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Omnic Lab: A Strategic Overwatch Podcast

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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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! Going Deep Mercy ANNOUNCEMENTS: Game Night Giveaway for Patrons BEGINS Monthly Game Night -- March 31 News & Blue Posts: Orisa launches on Live April 21st: Source Top 500 Leaderboard available! Jeff Kaplan Reddit AMA PTR Update Sponsor Thanks to Diamond Patrons: RcCrispy: https://www.twitch.tv/rccrispy Magic: twitter.com/aBitLikeMagic Ben W., MILK, Zampano, Cody K, IceWeasel & Mikey New Patrons this week (4 NEW): Brett B, Kevin L, David T, Cody R 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

1hr 4mins

16 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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24 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Reaper

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.TV: http://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

1hr 20mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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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. 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: Picking for yourself, or the team? Soldier too strong, Kaplan says maybe.   Special Thanks to Patrons! RcCrispy: https://www.twitch.tv/rccrispy Magic: twitter.com/aBitLikeMagic Ben W., MILK, Zampano, Cody K, IceWeasel, & Sketchy Nonsense Podcast New Patrons this week: Tori G, Rick H, Kyle P 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

58mins

11 Apr 2017

Rank #3

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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! 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: Grant from the Intro: Twitter, Soundcloud Emperor: Twitch, Twitter (merepro) Omnic Meta: S4 W9 - link Kaplan Interview about Peanut Butter Secret link: Git Gud at Winston Special Thanks to Patrons! RcCrispy: https://www.twitch.tv/rccrispy Magic: twitter.com/aBitLikeMagic Ben W., MILK, Zampano, Cody K, IceWeasel, Lisome, Matt V, & Sketchy Nonsense Podcast New Patrons this week (3 NEW): David T. - Edited to Diamond Alexa V. Robo Duck 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

1hr 34mins

5 May 2017

Rank #4

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175 - Omnic Lab: Not Taking Damage

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

1hr 15mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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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! 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: Feb. 28 PATCHNOTES 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

1hr 39mins

6 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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21 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep - Zarya

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

1hr 24mins

16 Sep 2016

Rank #7

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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! *Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists: Chris C: RcCrispy: https://twitter.com/CrispyRcer & https://www.twitch.tv/rccrispy  Magic: twitter.com/aBitLikeMagic *News: FREE Overwatch Weekend for ALL platforms: Nov 18-21 https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20372506 All PTR changes are set to go live: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20751975534?page=2#post-32 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/16aKyMXydTm27H_0kpatxxfJNh8ewbVtFFRv6MlcUCQk/edit?usp=sharing Rob here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob *Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob *Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com And Andres here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  *Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

1hr 12mins

16 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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173 - Omnic Lab: Barrier Nerf Patch

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

1hr 14mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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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. 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: PTR: Apr.18 2018 PTR Pt.2: Added Patchnotes Hidden Horizon Changes Video Walkthrough 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

1hr 41mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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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! News & Blue Posts: Game Night -- Sept. 29th Junkertown/DVa/Mercy Patch Drop! Omnic Meta: (Homepage) Mercy-DVa Rework Analysis PC Meta: Sept. 20, 2017 Mercy Resurrect Analysis Reporting & Bans Update: Blue Post Inaugural Overwatch League Announcement 12 Teams LA, LA, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Boston, NYC, Seoul, Shanghai, London, Philadelphia, & Miami/Orlando Dec. 6, 2017 (Wed) - Pre-season Jan. 10, 2018 (Wed) - Season 1 Championship, playoffs, finals - July 2018 Overwatch Balances the game with Pro Opinions JOIN THE OVERWATCH ON-AIR TALENT TEAM Starting September 25, the Overwatch team will review submissions and reach out to promising candidates with further instructions. Please note that only English submissions will be considered at this time. 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

1hr 45mins

24 Sep 2017

Rank #11

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141 - Omnic Lab: Massive Patch & Role Queue Chat

