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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!

By Swolbrink - Oct 26 2019
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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

428 Ratings
Average Ratings
399
11
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
Read more
Very knowledgeable podcast. Terrible during sex
Cover image of Omnic Lab: A Strategic Overwatch Podcast

Omnic Lab: A Strategic Overwatch Podcast

Updated 5 days ago

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Welcome to the Omnic Lab. A podcast that focuses on the strategies inside of the game of Overwatch. We learn through trial and error in the lab, even if things get a bit crazy and blow up sometimes! We’ll brew up team composition strategies, stir in some tips to play better, and hopefully equip listeners with the instruments they need to gain a strategic edge!

Rank #1: 73 - Omnic Lab: Contenders + Hero Tips & Tricks

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In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down to talk through a lot of various topics that we think are important for all players in Overwatch. General tips, specific techniques, and even mental tips on how to better equip yourself to handle improving in the game.

News & Blue Posts: Hero Tips &Tricks:
  • Doomfist:
  • Meteorstrike gives you a TON of shielding when you hit 2 targets so you can get a pick and make yourself extremely durable.
  • Genji:
  • Your dash can animation cancel through your sword strikes giving you an immense burst capability in a short amount of time.
  • Using the right click in combination with a melee provides a huge burst of damage immediately following a swift strike dash on a target.
  • McCree:
  • Deadeye can be used as a quick reload which can be helpful in specific situations or to catch the enemy off guard.
  • Pharah:
  • If done right you will never have to touch the ground! (not always the best idea, but possible).
  • You can jump before boosting yourself off the ground for and even higher altitude.
  • Reaper:
  • Your teleport can be used to dodge certain death from things like D.Va’s ult if timed right.
  • Using all/most of your shots before using Wraith form is a good practice since it reloads your clip to full
  • Soldier:
  • Try to use Helix Rocket at the feet of enemies to pop them up for a brief second and make their movements more predictable for follow up shots.
  • Sombra:
  • Using the Translocator early and just poking and being annoying is the best thing. Never over-stay your welcome. Be sure to hack the right targets!
  • Tracer:
  • Angle your pulse bomb slightly downward to throw it right in front of you.
  • Throw the bomb at the feet of people in a graviton to ensure maximum damage.
  • Use map props to make up for your vertical mobility disadvantage.
  • Bastion:
  • Interweave healing in between your attacks while in ult form. If done right you will have no downtime, but a lot of extra health.
  • Hanzo:
  • Firing your ultimate through walls the enemy team is not expecting can be a great surprise.
  • Your ultimate can be deflecting by Genji’s right before it explodes into the dragon, watch out!
  • Junkrat:
  • You can use both charges of your exploding mine to create a double jump and get to places a lot of heroes can’t.
  • 1 Mine and any other junkrat grenade or trap is a 100% kill on 250 HP heroes or less.
  • Using the ultimate when against low damage heroes like Winston solo you can detonate it right away and they can’t kill the tire fast enough.
  • Mei:
  • Hitting the wall button a second time changes the wall’s orientation between horizontal and vertical.
  • If a target is starting to freeze you can let go of the spray fire a little earlier and continue to track the target because the spray is still a projectile applying damage & Freeze.
  • Using the Primary fire during blizzard does increase the speed of freezing someone and adds damage.
  • Torbjorn:
  • The Hammer does do increased damage during ultimate, but only use when a Rein is Barriering you or DVa is matrixing and you’re out of ammo.
  • Primary fire, while odd trajectory, is generally more powerful than the alternate shotgun round at medium range unless you can land all the shotgun rounds.
  • Widowmaker:
  • Fake falling can be a great way to dodge/avoid an incoming gank. Throw yourself off of your high ground (or cliff) and after a little delay grapple yourself back up (ideally on a different part of the high ground).
  • Using the Grapple Hook on the ground is a quick way to dodge and space between an enemy for a quick flick shot.
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: Chrisdaplaya, Koen D.

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 ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet

Oct 10 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #2: 24 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Reaper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 11 2016

1hr 20mins

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Rank #3: 83 - Omnic Lab: Ladder Climbing with Appa

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In the Lab this week a good podcasting friends joins us this week to talk about climbing from Silver to Diamond. Appa comes from Hearthstone as a top player in the esports scene and has attempted transitioning to Overwatch to compete in a different game!

