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Overwatch 2’s Shift to 5v5 is Divisive to Pro, Casual Community

After what felt like years of waiting, we finally got a good look at Overwatch […]

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After what felt like years of waiting, we finally got a good look at Overwatch 2 during the ‘Overwatch 2 PVP Developer Livestream.’ During this stream, the announcement came that shook perhaps every Overwatch player, and especially off-tank player, to their core – Overwatch 2 is shifting away from the 6v6 model that the game originally debuted with, cutting a tank position.

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Now the game will be played with one tank, two dps, and two healers. This is quite the shift for a game that’s been unique among FPS and most online multiplayer games that had six players to a side, and helped set the game apart from other hero shooters like Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and even Valorant. On the other hand, this change should in theory allow Blizzard to focus in on more FPS fundamentals, rather than the hybrid game they’d let Overwatch become. 

Needless to say, the move has been divisive among the community. Some have taken a more “wait and see” approach, some were quick to point out that this could be seen as a costcutting measure for the Overwatch League (though, this seems unlikely), and some still have said they don’t like the move overall. This is especially true in the pro community, where offtank players are now going to have to compete not only for playing time with their former tank partner, but also could outright be cut from teams. 

The Overwatch Community is Split Over 5v5

One popular content creator, Stylosa, ran a poll on his Twitter for the occasion which grabbed around 12,000 votes, with a small majority saying it’s a good change (at 51.3%) while 48.7% said the change was terrible. The community, therefore, is pretty clearly split.

The detractors of this change are quick to point out that the game is fundamentally shifting away from the game they purchased and put thousands of hours into practicing.  

They have stated intentions to embrace the FPS side of their hybrid game, and all of their balance changes are directed to this: Fewer shields, faster DPS, fewer tanks, less CC, improve DPS queue times, reduce defensive play, increase availability of high ground and flank routes,” one player said on Reddit. “It’s a different game. But I loved the game the way it was, I just wanted more of it. More content. Maps, heroes, map modes, continued balance changes. The game they are describing isn’t the game I purchased or spent thousands of hours playing and enjoying.

Off-Tank Pros Worry About What Happens Next


Meanwhile, professional players seem melancholy about the decision, saying that not only will this change things, but it will also completely change the dynamics of their teams. 

As for whether or not 5v5 is good for the game, I won’t pretend to know the answer,” San Francisco Shock star Matthew “Super” DeLisi, who participated in the 5v5 reveal, said. “But coordinating with a tank, building synergy and dominating is probably one of the most fun things I’ve done in a game

Not just dynamics are changing, though – players are worried for their continued employment with their teams. Of course, meta shift, and entire rule sets change around competitive play all the time, but Overwatch has been especially prone to this – the big shift from GOATS to the 2-2-2 role lock comes to mind immediately, and that wasn’t all that long ago. Now there’s yet another seismic shift in the way Overwatch is going to meant to be played, and that’s going to mean that teams have to reevaluate their approach. Players, though, are going to feel the biggest sting of this, especially off-tanks. 

Imagine spending 5 years to perfect your role,” Atlanta Reign tank Blake “Gator” Scott said. “Just for it to be deleted while knowing your role does not translate to another you’re expected to give all you got till the end of season.

Some players are more optimistic than others – saying that tanks probably won’t be expected to be able to play every single tank hero, and that benches will be utilized for depth. However, the pessimistic take on that is that it’s hard to justify paying an entire salary, with benefits, just for this depth. Time will tell which teams end up wanting to take advantage of that. 

My take is that OT [Off-Tank] players will be fine in OW2,” Houston Outlaws support William “Crimzo” Hernandez said.  “There’ll still be a need to play those heroes and the tank role itself is going to completely change. With all of the new stuff for tanks coming into OW2, I think it’s crazy to say that there won’t be a need for the OT heroes. You can’t expect 1 tank player to be able to cover all the tanks in the game, you’re going to still need 2-3 tank players in my opinion.

Overwatch 2 still doesn’t have a confirmed release date, but with this PVP stream, it seems that they are making decent headway. Hopefully, we will hear more about the release date at whatever the replacement for Blizzcon is. 

Source: https://www.esportstalk.com/news/overwatch-2s-shift-to-5v5-is-divisive-to-pro-casual-community/

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El Salvador’s historic bitcoin law will go into effect on Sept. 7.

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According to the Reuters report, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced in a national address on Thursday that the recently passed law making bitcoin legal tender will take effect on Sept. 7, noting that its use will be optional. As reported earlier, El Salvador’s Congress already approved Bukele’s proposal to embrace the world’s leading cryptocurrency, making El Salvador the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.

“The use of bitcoin will be optional.”

“The use of bitcoin will be optional, and nobody will receive bitcoin if they don’t want it… If someone receives payment in bitcoin, they can choose to receive it in dollars automatically,” said the 38-year old president Bukele. Salaries and pensions will continue to be paid in U.S. dollars, Bukele added, without specifying if that included salaries paid to state workers and private sector employees. Earlier, Athena Bitcoin said it plans to invest over $1 million to install some 1,500 cryptocurrency ATMs in El Salvador, especially where residents receive remittances from abroad. According to Athena Bitcoin’s website, the ATMs can be used to buy bitcoins or sell them for cash.

El Salvador’s President unveils the official digital wallet ‘Chivo.’

El Salvador has announced that it will release an official digital wallet for BTC and other currencies, according to a local media report published on June 24. The new digital wallet is called Chivo, and it will form the basis for everyday use of the currency. President Bukele, who led the effort to authorize bitcoin as legal tender, said that the government would give away $30 worth of BTC after users download the app during a conference.

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Crypto Price Analysis & Overview June 25th: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano, and Polkadot

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This week was a complete rollercoaster in the cryptocurrency market. Unfortunately, things failed to turn out for the better and the majority is trading in the red.

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin is down a steep 11.7% this week as it currently trades beneath $34,000. The cryptocurrency started the week by dropping into support at $31,185 (downside 1.618 Fib Extension) on Monday.

On Tuesday, it took a brief dive beneath $30K for the first time since January 2021. It dropped as low as $28,800 before the buyers regrouped and quickly pushed BTC back higher. In total, BTC did not spend more than 3 hours beneath the $30k level.

Since rebounding above $30K, BTC created the first three consecutive bullish candles since the mid-May price capitulation. It did reach as high as $35,500 today. However, it was unable to close above resistance at $34,760 (downside 1.414 Fib Extension) and has since dropped.

Looking ahead, the first support lies at $33,520. This is followed by $32,465, $31,185 (downside 1.618 Fib Extension), and $30,000. Added support lies at $28,800, $27,750 (January 2021 lows), and $36,840 (downside 1.414 Fib Extension).

On the other side, if the buyers can climb above resistance at $34,760, the first resistance lies at $36,000 (20-day MA). This is followed by $38,000, $39,490 (early-June highs), $40,000 (50-day MA), and $42,000 (January 2021 highs).

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BTC/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

Ethereum

Ethereum fell by a very steep 201 over the week as it trades at $1888 – support provided by the 200-day MA and a .886 Fib. The cryptocurrency fell beneath $2200 on Monday and crashed into the $1888 support.

On the Tuesday spike lower, ETH dropped to $1710 but quickly rebounded to close the daily candle above the 200-day MA. Since then, ETH has been unable to reclaim the $2000 level and has returned to the 200-day MA.

Looking ahead, if the sellers break beneath the 200-day MA, the first support lies at $1710 (mid-March support). This is followed by $1625 (downside 1.272 Fib Extension), $1500, and $1425 (January 2021 highs).

On the other side, the first resistance lies at $2000. This is followed by $2160 (bearish .382 Fib), $2300 (bearish .5 Fib & 20-day MA), $2500 (100-day MA), and $2600.

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ETH/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

ETH is also in trouble against BTC after dropping from 0.063 BTC on Monday and heading beneath 0.06 BTC on Tuesday. It continued to run lower as it broke below support at 0.0569 BTC today.

It is currently trading at 0.056 BTC, but the bearish momentum is still likely to drag it lower in the coming days.

If the sellers push beneath 0.056 BTC, the first support lies at 0.0541 BTC (April 2018 lows & 100-day MA). This is followed by 0.0513 (downside 1.272 Fib Extension), 0.05 BTC, and 0.0473 BTC.

On the other side, the first strong resistance lies at 0.06 BTC. This is followed by 0.0628 BTC, 0.0648 BTC (20-day MA), and 0.068 BTC (50-day MA).

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ETH/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

Ripple

XRP fell by an even steeper 25% over the week. The cryptocurrency dropped from $0.781 resistance on Monday to reach $0.6.

It continued on Tuesday to hit the support at $0.55 provided by the 2019 highs and a long-term ascending trend line. It has since attempted to rebound but is struggling to make ground back above $0.7 as it now trades at $0.62.

Moving forward, the first strong support lies at $0.6. This is followed by $0.55 (2019 highs), $0.5, $0.478 (this week’s low), and $0.4.

On the other side, the first resistance lies between $0.7 and $0.72 (200-day MA). Above this, resistance is found at $0.781 (bearish .236 Fib), $0.8282 (2020 highs), $0.9, and $1.00.

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XRP/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

Against bitcoin, XRP set a fresh three-month low this week as it broke beneath the 2200 SAT (100-day MA) support and plummeted beneath the July 2020 lows at 1900 SAT to reach 1760 SAT.

There, the support provided by the 200-day MA and a downside 1.618 Fib Extension allowed XRP to rebound. However, it is still struggling to sustain itself above 1900 SAT.

Looking ahead, the first strong resistance lies at 2000 SAT. This is followed by 2122 SAT (bearish .236 Fib), 2200 SAT (100-day & 20-day MA), and 2425 SAT (bearish .382 Fib).

On the other side, the first support lies at 1800 SAT. This is followed by 1660 SAT (200-day MA), 1550 SAT (November 2020 low), and 1365 SAT (.786 Fib).

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XRP/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

Cardano

ADA dropped by a smaller 9% this week as it trades above $1.30. It had fallen from resistance at the 100-day MA around $1.42 on Monday and dropped as low as $1.00 on Tuesday.

There, it found support at the 200-day MA and quickly recovered back above $1.15 to close the daily candle. Since then, ADA pushed higher but was unable to break the 100-day MA yesterday. It is currently testing a descending trend line that dates back to the May peaks.

Looking ahead, the first resistance lies at $1.42 – provided by the falling trend line, the 20-day MA, and the 100-day MA. This is followed by $1.52 (bearish .382 Fib), $1.60 (50-day MA), and $1.71 (bearish .5 Fib).

On the other side, the first support lies at $1.120. This is followed by $1.15, $1.10, and $1.00 (200-day MA).

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ADA/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

ADA is pretty neutral against BTC this week. It did drop beneath support at 3820 SAT (.382 Fib) on Monday and fell as low as 3440 SAT (.5 Fib) on Tuesday. However, the bulls regrouped and allowed the daily candle to close above 3540 SAT (downside 1.272 Fib Extension).

From there, it has pushed back above the 3820 SAT support but is struggling to make ground beyond 4000 SAT.

Looking ahead, the first resistance lies at 4000 SAT (20-day & 50-day MA). This is followed by 4200 SAT, 4400 SAT, 4570 SAT (1.414 Fib Extension), and 4900 SAT (1.618 Fib Extension & June highs).

On the other side, the first support lies at 3820 SAT (.382 Fib). This is followed by 3540 SAT (downside 1.414 Fib Extension), 3440 SAT (.5 Fib), 3200 SAT (100-day MA), and 3060 SAT (.618 Fib).

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ADA/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

Polkadot

DOT is down by 32% this week as it trades around $15. The coin fell from above $20 on Monday to reach $13 on Tuesday. The buyers did manage to defend support around $14, provided by a .786 Fib Retracement.

Unfortunately, the bulls have been unable to push much past $17 since rebounding, and the market is looking like it will head lower again.

If the sellers push lower, the first support lies at $14 (.786 Fib). This is followed by $13, $10 (.886 Fib), and $6.90 (Sep 2020 highs).

On the other side, the first resistance lies at $17. This is followed by $20 (20-day MA), $22.5, and $25 (200-day MA).

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DOT/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.

Dot is also struggling against BTC this week as it dropped beneath the 200-day MA around 54,500 SAT and continued lower to meet support at 45,000 SAT on Tuesday.

Since then, the market has moved sideways, unable to really push higher again.

Looking ahead, the first support beneath 45,000 SAT lies at 44,000 SAT (May lows). This is followed by 40,600 SAT, 40,000 SAT, and 35,770 SAT (.786 Fib).

On the other side, the first strong resistance lies at 50,000 SAT. This is followed by 52,700 SAT, 55,000 SAT (200-day & 20-day MA), and 60,000 SAT.

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DOT/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView.
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MEHH Token Offering Scalable Digital Payment Solution to Merchants

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