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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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Funny and informational!

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Been listening for a while I have always learned something new that I can apply to my game!

Good job guys

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Very knowledgeable podcast. Terrible during sex

iTunes Ratings

439 Ratings
Average Ratings
409
12
3
3
12

Funny and informational!

By Swolbrink - Oct 26 2019
Read more
Been listening for a while I have always learned something new that I can apply to my game!

Good job guys

By Huge Ern - Oct 02 2019
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Very knowledgeable podcast. Terrible during sex
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Omnic Lab: A Strategic Overwatch Podcast

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Rank #1: 32 - Omnic Lab: The Mental Game

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In the Lab today Andres wants to come at the game of Overwatch from a completely different angle than we usually do. We want to talk about the mental game of Overwatch, more specifically identifying and exploiting advantages. Playing in the past, present, or future is the main thrust here. What is your mental game maturity level? How can you develop your ability to predict? How do the pros predict engagements and ultimates?  

Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo

Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

Playing in the Past

Playing in the Present

Playing in the Future

Player Maturity

Mental Performance Game Changers

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/1lyxg6vp6hVJ2ysH7C_2WeRKFAVmObJk_P2maJ_kbekU/edit?usp=sharing

Rob here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob *Plays.TVhttp://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

Dec 16 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 74 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Zenyatta

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In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down with another Top500 player, RossianSpy, to talk about Zenyatta on yet another transcendent edition in the going deep series. We’ll bring some yin and yang your way to hopefully experience tranquillity as you look to master this hero with us this week!

Correction from Last week:
  • Last week i misspoke about Sombra doing 50% bonus dmg to hacked targets. This is 100% incorrect. I should have said you can see targets at 50% health through walls with Opportunist like Widow Ult or Hanzo Sonic Arrow.

Going Deep: Zenyatta
  • What roles does Zen 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 Discord Orb effective use.
    • Vancity: how/who do you prioritize (target selection) when you are not in an organized group (solo queue)
    • OmegaMan: how long do you keep discord on targets? How do you know when to switch?
  • Let’s talk about using Harmony Orb effective use.
  • How to do we get the most out of Charging up Orbs of Destruction?
    • Choosing Primary or Volley?
  • Transcendence breakdown
    • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
    • How many kills is enough//Zoning Pressure
    • Combo ult with what?
    • Charging tips
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your cover & team to maximize damage and pressure?
    • Raynorwilky:  how do you gauge distance from the front line during games? Are you usually far away or does the threat of flankers put you closer than you would like? Where's the sweet spot as between you & the front line?
    • Switch: Are there times where it is okay to play aggressive vs conservative in positioning
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Switch: How important is it for Zen to act as the shotcaller in soloq/comp environment?
  • Matchups: Synergistic hero picks for team building with Zen. Heroes that give you trouble.
    • Winston_Smith: any tips for dealing with a Tracer 1v1?
    • Switch: There has been talk in the Overwatch community about new D.Va posing a particular problem for Zen (D.Va can dive and new missiles are high DPS vs. low mobility Zen). Your thoughts?
News & Blue Posts:
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Halloween Terror 2017 is out! Oct. 10 to Nov. 1
    • Skins: Symmetra, McCree, Ana, Torbjorn, Reaper, Mei, Zenyatta, Zarya
  • Update regarding Gravestone availability in loot boxes
    • Console Genji Bug: “Be aware that the Henji slash bug has made it to live on both consoles. This means that Henji can perform an extra slash during his ult activation animation, resulting in a very quick kill if he ults near an enemy. There appears to be a host of patch problems (queue errors, Zenyatta new skin voice lines not added) that have affected console only. Expect a follow up patch soon, and perhaps stay away from ranked if you fear the extra lethal Genji.”
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Silverback, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

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 RossianSpy: Twitter, Twitch, Youtube ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet

“Don’t be a lab rat, be a scientist!"

Oct 15 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #4: 81 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Widowmaker with BeefTipsy

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In the Lab this week we finally conclude the full roster on the Going Deep series with Widowmaker featuring the one and only BeefTipsy! Top player and streamer known for his Widow play, BeefTipsy comes to help us break down the strats for optimizing and improving playing this hero! Widowmaker Reference

Going Deep Discussion:
  • What roles does Widow fill or what is her job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold to grasp for improvement
  • Let’s talk about using Grappling Hook effective use.
  • NOTE: Ask about Movement/Engaging/Escaping/New Cooldown change
  • How to do we get the most out of our Venom Mines?
  • Practicing the flick shots. How do you set this up for practicing, what do you do to warm up?
  • Proper timing for Infra-Sight breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Combo ultimates?
  • General Uses
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and sight lines to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How Map Dependent is Widow?
  • 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:

(11/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, & TragicZac.

