Omnic Lab: A Strategic Overwatch Podcast

By Andres Gomez & Rob May

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Welcome to the Omnic Lab. We’re a podcast that focuses on the strategies inside of the game of Overwatch. We learn through trial and error in the lab, even if things get a bit crazy and blow up sometimes! We’ll brew up team composition strategies, stir in some tips to play better, and hopefully equip listeners with the instruments they need to gain a strategic edge!

Episode Date
135 - Omnic Lab: Different Ranks & Meta
This week Andres & Rob are back at it with another duo show to talk all about how playing at different ranks changes what expectations players may have for your play and how to improve. We also talk at length through what we value in hero mastery and what the meta means. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jan 21, 2019
134 - Omnic Lab: Armor Takes a Hit
1:14:11
This week Andres & Rob take a long look at the big news for the week. We cover the Bastet Ana event, Hero rebalances on PTR Jan. 7th, 2019, and talk all about the new Armor in the game. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jan 15, 2019
133 - Omnic Lab: New Year, New Goals
This week Andres & Rob start off the new year of 2019 talking about our goals for the coming year, things we want to see in overwatch, and overall just how we want the show to get better in the new year! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jan 07, 2019
132 - Omnic Lab: DVa with TossarN - Going Deep
01:20:20
This week Andres & Rob sit down with TossarN, a coach and top GM player to doing a going deep on DVa. Relatively unknown, but a really great coach we found through Jayne’s Youtube channel, we’re excited to do our last show of 2018 with TossarN! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 30, 2018
131 - Omnic Lab: Ultimate Tracking
This week Andres & Rob have a full show for you this week talking all about Ultimate tracking! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 24, 2018
130 - Omnic Lab: Ashe Meta Stats (with Omnic Meta)
01:27:25
This week Andres & Rob have Switch joining us to talk all about Ashe stats, new Winter Wonderland, and the brand new data about the new Brigitte Meta thus far in the new changes that hit the game. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 17, 2018
129 - Omnic Lab: Personal Progression
01:11:18
This week Andres & Rob meet up to talk through what they’ve been doing to play better and climb this season. We also talk a lot about what we’ve been working on for the current season and look for in gameplay to observe improving. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 10, 2018
128 - Omnic Lab: Gibraltar with Shockmaster (Map Mastery)
1:26:31
This week Andres & Rob meet up together with one of our longest community members and fresh into Top 500: Shockmaster! This week we want to spend a good chunk of the episode talking about Gibraltar in another map guide with him and then also chat about all the things he’s been up to since grinding Overwatch in the beginning. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 01, 2018
127 - Omnic Lab: Brig & Doom Super Patch
This week Andres & Rob meet up together for a super patch extravaganza! With missing 2 weeks of large patch updates for Doomfist & Brigitte along with a few other notable discussions on the state of the game spurred by Seagull’s video this week we’ve got a full show for you! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Nov 25, 2018
126 - Omnic Lab: Ashe with Fareeha - Going Deep
01:08:41
This week Andres & Rob sit down with GM DPS main & streamer personality Fareeha to talk all about the new Hero 29: Ashe (and B.O.B.)! We were pumped to connect with Fareeha at Blizzcon a bit and want to get to know her as well! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Nov 18, 2018
125 - Omnic Lab: Blizzcon 2018 Recap
1:06:30
This week Andres and Rob talk all about what happened at blizzcon and include a super cool group interview we had with Michael Chu! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Nov 11, 2018
World of Podcasts 2018 - Overwatch Panel
00:59:34
<p>The crew has reunited at Blizzcon 2018 joining forces with Icy Sorrow, The Blevins, Totemlydrunk and BlazzinBob to bring you a live version of the podcast! </p>
Nov 08, 2018
124 - Omnic Lab: Omnic Noon 2018
01:29:43
This week Andres and Rob get Blevins and DeathBlow back on from High Noon Productions to hang out and talk about all things pre-blizzcon, news, new PTR, and more! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *High Noon iTunes Link
Oct 29, 2018
123 - Omnic Lab: Lore & Speculation
01:21:50
This week Andres and Rob talk about some lore around Talon, Blackwatch, and a whole lot of speculation for what we think could be soon around the corner for us in the game! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Oct 23, 2018
122 - Omnic Lab: Halloween Terror & Omnic Stats 2018
01:03:41
This week Andres invites Switch on to sub in for Rob this week as they talk through the new Halloween Terror 2018 event and breaking down Switch’s new Omnic Meta Data to help you improve your game play! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Oct 15, 2018
121 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Strategic Thinking
1:18:50
This week Andres & Rob talk through making decisions, choosing heroes, adjusting playstyles, and learning to improve your play in ranked. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Oct 12, 2018
120 - Omnic Lab: Ana with KarQ - Going Deep 2.0
01:36:49
This week Andres & Rob sit down with top 500 player, Team Canada Community Lead, and streamer personality KarQ on his return to talk all about Ana! This time around it’s been quite awhile since our last visit with the hero so let’s drop in to update our hero guide! omniclab.com patreon.com/omniclab twitch.tv/omniclab discord.me/omniclab KarQ Links: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube
Oct 01, 2018
119 - Omnic Lab: PTR & Torb Rework!
