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Welcome to the Omnic Lab. 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!

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Welcome to the Omnic Lab. 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!

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Awesome OW info

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Glad I found this podcast, great info on updates, OW2 news and strategy in game.

Very Helpful

By nicemango - Jan 17 2020
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I struggle to figure out what the patches do and these guys help me so much! Thank you👍🏻

iTunes Ratings

454 Ratings
Average Ratings
424
12
3
3
12

Awesome OW info

By Judedoodles - May 01 2020
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Glad I found this podcast, great info on updates, OW2 news and strategy in game.

Very Helpful

By nicemango - Jan 17 2020
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I struggle to figure out what the patches do and these guys help me so much! Thank you👍🏻
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Omnic Lab: A Strategic Overwatch Podcast

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Welcome to the Omnic Lab. 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!

Rank #1: 04 - Omnic Lab: Basics: Tank Heroes

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In the Lab today we are covering the basics for heroes, Tank heroes! We’ll dive into specializations for each hero, who they synergize with, and how to build a team with these offensive heroes in different scenarios! We’re going in depth to talk about Reinhardt, Winston, Roadhog, D.Va, & Zarya.

1. Reinhardt

2. Winston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDw_xpFS0lg

3. Roadhog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpq1Z6G8Lqc

4. D.Va: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTa1fedS1pg

5. Zarya:  *Mastering Zarya by Ayevee: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4ghcb0/advanced_zarya_tips/  *Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqqUEtmtxxE

You can find the Omnic Lab on: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmnicLab *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omniclab *Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com *iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omnic-lab-podcast/id1102068116 *Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab *Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZsJLxSSdwXqvh0M5BzpvbA *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab *Website: http://www.omniclab.com/  *RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/omniclab *Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11gRv_fMxklADyOynHxTn8VnMrccMd0_061UpWtsncD8/edit?usp=sharing

Rob here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notrobmedia *Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/sirtwik *Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/notrobmay *Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamez *Music Work: In the works...soon ™. *Hearthstone Podcast: www.coinconcede.com

Apr 29 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #2: 45 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Mercy

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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!

Going Deep Mercy ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Game Night Giveaway for Patrons BEGINS
  • Monthly Game Night -- March 31
News & Blue Posts: Sponsor Thanks to Diamond Patrons: Omnic Lab Links:

*Twitter, Facebook, Patreon *Discord: discord.me/omniclab *Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com *Website: http://www.omniclab.com *iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube *Twitch, RSS, MERCH *Full Extended Show Notes

Little_Menace: Twitter, Twitch, Youtube Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen Andres: Twitter

Mar 16 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: 48 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Soldier 76 with Jake of LG Evil

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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.

Questions for Jake:
  • Who is Jake of LG Evil?
  • What's it like playing at the top?
  • Talk to us about team building.
  • How do you train?
  • How do you develop strategies?
Soldier 76 Discussion:
  • General Overview
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • What separates good from great 76 players?
  • Targeting Priorities
  • Using the Heal
  • Positioning
  • Varying play at different SR's
  • Hero Switching
Reference Links:

 

Special Thanks to Patrons! Omnic Lab Links:

*Twitter, Facebook, Patreon *Discord: discord.me/omniclab *Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com *Website: http://www.omniclab.com *iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube *Twitch, RSS, MERCH *Full Extended Show Notes Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Apr 11 2017

58mins

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Rank #4: 51 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Winston

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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!

News & Blue Posts:
  • The Nexus Challenge
    • Week 1: 5 Heroes Matches (AI, QP, Ranked) Oni Genji Skin, Oni Spray, Oni Icon
    • Week 2: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) Officer DVa Skin
    • Week 3: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) 2 Officer DVa Sprays
    • Week 4: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) 10 Loot boxes (normal)

Winston Stat Reference

Winston Discussion:
  • What is Winston’s primary role?
  • When should Winston be picked?
  • What are Winston weaknesses?
  • Let’s talk about the Jump and Initiations.
  • Listener Submitted Questions.
  • Primal Rage Ultimate and how to use it.

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Patrons! Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH

Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

May 05 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #5: 03 - Omnic Lab: Basics: Offensive Heroes

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In the Lab today we are covering the basics for heroes, Offensive heroes! We’ll dive into specializations for each hero, who they synergize with, and how to build a team with these offensive heroes in different scenarios! We’re going in depth to talk about Tracer, Solider 76, Reaper, McCree, & Pharah.