New Patrons this week: NailBomb, Orion, Kasey M, Matt R, Matt J

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 BeefTipsy: Twitter, Twitch, Discord

Dec 10 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 151 - Omnic Lab: Wrecking Ball with Yeatle - Going Deep

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This week, we’re back with another Going Deep episode after a long drought. We have special guest and top 500 player Yeatle rolling in this week to setup a minefield of information all about Wrecking Ball!

GAME NIGHT: May 31th

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/1-bwMntp35oT123ab0qAea_Noaz2JphO4ltEw43CyURc/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, Shazear, Shepherd, CrimsonFail, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac

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

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Yeatle:https://twitter.com/Yeatle_ow, https://www.twitch.tv/yeatle

May 21 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #7: 77 - Omnic Lab: Moira & Blizzcon 2017!

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In the Lab this week Rob & Andres return from Blizzcon to delve into the experience with you all. We cover what Blizzcon was like for our first time, quick news updates, some announcements, the Overwatch World Cup, the panel about the Overwatch League, and the new hero Moira!

News & Blue Posts:
  • Game Night -- Nov. 24 Game Night
  • Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate!
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Season 7 is live!
  • Recorded Pixels Ep.69 with Scott Johnson and Patrick Beja
  • PTR Nov. 6
  • Ana Rifle up to 70 (was 60)
  • Mercy Resurrect
    • Cast time increased from 0 seconds to 1.75 seconds
    • Mercy’s movement speed is now reduced by 75% while casting
    • Can now be interrupted when Mercy is knocked back, stunned, or hacked
  • Mercy Valkyrie
    • When activated, Resurrection no longer has a cast time
    • While active, casting Resurrect does not reduce Mercy's movement speed
New Game Content
  • The new Map: Blizzard World (Early 2018)
    • Custom Announcers for each Game area (SC/Diablo/WC)
  • New Reinhardt Cinematic
  • 8 New Skins coming to base loot box (Early 2018)
  • Magni Bronzebeard (Torb) - WC
  • Immortal (Orisa) - SC
  • Nova (Widowmaker) - SC
  • Blackhand (Doomfist) - WC
  • Barbarian (Sonya) - Diablo
  • Butcher (Roadhog) - Diablo
  • EcoPoint (Mei) - Cinematic
  • Crusader (Reinhardt) - Cinematic
  • Q&A at What’s Next
Overwatch League & Overwatch World Cup
  • OW League Website Updated
    • 12 Team names, brands, & rosters announced
    • Match Statistics & Match games on the website
    • Promises for more teams in EU and Asia after S1
    • More Merch
      • Jerseys (home and away) (Dec. 6th)
      • Hats, Socks, Joggers (sweat pants)
      • Contenders and OW Open news coming at the end of Nov.
      • Companion App coming out
  • Favoriting system (push notifications)
  • Add games to your calendar
  • Watch games via the app
  • Making it easy to be a fan
  • Inside the Overwatch League (with Nate Nanzer)
  • 2 Divisions (Atlantic & Pacific)
    • A: London, NY, Boston, Philly, Florida, Houston
    • P: Shanghai, Seoul, LA, LA, SF, Dallas
  • No region locking: Anyone can play for any team
  • 113 Players - 17 Countries (so far)
  • Each Team, 2 Games a Week, 4 Game days
    • Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
    • 3 Matches per day
  • Start times change each day for global reach
  • Jan. 10 to June 16th run time (Pre-season Dec. 6)
  • July 11 Playoffs (Championship outside LA in a bigger venue)
    • Jan 10:
      • LAV - SFS 4pm
      • SHD - LAG 6pm
      • DAF - SLD 8pm
    • Jan 11
      • LSF - FMH 2pm
      • PDF - HOL 4pm
      • BUR - NYX 6pm
    • Jan 12
      • LAV - DAF 4pm
      • FMH - BUR 6pm
      • SFS - SHD 8pm
    • Jan 13
      • LSF - PDF 11am
      • NYX - HOL 1pm
      • SLD - LAG 3pm
  • 5 Weeks and then Title Stage
  • 8 Map pool
  • Traveling Schedule with international breaks
  • Best overall record on a season
  • Progress resets after 5 weeks
  • 4 opportunities (during a season?) to comeback
  • $125K team performance bonuses at each stage
  • 50% minimum goes directly to players
  • OW World Cup talk about SKR vs USA
    • Spectator Update
    • Instant Replays
    • Color Palette impressions & perspective from a non-OW player
    • Segment from “Ridiculous Hat”
    • Smart Cam & 3rd person
    • Top-Down Map view with health bars
    • Tournament Interface (pause with connection drops)