News & Blue Posts: Silver to Diamond Progress:
  • Basics:
  • The core of Overwatch - Moba at heart disguised as FPS
  • Much faster pace than MOBA
  • Constant team fight
  • I usually play in like 3-ish hour sittings, sometimes multiple times a day
  • Putting in the hours
  • Good practice is important.
  • Don't form bad habits
  • Watch streams, ask for help, get coaching
  • Advanced Roles:
  • Hero Switching
  • Hero tracking, skill tracking and looking for openings.
  • Learning your matchups.
  • Self-Imposed Rules:
  • My biggest self-imposed rule is if we’ve already lost a fight, just don’t ult
  • Flexibility:
  • Allowing yourself to know multiple heroes/roles
  • Personal examples
  • Mentality:
  • If you lose a game, you should always look back on the game as if the loss was your fault -  as if there is always something you could improve
  • Don’t be afraid to admit others can be better than you, embrace it and learn from them.
  • Dealing with Teammates:
  • Accept that is a team game and you need your teammates.
  • Act accordingly
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:
  • (12/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Top Score Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: NeverClutch & Raphael C.
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 Appa: Twitter, Twitch

Dec 25 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #4: 03 - Omnic Lab: Basics: Offensive Heroes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 22 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #5: 85 - Omnic Lab: Advanced Aiming Techniques with Burdock

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In the Lab this week we’ve got a very cool topic of Advanced Aiming for you to break down in techniques, movement, theory, and practical tips on how to improve. We’ve pulled a guest from Reddit who plays at a Grand Master level and wrote a high-quality Aim Theory article for Competitive Overwatch subreddit Daniel aka Burdock.

Interview Begins at 00:05:30

Heads-Update:
  • Game Night -- Still looking for a date
  • Podcasting Apps: Overcast//Pocket Casts
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Console Meta: Dec. 14th 2017
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Twitter
  • Main Feed
  • Aidmaro’s Twitter
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Top Score Solutions: One of our longtime Patrons, Ben or “INeedPeeling” as he’s known on Reddit, 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. 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: Goldensoldier, Shazear, Grant G
Aim Techniques: LINK
  • Aiming terms
  • Placing is when you place your cross-hair and let the target move across its location
  • Strafing is when you use your own movement as a means of aiming.
  • Tracking is when you try to keep the crosshair on the target while shooting, consistent movements coming from your fingers, wrist, or arm depending on the target's distance and speed.
  • Flicking is when you quickly move your crosshair to the target and shoot, often with your wrist.
  • Advanced Advice
  • Aiming with the eyes
  • Understanding Enemy movement
  • Shallow Angles
  • How to aim against A/D spam
  • Movement Terms
  • General Advice
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

Jan 09 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 13 - Omnic Lab: Solo Que Top 3

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In the Lab today we cover our top 3 picks for solo que and some more news from blue posts! We have Xbox receiving Competitive, and we share our reasoning for the top solo que picks.

News & Patch Notes: Torbjorn Console Nerf: 30% Damage Reduction on Turret shots PS4 & Xbox One only Competitive Play: PC - June 28 || Consoles - July 4 - 8 http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745685202Competitive Summer Season: June 28 - August 18th (Abbreviated, starting sooner next summer) Competitive Fall Season: appx. Sept. 6th (two week break) In-Client Details: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20167051  Basketball Cheers when you make it:https://oddshot.tv/shot/AnneMunition/UzoS7oxoS7pF8aD7WA1myBh5Xbox One Patchnotes: Widow, McCree Changes, Gamepad improved, new Legacy Gamepad feature, Competitive mode.http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745755041

Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd 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: Kris C., Mike S., and Chris S.!

TOPIC The 3 Solo Q All-Star Heroes:--Zarya, Soldier 76 & Lucio-- Considered the best in solo Q because in a pinch these heroes can fill (to a certain extent) every roll needed in a team. Sustain and Protection: Lucio: Team heal and ultimate shield, Zarya: Shields for self and the team, half of health self-heals, S76: Emergency heal in a pinch. Damage Pressure: Lucio: Bullet fodder (spam), with no damage fall off, Zarya: Great close and mid-range spam that can hit really hard, S76: most consistent damage at all ranges. High Mobility: Lucio: Wall ride and speed boost, Zarya: Rocket Jump., S76: Rocket Jump and Sprint.  Powerful Ults: Versatile ultimates that can be used pro-actively or reactively. Ability to Contest Objectives: The combination of their kit allows them to stand on objectives and provides incentives for allies to do the same.

Hero Strawpoll: We’d like to go in depth into this kind of strategy for specific heroes. We’d like to start with well rounded heroes and heroes that we are familiar with, help us chose from these five! http://www.strawpoll.me/10555616

Also thanks to our other iTunes review from ChristoferMario.