01:10:18
This week Andres & Rob revisit a more fireside chat style and just talk about news, PTR changes, and especially the new Torbjorn rework coming soon. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Sep 24, 2018
118 - Omnic Lab: Brigitte - Going Deep
1:17:54
This week Andres & Rob sit down with top 500 player Jinx to do a going deep episode on Brigitte! Not only mixed with mispronounced swedish names, but full of shield bashes and rallies we’ve got you covered this week on the guide for Brigitte! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *Jinx: Twitter, Twitch
Sep 18, 2018
117 - Omnic Lab: World Cup on the Horizon
00:50:22
Rob & Andres run a bit different this week to talk about a preview to Overwatch’s world cup and lines out what is coming on the horizon of the next few episodes for Omnic Lab! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Sep 10, 2018
116 - Omnic Lab: Support Evolution
01:14:50
This week Andres & Rob try to visit a more fireside chat style and just talk about how much supports have changed over the last year of overwatch especially with the introduction to major overhauls of existing heroes over time and Brigitte’s introduction to the roster as well. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Aug 31, 2018
115 - Omnic Lab: Sombra - Going Deep 2.0
1:28:49
This week Andres & Rob sit down with returning guest Fitzyhere to revisit the Sombra Going Deep! She’s undergone a significant amount of changes to her kit and we were able to land our interview with him so buckle up and prepare to hack in! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Aug 26, 2018
114 - Omnic Lab: Summer Overwatch Update
1:04:57
This week Andres & Rob get back at it with another duo show just kicking back and talking about Overwatch, the summer update, and some of our goals with regards to the new updates and finishing up the season of comp mode! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Aug 14, 2018
113 - Omnic Lab: OWL Finals Breakdown
01:14:34
This week, Andres reports back from his weekend in NYC from seeing the Overwatch League Finals between the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion. We wanted to talk a lot on this particular match and really drop down into the weeds for strategic observations. *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jul 31, 2018
112 - Omnic Lab: Support PTR Overhaul
01:07:46
In todays episode we return to form, the PTR for a MASSIVE overhaul to supports, adjustments to Symmetra, and a rebuilding for Reinhardt’s Earthshatter. So buckle up as we dive into all the PTR and LFG updates over the past few weeks & catch up with your hosts! *omniclab.com *patreon.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jul 23, 2018
111 - Omnic Lab: Hammond: First Thoughts & Endorsements Meta
1:08:51
In todays episode we have a returning guest, Switch from OmnicMeta.com, to chat about the new Endorsement system, private profiles and our first impressions on the new high octane, mech driving Hammster coming to Overwatch, Hammond, the Wrecking Ball. *Website: http://www.omniclab.com *Discord: discord.me/omniclab *Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab *Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/omniclab *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab
Jul 13, 2018
110 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Mercy with Vale
01:20:33
In the Lab today we have a special guest, VALE to help us out on our Going Deep show on Mercy! He is a top 500 and GM regular Mercy player and support main! We also want to cover a few adjustments we saw right after last week’s show to the PTR! You can follow & subscribe to Vale at https://www.twitch.tv/vale *Website: http://www.omniclab.com *Discord: discord.me/omniclab *Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab *Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/omniclab *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab
Jul 02, 2018
109 - Omnic Lab: How Skill Rating Works
1:15:33
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob want to cover all the blue post extravaganza from Scott Mercer Outlining Skill Ratings and how they work. In addition we have some more social features coming to discuss and a teaser that hit twitter we can speculate about! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jun 26, 2018
108 - Omnic Lab: Triple Tank Comp with LeeBomb20
1:14:07
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Leebomb20 from Wawa’s Bootcamp and The Cavalry Podcast on the show to talk about the “Meatball comp” or Triple Tank & Triple Support. Lee is a top coach & player in the Masters and Grand Masters levels of play to help us discuss the strategies on this particular composition and how to play it better. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jun 21, 2018
107 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Zarya with CANAS1AN
01:42:25
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite CANAS1AN on the show for the much needed update to the Going Deep series to cover Zarya! The heavy lifting power tank in the new meta since Brigitte hit the live servers. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jun 11, 2018
106 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Ultimate Economy
01:10:41
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob to talk through Ultimate economy and ultimate use in Overwatch. A commonly used term that you should be aware of and something we’re always working to improve! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jun 06, 2018
105 - Omnic Lab: Figuring Out Deathmatch
01:08:42
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob take a trip into something a bit different this time around to talk about the new FFA deathmatch game mode to hit the Arcade. We’ll also be covering a bit more on some news this week and overall thoughts on the new patch! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 29, 2018
104 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Oasis with KarQ
01:30:30
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob go back to Map Masteries to visit Oasis! This time around we bring KarQ Games, a top Support streamer on the GM ladder from Canada to help us out break down how to approach, pick heroes, and get the most of using the map to your advantage! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 22, 2018
103 - Omnic Lab: New Hanzo Rework with Arrge
00:58:53
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob talk new Hanzo, but with our T500 Hanzo friend, Arrge! He’s been playing Hanzo before and after the changes extensively so we want to update folks how to utilize the new kit. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 15, 2018
102 - Omnic Lab: Brigittepocalypse!
1:27:05
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Switch from Omnic Meta to talk about the freshest support into the game: Brigitte and how she is effecting EVERYTHING. We're talking feelings, data, who she works with and against, and how people are playing the game as a result. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 09, 2018
101 - Omnic Lab: Game Show Celebration!
01:07:31
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob run a fun casual show with Overwatch Trivia to celebrate 100 episodes with some folks from the community game night. Rules are stated at the top as we jump right in! Be sure to stick to the end to hear some clips from our friends and listeners! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 01, 2018
100 - Omnic Lab: 2 Years of Strategy Guides
01:41:35
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob review the last 2 years of Omnic Lab Hero guides and promote the big bang of shows next week. We’re going to go through a short tip that we learned from each episode of the hero guides and even weave in some other highlights mixed in. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Apr 24, 2018
99 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Horizon with RossianSpy
01:33:01
In the Lab this week we’ve got another entry into our Map Mastery series. This week RossianSpy is back with us to help us talk about the Horizon Lunar Colony and how to make your strats go to the moon!   *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Apr 17, 2018
98 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: From Solo to Full Team
01:24:54
In the Lab this week we’ve got Strat Brewing yet again on the topic of the art of teaming up! Icysorrow, moderator in the Omnic Lab Discord and Melarina, host of The Cavlary and OWL Recap join Andres to discuss teaming up with others.   *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Apr 09, 2018
97 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Burned-Out
01:03:43
In the Lab this week we’ve got Strat Brewing yet again on the topic of burnout! We also recap the game night from March 30th, some of the plans for future game nights, and wrap up the show talking PTR and blue post updates! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Apr 04, 2018
96 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Lijiang Tower with PVPTwitch
01:05:58
In the Lab this week PVPTwitch joins the Lab again this time we’re talking Map Mastery again! Now we dip our toes in the realm of KotH, King of the Hill, or Control with Lijiang Tower! Buckle up for coverage on the Garden, Night Market, and Control Center located in China!   *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Mar 27, 2018
95 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Tilt & Flow Theory
01:13:48
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob are back with another entry into Strat Brewing. This time around we want to talk about having a rough time playing in ranked especially with tilt. After we want to talk through “Flow Theory” which is the mental state of “Getting in the zone” to help combat tilt! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Mar 20, 2018
94 - Omnic Lab: Doomfist & Sombra with ChipSa
01:08:05
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite special streamer guest ChipSa on to talk about his specialty Doomfist! Additionally, we want to cover some of his insights on why Sombra is taking the top tier play by storm and some tips for both to improve your game!   *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Mar 13, 2018
93 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Moira with Foo (Bonus Brigitte Talk!)