News & Patch Notes: (5 min) *Beta Test Weekend Recap: *Closed Beta Testing ends April 25th 10:00 Pacific (1:00am April 26th Eastern) *Developer Update Video: The Road to Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoYGzPtehBQ  *Reminder Dates:  May 3-4 is early access Beta Time for those who pre-purchased Overwatch before April 29th May 5-9 is Open Beta (even for consoles) *Confirmed: All player progress achieved for Closed and Open Beta accounts do NOT carry over when the game launches. You will all begin at level 1 with no rewards. *Changes will not be drastic until just after launch *Immediately looking for more competitive mode changes, features, and iterations *Spectator Mode is something they’re looking to do also *Free Heroes and Maps is also something to look to post-launch *Pacing for changes in the game will be evaluated after launch to keep it fresh.

*Patch Notes: *No more White Portraits! Everyone is Bronze for levels 1-100. *Removed a few less popular sprays. *Hanamura temporarily disabled for spawn issues. *Route 66: Payload slowed by 10% *Route 66: Adjusted health pack spots *Volskaya Industries: Moved Spawn points further back 

TOPIC: General Offense Team building and composition in Overwatch can go quite in depth and requires a certain knowledge of the different heroes and their nuances to really grasp it.  Knowing each Hero’s strengths, weaknesses and synergies opens up a lot of creative potential when building a team.

*Competitive Example: (Control, Lijiang Tower) - Cloud9 (2 Tracer, 2 Winston, 2 Lucio) Vs Luminosity (2 McCree, Bastion, Zarya, Mercy, Lucio)

Offense: General Purpose:  Single Target and Splash Damage Output, Mobility and Infiltration Offense Heroes tend to trade off survivability in favor of mobility and an upfront  damage edge. 

*Tracer: The Harasser.  *S76: Frontline Soldier. *Reaper: Close Range Flanker. (Shotgunner) *McCree: The Skirmisher. (1v1 me Bro!) *Pharah: Airborne Assault (Splash) *Genji: Silent Assassin, Flanker and The Counterplayer.

THIS JUST IN:  http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743464347

Link of the Week: *The Story of Overwatch (by Gamespot)  --Very moving story of “The Fall of Titan” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq-HwvYjLLg&feature=youtu.be  --For extra Nostalgia, you can watch the announcement at Blizzcon 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8955xnjJ1E

You can find the Omnic Lab on: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmnicLab  *Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/omniclab  *Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com *Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab  *iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omnic-lab-podcast/id1102068116 *Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZsJLxSSdwXqvh0M5BzpvbA  *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  *Website: http://www.omniclab.com/  *RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/omniclab  *Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15MQpsdFsZZw64mELBAp-BEwZFx3y5nMXEzesND5GSBo/edit?usp=sharing

Rob here: *Instagram: https://instagram.com/notrob *Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notrobmedia *Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/sirtwik *Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/notrobmay *Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamez  *Music Work: In the works...soon ™. *Hearthstone Podcast: www.coinconcede.com

Apr 22 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: 178 - Omnic Lab: Tank Talk with Enz

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This week, Andres and Rob talk with GM Dutch streamer Enz. Enz is known for his high tier play on the tank role with multiple T500 finishes, but has achieved GM on all 3 roles in the new system. He currently streams games on the EU ladder!

GAME NIGHT: 1/31/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Enz: https://www.twitch.tv/enz_ow, https://twitter.com/enz_ow

Jan 08 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #7: 100 - Omnic Lab: 2 Years of Strategy Guides

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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.