Helpful Links of the Week: Countering Popular Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dDUnNAp-A  Map Shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0t8zJw87EHero Counters Cheat Sheet:https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4qaduu/i_made_a_simplified_hero_counters_cheat_sheet/  Playing King of the Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Aujtekxc4

Content Creators’ Shoutouts:  League of Overwatchers: Discord with all other content creators:https://discord.me/LoO  Pronto Gaming: Great tips for learning how to improve in Overwatch:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0i4LTmshNbhKL4hjXo4tw

You can find the Omnic Lab on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmnicLab  Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/omniclabDiscord: discord.me/omniclab Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.comiTunes: 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_PodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZsJLxSSdwXqvh0M5BzpvbATwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab  Website: http://www.omniclab.com RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/omniclab  SWEET MERCHHHH: http://shop.spreadshirt.com/omniclabFull Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I79x6f4lpw43CASkA6tpIaHyJG89N5Ua6stXmyokTss/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  Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Jul 01 2016

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 130 - Omnic Lab: Ashe Meta Stats (with Omnic Meta)

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This week Andres & Rob have Switch joining us to talk all about Ashe stats, new Winter Wonderland, and the brand new data about the new Brigitte Meta thus far in the new changes that hit the game.

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!

  • Hero 29 (Ashe) has a 1.5x scope requiring sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link and set the bottom to 66 & the top to your Ana/Widow scoped sensitivity to calculate! Reddit reference

  • Winter Wonderland - Dec. 11th

Winter Wonderland
  • Skins

    • Zarya, Widowmaker, Lucio, Symmetra, Mercy, Junkrat

    • Ashe, Bastion, Reinhardt

  • Emotes

    • Torbjorn - My Babies

    • Genji - Paper Stars

  • Victory Toast Poses

  • Highlight Intro for Wrecking Ball

Ashe Stats
  • Damage Per 10 Seconds

    • Just under Hanzo, but barely

    • 2500 higher average than McCree

    • 2500 lower average than Junkrat

    • Doomfist, Genji, Widow all far below (but, just in dmg, as the other heroes confirm more)

  • Elims Per 10 Min

    • Ashe competing with other top picks to contribute

    • Ashe seems to have more of a curve up from Bronze to Diamond with the skill ceiling being high to play.

  • Final Blows per 10 Min

    • Somewhat lags behind others, but not by much (a margin of 2 at most)

    • Hanzo and Widowmaker presenting the highest in the category

  • Deaths per 10 min

    • Ashe has far better survivability overall than everyone

    • Most avg deaths remain about the same across all ranks

    • This could have something to do with promoting a safe style of play & an ultimate that allows pressure without being in a risky position.

    • Ashe also has a displacement to move around when she is threatened similar to Hanzo & Widowmaker who are also fairly low in deaths.

  • Dynamite vs B.O.B.

    • Bob’s kill secure is roughly the same as a Junkrat Tire, Pharah Barrage, or Hanzo Dragonstrike

    • Genji’s Blade is much higher on the ultimate confirmation

    • BOB’s function seems to also be less about securing and more to do with disruption like Hanzo’s ult and also the knock up & zoning.

    • Dynamite is contributing to a whopping 28% of her kills in bronze and 35% in GM

  • Pickrate vs Winrate

    • Like any new hero, the pick rate is absurd to start off competitive in their release into the scene.

    • Diamond picking her up in more cases than others at around 38% of games, but the average being around 30%

    • Genji at the time is one of the most frequent picks to synergize with Ana

    • In the DPS category, Ashe has the highest Winrate at #1 slot

      • 53% in Plat and 56% in GM

      • Junkrat is the only hero besides Ashe and Doomfist to hit 50% in Gold Tier

      • Silver Tier shows Ashe, Genji, Hanzo, & Junkrat all being right around 48% with Doomfist taking the #1 slot at 50%

#Rework Mercy Movement
  • Mercy & Moira have below 10% pick rate in GM (

Dec 17 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 131 - Omnic Lab: Ultimate Tracking

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This week Andres & Rob have a full show for you this week talking all about Ultimate tracking!

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

  • Season 13 expected to finish on Dec. 28/29!

  • Next Week DVa going deep with a Coach who was featured on Jayne’s YouTube that coached him from Fiver!

Ultimate Tracking
  • What is Ult tracking?

  • Why is it important?

  • How can I improve at ult tracking?

  • What are some key indicators for when someone has an ult?

  • Advanced Ult tracking.

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

Dec 24 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #14: 92 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Lucio with Rammy

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In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Rammy to the show to discuss Lucio Hero Mastery! We did a VERY outdated show without an expert and wanted to continue revising our guides in the future so we brought on a GM Lucio (hit T500 before & top 10 in Sept. 2017) player to help us out!