01:39:36
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Foo to the show to discuss Moira Hero Mastery! He is a GM player and coach for Wawa’s Bootcamp to help us out. Additionally we have the end of the show dedicated to discussing Hero 27: Brigitte!   *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Mar 06, 2018
92 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Lucio with Rammy
01:20:45
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Rammy to the show to discuss Lucio Hero Mastery! We did a VERY outdated show without an expert and wanted to continue revising our guides in the future so we brought on a GM Lucio (hit T500 before & top 10 in Sept. 2017) player to help us out!   *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Feb 27, 2018
91 - Omnic Lab: OWL Stage 1 Finals with KickedTripod
01:34:51
In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite KickedTripod of OWL Daily Show to talk strategies from Stage 1 Playoffs and finals as well as look to analyze some of our expectations moving into Stage 2 for strategic developments with the new patch at the top levels of the game. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Feb 21, 2018
90 - Omnic Lab: Patron Topic Mashup with Greatrootbear & JanJinkle
01:38:38
In the Lab this week Andres is out watching the OWL Stage 1 finals in Burbank, CA while Rob’s here to deliver the show! This week he brought in 2 Diamond patrons for the show to discuss Viewing Party community building in New York for the OWL, Overwatch personal progression talk,and the news on the Year of the Dog Patch that just launched! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Feb 13, 2018
89 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Junkertown with Skyline
01:17:44
In the Lab this week we’ve got another entry into our Map Mastery series. This time around we bring back a returning guest Skyline to talk about Junkertown! So buckle up as we talk all about this map and a few of the meta changes at the end of the show! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Feb 06, 2018
88 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Reading a Battle
01:15:58
In the Lab this week we’re kicking off a new series called “Strat Brewing” where Andres and Rob break down key strategies that come up throughout the year for when guests aren’t on the show! Additionally this week’s topic is going to be called Reading a Battle! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jan 30, 2018
87 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Anubis with Jardio
01:28:29
In the Lab this week we’ve got our first show in a new category: Map Mastery! We’ve brought back Jardio to the show to help us break down Temple of Anubis! Jardio is a frequent Top 500 player known for his Mei and Tracer prowess. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omnicla
Jan 23, 2018
86 - Omnic Lab - Shotcalling with Baemax
01:23:40
In the Lab this week we’ve got another new topic hitting the books for our strategy focus this week: Shotcalling! We brought in a GM specialist, Baemax to help us out with the topic this week. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jan 16, 2018
85 - Omnic Lab: Advanced Aiming Techniques with Burdock
01:20:01
In the Lab this week we’ve got a very cool topic of Advanced Aiming for you to break down in techniques, movement, theory, and practical tips on how to improve. We’ve pulled a guest from Reddit who plays at a Grand Master level and wrote a high-quality Aim Theory article for Competitive Overwatch subreddit Daniel aka Burdock. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Jan 09, 2018
84 - Omnic Lab: 2017 Community Lessons
01:29:09
In the Lab this week we chose to do an end-of-the-year special featuring...you guys and girls out there that wanted to voice your opinions on what you learned this last year with the Omnic Lab! So you’re in the driver’s seat this week so let’s learn what the community is improving on! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 31, 2017
83 - Omnic Lab: Ladder Climbing with Appa
01:30:52
In the Lab this week a good podcasting friends joins us this week to talk about climbing from Silver to Diamond. Appa comes from Hearthstone as a top player in the esports scene and has attempted transitioning to Overwatch to compete in a different game! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 25, 2017
82 - Omnic Lab: Yeti Hunting Patch Notes
01:13:54
In the Lab this week we finally come to circle back to do a strategy revisit on some of the key moments in OWL Pre-season, cover the 2017 Winter Wonderland, Season 8 competitive changes, and also a new PTR patch coming up! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 18, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Closing Thoughts with Ajax
00:52:39
<img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a33228724a6949ae3942485/1513300624602/OWL+Recap+Title.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="OWL Recap Title.jpg" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a33228724a6949ae3942485" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a33228724a6949ae3942485/1513300624602/OWL+Recap+Title.jpg?format=1000w" /> <p>On this episode of the OWL Recap we are joined by former support player for team NRG Ajax! We discuss our thoughts on the Pre-season and our expectations moving forward. We also get to learn about Ajax time during NRG and his plans for Contenders Season 1.&nbsp;</p><p>With the Pre-Season over the OWL recap will soon be moving into it's own home! We'll be announcing all the details soon, make sure to stay tune so you can catch the show as we dive into the first season of Overwatch League!</p>
Dec 15, 2017
81 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Widowmaker with BeefTipsy
01:26:53
In the Lab this week we finally conclude the full roster on the Going Deep series with Widowmaker featuring the one and only BeefTipsy! Top player and streamer known for his Widow play, BeefTipsy comes to help us break down the strats for optimizing and improving playing this hero! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 10, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Day 4
00:15:26
<img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a2d7655c83025c41df8ce87/1512663379175/OWL+Recap+Logo.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a2d7655c83025c41df8ce87" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a2d7655c83025c41df8ce87/1512663379175/OWL+Recap+Logo.png?format=1000w" /> <p>In this episode of the OWL Recap we go through the results of the last of the Overwatch League Pre-Season. We go through an amazing match from Seoul Dynasty vs NY Excelsior and share our plans with the show moving forward.</p><p class="text-align-center"><em><strong>Day 4 results (12/09/17):</strong></em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>LA Valiant 3<strong>-1</strong>&nbsp;LA Gladiators</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>Florida Mayhem 1<strong>-3</strong>&nbsp;Dallas Fuel</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>&nbsp;Seoul Dynasty 3<strong>-1</strong>&nbsp;NY Excelsior</em></p><p> </p><p><em><strong>Contact:</strong></em></p><p>Email&nbsp; owlrecap@gmail.com</p><p>Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/OWLRecap">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 10, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Day 3
00:17:21
<img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a2c1d8dc83025c512adb5da/1512663379175/OWL+Recap+Logo.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a2c1d8dc83025c512adb5da" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a2c1d8dc83025c512adb5da/1512663379175/OWL+Recap+Logo.png?format=1000w" /> <p>In this episode of the OWL Recap we go through the results of day three of the Overwatch League Pre-Season. Things are heating up as some of the favorite teams from the league start clashing against one another!</p><p class="text-align-center"><em><strong>Day 3 results (12/09/17):</strong></em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>SF Shock 0<strong>-4</strong>&nbsp;London Spitfire</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>Seoul Dynasty 2<strong>-1</strong>&nbsp;Houston Outlaws</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>&nbsp;Shanghai Dragons 2<strong>-3</strong>&nbsp;Boston Uprising</em></p><p> </p><p><em><strong>Contact:</strong></em></p><p>Email&nbsp; owlrecap@gmail.com</p><p>Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/OWLRecap">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 09, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Day 2
