Excerpts from the Interview by ProOverwatch :
He is an insanely good player with Tracer and McCree. It doesn’t make a difference if we play against REUNITED or Baltic, you just notice that his impact is gigantic no matter the team.
We lost a map against South Africa because Skipjack had internet problems. He couldn’t reconnect, so we played nearly all of Dorado without him. But because of that I don’t see it as critical that we lost that map. Shit happens. Against Iceland we generally expected to win. They didn’t seem to be as strong – only one of them is kind of a pro player. Their DPS Hufficool was really good, but that’s not enough to carry the entire team.
First of all in Dignitas I now main Lucio. After we had some problems we started changing the roles around. For ELEAGUE I’m mostly bound to him now, which makes for a different combo. As for Team Germany, I even played Genji before Gamescom so it wasn’t much of a problem to kind of change my role for the team and play more projectile based plus Genji. EISSFELDT is a really strong player so I was fine with changing it up for the World Cup.
BromaS and LiNkz are DPS, ToxikeN is now flex. BromaS is also taking over my role exactly, playing Tracer and McCree.
It’s kind of a long story. First we played for Planetkey Dynamics; there we played Dirty Bomb. Linkz and Draceus were with us, as well as outc1der and Tom. We played for a while under Planetkey, but it didn’t go so well. We had lineup changes and swapped outc1der and Tom, but the main core, with me and LiNkz, was still there. We played for a while with other guys. It didn’t go well again and in the end Bromas and ToxikeN came to us. Then we left it like that. We were then contacted by Creation eSports, who took us in as their Overwatch team. The change to Dignitas then was really hectic. We wanted to have the deal ironed out before Gamescom. Dignitas just offered a lot more to us but the CEO of Creation helped us a lot, to reach bigger goals.
We pretty much expected to win everything and practice was going well beforehand. We even bootcamped. It just didn’t work out, somehow. I gotta say our group was really bad, too. EnvyUs was a really unlucky draw. Gamescom in general was really awesome. The casters were great, the atmosphere was nice, and it was a well-made event. Instead of changing our roster we then decided to switch roles around a bit after the tournament. We’ll see how that turns out. We can’t tell if there are ever going to be any lineup changes though. It’s hard to foresee. We don’t want to change the roster now and try to adjust to the Meta in the constellation we have now. If we can’t swap the roles anymore and all else fails we would have to change a player though. Right now it doesn’t seem like an issue though.
We call the triple-tank Meta cancer Meta. Until now that was Genji Winston, but not anymore. The Meta doesn’t really make much sense in our eyes. The tank just goes to the front, takes damage and Ana heals until she has her Ultimate and can Nano-Boost. To me that kind of play has nothing to do with skill. After that it’s just a couple of swings with the Hammer and you get mauled by Reinhardt. It’s really just an abuse of the mechanic.
I think the Nano-Boost in general is very strong on Reinhardt. If you don’t put him to sleep with your Ana you can’t really go up against him.
Yeah, I definitely do. Her Ultimate charges way too fast and her healing potential is just too high. It’s 75 per shot. I would lower her charge rate about 10% – 15% and then also her healing potential a bit, but less, about 5% – 10%. I would only change the charge rate at first though, not the Nano-Boost.For the current Meta, do you think it would benefit the game, if DPS heroes could play better against tanks in general?Yeah, of course. I don’t think the overall problem would be solved, if they change Ana. If they still play triple-tank, it will still be hard. Genji can’t really destroy the tanks, McCree got his rightclick nerfed so only Reaper and maybe Soldier 76 on high ground are left. DPS heroes aren’t weak in general, but against three tanks they reach their limits.
Join voice chat. You actually need to communicate with the other players. Other than that, there isn’t much to do. You need to combine and coordinate your ultimates. That can’t be done without communication.
Well, it’s very different if you play practice matches or public ones. I definitely meet really good players in Pubs, I think they have the potential to play in pro teams and there are players who were already found like this.Kyb from REUNITED got picked up due to being noticed on the ladder so it’s definitely possible. Everyone has a shot at it.
I played a lot of “Return to Castle Wolfenstein”. I learned my tracking and roleplay in shooters from there. It’s a really strongly aim-based game. Most of my skill I took from Dirty Bomb though. It’s just a very fast game compared to other shooters, which feel really slow.
We’re in LA since the 14th. The flight was very exhausting, 30 hours because we missed a flight. Right now we are practising to play against the triple-tank Meta a lot. We kind of found a counter for that, which is going well.
One time we had a scrim-partner not show up, so we instead played Colorado Clutch. They really surprised us and played really well. They aren’t going to be at FaceIT though. We usually train against Cloud9 and other American teams though. It’s going pretty well. C9 is definitely the strongest.We didn’t play against EnvyUs yet though, so they might be stronger. NRG is strong too, but they didn’t use triple-tank once in the scrims. I think they were trying out something different, because their triple-tank is doing so well. We didn’t play against EU teams yet. Right now we’re focusing on NA teams. They play differently.
I was really surprised and thought they were only going to cast CS:GO. It’s funny to have them cast Overwatch with “inhuman reactions” and stuff.
Your team seems like the underdog in your group at the Overwatch Open. What are your predictions for the group?The game against REUNITED will be really hard, but against NiP we could get a win. We just played against them with a ping of 170 and the match was quite close. We’re probably going to win against them and FaZe seeing as they struggle against triple-tank.
I think we really have something up our sleeve. The counter I talked about. It will probably work really well.
My favorites are Rogue and Misfits. Misfits is playing with a stand-in, but they should still be doing well. Of course I support Luminosity with EISSFELDT, but realistically I don’t think they can do it. In the American Group A, EnvyUs will dominate the group. Splyce, NRG and Liquid are really close. We played against all three and depending on their day form Liquid might have the upper hand over the other two.
In the other NA group Cloud9 will definitely go out as a winner. We scrimmed against Fnatic once, they actually seemed worse than we thought, so they are probably not going out second. They seem to be on a low right now. Their former strength didn’t seem to be a LAN thing, as before Gamescom their scrims were also stronger. I don’t know who else will make it, it’s kinda random.
Of course ANOX is good, but they can’t go up against Rogue or Misfits. That’s a different level of gameplay.
Hopefully us! Rogue and REUNITED are really strong though. They can make it out of the qualifiers. On the American side no one is going to win against EnVyUs and then maybe Cloud9 can take the second place. There will be no surprises, except maybe us.
Well, I hope we do. If something hinders us from winning I really hope EnVyUs are going to do it, just because of Dennis, INTERNETHULK. I really like him.