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
114 - Omnic Lab: Summer Overwatch Update
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! * * * *
Aug 14, 2018
113 - Omnic Lab: OWL Finals Breakdown
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. * * * *
Jul 31, 2018
112 - Omnic Lab: Support PTR Overhaul
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! * * * *
Jul 23, 2018
111 - Omnic Lab: Hammond: First Thoughts & Endorsements Meta
In todays episode we have a returning guest, Switch from, 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: *Discord: *Patreon: *Youtube: *Twitch:
Jul 13, 2018
110 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Mercy with Vale
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 *Website: *Discord: *Patreon: *Youtube: *Twitch:
Jul 02, 2018
109 - Omnic Lab: How Skill Rating Works
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! * * *
Jun 26, 2018
108 - Omnic Lab: Triple Tank Comp with LeeBomb20
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. * * *
Jun 21, 2018
107 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Zarya with CANAS1AN
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. * * *
Jun 11, 2018
106 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Ultimate Economy
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! * * * *
Jun 06, 2018
105 - Omnic Lab: Figuring Out Deathmatch
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! * * * *
May 29, 2018
104 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Oasis with KarQ
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! * * * *
May 22, 2018
103 - Omnic Lab: New Hanzo Rework with Arrge
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. * * * *
May 15, 2018
102 - Omnic Lab: Brigittepocalypse!
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. * * * *
May 09, 2018
101 - Omnic Lab: Game Show Celebration!
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! * * * *
May 01, 2018
100 - Omnic Lab: 2 Years of Strategy Guides
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. * * * *
Apr 24, 2018
99 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Horizon with RossianSpy
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!   * * *
Apr 17, 2018
98 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: From Solo to Full Team
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.   * * *
Apr 09, 2018
97 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Burned-Out
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! * * *
Apr 04, 2018
96 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Lijiang Tower with PVPTwitch
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!   * * *
Mar 27, 2018
95 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Tilt & Flow Theory
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! * * *
Mar 20, 2018
94 - Omnic Lab: Doomfist & Sombra with ChipSa
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!   * * *
Mar 13, 2018
93 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Moira with Foo (Bonus Brigitte Talk!)
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!   * * *
Mar 06, 2018
92 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Lucio with Rammy
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!   * * *
Feb 27, 2018
91 - Omnic Lab: OWL Stage 1 Finals with KickedTripod
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. * * *
Feb 21, 2018
90 - Omnic Lab: Patron Topic Mashup with Greatrootbear & JanJinkle
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! * * *
Feb 13, 2018
89 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Junkertown with Skyline
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! * * *
Feb 06, 2018
88 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Reading a Battle
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! * * *
Jan 30, 2018
87 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Anubis with Jardio
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. * * *
Jan 23, 2018
86 - Omnic Lab - Shotcalling with Baemax
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. * * *
Jan 16, 2018
85 - Omnic Lab: Advanced Aiming Techniques with Burdock
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. * * *
Jan 09, 2018
84 - Omnic Lab: 2017 Community Lessons
In the Lab this week we chose to do an end-of-the-year special 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! * * *
Dec 31, 2017
83 - Omnic Lab: Ladder Climbing with Appa
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! * * *
Dec 25, 2017
82 - Omnic Lab: Yeti Hunting Patch Notes
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! * * *
Dec 18, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Closing Thoughts with Ajax
<img class="thumb-image" alt="OWL Recap Title.jpg" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a33228724a6949ae3942485" data-type="image" src="" /> <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
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! * * *
Dec 10, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Day 4
<img class="thumb-image" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a2d7655c83025c41df8ce87" data-type="image" src="" /> <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;</p><p>Twitter <a href="">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 10, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Day 3
<img class="thumb-image" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a2c1d8dc83025c512adb5da" data-type="image" src="" /> <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;</p><p>Twitter <a href="">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 09, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre Season Day 2
<img class="thumb-image" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a2aef6f0d9297aa16918e20" data-type="image" src="" /> <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;</p><p>Twitter <a href="">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 08, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre-Season Day 1
<img class="thumb-image" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a29693924a694733663d7aa" data-type="image" src="" /> <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;</p><p>Twitter <a href="">@owlrecap</a></p>
Dec 07, 2017
80 - Omnic Lab - Perspectives from an outsider & a parent with Susan Lyon (Jakes Mom!)