00:15:55
<img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a2aef6f0d9297aa16918e20/1512663379175/OWL+Recap+Logo.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a2aef6f0d9297aa16918e20" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a2aef6f0d9297aa16918e20/1512663379175/OWL+Recap+Logo.png?format=1000w" /> <p>In this episode of the OWL Recap we go through the results of day two of the Overwatch League Pre-Season. We get to see the remaining teams debut and see the emergence of one of the many rivalries of the tournament.&nbsp;</p><p class="text-align-center"><em><strong>Day 2 results (12/08/17):</strong></em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>LA Gladiators <strong>3-2</strong> London Spitfire</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>Dallas Fuel <strong>3-2</strong> Houston Outlaws</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>&nbsp;New York Excelsior <strong>3-1</strong> Boston Uprising</em></p><p> </p><p><em><strong>Contact:</strong></em></p><p>Email&nbsp; owlrecap@gmail.com</p><p>Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/OWLRecap">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 08, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre-Season Day 1
00:27:09
<img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a29693924a694733663d7aa/1512763247053/OWL+Recap+Logo.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a29693924a694733663d7aa" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a29693924a694733663d7aa/1512763247053/OWL+Recap+Logo.png?format=1000w" /> <p>In this episode of the OWL Recap we catch up with XQC for a brief interview and bring you all of the results for the first day of the OWL Pre-Season. Stay tuned as we will be covering the rest of the pre-season as well!</p><p class="text-align-center"><em><strong>Day 1 results (12/06/17):</strong></em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>FL Mayhem</em> <strong>1-3</strong>&nbsp; <em>SF Shock</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>LA Valiant</em>&nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>3-2</strong>&nbsp; <em>SF Shock</em></p><p class="text-align-center"><em>&nbsp; &nbsp;SE Dynasty</em>&nbsp;<strong>4-0</strong>&nbsp; <em>SH Dragons</em></p><p> </p><p><em><strong>Contact:</strong></em></p><p>Email&nbsp; owlrecap@gmail.com</p><p>Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/OWLRecap">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 07, 2017
80 - Omnic Lab - Perspectives from an outsider & a parent with Susan Lyon (Jakes Mom!)
01:10:52
In the Lab this week Andres got a really REALLY different style interview with Jake from the Houston Outlaw’s...mother. We ask her about thoughts on the video game industry as a parent, how to support her son in esports for a career, and lots more! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Dec 04, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre-Season Intro
00:31:26
<img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a258e339140b7ba69132e48/1512412658512/OWL+Recap+Logo.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x869" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a258e339140b7ba69132e48" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a258e339140b7ba69132e48/1512412658512/OWL+Recap+Logo.png?format=1000w" /> <p>Omnic Lab is proud to present <em><strong>"The OWL Recap"</strong></em> a short form show covering news and results from the Overwatch League</p><p>With the Overwatch League starting, we have gathered a group of fine podcasters to keep you updated on the league! Join Andres, Juston, and Bob as they take on the pre-season and break it down for you!</p><p>Connect to the Show:</p><p>Email us at <em><strong>owlrecap@gmail.com</strong></em> if you would like to send us feedback or get involved with the show.</p><p>Follow us on tweeter <a href="https://twitter.com/OWLRecap">@OWLRecap</a> to stay updated with the show.&nbsp;<br /><br /> </p>
Dec 04, 2017
78.5 - Omnic Lab: Blizzcon Community Connections
Here's a Blizzcon bonus episode where we feature a bunch of clips from our experience with some community members while we were there. Thanks again to all our patreon supporters who seriously made this possible over the course of months and still continue to help us do big things for the community. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Nov 29, 2017
79 - Omnic Lab: Proper Hero "Framing"
01:10:46
<a href="http://www.omniclab.com/podcast/79-ol-proper-hero-framing" > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a1c23d453450a9c5478f718/1511793668410/Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-79-Framing.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-79-Framing.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a1c23d453450a9c5478f718" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a1c23d453450a9c5478f718/1511793668410/Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-79-Framing.png?format=1000w" /> </a> <p><strong>In the Lab this week Andres and Rob got a killer email and sparked us talking about hero “framing” as a main discussion. We have an amazing set of chats about using the optimum view for what you are wanting to do in the game of Overwatch.</strong></p><h2><strong>News &amp; Blue Posts:</strong></h2><ul><li><p><strong>Game Night -- RECAP</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Omnic Meta: (<a href="http://www.omnicmeta.com/p/home.html">Homepage</a>)</strong></p></li></ul><h2><strong>Email from Neil S:</strong></h2><p><strong>In the latest Podcast, Rob mentioned a hypothetical situation when he made an error of contesting the payload recklessly instead of taking his time. This got me wondering what other situations we could identify to help make targeted improvements in our game play. (NFL coach, Bill Belichick, is well known for talking about "situations". Recognize the situations, and win the situations to win the game.)</strong></p><p><strong>I think a break down of recognizing small situations in the game great podcast content. Perhaps it is just an additional question to ask top 500 players you guys have (those are my favourite podcasts btw.)</strong></p><h3><strong>Team situations I think you guys have talked about include:</strong></h3><ul><li><p><strong>Setting up on defence</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Poke phase</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Engaging</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Disengaging</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Hopeless fight</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Cleaning up after won fight (staggering / building ults / when you are better off getting on the playload instead?)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Planning for next fight (calling what ults were used and planning what ults your team will use, or calling for no ults)</strong></p></li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>To help illustrate what I'm talking about, here are a few very basic situations that took me a while to recognize:</strong></p><p><strong>1. Good vs Bad "Trickling in" on KOTH: People say don't "trickle in", but it is important to recognize On KOTH, if you have the point, it can be worth contesting a losing battle longer to gain more capture percentage. If you don't have the point, then running back to die is just "feeding". Simple idea, but can look the same if you don't recognize the situation.</strong></p><p><strong>2. Good vs Bad trading kills on 2 CP maps. This is not so cut and dry, but if your opponent has a longer spawn distance than you, then trading kills can be worthwhile. (Value of targets can make a big difference of course, so this feels like it needs a more detailed discussion).