Moira Chat: A New Support

  • Irish Geneticist: Science above all else.
  • Gamepedia Stat Spread (tentative & likely not 100% accurate)
  • Biotic Grasp: Regeneration (Heal)
  • Biotic Grasp: Decay (DMG)
  • Biotic Orb: (Heal & DMG)
  • Fade
  • Coalescence
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors:

Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, TragicZac, & Trinium.

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

Nov 14 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #8: 06 - Omnic Lab: Basics Support Heroes

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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

May 13 2016

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 121 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Strategic Thinking

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This week Andres & Rob talk through making decisions, choosing heroes, adjusting playstyles, and learning to improve your play in ranked.

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)
  • Sept. 28 - Hero Specialization Season 12
  • 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)

Discussion Points:

  • Hero Selection
  • Hero Mastery
  • How do I know when to switch? Why?
  • DPS, Tanks, Healers
  • Does the Comp matter? Why?
  • Should I worry about it?
  • Playstyles
  • Map differences
  • Game Type adjustments

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

Oct 12 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 26 - Omnic Lab: PTR & Console Pro Interview

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In the Lab today we sit down and talk through what’s hitting the PTR and have a shorter show this week, but we have a great post from Scott Mercer about MMR. Additionally we have a really big surprise for you all with a console top 500 player interview!

Console Interview: Jake Uselman (Top 500 on PS4 Overwatch) *Gaming Background *Questions from listeners *Console Meta *Communication during games *Joystick Sensitivity *Button Remapping *Improving Aim *Controller Modifications *Climbing Tips *PS4 - Account: NotSeagull

*NEWS: General PTR October: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20335231  *Scott Mercer - What’s the Deal with MMR: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749737390#post-3 *Helpful Link of the Week: How to Build a Dive Composition by Your Overwatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhUaQyQ4zsk

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 *Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab  *Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/omniclab  *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  *Website: http://www.omniclab.com *SWEET MERCHHHH: http://shop.spreadshirt.com/omniclab  *Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TXRojMNf3veSCnGGG2BczPJnFg9DQM4NZy_2rWJ4sYw/edit?usp=sharing

Rob here: *Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob *Plays.TVhttp://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

Oct 26 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 86 - Omnic Lab: Shotcalling with Baemax

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In the Lab this week we’ve got another new topic hitting the books for our strategy focus this week: Shotcalling! We brought in a GM specialist, Baemax to help us out with the topic this week.

INTERVIEW STARTS AT 00:04:36

SHOT CALLING GUIDE STARTS AT 00:18:00

Heads-Update:
  • Game Night -- Still looking for a date
  • Podcasting Apps: Overcast//Pocket Casts
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Twitter
  • Main Feed
  • Aidmaro’s Twitter
  • 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.
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:
  • (11/25) Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NeverClutch, RickyTicky, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Isabella R.
Top Tier Shotcalling: LINK
  • Good shot calling
  • Information that is useful and usable and will make the fight easier/ give an advantage to a teammate
  • Health
  • Cooldowns  
  • Exact information
  • Don't get distracted
  • Be flexible
  • Making shot calls based on your teammates
  • Hype people up!
  • Bad shot calling
  • Saying things that will tilt others
  • Don’t spam comms. 
  • Open mic vs Push-to-Talk
  • Things to think about when you are shot calling.
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 BAEMAX: Twitter, Twitch,

Jan 16 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 20 - Omnic Lab: Self Improvements

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News: *Sombra projections *No new patch this week for Live servers: NOT ready yet *DDOS this week on Overwatch AND Legion launch for WoW.

PTR Patch Notes:  *Adjustments to the formulas that are used to calculate Skill Rating, ensure fair matches, and accurately place players in the appropriate tier

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons! *Eric S & Brian K. thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks! *Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Matt M. & Boombat!!