Heads Update:
  • Anniversary Game Night -- Apr. 27
  • 101 with a bang, give-aways, contests, patrons, hype!
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff B, Jeff D., Jeremy Banks, Lisome, Neverclutch, NotMeta, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

What we learned in Going Deeps:
  • Lucio: Just us, later Rammy!
  • D.Va: Just us!
  • Zarya: Just us!
  • Reaper: Just Us!
  • Nov.2, 2016 - Reinhardt: FCTFCTN
  • Nov.16 2016 - Ana: Skyline
  • Oct.26 2016 - Console Pro CS joins us from PS4
  • Feb.7 2017 - Tracer: FaultyLidGaming
  • Feb.20 2017 - Genji: YoungGenji (now Ratchet201)
  • Mar.3 2017 - VOD Analysis: Flame (Outlaws)
  • Mar.16 2017 - Mercy: Little_Menace
  • Apr.11 2017 - Soldier 76: Jake from the Outlaws
  • Apr.22 2017 - 1 Year of OL
  • May.5 2017 - Winston: Emperor
  • May.21 2017 - Pharah: Deathy
  • Jun.6 2017 - Bastion: Kolorblind
  • Jun.11 2017 - Developer Interview: Scott Mercer
  • Jun.18 2017 - Torbjorn: DesRow
  • Jun.25 2017 - Junkrat: PVPTwitch
  • Jul.4 2017 - Sombra: Fitzyhere
  • Jul.17 2017 - Symmetra: XRYZ (now MARSXERXA)
  • Jul.21 2017 - Mei: Jardio
  • Aug.6 2017 - Roadhog: GingerSlayer
  • Aug.22 2017 - McCree: CurryShotTV
  • Sep.3 2017 - Hanzo: Arrrge
  • Sep.10 2017 - Sombra (Voice): Carolina Ravassa
  • Sep.24 2017 - Orisa: EvilToaster
  • Oct.15 2017 - Zenyatta: RossianSpy
  • Dec.10 2017 - Widowmaker: Beeftipsy
  • Feb.26 2018 - Lucio 2.0: Rammy
  • Doomfist 2.0: ChipSa & PVPTwitch
  • Moira: Foo
Blue Posts & News: Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime! Twitter, Facebook, Patreon Twitch, Youtube, MERCH Discord: discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://www.omniclab.com iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS -->Full Extended Show Notes<-- Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Apr 24 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #8: 120 - Omnic Lab: Ana with KarQ - Going Deep 2.0

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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!

Let’s Get to Know our Guest!

All right, KarQ, tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you & some of your background, tell us about your stream, and explain why Ana and what you played before her release!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • GAME NIGHT: 9/28
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Sept. 10 - PC Meta Report
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab
Going Deep Content:
  • Ana Reference Source
  • What is the fundamentals for Ana or what is her job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
  • How do we overcome the community’s negativity about the hero being “too easy” to play?
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How can we utilize high ground properly our positioning?
  • How do you balance Self-protection and shielding allies?
  • What do you do to balance moving with your tanks & other supports vs. staying in the back to heal from a far.
  • Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: Healing with Biotic Rifle in and out of the scope.
  • Do I Click and hold down my fire button to hit my tanks?
  • Who do i prioritize to heal?
  • When do I DPS?
  • Let’s talk about using Biotic Grenade and effective use.
  • How do we set up to use it?
  • What are good rules of thumb for getting good value from the grenade?
  • How to do we get the most out of Sleep Dart?
  • What things can we do to have a “spidey sense” on when to have it ready?
  • How to I practice the wind up + projectile feel on this ability?
  • Proper timing for Nano Boost breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use & Setting up
  • Communicating with Teammates
  • Good Targets vs Bad Targets
  • Community Question from Jonaqec: How has the rework of the ultimate changed the way you use it? Has it become more of a defensive tool (saving a dying tank and/or help him build his ultimate faster) or is it still mostly part of an offensive combo ultimate?
  • How Map Dependent is Ana?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp. (How has Hammond changed the approach to positioning on Ana if any?)
KarQ YouTube Resources:
  1. 1 Tip with Ana vs. all heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ex_yJQ8Opg
  2. Advanced Support Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaMN1TOhj0
  3. 22 Grenade Spots for Ana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mm6I5bhx0A
  4. 5 Advanced Ana tips https://youtu.be/b049xGozjsU

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr. Marz, Roger B, RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Timothy W, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!Twitter, Facebook, Patreon Twitch, Youtube, MERCH Discord: discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://www.omniclab.com iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS -->Full Extended Show Notes<-- Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft PodcastAndres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud KarQ: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Oct 01 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #9: 71 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Orisa with EvilToaster

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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!

