In this series we try to pick into the brains of the ranked #1 team/players in each competitive game.
This week we dive into the realm of Overwatch.
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Described as a “hero shooter” Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of 30 characters, known as “heroes”, each with a unique style of play whose roles are divided into three general categories that fit their role. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time.
It’s basically a FPS combined with a MOBA.
nA|BlackWatch are currently #1 for Overwatch in the country.
Their notable achievements include :
- Gamefest Overwatch ‘17 – 3rd Place
- SLT e-Sports Championship 2017 – Champions
- SLCG’17 Overwatch – Champions
- GCOL Season 1 – Champions
- Get Nailed Overwatch League 2018 – 2nd Place
- SLCG’18 Overwatch – Champions
- SLT eSports Cafe Challenge ‘18 Overwatch – 3rd Place
- GCOL Season 2 – Champions
Their current roster is as follows:
We met up with Ruvin “Bouncyknight” Kularathna to understand how Blackwatch functions and what makes them the best.
Q: How was the team formed
A:Well Sukiribole was the one who convinced me to buy the game, after that i convinced some of the players from my COD4 team to buy it(Madhu, Sleepy and Jonaboy), we found out that Bouncy was also playing later, so since we had 6 players we decided to form the team.
Q: What differentiates you from other teams?:
A:I think we have got a solid dive comp, and most teams in Sri Lanka struggle to deal with dive. We exploit that a little better than others.
Q: What’s your motivation to keep practicing?:
A:These days none. When we started we practiced whenever we could to beat NWA, the top team at that time, that was our only motivation. After we beat them, the number of practice sessions decreased, since the start of 2019 stopped practicing as a team altogether. But I guess the team synergy we built is enough to stay on top.
Q:What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are:
A: Strengths definitely Dive comp, specifically Dive comp with Pharah, widow, winston, dva, mercy and zen. After ppeekxxel joined the team we swapped the zen for lucio. A rein Zarya comp is at like the middle ground of our strengths, it’s not as good as our dive, but we still can play it to a good extent.
Our weaknesses i’d say is bunker comp, with orissa and hog, our tanks are not experienced with it, so it’s a bit harder to play for us.