*Improving your Hit-Scan aim: >Create a Custom Game--Set to Skirmish--Select the map--Add 6 Ana bots--Set to head-shots only (Alternatively, set damage multiplier to 150%)

*15-30 minutes of practice to build up muscle memory! >For: Hanzo, McCree, Widow, Soldier, Tracer,  >Also for: Mei (alternate fire), Zenyatta, Genji

*Recording and watching your games: Use tools like OBS or shadowplay (if Nvidia graphics card), even the new blizzard streaming can work. *Record one of your sessions & Review yourself - Watch out for: over-committing, tunnel vision, missed audio queues, ignoring teammates, out of sync ultimates and so on. *Submit for review! Competitive Overwatch and Overwatch University reddits. *Watch some tournaments: Overwatch Open, ESL Atlantic Showdown, Alienware Monthly Melee 

*EMAILS: Thanks to Jonas S. and Shelby L. for the great email topics for the show this week! *ITUNES: Also thanks to other iTunes reviews from: TheRealBoombat (AUS), Travis Houston Texas, & Joey Camaro!

Content Creators’ Shoutouts: Overwatch Central: Eichenwald Map Hidden Spots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJPdZjSaCmQ

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/1C5PiSTiFxDHV5oDMEnvXEVVuQKOorAkWplOPLyDeGeA/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 04 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 84 - Omnic Lab: 2017 Community Lessons

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In the Lab this week we chose to do an end-of-the-year special featuring...you guys and girls out there that wanted to voice your opinions on what you learned this last year with the Omnic Lab! So you’re in the driver’s seat this week so let’s learn what the community is improving on!

News & Blue Posts: Community Lessons:
  1. Aidmaro (Juston from OWL Recap):
  2. Geoseay
  3. KawaiiGenju
  4. NeverClutch
  5. Bioshrimp
  6. BlazzinBob
  7. Nerfanatic
  8. Queen of Salt
  9. Zapdosequis (Emily)
  10. Chipmunk2353
  11. Shazear
  12. Walrus
  13. YangXiaoLong
  14. KeylimeKangaroo
  15. GreatRootBear
  16. ShadowJesus
  17. Switch
  18. Anstapa087
  19. Raynorwilky
  20. L Chris L
Tips from the Hosts:
  1. Knowing what each hero does optimally with their whole kit is important for everyone, not just the hero you play. 
  2. Don’t use do ANYTHING without vision of what’s going on. Don’t burn a Zen or Mercy ultimate just to speed to the point without seeing anything first with your own character. 
  3. Don’t Stagnate -- aka Never stop learning: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (14/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NotMuaddib, Never Clutch, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Top Score Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Kippppp (Diamond)
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

Dec 31 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #20: 118 - Omnic Lab: Brigitte - Going Deep

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This week Andres & Rob sit down with top 500 player Jinx to do a going deep episode on Brigitte! Not only mixed with mispronounced swedish names, but full of shield bashes and rallies we’ve got you covered this week on the guide for Brigitte!

Let’s Get to Know our Guest!

All right, Jinx, tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you & some of your background, tell us about your stream, and explain why Brigitte 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 Hero Breakdown:
  • What is the fundamentals for Brigitte 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 the shield within our positioning?
  • How do you balance Self-protection and shielding allies?
  • Community Question from Jonaqec: Do you find yourself using the 3rd person view (while holding the shield) often, and if so, how do you choose your situations wisely?
  • Community Questions from Switch:
  • How to decide when to play aggressive (front with tanks) or defensive (back with supports)? What enemy comps or situations would make you choose one style or the other?
  • Is Brigitte’s playstyle any different when playing with a Zarya?  How can Zarya enable you? (Assume Zarya/Rein comp)
  • Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: Healing with Armor Pack & the Passive: Inspire abilities.
  • How do I make sure that each pack is useful?
  • How do I ensure safely to heal the team with Inspire?
  • Community Question from JustRecentlyL: How does armor pack interact with bionade? Is it completely blocked or can you get the overheal armor from it anyway?
  • Let’s talk about using the Shield Bash and effective use.
  • How do we set up to use it?
  • Do you find yourself using it on cooldown for escape/initiation?
  • How to do we get the most out of Whip Shot?
  • What things can we do to land the hacks before they react?
  • Proper timing for Rally breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use & Setting up
  • Communicating with Teammates
  • How Map Dependent is Brigitte?
  • 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.
  • Let’s talk about Positioning.

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Sep 18 2018

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