News & Blue Posts: Orisa Questions: (Orisa Reference)
  • What roles does Orisa fill or what is his job in a game?
  • What are the fundamentals of the hero (maybe for Low Tier play as well)?
  • Let’s talk about using Fusion Driver effective use.
  • How to do we get the most out of Projected Barrier?
  • What are some of the big differences since the Shield Adjustments patch?
  • Where do you put this sucker?
  • Do you launch them to save teammates as a desperation play?
  • What tips do you have for using Halt! To grab targets for repositioning or environmental kills?
  • Hoyle391: what is your strategy for saving or using halt.  What are the best times to keep it saved for.  Do you get the most value out of yanking people away from you or pulling groups together.
  • X-Kaliper: How do you use this ability to combo with teammates?
  • How do you optimize your use of Fortify?IcySorrow: With dive being all about mobility, do you see Orisa's fortify being more beneficial as we move away from that meta? Or do you have thoughts about how you would change or rework the ability to better her kit.
  • Supercharger breakdown
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your Shield and Halt! Combined with Fusion Driver pressure to maximize damage and pressure?
  • Team Compositions & Counters:
  • Who do you like to build Orisa with? Who is your worst enemy?
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(11/25) Ben W, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

New Patrons this week: Rusty D. & kSheehan

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon Twitch, Youtube, MERCH Discord: discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://www.omniclab.com iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS Full Extended Show Notes Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud EvilToaster: Twitter, Twitch

Sep 24 2017

1hr 45mins

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Rank #10: 163 - Omnic Lab: DPS - Know Your Role

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This week Rob and Andres explore the world of DPS! With role queue out, it is one of the best times to learn a role to it's fullest. Tune in for an in depth talk on what it takes to play the flashiest role in Overwatch!

GAME NIGHT: August 30th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11sH0sU7ngkg_P7KUMOc7Ur_p3P5VwqyH-p37cAufqt8/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Top Score Solutions, REF1RE, Shazear, Shepherd, Crimsonfail, Brenden D, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Aug 30 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #11: 24 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Reaper

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In the Lab today we dive deep on Reaper strategies, gameplay, mastering, and even a special Beyblade Strategy for ranked!

NEWS & PATCH NOTES *Halloween Event Coming this week? Comic #9 Spanish Leak. *Sombra Leak/Teaser

Special Thanks: Patrons! *Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Matt B. and Highnoon Podcast!!

TOPIC:  Going Deep: Reaper - http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Reaper  *Role: Reaper is there to drive the front-line forward.  *Thanks to his kit and high health pool he is able to jump in and out of enemy lines with relative ease.  *Able to deal incredible amounts of damage at short range reaper can be a driving force in the front-line.  *Tanky main damage dealer, Tank Buster, Short range flanker. *The Beyblade Strategy: Core Heroes:Reaper, Ana, Zarya, Lucio *Main Strategy: Farm Death Blossom and Nano-Boost. Next, Speed Boost and Zarya Shield Death Blossoming Reaper into the middle of the enemy team, creating a hurricane of destruction and beautiful colors.  *Advanced Tips: Playing around CC, Utilizing your range, Pressuring opponents, recognizing overkill of ultimates.

Helpful Links of the Week: *Your Overwatch:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEzOHrh9snmHJSGu9wmOvsw  *Unit Lost: https://www.youtube.com/user/unitlosttube

You can find the Omnic Lab on: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmnicLab  *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omniclab  *Discord: discord.me/omniclab  *Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com  *iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omnic-lab-podcast/id1102068116 *Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I4y3phepidybxbkdmdvccdcr44m?t%3DOmnic_Lab:_A_Strategic_Overwatch_Podcast  *Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab  *Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/omniclab  *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  *Website: http://www.omniclab.com *RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/omniclab  *SWEET MERCHHHH: http://shop.spreadshirt.com/omniclab  *Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K-BZ07gVa5NhNslrKyDeeXFQ-LnUY0P8hYNnwd5SH4Y/edit?usp=sharing

Rob here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notrobmedia *Plays.TVhttp://plays.tv/u/notrob *Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  *Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Oct 11 2016

1hr 20mins

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Rank #12: 21 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep - Zarya

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In the Lab today we’re going deep yet again, that’s right we featuring yet another hero to really dive deep. Our Lucio episode got such great feedback we’re doing it again, this time with the Russian Body Builder, Zarya!