With yet even more patch notes hitting the PTR this week, Rob & Andres discuss the new content coming with hopefully enough changes to make a new game! Additionally, we have a good discussion on the possibility of Role Queue coming to Overwatch ranked. GAME NIGHT: March 29, 2018 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/1uSmCuOnmhulCrcvHgrqyy_OdqNBlH0QwXt7PvvNqg9A/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 Patreon Sponsors from https://www.patreon.com/omniclab Shazear, Top Score Solutions, Crimsonfail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, SilvarLoki, JanJinkle, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac Rob: twitter.com/notrob Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

1hr 4mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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145 - Omnic Lab: The Art of Combos

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

1hr 20mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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06 - Omnic Lab: Basics Support Heroes

In the Lab today we are covering the basics for heroes, Support heroes! We’ll dive into specializations for each hero, how to utilize their abilities for your team, and how to build a team with these heroes! We’re going in depth to talk about Lucio, Mercy, Symmetra, and Zenyatta! News & Patch Notes: (5 min) *Reminder Dates: May 24th - Game release date! *9.7 Million people played Overwatch during the Open Beta week! Holy SNOT! *New Video coming out with Hanzo and Genji soon! 1. Lucio: *http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/L%C3%BAcio  *Cynical Nerds Video: https://youtu.be/KVtlbis4d_Q 2. Mercy: *http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mercy  *Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://youtu.be/PiI3Y9RfaP4 3. Symmetra: *http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Symmetra *Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://youtu.be/FjrjGAE15P0 4. Zenyatta:  *http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Zenyatta  *Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://youtu.be/n2TAHNeCBwU Special Thanks to Strokan for their 5-star iTunes reviews! Link of the Week: *Symmetra Comic: http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/symmetra-a-better-world 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/1_7cm17V8lfCq9qvvDzJM7bZsP89m4MqPwOMFQ7Ra5Hs/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/iplaigamez  *Music Work: In the works...soon ™. *Hearthstone Podcast: www.coinconcede.com

1hr 17mins

13 May 2016

Rank #14

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120 - Omnic Lab: Ana with KarQ - Going Deep 2.0

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 Tip with Ana vs. all heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ex_yJQ8Opg Advanced Support Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaMN1TOhj0 22 Grenade Spots for Ana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mm6I5bhx0A 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

1hr 36mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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156 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep - Baptiste with ML7

This week, Andres is joined by top 500, All-Star Support player ML7 to discuss Baptiste in detail! Join us for this deep dive into the mind of one of the most mechanically gifted support players in the EU ladder.  GAME NIGHT: July 26th 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/1PQ6IQS3kZeZZVLxIwc2Mz3PXRdYJKZnkcBm4St1x-4Y/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 Top Score Solutions, REF1RE, bunkplays, Mewoshmeow, Shazear, Shepherd, Crimsonfail, Roger B, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

1hr 2mins

30 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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05 - Omnic Lab: Basics: Defensive Heroes

In the Lab today we are covering the basics for heroes, Defense 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 Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat, Mei, Torbjorn, and Widowmaker News & Patch Notes:  *Reminder Dates: May 24th - Game release date! *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. *Patch Notes: Open Beta Extended! May 10th is now the cutoff date at 10AM PDT (1PM EST) http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743735540 General Play for Defense Heroes: Defense heroes excel at holding down areas and at zoning enemies out of objectives. They are great at tracking and scouting enemies and can provide very valuable information for their whole team. Defense heroes can also pack a punch which they trade off with some of the mobility that some offense heroes have.  1. Bastion: http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Bastion?version=c3268fc86f5293e14f98fcf1125d49b6  *Hero Tips: Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiJQrmZs4PE&index=3&list=PLOW3wTM0_w5_CVjO9q3r5dlTpDf9udg8s    2. Hanzo: http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Hanzo?version=28499a8cf9d2e3a6eb89963c605da4fb  *Hero Tips: Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpbbLZ9pfhc&index=4&list=PLOW3wTM0_w5_CVjO9q3r5dlTpDf9udg8s 3. Junkrat: http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Junkrat?version=1ea2798cdb586febcd20663d847debca  Hero Tips: Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY5H6ntfNHI&index=8&list=PLOW3wTM0_w5_CVjO9q3r5dlTpDf9udg8s 4. Mei: http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mei?version=66f7430889703883fbec1d47055193b9  Hero Tips: Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSlc63KyAM&index=18&list=PLOW3wTM0_w5_CVjO9q3r5dlTpDf9udg8s 5. Torbjorn: http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Torbj%C3%B6rn  Hero Tips: Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVwl1KmefiI&index=1&list=PLOW3wTM0_w5_CVjO9q3r5dlTpDf9udg8s 5. Widowmaker: http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Widowmaker?version=521c47cd82d45d3360540f061518e4e3  Hero Tips: Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32-iUlIReD0&index=11&list=PLOW3wTM0_w5_CVjO9q3r5dlTpDf9udg8s Link of the Week: *New Overwatch Character Comic with Junkrat & Roadhog: https://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/junkrat-roadhog-going-legit   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/1mu4yeBgrStvQWHYFVmnlY_9NUfzSG5wCtiZTUKwVp5c/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/iplaigamez  *Music Work: In the works...soon ™. *Hearthstone Podcast: www.coinconcede.com