</strong></p><p><strong>3. 2nd fight as losing team: If you lose the first fight, you probably have an ultimate disadvantage. On KOTH this might mean it is a good idea to call for no ULTs on the 2nd fight to set up to win the 3rd fight. On Payload, this might mean you should take an early fight even before you have the whole team to get some ults out if you can convince the team to group up to win the 3rd fight (I'm not really sure about this strategy, but I'd like to hear more).</strong></p><p><strong>In closing, I really think your content is key to keeping the community strong. As the game adds more heroes and more maps, I think the biggest threat to the long term health of the game is how we on board new players.</strong></p><h2><strong>Special Thanks to <a href="http://www.omniclab.com/sponsors/">Diamond Sponsors</a> &amp; New Patrons:</strong></h2><ul><li><p><strong>(11/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, &amp; TragicZac.</strong></p></li></ul><h2><strong>Omnic Lab Links:</strong></h2><p><strong>Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! 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Nov 27, 2017
78 - Omnic Lab: Setting Goals for S7 with Omnic Meta
01:18:10
In the Lab this week Andres got really sick, but Rob brought back Switch from Omnic Meta to fill in as we discuss the Moira Patch, some more news, and what we’re looking to do to set goals for Season 7 of Overwatch Competitive Mode! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Nov 20, 2017
77 - Omnic Lab: Moira & Blizzcon 2017!
01:30:35
<a href="http://www.omniclab.com/podcast/77-ol-moira-blizzcon-2017" > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a0827440d929719780392a8/1510483851479/Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-77-Blizzcon.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-77-Blizzcon.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a0827440d929719780392a8" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/5a0827440d929719780392a8/1510483851479/Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-77-Blizzcon.png?format=1000w" /> </a> <p><strong>In the Lab this week Rob &amp; Andres return from Blizzcon to delve into the experience with you all. We cover what Blizzcon was like for our first time, quick news updates, some announcements, the Overwatch World Cup, the panel about the Overwatch League, and the new hero Moira!</strong></p><h2><strong>News &amp; Blue Posts:</strong></h2><ul><li><p><strong>Game Night -- Nov. 24 Game Night</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate!</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Omnic Meta: (<a href="http://www.omnicmeta.com/p/home.html">Homepage</a>)</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong><a href="http://www.omnicmeta.com/2017/11/moira-hero-ability-statistics.html">Moira Ability Stats</a></strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Season 7 is live!</strong></p></li><li><p><strong><a href="http://frenchspin.com/2017/11/pixels-69-blizzcon-2017-battle-for-azeroth/">Recorded Pixels Ep.69</a> with Scott Johnson and Patrick Beja</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>PTR <a href="https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/21179257">Nov. 6</a></strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Ana Rifle up to 70 (was 60)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Mercy Resurrect</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Cast time increased from 0 seconds to 1.75 seconds</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Mercy’s movement speed is now reduced by 75% while casting</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Can now be interrupted when Mercy is knocked back, stunned, or hacked</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Mercy Valkyrie</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>When activated, Resurrection no longer has a cast time</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>While active, casting Resurrect does not reduce Mercy's movement speed</strong></p></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><h2><strong>New Game Content</strong></h2><ul><li><p><strong>The new Map: Blizzard World (Early 2018)</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Custom Announcers for each Game area (SC/Diablo/WC)</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>New Reinhardt Cinematic</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>8 New Skins coming to base loot box (Early 2018)</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Magni Bronzebeard (Torb) - WC</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Immortal (Orisa) - SC</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Nova (Widowmaker) - SC</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Blackhand (Doomfist) - WC</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Barbarian (Sonya) - Diablo</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Butcher (Roadhog) - Diablo</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>EcoPoint (Mei) - Cinematic</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Crusader (Reinhardt) - Cinematic</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Q&amp;A at What’s Next</strong></p></li></ul><h2><strong>Overwatch League &amp; Overwatch World Cup</strong></h2><ul><li><p><strong>OW League Website Updated</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>12 Team names, brands, &amp; rosters announced</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Match Statistics &amp; Match games on the website</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Promises for more teams in EU and Asia after S1</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>More Merch</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Jerseys (home and away) (Dec. 6th)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Hats, Socks, Joggers (sweat pants)</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Contenders and OW Open news coming at the end of Nov.</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Companion App coming out</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Favoriting system (push notifications)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Add games to your calendar</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Watch games via the app</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Making it easy to be a fan</strong></p></li></ul></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Inside the Overwatch League (with Nate Nanzer)</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>2 Divisions (Atlantic &amp; Pacific)</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>A: London, NY, Boston, Philly, Florida, Houston</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>P: Shanghai, Seoul, LA, LA, SF, Dallas</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>No region locking: Anyone can play for any team</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>113 Players - 17 Countries (so far)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Each Team, 2 Games a Week, 4 Game days </strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>3 Matches per day</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Start times change each day for global reach</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Jan. 10 to June 16th run time (Pre-season Dec. 6)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>July 11 Playoffs (Championship outside LA in a bigger venue)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Jan 10:</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>LAV - SFS 4pm</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>SHD - LAG 6pm</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>DAF - SLD 8pm</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Jan 11</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>LSF - FMH 2pm</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>PDF - HOL 4pm</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>BUR - NYX 6pm</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Jan 12</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>LAV - DAF 4pm</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>FMH - BUR 6pm</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>SFS - SHD 8pm</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Jan 13</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>LSF - PDF 11am</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>NYX - HOL 1pm</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>SLD - LAG 3pm</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>5 Weeks and then Title Stage</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>8 Map pool</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Traveling Schedule with international breaks</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Best overall record on a season</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Progress resets after 5 weeks</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>4 opportunities (during a season?) to comeback </strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>$125K team performance bonuses at each stage</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>50% minimum goes directly to players</strong></p></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>OW World Cup talk about SKR vs USA</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Spectator Update</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Instant Replays</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Color Palette impressions &amp; perspective from a non-OW player</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Segment from “Ridiculous Hat”</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Smart Cam &amp; 3rd person</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Top-Down Map view with health bars</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Tournament Interface (pause with connection drops)</strong></p></li></ul></li></ul><p><strong>Moira Chat: A New Support</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Irish Geneticist: Science above all else.</strong></p></li><li><p><strong><a href="https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Moira">Gamepedia Stat Spread</a> (tentative &amp; likely not 100% accurate)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Biotic Grasp: Regeneration (Heal)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Biotic Grasp: Decay (DMG)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Biotic Orb: (Heal &amp; DMG)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Fade</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Coalescence</strong></p></li></ul><h2><strong>Special Thanks to <a href="http://www.omniclab.com/sponsors/">Diamond Sponsors</a>:</strong></h2><ul><li><p><strong>Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, TragicZac, &amp; Trinium.</strong></p></li></ul><h2><strong>Omnic Lab Links:</strong></h2><p><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/OmnicLab">Twitter</a>,<a href="https://www.facebook.com/omniclab"> Facebook</a>,<a href="https://www.patreon.com/omniclab"> Patreon</a><br /><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab">Twitch</a>,<a href="https://www.youtube.com/omniclab"> Youtube</a>,<a href="http://shop.spreadshirt.com/omniclab"> MERCH</a><br />Discord:<a href="http://discord.me/omniclab"> discord.me/omniclab</a><br />Email: <a href="mailto:omniclabpodcast@gmail.com">omniclabpodcast@gmail.com</a><br />Website:<a href="http://www.omniclab.com/"> </a><a href="http://www.omniclab.com">http://www.omniclab.com</a><br /><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omnic-lab-podcast/id1102068116">iTunes</a>,<a href="https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&amp;isi=691797987&amp;ius=googleplaymusic&amp;link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I4y3phepidybxbkdmdvccdcr44m?t%3DOmnic_Lab:_A_Strategic_Overwatch_Podcast"> Google Play Music</a>, <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/omniclab">RSS</a><br />--&gt;<a target="_blank" href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TzfDzprgYYQt34htZcr8hhoKMPE5yz9l6u_UxuBNZ2M/edit?usp=sharing">Full Extended Show Notes</a>&lt;--<br />Rob:<a href="https://twitter.com/notrob"> Twitter</a>,<a href="http://twitch.tv/notrobmay"> Twitch</a>, <a href="http://www.velenschosen.com">Velen's Chosen Podcast</a>, <a href="http://conceptcraft.libsyn.com">Concept Craft Podcast</a><br />Andres:<a href="https://twitter.com/IplaiGames"> Twitter</a>,<a href="https://audioblender.squarespace.com/"> audioblender.studio</a>, <a href="https://soundcloud.com/iplaimusic">soundcloud</a></strong></p>
Nov 14, 2017
76.5 - Omnic Lab - World of Podcasts Overwatch Panel
01:07:00
<p>Back from Blizzcon 2017 we bring you the Overwatch Panel Andres got to be a part of during Con Before the Storm. Wild predictions turned out very wrong, but fun to listen to nevertheless! Stay tuned for our next official episode to be out very soon following this one!&nbsp;</p>
Nov 10, 2017
76 - Zomnic Noon: Halloween Hooligans
01:41:22
In the Lab this week Andres & Rob run a fun show before blizzcon themed after Halloween and invite High Noon Podcast Hosts Deathblow and Blevins to join us with a fun game and some great discussions before blizzcon. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Oct 30, 2017
75 - Omnic Lab: Console Super Show
01:27:27
In the Lab this week Andres & Rob are doing a Overwatch console mega show! We brought back Top500 PS4 player CS and Omnic Meta Webmaster Switch to the show to break down consoles, stats, meta, and news! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Oct 24, 2017
74 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Zenyatta
01:26:53
In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down with another Top500 player, RossianSpy, to talk about Zenyatta on yet another transcendent edition in the going deep series. We’ll bring some yin and yang your way to hopefully experience tranquillity as you look to master this hero with us this week! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Oct 15, 2017
73 - Omnic Lab: Contenders + Hero Tips & Tricks
01:23:19
In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down to talk through a lot of various topics that we think are important for all players in Overwatch. General tips, specific techniques, and even mental tips on how to better equip yourself to handle improving in the game. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Oct 10, 2017
72 - Omnic Lab: Learning New Maps
01:05:20
In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down to talk through a lot of various topics that we think are important for all players in Overwatch. General tips, specific techniques, and even mental tips on how to better equip yourself to handle improving in the game.   *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab *Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast *Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud *ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet
Oct 04, 2017
71 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Orisa with EvilToaster
01:45:15
In the Lab this week we brought EvilToaster out from the woodwork to slam down a bongo drum and talk Orisa this week! He’s a top 500 finishing tank-main player who mains Orisa since her release and has a lot of tips for us this week, so Halt and Fortify as we whip out those Fusion Drivers for the next Going Deep episode! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Sep 24, 2017
70 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Doomfist with PVPTwitch
1:23:44
In the Lab this week we brought PVPTwitch, a popular, repeat top500 Junkrat specialist streamer, to talk about Doomfist. Sounds odd, but PVP hit Grand Masters last season on a nearly 100% Doomfist only account. So charge your Meteor Strikes as we punch through this going deep episode! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Sep 18, 2017
69 - Omnic Lab: Carolina Ravassa (Sombra) Interview!