What We’re Testing: *Rob:  Testing Competitive: Hitting a wall

*Andres: Testing Competitive - Lucio and Zenyatta.

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons! *Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Mike M, Michael M, and Racsuache!!

TOPIC: *Going Deep - Zarya

Gameplay: *Role - Support Tank *Frontline pusher// high DPS & protective capabilities. *Able to shield allied targets that are being focused. *One of the strongest CC abilities in the game. *Able to quickly regenerate while out of combat. *Good short and long-range attacks (channeled and projectiled based)

*Why pick Zarya? *Versatility, Off-Tank + DPS, Carry Capability, Attack Specialist, KOTH Carry, Reactive for Defense, Ultimate ability for Initiation

Abilities: *Particle Cannon: 1) Particle Beam (Primary Fire/ LMB) 2) Explosive Charge (Secondary Fire/ RMB) *Particle Barrier (Shift) *Graviton Surge(Q) *Counters: Mei, Reaper, Zenyatta, & Roadhog. 

Thanks to our iTunes reviewers It's Hallowed and Kayoss2862!

Helpful Links of the Week:

*Overwatch Central: Roles & Responsibilities:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5WXJVScZFk

You can find the Omnic Lab on: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmnicLab  *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omniclab  *Discord: discord.me/omniclab *Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com  *iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omnic-lab-podcast/id1102068116 *Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I4y3phepidybxbkdmdvccdcr44m?t%3DOmnic_Lab:_A_Strategic_Overwatch_Podcast  *Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab  *Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/omniclab  *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  *Website: http://www.omniclab.com *RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/omniclab  *SWEET MERCHHHH: http://shop.spreadshirt.com/omniclab  *Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Uld4AhRzT11eIJhl2YHddHznzwKOET55wC-6H6lnSh0/edit?usp=sharing

Rob here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notrobmedia *Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/notrobmay *Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  *Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Sep 16 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #13: 164 - Omnic Lab: Tank - Know Your Role

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This week, Rob and Andres try at the next edition of “Know Your Role” this week by doing tanks! We’re going to talk about two categories to put your tanks in, and talk a lot of synergies and counters.

GAME NIGHT: August 30th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11sH0sU7ngkg_P7KUMOc7Ur_p3P5VwqyH-p37cAufqt8/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Top Score Solutions, REF1RE, Shazear, Shepherd, Crimsonfail, Brenden D, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Darren W

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Sep 09 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: 179 - Omnic Lab: Patch & Power Creep

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This week, Andres and Rob give you the rundown of the first patch in 2020. This patch includes Baptiste, Doomfist, DVa, Hanzo, Mei, and Orisa. We’ve also got some stirring about “Power Creep” on the forums as well as a quick heads up on the new map pool for Season 20.

GAME NIGHT: 1/31/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Jan 14 2020

1hr 16mins

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Rank #15: 122 - Omnic Lab: Halloween Terror & Omnic Stats 2018

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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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 10/26
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab
  • Con Before the Storm - Overwatch Panel Nov. 1, 10pm-11pm (4th Floor, Anaheim Hilton)
Overwatch News: Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr. Marz, Roger B, RickyTicky, Shazear, Solo PS4, Terry F, Timothy W, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!Twitter, Facebook, Patreon Twitch, Youtube, MERCH Discord: discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://www.omniclab.com iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS -->Full Extended Show Notes<-- Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft PodcastAndres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud Switch: Twitter, OmnicMeta Twitter, Patreon for Website, Website

Oct 15 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: 93 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Moira with Foo (Bonus Brigitte Talk!)

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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!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Mar. 30th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K. Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Jeff B., Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, TragicZac.