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! * * *
Dec 04, 2017
OWL Recap - Pre-Season Intro
<img class="thumb-image" alt="OWL Recap Logo.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x869" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a258e339140b7ba69132e48" data-type="image" src="" /> <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></strong></em> if you would like to send us feedback or get involved with the show.</p><p>Follow us on tweeter <a href="">@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. * * *
Nov 29, 2017
79 - Omnic Lab: Proper Hero "Framing"
<a href="" > <img class="thumb-image" alt="Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-79-Framing.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a1c23d453450a9c5478f718" data-type="image" src="" /> </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="">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="">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! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!<br /><a href="">Twitter</a>,<a href=""> Facebook</a>, <a href="">Patreon</a><br /><a href="">Twitch</a>,<a href=""> Youtube</a>,<a href=""> MERCH</a><br />Discord:<a href=""></a><br />Email: <a href=""></a><br />Website:<a href=""> </a><a href=""></a><br /><a href="">iTunes</a>,<a href=";isi=691797987&amp;ius=googleplaymusic&amp;link="> Google Play Music</a>, <a href="">RSS</a><br />--&gt;<a target="_blank" href="">Full Extended Show Notes</a>&lt;--<br />Rob:<a href=""> Twitter</a>,<a href=""> Twitch</a>, <a href="">Velen's Chosen Podcast</a>, <a href="">Concept Craft Podcast</a><br />Andres:<a href=""> Twitter</a>,<a href=""></a>, <a href="">soundcloud</a></strong></p>
Nov 27, 2017
78 - Omnic Lab: Setting Goals for S7 with Omnic Meta
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! * * *
Nov 20, 2017
77 - Omnic Lab: Moira & Blizzcon 2017!
<a href="" > <img class="thumb-image" alt="Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-77-Blizzcon.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a0827440d929719780392a8" data-type="image" src="" /> </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="">Homepage</a>)</strong></p><ul><li><p><strong><a href="">Moira Ability Stats</a></strong></p></li></ul></li><li><p><strong>Season 7 is live!</strong></p></li><li><p><strong><a href="">Recorded Pixels Ep.69</a> with Scott Johnson and Patrick Beja</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>PTR <a href="">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="">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="">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="">Twitter</a>,<a href=""> Facebook</a>,<a href=""> Patreon</a><br /><a href="">Twitch</a>,<a href=""> Youtube</a>,<a href=""> MERCH</a><br />Discord:<a href=""></a><br />Email: <a href=""></a><br />Website:<a href=""> </a><a href=""></a><br /><a href="">iTunes</a>,<a href=";isi=691797987&amp;ius=googleplaymusic&amp;link="> Google Play Music</a>, <a href="">RSS</a><br />--&gt;<a target="_blank" href="">Full Extended Show Notes</a>&lt;--<br />Rob:<a href=""> Twitter</a>,<a href=""> Twitch</a>, <a href="">Velen's Chosen Podcast</a>, <a href="">Concept Craft Podcast</a><br />Andres:<a href=""> Twitter</a>,<a href=""></a>, <a href="">soundcloud</a></strong></p>
Nov 14, 2017
76.5 - Omnic Lab - World of Podcasts Overwatch Panel
<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
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. * * *
Oct 30, 2017
75 - Omnic Lab: Console Super Show
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! * * *
Oct 24, 2017
74 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Zenyatta
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! * * *
Oct 15, 2017
73 - Omnic Lab: Contenders + Hero Tips & Tricks
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. * * *
Oct 10, 2017
72 - Omnic Lab: Learning New Maps
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.   * * * *Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast *Andres: Twitter,, soundcloud *ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet
Oct 04, 2017
71 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Orisa with EvilToaster
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! * * *
Sep 24, 2017
70 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Doomfist with PVPTwitch
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! * * *
Sep 18, 2017
69 - Omnic Lab: Carolina Ravassa (Sombra) Interview!
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! * * * Carolina Ravassa: Twitter, Website, Instagram, Hispanglosaxon
Sep 10, 2017
68 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Hanzo with Arrge
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! * * *
Sep 04, 2017
67 - Omnic Lab: Battle Mercy, Valkyrie!