1hr 25mins

9 May 2016

Rank #17

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140 - Omnic Lab: New Hero, New Map, & Patch!

Andres has guest Deathblow from High Noon Podcast to talk about a new hero preview and the PTR patch notes with Rob out this week! Additionally, they touch briefly on the new map: Paris. ANNOUNCEMENTS: GAME NIGHT: 2/22 SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions - “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com." Shazear - “Hey fellow scientists! One of our patrons, Shazear, is working to staff out a new scrum team in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota and is looking to hire a Mid to Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer. You would need to have a quality engineering background that includes white box and black box testing as well as creating test automation using tools built in dot-net and selenium as well as using networking tools like fiddler, jay-meter, and postman. He'd love to work with fellow Omnic Lab folks! Ping Shazear on our discord for more information.“ Omnic Meta: (Homepage) OWL Stats Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate! Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab Baptiste: Lore: Jean-Baptiste Augustin, Age: 36 Occupation: Combat Medic Base of Operations: Tortuga, Haiti (formerly) Affiliation: Caribbean Coalition (formerly), Talon (formerly) Abilities: Biotic Launcher Damage Biotic Launcher Healing Regenerative Burst Immortality Field Amplification Matrix Exo Boots PTR Patch Feb. 26, 2019 New Map: Paris (Assault//2CP) Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons: Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Lisome, JanJinkle, Roger B., Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., REF1RE, Brendon D., BennyNTheJets, Justin Jay 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 PodcastAndres:Twitter,audioblender.studio, soundcloud Deathblow: Twitter, HighNoonPodcast

1hr 23mins

28 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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149 - Omnic Lab: Self Diagnostics

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

1hr 27mins

8 May 2019

Rank #19

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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! Heads Update: Game Night -- Apr. 27? 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, Jeremy Banks, Lisome, Neverclutch, NotMeta, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac. Horizon Map Guide: General strategy for Assault Key Map elements to look at Point A: Layout Attackers - Team comps, routes, flanks, tips Defenders - Team comps, Positioning, things to look out for, tips Point B: Layout Attackers - Team comps, routes, flanks, tips Defenders - Team comps, Positioning, things to look out for, tips Special Notes - Any extra advice? Blue Posts & News: Overwatch Archives: Retribution Launched! Event Chatter Reaper, McCree, Genji, Moira Blackwatch theme Skins: Sombra, Winston, Reaper, Doomfist, Hanzo, Moira, Mei, & Lucio Misc: Emotes, Sprays, Victory Poses, Voicelines Buffs/Nerfs came in hot! Official Patch Notes 1.22.0.1 Reddit Gif Patch Rundown D.Va Micro Missiles: Explosive dmg Down from 6 > 4 Boosters: Impact dmg down from 25 > 10 Mei: Primary Fire pierces enemies with damage and freeze effect Moira: Transparency adjustments on secondary fire & Reaper: Death Blossom: Reloads the shotguns Wraith Form: 25% > 50% increase in speed Wraith Form: Can now be cancelled with the ability or Fire keys Doomfist: Horizontal hitbox registration increased slightly Brigitte: Can now have “Toggle Barrier” in settings Zenyatta: Volley Rate of fire down by 15% Blizzard World: Payload Point 2 moved back 10m 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 RossianSpy: Twitter, Twitch

1hr 32mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #20