts: Route 66

Our good friend Sp0h has returned to guide the Overwatch community with helpful map callouts and strategy. Every week we will be publishing a new Map callout guide accompanied by beautiful graphics and explanation. This week's map: Route 66.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: It's the West's World After All

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: It's the West's World After All

This week, I conclude that Ana is great, Mei is essential on certain maps, and that Lucio cannot be ignored. Also, turns out Tviq is pretty darn good at Overwatch.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: East vs. West Edition

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: East vs. West Edition

This week, its all about the Asian region of Overwatch. Join me as I detail the key differences between eastern and western styles of play, my thoughts on the support structure of eastern teams, and what to expect from the Apex and APAC tourneys!