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Tactical Crouch is the best place to get your Overwatch League and competitive Overwatch news, analysis, and more. Join your hosts KickedTripod, Volamel, and Yiska as they interview the best and brightest in competitive Overwatch!

This project is not affiliated with Overwatch League, Overwatch, or Blizzard Entertainment.

Tactical Crouch - A Competitive Overwatch Podcast John Horstmann

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    • 4.6 • 140 Ratings

Tactical Crouch is the best place to get your Overwatch League and competitive Overwatch news, analysis, and more. Join your hosts KickedTripod, Volamel, and Yiska as they interview the best and brightest in competitive Overwatch!

This project is not affiliated with Overwatch League, Overwatch, or Blizzard Entertainment.

    Are O2 The Final Boss?! Paulsible & Lafon - Tactical Crouch Ep. 273

    Are O2 The Final Boss?! Paulsible & Lafon - Tactical Crouch Ep. 273

    Are the shoes HeeSang has to fill simply too large? Can we safely judge anyone from T1? Yiska and Volamel are joined Paul "Paulsible" Morrison and Hamzah "lafon" Mostafa to tackle Overwatch Contenders: Korea and the strength of it's graduating class ahead of the Pacific Showdown.



    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:03:39 - O2 Blast a T2 dynasty?

    00:10:36 - Looking at other KR contender teams

    00:15:13 - How did the meta play out over the tournament?

    00:21:12 - Sin Prisa shows strength. Are Ade & TOPDRAGON OWL-worthy? Supports good?

    00:29:38 - HeeSang following in Proper's footsteps? Are OW2 teams built around a tank?

    00:37:31 - Max potential?

    00:49:13 - Can an O2 support bring Bliss to an OWL team? Telling a Babel story

    00:55:33 - Keep an eye on these contenders...

    01:06:33 - Lightning round: Best of KR Run it back

    01:11:14 - How strong is this rookie class?

    01:14:52 - Pacific Showdown storylines. Last minute showing for OWL FA signings?

    01:29:06 - Support Tier 2! Shout outs & closing

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Are We Walking Into A Ramattra Meta? ATL TOP 5!?! - Tactical Crouch Ep. 272

    Are We Walking Into A Ramattra Meta? ATL TOP 5!?! - Tactical Crouch Ep. 272

    Is Joe off the goop with his take on the Atlanta Reign? Where in the world does Profit go this year now that he's a free agent? And is Ramattra OVERLOADED or are we overreacting? Yiska and Volamel tackle the free agency window moving once again alongside the most recent Overwatch League news.

    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:08:13 - FA delay and impact on the players

    00:22:09 - Yiska answers rapid fire questions related to FA debacle

    00:36:24 - Atlanta making moves via trades

    00:55:22 - Profit now an unrestricted free agent. Where will he go?

    01:10:22 - Vancouver builds a foundation

    01:25:27 - Danteh departs from Houston

    01:33:50 - Ramattra abilites & early thoughts

    01:50:44 - Closing up

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Toronto Shifting Gears? APAC In Trouble!? - Tactical Crouch Ep. 271

    Toronto Shifting Gears? APAC In Trouble!? - Tactical Crouch Ep. 271

    Net Ease broke up with Blizzard and now we're all crying in the club, but what does it mean for Overwatch League? Are the Seoul Dynasty going budget this year? And are our hopes for the Toronto Defiant at an all-time high? Yiska and Volamel dive into the mud this week to break down all the news.

    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:04:48 - China OnlyWatch. NetEase issue & impact on OWL free agency

    00:36:09 - Moonfall

    00:45:00 - Profit posts LFT as restricted FA, Arnold shares comments

    00:49:50 - Handing over the Reign. Kai a hot commodity?

    01:15:20 - Toronto turnover. Casores cooking up a contender?