Heads Update:
  • 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)
  • PC Meta Report 2/08/18
  • Console Meta Report 2/15/18
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
Brief Interview with Rammy
  • Tell us about yourself, what your gaming background is, etc?
  • What are some of your current aspirations (streaming, Contenders/OWL)
  • What brought you to the hero Lucio?
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:
  • Ben K. Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Jeff B. 
Lucio Going Deep:
  • What roles does Lucio fill or what is his job in a game
  • Let’s talk about using CrossFade and the Healing/Speed song effective use
  • How to do we get the most out of our Boops & Primary Fire Gun?
  • Practicing the Wall-Ride. How do you set this up for practicing, what do you do to warm up?
  • Proper timing for Sound Barrier breakdow
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How Map Dependent is Lucio?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and match-ups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.
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 Rammy: Twitter, Twitch

Feb 27 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #15: 99 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Horizon with RossianSpy

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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

Apr 17 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 62 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Mei with Jardio

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In the Lab this week we’ve setup the show to be a LOT more chill than normal. We’ve brought in special guest Jardio, a top 500 player and hero specialist to talk about Mei with us this week. Jardio has made it to top 10 for 4 seasons in a row (seasons 2-5) on the competitive ladder playing primarily Mei.

News & Blue Posts: Going Deep: Mei with Jardio
  • Mei Reference Source
  • Mei's Role
  • Hero Synergies
  • The critical way to play: The Ice Wall
  • Primary and Secondary Fire
  • Positioning & Flanking
  • Effective use of the Ice Block
  • Blizzard (Ultimate) usage and zone control
  • Community Fun Questions
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Awestruct, Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Spektr, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.

New Patrons this week (4 NEW):

  • First Last
  • Karasu Y.
  • Tim F
  • Noel T
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 GUEST: Jardio: Twitter, Twitch

Jul 21 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #18: 88 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Reading a Battle

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In the Lab this week we’re kicking off a new series called “Strat Brewing” where Andres and Rob break down key strategies that come up throughout the year for when guests aren’t on the show! Additionally this week’s topic is going to be called Reading a Battle!

TIMESTAMPS: 

  • NYXL vs SEOUL Discussion 00:10:17
  • STRAT BREWING - Reading the battle 00:20:38
Heads Update:
  • Game Night -- Jan 26th Recap
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta: Jan. 17th 2018
  • OWL Rankings: Computer Generated (S1:St1:W2)
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Twitter
  • Main Feed
  • Aidmaro’s Twitter
  • 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.
Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, JanJinkle, NeverClutch, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TragicZac.

Strat Brewing: Reading Battles Tools:
  • Kill Feed
  • Chevrons above player heads
  • Sounds
  • Comms
  • Hitting Tab//Checking Ultimates
Reacting to different moments in battles:
  • Approaching the battle.
  • Losing a player before the fight.
  • Losing a player as the fight starts.
  • Losing players during the fight.
  • High risk, high reward plays.
  • After the battle has been won (Def and Attack)
Blue Posts & News:
  • Blizzard World Map now in Quickplay and Arcade. Will not come to Competitive play until Season 9.
  • Developer Update (Community Topics)
  • Toxicity update around 17% more actions and 20% more reports
  • Actioning some players through being proactive through looking through toxic behaviors on youtube and like platforms before reports are filed in some cases.
  • Mercy & Junkrat changes still slated for next patch
  • If Mercy is too far on the roster she will be brought back up
  • Hanzo, Mei, Symmetra named as plans to look into the heroes
  • Sombra & Doomfist are looking at minor tweaks
  • In-Depth Explanation of the Movement Update from Geoff Goodman
  • Update to the known bugs page
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

Jan 30 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #19: 163 - Omnic Lab: DPS - Know Your Role

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

GAME NIGHT: August 30th

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

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

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

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

PARTNERS:

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

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

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

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

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Aug 30 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: 55 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Bastion with Kolorblind

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In the Lab this week we’re back with another Top 500 player for a Going Deep. We finally have our first Defense Hero with Bastion so we brought on Kolorblind! Hopefully we got some great content heading your well with the interview this week and an update from Andres on how Scrims are going before Season 5!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • June Game Night?
  • Blizzcon 2017 Tickets--update
  • Scott Mercer: Principal Designer at Blizzard is joining us!
  • June 9th at 4pm PDT//7pm EDT
News & Blue Posts:
  • WinstonsLab and Trevor May have partnered to launch OverTrack.gg API is in Closed Beta!
  • Automated Competitive Match Tracking
  •  - Skill Rating, W/L/D, Elims, Healing, Damage, Objective Time, etc.
  • No longer is there a need to manually enter match data into a form or spreadsheet
  • Per Game Tracking - OverTrack also records: Hero Swaps, Team comps for both teams, Kill Feed, Offensive/Defensive Assists, Final Blows, Objective information
  • Omnic Meta: Season 4 Analysis
  • PTR First Look
Bastion Interview with Kolorblind!
  • Who is Kolorblind?
  • General Strategy
  • Specifics and Team Composition Helps
  • Tips and Tricks
  • User-submitted questions from Discord
Reference Links: Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:
  • (15/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Jason A, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, MILK, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week (1 NEW):
    • Cas F
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: soundcloud.com/iplaimusic, audioblender.studio, Twitter

Kolorblind: Twitter,Twitch, YouTube

Jun 06 2017

1hr 28mins

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