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. * * *
Aug 27, 2017
66 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: McCree with CurryShotTV
<a href="" > <img class="thumb-image" alt="Omnic-Lab-YouTube-Card-66-McCree.png" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="599a8d29be42d6f75facd9d1" data-type="image" src="" /> </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="">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="">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="">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="">Twitter</a>,<a href=""> Facebook</a>,<a href=""> Patreon</a></strong><br /><strong>Discord:<a href=""></a></strong><br /><strong>Email: <a href=""></a></strong><br /><strong>Website:<a href=""> </a><a href=""></a></strong><br /><strong><a href="">iTunes</a>,<a href=";isi=691797987&amp;ius=googleplaymusic&amp;link="> Google Play Music</a>,<a href=""> Youtube</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="">Twitch</a>,<a href=""> RSS</a>,<a href=""> MERCH</a></strong><br /><strong><a target="_blank" href="">ull Extended Show Notes</a><br />Rob:<a href=""> Twitter</a>,<a href=""> Twitch</a>,<a href="">Velen's Chosen Podcast</a>, <a href="">Content Craft Podcast</a></strong><br /><strong>Andres:<a href=""> Twitter</a>,<a href=""></a>, soundcloud<br />CurryShotTV: <a href="">Twitch</a>, <a href="">Twitter</a></strong></p><p> </p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2017
65 - Omnic Lab: Lucioball & Deathmatch
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: * * * * *
Aug 13, 2017
64 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Roadhog with Gingerslayer
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: * * * * *
Aug 06, 2017
63 - Omnic Lab: When Doomfist Comes Punching In
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: * * * * *
Jul 30, 2017
62 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Mei with Jardio
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: * * * * *
Jul 21, 2017
61 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Symmetra with xRyZ
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: * * * * *
Jul 18, 2017
60 - Omnic Lab: Doomfist Confirmed (Finally)!
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: * * * * *
Jul 09, 2017
59 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Sombra with Fitzyhere
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: * * * * *
Jul 04, 2017
58 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Junkrat with PVPTwitch
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: * * * * *
Jun 25, 2017
57 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Torbjörn with DesRow
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: * * * * *
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!
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: * * * * *
Jun 11, 2017
55.5 - Omnic Lab: BONUS: Omnic Meta & Overtrack
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: * * * * *
Jun 11, 2017
55 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Bastion with Kolorblind
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: * * *   * *
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: * * *   * *
May 28, 2017
53 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Pharah with Deathy
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: * * *   * *
May 21, 2017
52 - Omnic Lab: Information Overload
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: * * *   * *
May 12, 2017
51 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Winston
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: * * *   * *
May 05, 2017
50 - Omnic Lab: Uprising & Community Questions!
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: * * *   * *
Apr 29, 2017
49 - Omnic Lab: 1 Year of the Lab!
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: * * *   * *
Apr 22, 2017
48 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Soldier 76 with Jake of LG Evil
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: * * *   * *
Apr 11, 2017
47 - Omnic Lab: Sounds of the Game
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: * * *   * *
Mar 31, 2017
46 - Omnic Lab: Balance Philosophy
In the Lab today we are going to discuss a TON of the changes that are now live on the servers for console and PC, some big news coming for Lucio mains, and balance philosophy discussion for what we think Blizzard can do for the game.   Links: * * *   * *
Mar 28, 2017
45 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Mercy
In the Lab today we have a special guest, Jeff “Little Menace” 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!   Links: * * *   * *
Mar 16, 2017
44.5 - Omnic Lab: Console PTR Turrets 2.0 Update
After we forgot to include the short clip of CS's telling us about the console specific meta impacts since the Bastion and turrets change hit live, we got him to report with an update. This is a quickie for you guys, so get ready for the rapid fire episode! Links: * * *   * *
Mar 13, 2017
44 - Omnic Lab: OR15A PTR Round Up
In the Lab today we have a discussion on our first impressions of Orisa the new hero to be introduced to Overwatch and yet another PTR round-up changes coming to Live soon! We have an update for you console folks on some of the console-specific changes from our man CS at the end so be sure not to miss it!  Links: * * *   * *
Mar 10, 2017
43 - Omnic Lab: VOD Analysis with Flame [S4]
In the Lab today we have FLAME with us to talk about reviewing your own progress! We are going to chat about what to look for when you watch your own VODs and what to look for when pros play to improve your own game! Links: * * *   * *
Mar 03, 2017
42 - Omnic Lab: Disengaging & Community Progress
In the Lab today we want to chat about Disengaging and recap our S3 closing games. Additionally, we want to take the show to let you know what our Discord community learned from Season 3. We will sprinkles some more comments regarding emails/questions as well as we prepare for Season 4!  Links: * * *   * *
Feb 26, 2017
41 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Genji
In the Lab today we chat it up about Genji! We have a personal friend of Rob’s on the show that plays Genji at Masters for 2 full seasons and plays under the title YoungGenji so you know he’s committed!   Links: * * *   * *
Feb 21, 2017
40 - Omnic Lab: Macro Game & PTR Bastion
In the Lab today we want to talk about some huge changes proposed on PTR right now especially about Bastion AND we have friend of the show Matt aka Fatcake joining us to talk about some the Overwatch Macro Game. Cake is one of our admin on the discord and has reached Grand Master this season and was high Masters last season, so let’s get to know him as well!  Links: * * *   * *
Feb 14, 2017
39 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Tracer
In the Lab today we are back this week doing yet another Going Deep! This time we are featuring Tracer! We even have a special Tracer interview with Faulty Lid Gaming to help discuss what you want to do with this hero. Also, we wanna touch on some cool news in the scene as well so buckle up! Links: * * *   * *
Feb 08, 2017
38.5 - Omnic Lab - Quick Update
<p>Hey everyone, just needed to send out a quick update as to what's going on and why your show isn't in itunes just yet. Big issues with a guest recording. We'll be getting it up PRONTO!</p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 04, 2017
38 - Omnic Lab: Team Building & Settings
In the Lab today we want to talk about maximizing the settings and some of the under-utilizing and talk about our experiences in building our own Overwatch Teams. We want to inform you with how we are learning in this different aspect of the game and provide some insight as Rob is currently trying to put together his team even now! We have some clips at the very end of the show for console settings that you can also be sure NOT to miss! Links: * * *   * *
Jan 26, 2017
37 - Omnic Lab: Why Sombra?
In the Lab today we want to talk about maximizing the settings and some of the under-utilizing and hate around Sombra. Sombra can really make a huge impact, and yet the Overwatch community has not quite figured out how to play her properly.  Links: * * *   * *
Jan 20, 2017
36 - Omnic Lab: Oasis & PTR Tanks with Skyline!
In the Lab today we’re discussing the newest map OASIS! We wanted to get an expert opinion so we are bringing Skyline in for some help with positioning, how to approach attacking and defending each point, and also want to discuss some of the possible impacts of the PTR changes. Links: * * *   * *
Jan 14, 2017
35.5 -Omnic Lab: Console Update 1
We have a special bonus show for our console guys and girls out there! We bring back top 500 PS4 player CS for a console meta update! They discuss Symmetra changes, the power of Ana, and Tanks. Additionally, CS discusses some important tips in general for Overwatch players that they should pay close attention to! Links: * * *   * *
Jan 08, 2017
35 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Dva
In the Lab today we’re going DEEP as promised! We’re covering DVa! Obviously this show is during S3 of Overwatch in Jan.2017, but we will discuss her general mechanics and playstyle also! Additionally, we have CS reporting in for a great Console “State of the Meta” for a bonus mini-show a few days after this goes live! Last, DVa has some big PTR changes right after we made the show to damage and armor, so if you listen in the archives, please be aware of that! Links: * * *   * *
Jan 06, 2017
34 - Omnic Lab: A 2016 Recap
In the Lab today we want to give back and let you all get to know a bit more from our community of listeners. Here are some of our patrons, mods, and admin that sent us some audio for the show. We just want to say thanks and rehash just how we got to where we are today. Links: * * *   * *
Jan 01, 2017
33 - Omnic Lab: The Battle for Space
In the Lab today we want to help players understand the concept of your individual and team spacing. This overlaps with positioning as far as terminology is concerned, but space and territory is basically how we want you to understand the concept of your team and individual position on a given game of Overwatch. Links: * * *   * *
Dec 23, 2016
32 - Omnic Lab: The Mental Game
In the Lab today Andres wants to come at the game of Overwatch from a completely different angle than we usually do. We want to talk about the mental game of Overwatch, more specifically identifying and exploiting advantages. Playing in the past, present, or future is the main thrust here. What is your mental game maturity level? How can you develop your ability to predict? How do the pros predict engagements and ultimates? Links: * * *   * *
Dec 15, 2016
31 - Omnic Lab: Quality Control - 76 vs McCree [S3]
In the Lab today we try out a new segment called “Quality Control” where the hosts break down two similar heroes in the same role and compare and contrast them with the state of the meta. We also talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the heroes. This time we’re covering Soldier 76 and McCree. We will also chip away at our opinions of Symmetra and how we started Season 3 Competitive! Links: * * *   * *
Dec 08, 2016
30 - Omnic Lab: Wrapping Up Season 2
In the Lab today we have a different flavor of show for you talking through how Season 2 is ending, opinions of the new balance changes in Competitive, and some of what we hope to do in Season 3. Links: * * *   * *
Nov 24, 2016
29 - Omnic Lab: Skyline Interview & Ana Chat
In the Lab today we have the opportunity to have a show with the one and only Skyline! We’ll be interviewing him and particularly having a highlight on what he has to say on a popular support in the meta: Ana! Links: * * *   * *
Nov 16, 2016
28 - Omnic Lab: Blizzcon, World Cup, & Sombra
In the Lab today we sit down and talk about Blizzcon! All the info we got about Sombra, the new Arcade modes, and what we know of a new map. Links: * * *   * *
Nov 09, 2016