Moira Going Deep: (Starts at 00:12:20)
  • What roles does Moira fill or what is his job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
  • Let’s talk about using Healing and Damage with Biotic Grasp effective use.
  • How do we pair these together, and keep our team alive?
  • How to do we get the most out of our Biotic Orbs?
  • Practicing the Fade. How do you set this up for practicing, what do you do to warm up?
  • Note: talk about the momentum and jumping
  • Proper timing for Coalescence breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use
  • Comboing with teammates
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How Map Dependent is Moira?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.
Discord Community Questions:
  • Anstapa: We've been seeing a lot of Moira with the quad-tank comp in OWL and it's clear that she really thrives in a tank-heavy comp, but are there other comps specifically that she has an equally good synergy?
  • Silvarloki: When playing Moira would you recommend a more aggressive playstyle with her, or passive.
  • Winston_Smith: I often run out of healing. Particularly if tank line is doing well and I can't see enemies easily. What's your approach to getting damage in to recharge the heal?
Blue Posts & News: Brigitte: Hero 27
  • Gamepedia breakdown
  • 250 HP Support Class Hero
  • Rocket Flail (Primary)
  • Whip Shot (Shift)
  • Passive: Inspire
  • Repair Pack (E)
  • Barrier Shield (Secondary)
  • Shield Bash (Primary with Shield Up)
  • Ultimate: Rally (Q)
Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime! Twitter, Facebook, Patreon Twitch, Youtube, MERCH Discord: discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://www.omniclab.com iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS -->Full Extended Show Notes<-- Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud Foo: Discord Tag: Foo#0999

Mar 06 2018

1hr 39mins

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Rank #17: 132 - Omnic Lab: DVa with TossarN - Going Deep

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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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • GAME NIGHT: 12/28

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Ashe scope sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link

Going Deep D.Va:
  • D.Va Reference Source

  • What is the fundamentals for D.Va or what is her job in a game? The core of the hero for ALL ranks.

  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?

  • Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: D.Va’s Defense Matrix and mixing it with Damage.

  • Let’s talk about using Micro Missiles and effective use.

  • How to do we get the most out of Rocket Boosters ?

  • Self Destruct breakdown

  • Baby D.Va aka Pilot Mode

  • How Map Dependent is D.Va?

  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.

  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

    Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!Twitter,Facebook, Patreon Twitch,Youtube,MERCH Discord:discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com Website:http://www.omniclab.com iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS-->Full Extended Show Notes<-- Rob:Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft PodcastAndres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud TossarN: Fiver Link, Twitter, Twitch, Discord: TossarN#5554

Dec 29 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #18: 145 - Omnic Lab: The Art of Combos

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This week, Andres and Rob are talking all about combos in Overwatch. We’re going to try to do our best to cover as much of the topic as we can this week without assuming you know anything about the combos!

GAME NIGHT: April 26th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18kvdUMpAm_VidJkUHM8yLQgl5gbdHtMqK500g3nQJU0/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Cloudii

Rob: twitter.com/notrob

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Apr 08 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #19: 102 - Omnic Lab: Brigittepocalypse!

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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.

Brigitte Breakdown:
  • Meta Analysis Link
  • Impressions, Feel, Community thoughts
  • Stats
  • Other heroes coming into play:
  • Hanzo & Widowmaker
  • Doomfist & Pharah
  • Reinhardt & Zarya
  • Tank Play in General
  • Niche Hero usage? (Symmetra/Sombra)
  • Triple Support Comps
  • Ana changes on PTR
Heads Update:
  • Game Night -- May 25th?
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:
  • Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeffey (Jeff B), Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime! Twitter, Facebook, Patreon Twitch, Youtube, MERCH Discord: discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://www.omniclab.com iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS -->Full Extended Show Notes<-- Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud OmnicMeta: Twitter, Website, Patreon

May 09 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #20: 149 - Omnic Lab: Self Diagnostics

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This week, Andres and Rob are back together again, this time we have a new season upon us so we’re looking to chat about self diagnostics! This means we want to discuss how we coach ourselves to get better, things to look for to improve and stuff that we’re currently focusing to get better doing.

GAME NIGHT: April 26th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Shepherd, Klaus

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

May 08 2019

1hr 27mins

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192 - Omnic Lab: Hitboxes & Supports

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This week we’ve got news about the Overwatch Anniversary coming in just a few days, some cool information from a Workshop creator about hitboxes, and some big changes in experimental coming to supports!

GAME NIGHT: 5/29/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B9IOZ7EtKi53Ply-q8HsHZmtw3zX8UA_j47wnKV3tx4/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

AnaGramm, Michael M, Daron G, Shazear, Cypher, Shepherd, Tonkatrukk, & ManyFacedGod

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

May 20 2020

1hr 1min

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191 - Omnic Lab: Following Up & TTK

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This week we’ve got a BIG update on the game about the crowd control changes hitting the live game, hero pools being removed from Diamond and below, and the hosts talk all about Following up on damage in Overwatch!

