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You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! It’s been a relatively slow week in the world of Overwatch, but Kevin, Jimmy, and John keep you up to speed! There’s a special time-limited event in Overwatch: Summer Games. A minor patch has appeared! There’s lots of speculation about Overwatch’s next hero as clues are hidden in new Overwatch material. Blizzard announces the Overwatch World Cup for BlizzCon. This week, Blizzard sent out a couple of massive ban waves for people using exploits and cheats in Overwatch. On the show, we introduce a new segment called Wah-tchpoint: Gibraltar where we take the best and saltiest responses and have a little fun with them.

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In Ep. 33, we’re back to the normal crew! Here’s what we talked about: Blizzard has announced what’s in this year’s BlizzCon Goodie Bag (in a Box) Blizzard and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up for a series of Overwatch graphic novels. The first in the series will be Overwatch: First Strike. Multiple patches hit in the last week addressing round length and balance changes in the game. ELeague & FaceIt have announced a $300,000 Overwatch tournament in London. Lastly, the guys talk about how 1 hero limited has affected Overwatch and how to best adapt as a player. We also announced our

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In Ep. 32, Kevin and Jimmy are off doing amazing things in esports so we’ve got a special guest. Liz, also known as Rosh (@F2K_OkayitsRosh) is one of the best Mercy players in the world and the first roster signee with Fade2Karma (@Fade2Karma). In this episode, Rosh gives us incredible insight from a competitive perspective. Here’s what we discussed: There’s a new Overwatch comic, Old Soldiers, featuring Soldier:76, Reaper, and Ana. We discuss a huge Overwatch patch that just hit live servers and their implications for casual, competitive, and professional play. Fnatic signs a new Overwatch team. With one of the best support

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! John is missing this week but we have Jimmy and Kevin to cover this weeks news in Overwatch and it is a doozy!! Ana got announced as the new support hero coming to the game and we go over her toolkit, a warning against hoarding loot boxes before she’s released on live and a new comic showing a bit of her backstory! The PTR is live with Ana and some serious changes to the game. We look at the changes to competitive including a change to one hero limit, shorter Overtime fuses and an increase in spawn timers when Overtime is occurring. We

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! It’s a jampacked show this week on The Payload as the guys discuss Competitive, the changes coming towards the mode in Season 2 and specifically the removal of the coin flip for ties; some members of the Overwatch community have brought up that there are no subtitles in the game and we discuss accessibility in games and specifically with Blizzard. We talk all sorts of Esports news with a new league starting up in Australia and some late breaking news about changes to the ESL format! The episode closes with some speculation about the new hero being heavily teased by Blizzard, and the

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! It’s our special pleasure this week to have Icarus on for the show as we discuss the Competitive Mode patch, the (since resolved!) issues with Control games, and the upcoming Torbjörn turret damage nerf on consoles. We also spent time discussing the pro meta with Icarus, including the Tier List and Soldier 76 article. Lastly, we shout out a special Payload fan email. 🙂 Follow Icarus on Twitter @IcarusGamers and subscribe to his YouTube channel at youtube.com/icarusgamers. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our awesome music over at: jakebutineau.ca We stream ourselves recording the show live every week over at www.twitch.tv/blizzpro Thursdays at 7:00

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! Next week we’ll be joined by Icarus of IcarusGamers to talk about his Hero Meta Analysis! Don’t miss it! In Ep. 28, we’ve got tons to talk about! The Overwatch Team has launched a Public Test Realm with Competitive Mode (tip of the cap to Eldorian who wrote this great guide to competitive mode here Jeff Kaplan takes to the forums to talk about Sudden Death A 17-year-old female gamer in Korea is cleared from cheating accusations by Blizzard After we get through the news, it’s time to prepare for competitive mode! This week, the guys talk about mice, keyboards, mousepads, monitors, and settings to

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In Episode 27, there’s news galore! Overwatch surpasses 10 million players worldwide and dethrones League of Legends in South Korea (kind of)! The one-button authenticator is introduced to make sure your account stays safe and secure! Jeff Kaplan writes a huge post about what the development team is currently working on for the game. It’s high noon for a McCree nerf and ‘Cest la vie’ for Widowmaker as well. Outside of the news, ESL has announced they’ll be hosting Overwatch’s largest ever tournament for $100,000USD. As the pro scene continues to ramp up, Splyce Gaming signs their own Overwatch team as well as

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In episode 26, there’s a lot to talk about! First, there’s a new $15,000 tournament happening in June! Operation Breakout (presented by ONOG & VGVN) will be the biggest Overwatch tournament to date and include the biggest names in competitive Overwatch so far. CaptainPlanet of PlanetOverwatch.com continues to bring Hero meta reports to the community! This week, Kevin & John dive in deep to the meta as tournament organizers begin to test one hero limit, no two capture point maps, and true stopwatch scoring. Also in the news, using MasterOverwatch’s stat tracking tools, PCGamer has found that Lucio is one of the strongest

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In Episode 25, it’s the first real episode post-launch! The guys talk about their impressions the first week, some of the changes coming up, and more! Jimmy attended Agents Rising last week (and gave us a shout out!), McCree and D.Va are under the microscope for some changes, and competitive play won’t be coming until July, no wait, June, no wait, July, no it’s definitely June. Finally, the guys bring on a new segment “Become A Better Player,” with this weeks topic, “Be a Better Team Player.” Want to brush up on some Overwatch etiquette and get the most out of your team