01:01:55
In the Lab this week we are going to deep into the underground of Dorado and into the mind of the sneakiest of Talon operatives to talk with the one and only Carolina Ravassa! She is the official voice for Sombra in Overwatch and we wanted to do a cool interview with her and what it’s like breathing life into a character through the power of voice overs & voice acting! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab Carolina Ravassa: Twitter, Website, Instagram, Hispanglosaxon
Sep 10, 2017
68 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Hanzo with Arrge
1:37:49
In the Lab this week we are going to Hanamura to visit the eldest of the Shimada clan, Hanzo in yet another going deep episode. We brought on Hanzo Top 500 specialist Arrge on the show this week. So string your bows, cork your sake flasks, and wall climb behind enemy lines with us as we scatter shot a flurry of questions at Arrge to help you learn Hanzo! *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Sep 04, 2017
67 - Omnic Lab: Battle Mercy, Valkyrie!
00:56:13
This week Andres holds down the fort with guest from High Noon Podcast, D3athbl0w! They sit down and chat about the huge changes hitting PTR about Mercy, the DVa adjustments, and a cool change to Reinhardt’s camera. *omniclab.com/links *patreon.com/omniclab *discord.me/omniclab
Aug 27, 2017
66 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: McCree with CurryShotTV
01:24:51
<a href="http://www.omniclab.com/podcast/66-ol-going-deep-mccree-curryshottv" > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/599a8d29be42d6f75facd9d1/1503300956047/Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-66-McCree.png" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-66-McCree.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="599a8d29be42d6f75facd9d1" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5703d3b4044262076912d676/t/599a8d29be42d6f75facd9d1/1503300956047/Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-66-McCree.png?format=1000w" /> </a> <p><strong>In the Lab this week we are going to the Wild West at high noon with CLG Streamer &amp; top 500 DPS Player CurryShotTV to talk about McCree. So reload your Peacekeepers, kick over that tumbleweed, and slap on your BAMF belt buckle for the McCree show!</strong></p><h2><strong>News &amp; Blue Posts:</strong></h2><ul><li><p><strong>Sept 1st Game Night!</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Omnic Meta: (<a href="http://www.omnicmeta.com/p/home.html">Homepage</a>)</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Patreon 4v4 Team Deathmatch Tournament!</strong></p></li></ul><h2><strong>Going Deep Discussion</strong></h2><ul dir="ltr"><li><p><strong>What roles does McCree fill or what is his job in a game?</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>Lower Skill or just never played the hero before tips?</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Let’s talk about using Flash Bang effective use.</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>The different kinds of flashbang use: Offense, Defense, 1v1 Duels, Flanking, etc.</strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>How to do we get the most out of Combat Roll?</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>High Noon aka Dead Eye chat</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong>When to use, where to be, who to prioritize</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>How many kills is enough//Zoning Pressure</strong></p></li><li><p><strong><a href="https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/game/patch-notes/pc/?page=2">Deadeye Minimum Damage 80</a></strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Can we chat about positioning and how to use your primary and secondary fires.</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.</strong></p></li><li><strong>Now let’s talk synergies and matchups.&nbsp;</strong></li></ul><p> </p><h2><strong>Special Thanks to <a href="http://www.omniclab.com/sponsors/">Diamond Sponsors</a> &amp; New Patrons:</strong></h2><ul dir="ltr"><li><p><strong>(12/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, &amp; Trinium.</strong></p></li></ul><h2><strong>Omnic Lab Links:</strong></h2><p><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/OmnicLab">Twitter</a>,<a href="http://discord.me/omniclab"> Facebook</a>,<a href="https://www.patreon.com/omniclab"> Patreon</a></strong><br /><strong>Discord:<a href="http://discord.me/omniclab"> discord.me/omniclab</a></strong><br /><strong>Email: <a href="mailto:omniclabpodcast@gmail.com">omniclabpodcast@gmail.com</a></strong><br /><strong>Website:<a href="http://www.omniclab.com/"> </a><a href="http://www.omniclab.com">http://www.omniclab.com</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omnic-lab-podcast/id1102068116">iTunes</a>,<a href="https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&amp;isi=691797987&amp;ius=googleplaymusic&amp;link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I4y3phepidybxbkdmdvccdcr44m?t%3DOmnic_Lab:_A_Strategic_Overwatch_Podcast"> Google Play Music</a>,<a href="https://www.youtube.com/omniclab"> Youtube</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab">Twitch</a>,<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/omniclab"> RSS</a>,<a href="http://shop.spreadshirt.com/omniclab"> MERCH</a></strong><br /><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zZ9g5rG8EuIIgpDZflzVmGuf9XRvSCIjzEhHjeM03sk/edit?usp=sharing">ull Extended Show Notes</a><br />Rob:<a href="https://twitter.com/notrob"> Twitter</a>,<a href="http://twitch.tv/notrobmay"> Twitch</a>,<a href="http://www.velenschosen.com">Velen's Chosen Podcast</a>, <a href="http://conceptcraft.libsyn.com">Content Craft Podcast</a></strong><br /><strong>Andres:<a href="https://twitter.com/IplaiGames"> Twitter</a>,<a href="https://audioblender.squarespace.com/"> audioblender.studio</a>, soundcloud<br />CurryShotTV: <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/curryshottv">Twitch</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/CurryshotTV">Twitter</a></strong></p><p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/omniclab/~4/jryTtAEZV4Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2017
65 - Omnic Lab: Lucioball & Deathmatch
01:20:00
In the Lab this week we got a LOT of news for esports, Lucioball, Deathmatch, and we’ve be really engaged within other podcasts to hang out with other creators this week. We want to talk about all these things and drop a few announcements!   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Aug 13, 2017
64 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Roadhog with Gingerslayer
01:13:28
In the Lab this week we are going down under with Roadhog on another Going Deep episode. Joining us to discuss all things bacon is Gingerslayer, a top 500 Roadhog main. We’ll be sure to also touch on Summer Games news as well.   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Aug 06, 2017
63 - Omnic Lab: When Doomfist Comes Punching In
01:20:06
In the Lab this week we have the release of Doomfist to live with all the crazy updates to ranked and a big surprise for us for Attackers having an advantage in Overtime! Last we want to make sure we highlight the big rollout for the reporting toxic players feature. Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jul 30, 2017
62 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Mei with Jardio
1:23:48
In the Lab this week we’ve setup the show to be a LOT more chill than normal. We’ve brought in special guest Jardio, a top 500 player and hero specialist to talk about Mei with us this week. Jardio has made it to top 10 for 4 seasons in a row (seasons 2-5) on the competitive ladder playing primarily Mei.   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jul 21, 2017
61 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Symmetra with xRyZ
01:30:12
In the Lab this week we’ve setup the car wash for the next installment of Going Deep for Symmetra! We have XRYZ coming in through the teleporter to help us out with some Top 100 tips, tricks, synergies, and team discussions about the hero as well!   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jul 18, 2017
60 - Omnic Lab: Doomfist Confirmed (Finally)!
1:19:36
In the Lab this week we’ve got FRESH news about Doomfist! We are going to break down the kit, talk about hero synergies, tweaks we might like to see, and even how we are looking to integrate him on certain maps and team compositions.   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jul 09, 2017
59 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Sombra with Fitzyhere
01:26:31
In the Lab this week we’ve gotten hacked! Fitzyhere is joining us this week for a going deep episode on Sombra. We’re super pumped to help you drop those EMP’s a bit more this week with our guest who has been in the Top 500 doing some serious damage on this hero!   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jul 04, 2017
58 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Junkrat with PVPTwitch
01:13:37
In the Lab this week we’ve got a real treat for you, we’re going deep AGAIN, this time with Australia’s favorite Pyromaniac, Junkrat. We are stoked to pair this with PVPTwitch, the top Junkrat in Grandmaster rank and has hit Top500 on multiple occasions even venturing into top 100.   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jun 25, 2017
57 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Torbjörn with DesRow
01:22:27
In the Lab this week we have our second defense hero in a row, Torbjorn for the next going deep! We have a top GM torb player DesRowFighting here with us to help strategize about the hero! Additionally, we got some cool news to cover with you all!   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jun 18, 2017
Summary Transcript of Ep.56 with Scott Mercer Interview
00:02:25 - Scott what is your background at Blizzard? >Tech Support right after Diablo 1 with some Warcraft 2 install issues is where I started. I did Quality Assurance and Game Testing after Tech Support hours were done. Eventually moved on to a full time Level Designer position for Starcraft and Broodwar as well as Warcraft 3 and subsequent expansions. Moved to Warcraft for dungeons and raids until the team got larger to lead the team. Titan then rolled around and I started to work on that with them. Now I am a Principal Designer and work on lots of stuff and different design projects. I’ve worked on Zen, Soldier, Torb, and the tutorial. I am responsible for the stats and what cards come up in the game and game formats and map pools.
Jun 14, 2017
56 - Omnic Lab: OW Game Designer Scott Mercer Interview!
01:14:35
In the Lab this week we are here with non other that Scott Mercer, principal game designer for Overwatch! We have some questions ourselves and some community questions about Overwatch that we sat down with Scott to get some more insight into the game’s design! Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jun 11, 2017
55.5 - Omnic Lab: BONUS: Omnic Meta & Overtrack
00:43:37
In the Lab this week we wanted to surprise our listeners with an extra bonus show before we had our interview with Scott Mercer to give you all a bit of a double-header for content this week!! We talk about the Omnic Meta Season 4 in review and a new Overwatch website called Overtrack! Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jun 11, 2017
55 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Bastion with Kolorblind
01:28:38
In the Lab this week we’re back with another Top 500 player for a Going Deep. We finally have our first Defense Hero with Bastion so we brought on Kolorblind! Hopefully we got some great content heading your well with the interview this week and an update from Andres on how Scrims are going before Season 5!  Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Jun 06, 2017
54 - Omnic Lab: Overwatch Anniversary Patch!
In the Lab this week is Overwatch’s 1-year anniversary event going live with some big notes! Additionally we have a TON of additional news from the last 2 weeks we want to cover and discuss some hero balance changes in the patch as well! Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 28, 2017
53 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Pharah with Deathy
01:26:41
In the Lab this week we bring on another guest because we’re going deep yet again, this time with Pharah! We brought on a top 100 NA Pharah, Deathy, to help us break down learning the hero! Buckle up and put on your jetpacks because we’re taking this show to the skies! Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 21, 2017
52 - Omnic Lab: Information Overload
01:22:26
In the Lab this week Blizzard dropped a huge PTR patch on us and we have loads of changes to discuss with you all. Additionally, Andres wants to talk about concealing and finding information in Overwatch. What aspects of the game you look to hide and find out, how to find it, and good rules of thumb! Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 12, 2017
51 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Winston
01:34:57
In the Lab today we have Emperor with us who is a GM player on the same team as Little_Menace from our Mercy episode here to help us do another deep dive for Winston! We want to ask him a lot of community questions and get some tips and tricks for the listeners this week! Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
May 05, 2017
50 - Omnic Lab: Uprising & Community Questions!
01:06:15
In the Lab today we are going to finally talk about the Uprising Event, talk through some community  questions, and give our opinions on what happened with the news updates from the last few weeks!  Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Apr 29, 2017
49 - Omnic Lab: 1 Year of the Lab!
01:12:34
In the Lab today we have our long-awaiting 1-year anniversary show of the Omnic Lab. We bring on Switchfox, one of our mods to talk about his Omnic Meta website that gained some traction, top 500 PS4 Player CS, and run a fun Overwatch Quiz to celebrate!  Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Apr 22, 2017
48 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Soldier 76 with Jake of LG Evil
00:58:26
In the Lab today we have another Going Deep episode! This week, we have Jake from Luminosity Gaming’s team LG Evil to help us out and ask some more intriguing questions about transitioning to improving at some of the top tiers of play from Diamond to Grand Masters.   Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Apr 11, 2017
47 - Omnic Lab: Sounds of the Game
01:09:02
In the Lab today we are gunna science the CRAP out of the sounds in Overwatch. We have some discussion on how to better understand sounds in the game, adjusting sound settings to maximize listening capabilities, how to take advantage from what you hear, and even run a fun quiz for identifying sounds!  Links: *omniclab.com *discord.me/omniclab *patreon.com/omniclab   *youtube.com/omniclab *twitch.tv/omniclab
Mar 31, 2017