GAME NIGHT: 5/29/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ntOMEyKiRGuoO87wbXtyAwgnPNgblmSn_9l1TzzKpKw/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

April L, Shazear, Cypher, Tonkatrukk, & ManyFacedGod

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

May 08 2020

47mins

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190 - Omnic Lab: Crowd Control & Communications Wheel

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This week the lab talks through some new experimental card adjustments to crowd control and a big update coming to the communication wheel.

GAME NIGHT: 5/29/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ntOMEyKiRGuoO87wbXtyAwgnPNgblmSn_9l1TzzKpKw/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

April L, Shazear, & Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Apr 28 2020

51mins

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189 - Omnic Lab: Refining Hero Pools

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This week the lab talks about a slew of updates to hit the game. Echo is now live, hero pools adjusted for a new month of competitive, and map pools are done away with for now!

GAME NIGHT: 4/24/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ntOMEyKiRGuoO87wbXtyAwgnPNgblmSn_9l1TzzKpKw/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

April L, Shazear, & Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Apr 19 2020

1hr 14mins

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188 - Omnic Lab: Multitasking in Comp

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This week the lab talks about multitasking in the game, what to learn and improve by paying attention to more than one thing in the game!

GAME NIGHT: 4/24/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ntOMEyKiRGuoO87wbXtyAwgnPNgblmSn_9l1TzzKpKw/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

April L, Shazear, & Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Apr 10 2020

1hr 7mins

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187 - Omnic Lab: Pharah Week + Echo Adjustments

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This week Andres and Rob are back to talk all about the new hero pools going on in ranked that Blizzard has adjusted! Also we have some more updates on toning down Echo on the PTR as well! We are going to chat about some other miscellaneous things in our games as well!

GAME NIGHT: 4/24/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ntOMEyKiRGuoO87wbXtyAwgnPNgblmSn_9l1TzzKpKw/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

April L, Shazear, & Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Mar 31 2020

1hr 12mins

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186 - Omnic Lab: Echo Announced!

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This week Andres and Rob return! All new announcements this week came in that Echo is now on the PTR as Hero 32 with all her new kit! We’ll be breaking down her abilities this week, what we’d like to see adjusted, and a few more bits of information about the development cycle!

GAME NIGHT: 3/27/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfbU--3ZTSmEXOJ87MkN1MVPhLsywoikkjduUjnsrYA/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

April L, Shazear, & Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Mar 28 2020

1hr 15mins

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185 - Omnic Lab: Hero Pools Digest

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This week Andres and Rob return! Andres is back from feeling sick and moving apartments in a crazy week! We have a LOT to catch you all up on, so buckle up as we talk balance, hero pools, the Archives event, skins, and MORE.

GAME NIGHT: 3/27/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfbU--3ZTSmEXOJ87MkN1MVPhLsywoikkjduUjnsrYA/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Mar 17 2020

1hr 5mins

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184 - Omnic Lab: 3-2-1 Experiment Card

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This week Andres and Rob are back to talk about the brand new experimental card that dropped this week and the whole plethora of new stuff in the card for balance changes. We’ll give you a quick news update on the hotfix this week plus the new Mardi Gras event too!

GAME NIGHT: 2/28/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfbU--3ZTSmEXOJ87MkN1MVPhLsywoikkjduUjnsrYA/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Mar 01 2020

1hr 4mins

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183- Omnic Lab: OWL S3 Starting Strategies

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This week Andres and Rob talk all about the opening weekend of the Overwatch League team strategies. We talk compositions, counters, and map picks!

GAME NIGHT: 2/28/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfbU--3ZTSmEXOJ87MkN1MVPhLsywoikkjduUjnsrYA/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Feb 22 2020

1hr 4mins

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182 - Omnic Lab: Hero Pools & Balance

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This week, Andres returns! And with his return, we finally talk through all the madness of Hero Pools, what it means for comp, and how they’re running it in OWL. We have some major updates on PTR for balance and workshops as well so let’s get into it!

GAME NIGHT: 2/28/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfbU--3ZTSmEXOJ87MkN1MVPhLsywoikkjduUjnsrYA/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Feb 13 2020

1hr 11mins

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181 - Omnic Lab: Quality Assurance in Gaming

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This week, Rob brings long-time supporter Shazear to talk about his specialty: Quality Assurance. This field of work includes a lot of key information about discerning how Blizzard releases pretty much anything! We’re going to see how to connect the dots on some things under the hood that may be going on in the back end of game development.

GAME NIGHT: 2/28/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SoriQPmgDbwqMmcAWejOeT7K_r2Rq4U5kqIpq3K2eFE/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Shazear: twitter.com/shazear twitch.tv/shazear 

Feb 05 2020

1hr 27mins

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180 - Omnic Lab: 3-2-1 & Lunar New Year 2020

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In this episode we discuss the new insight from Jeff Kaplan on how they are experimenting with different iterations of the game. In this case: Three DPS, two Supports, and one Tank has been their latest experiment!

GAME NIGHT: 1/31/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SoriQPmgDbwqMmcAWejOeT7K_r2Rq4U5kqIpq3K2eFE/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Jan 24 2020

1hr 8mins

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179 - Omnic Lab: Patch & Power Creep

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This week, Andres and Rob give you the rundown of the first patch in 2020. This patch includes Baptiste, Doomfist, DVa, Hanzo, Mei, and Orisa. We’ve also got some stirring about “Power Creep” on the forums as well as a quick heads up on the new map pool for Season 20.

GAME NIGHT: 1/31/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Jan 14 2020

1hr 16mins

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178 - Omnic Lab: Tank Talk with Enz

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This week, Andres and Rob talk with GM Dutch streamer Enz. Enz is known for his high tier play on the tank role with multiple T500 finishes, but has achieved GM on all 3 roles in the new system. He currently streams games on the EU ladder!

GAME NIGHT: 1/31/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Enz: https://www.twitch.tv/enz_ow, https://twitter.com/enz_ow

Jan 08 2020

1hr 8mins

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177 - Omnic Lab: Atlanta Reign's Danny Berger

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This week, Andres and Rob interview Atlanta Reign Content Director Danny Berger! We talk about his influence in Overwatch and esports, have an interview with him, and kind of his thoughts throughout the Overwatch League so far and what horizons we have coming with season 3.

GAME NIGHT: 1/31/2020

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Danny: https://twitter.com/Dahberger

Jan 02 2020

1hr 12mins

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176 - Omnic Lab: Christmas Patch!

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This week, Andres and returning guest KarQ dive into all the changes the new patch has brought. With barriers being less permanent we are seeing some new heroes rising up to the challenge. Tune in to learn all about the new meta evolving this season!

GAME NIGHT: 12/27th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Cypher

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamestv

Shockmaster: https://twitter.com/KarQGames, https://www.twitch.tv/karq

Dec 24 2019

1hr 2mins

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175 - Omnic Lab: Not Taking Damage

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Rob and Andres are coming back from thanksgiving this week to talk about the art of NOT taking damage. It might sound self-explanatory, but there is a lot that goes into avoiding as many threats as possible!

GAME NIGHT: 12/27th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

REF1RE, Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Dec 07 2019

1hr 15mins

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174 - Omnic Lab - 4vs4 Deathmatch

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In this episode we explore all about 4v4 competitive death match. A mode that sometimes flies under the radar, but nevertheless great in building team synergy and mechanics! 

GAME NIGHT: 10/29th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

REF1RE, Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Nov 25 2019

55mins

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173 - Omnic Lab: Barrier Nerf Patch

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This week, Rob and Andres have a discussion on the lastest PTR and patch to hit live servers. Catch this episode jammed packed with new changes that are bound spice up the meta!

GAME NIGHT: 11/29th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnC4G7wBpvHsg6uugp7_8QwRv58IFIO-HwF8nQma-mY/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

REF1RE, Shazear, Shepherd, Chrisdaplaya, Sensei Overwatch

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Nov 19 2019

1hr 14mins

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Awesome OW info

By Judedoodles - May 01 2020
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Glad I found this podcast, great info on updates, OW2 news and strategy in game.

Very Helpful

By nicemango - Jan 17 2020
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I struggle to figure out what the patches do and these guys help me so much! Thank you👍🏻