    01:28:28 - Talking about Ramattra's coming preview

    01:35:03 - Concluding remarks

    Links discussed in the show & recent content from our hostsSideshow on the potential loss of viewers - https://youtu.be/NZYV9eT83vU

    GamesBeat panel with Seoul CEO Arnold - https://youtu.be/mY1pGCx1GDI?t=6091

    Yiska's discord server - https://discord.me/tacticalcrouch

    Yiska's Casores interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkCQBu4unQ

    Follow the show & our hosts on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/tactical_crouchhttps://twitter.com/imAVRLhttps://twitter.com/YiskaOuthttps://twitter.com/VolamelJoin our communities to connect with other OWL fanshttps://discord.me/tacticalcrouchhttps://discord.gg/YGB8aVXgzThttps://www.twitch.tv/avrl/Ways to support the show:http://patreon.com/tacticalcrouch

    • 1 hr 38 min
    LOST In Yiska's Overwatch Offseason Paradise - Tactical Crouch Ep. 270

    LOST In Yiska's Overwatch Offseason Paradise - Tactical Crouch Ep. 270

    What's the deal with the Dallas Fuel? Are the Shanghai Dragons aiming for a familiar tank? And what's going on with the New York Excelsior? Yiska and Volamel tackle the tip of the Overwatch League off-season iceberg.

    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:01:45 - Big picture on the offseason. Are the Fuel's actions a wider concern?

    00:16:13 - OWL Contracts 101

    00:30:54 - League reveals Roster Construction Rules

    00:49:35 - Shock-ing departures?

    00:55:38 - Revolution in Boston

    01:00:48 - Shanghai in shambles? Can you buy a championship?

    01:16:52 - NY-ex-L

    01:23:43 - Shields out. Also includes talk on an American Tornado reunion

    01:34:23 - London #ClearTheSkies?

    01:44:20 - Wrapping up

    • 1 hr 47 min
    DALLAS FUEL ARE CHAMPIONS!! & Kenobi's Spark Prophecy - Tactical Crouch Ep. 269

    DALLAS FUEL ARE CHAMPIONS!! & Kenobi's Spark Prophecy - Tactical Crouch Ep. 269

    Is Proper the Faker of Overwatch? How did the Dallas Fuel make such a historic run possible? And in what universe did anyone, outside of one man, expect that Hangzhou Spark to finish 4th!? Yiska and Volamel are joined by North American caster Eren "Kenobi" Erkey to tackle the 2022 Overwatch League playoffs and grand finals and begin to disseminate the 2023 offseason.

    00:00:00 - Introduction and high level talk on Finals

    00:15:37 - Talking on live audience reception & the meta

    00:19:35 - Kenobi gloating on Spark

    00:24:25 - Edison's second coming and heaping praise on Dallas coaching

    00:36:08 - Shock therapy. Comparing Crusty & Rush. Tracking Sojourn rail

    00:46:42 - Influence of Winston skill on playoff outcomes

    00:52:40 - Giving the MVP his Proper due

    01:13:30 - Award voting & possible biases

    01:21:40 - Miscellaneous playoff takeaways

    01:26:05 - Transitioning to the offseason. Revenue uncertainty to trim budgets?

    01:41:11 - Houston announces Lep, Doge, and Creative outbound

    01:44:21 - Boston quick to announce front office changes

    01:51:31 - Vancouver releases dpei. What are the Titans up to?

    01:58:54 - Deep takes on free agency for Chinese talent & Shock spots

    02:04:27 - Ramattra

    02:12:19 - Wrapping up

    • 2 hr 17 min
    PLAYOFF POWER RANKINGS!! Kenobi Gives His Picks - Tactical Crouch Ep. 268

    PLAYOFF POWER RANKINGS!! Kenobi Gives His Picks - Tactical Crouch Ep. 268

    Has Spark anything to give? Is Dallas running away with a title? Yiska and Volamel are joined by North American caster Eren "Kenobi" Erkey to argue the rankings of all the 2022 Overwatch League playoff teams.





    00:00:00 - Introduction. Some fun talk about Mickie Mouse factors

    00:11:54 - Playoff meta juice

    00:29:29 - Teams that may defy the meta

    00:30:59 - Overview of our playoff power ranking process

    00:31:35 - Hangzhou Spark

    00:41:41 - Toronto Defiant

    00:47:01 - Florida Mayhem

    00:51:02 - Philadelphia Fusion

    00:58:05 - London Spitfire

    01:05:16 - Atlanta Reign

    01:12:08 - Houston Outlaws

    01:17:51 - Shanghai Dragons

    01:24:22 - Seoul Dynasty

    01:35:44 - Los Angeles Gladiators

    01:42:20 - San Francisco Shock

    01:50:13 - Dallas Fuel

    02:02:33 - Stepping back to review the host's average rankings

    02:07:51 - Lightning round questions for MVP, surprising & disappointing performances

    • 2 hr 16 min

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140 Ratings

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