Around the Watch Episode 5 - "I want to know how the hell you win a game of Earthshatter chicken"
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Topic discussion Timestamps:
00:30:00 Introductions – Special guest Numlocked!
00:01:00 How did you get here?
00:04:00 Transitioning from G2 to Creation to Dignitas
00:08:30 From being removed from Dignitas to being picked up by NRG
00:10:30 A big opportunity (Apex) comes knocking
00:12:00 Apex went “well” (it didn’t)
00:13:30 MLG Vegas retrospective
00:15:00 Shotcalling in NRG
00:19:00 An aside about Biotic Grenade
00:21:30 The Great NRG Tryouts of 2017!
00:22:30 How much has the balance patch impacted the tryouts?
00:24:00 What is the right way to build a team in Overwatch?
00:26:00 What are you looking for in a teammate?
00:28:00 Is there a budget for NRG to buy out player’s contracts?
00:28:30 Who is NRG scrimming against during these tryouts?
00:29:00 Who decides who’s going to make the final cut?
00:30:00 NRG House?
00:30:30 Discussing the Overwatch League
00:31:00 Will NRG for sure have a spot?
00:32:30 What is Numlocked’s take on the current Overwatch Meta?
00:35:30 Why are Koreans running Mercy without Pharah? (no one knows)
00:36:00 Tempostorm’s Junkrat spam comp on Hollywood defense
00:39:00 Is the reason the Meta is not set yet due to the quality of the teams playing? Or is it just too early to tell?
00:40:00 PTR hero changes on the horizon (D.Va and Bastion)
00:46:00 Does D.Va’s Defense Matrix make Overwatch less exciting / watch-able?
00:49:00 McCree’s place in the Meta
00:51:00 What heroes could still use some work?
00:52:00 Is Terry Crews actually going to be Doomfist?
00:52:30 Reminiscing about the Sombra ARG
00:53:00 Is Overwatch still fun for Numlocked?
00:54:00 Favorite “off-Meta” hero to play?
00:55:00 Earthshatter mind games – how do they work?
00:59:00 Signing off!