Episode 87 – Welcome to The Tankrat Meta

Cheers, loves! Episode 87 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Melissa Schissler aka Melarina.

Our opening discussion covers the preview of Junkertown and some lore that surrounds it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XU1TockPjE&feature=youtu.be

Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry:
That Blizzcon Goodie Bag Looking Good:
https://dotesports.com/overwatch/blizzcon-overwatch-goodie-bag-17322
Tank get’s a little sick about Junkrat:
http://www.omnicmeta.com/2017/09/overwatch-hero-meta-report-pc-september.html
Two more OWL League Spots Announced and one more team to go:
http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/20673359/blizzard-entertainment-locks-two-more-20-million-overwatch-league-spots
Stae of the art esports arena?! We are all in!:
https://blizzard.gamespress.com/en-CA/BLIZZARD-ENTERTAINMENT-ESTABLISHES-STATE-OF-THE-ART-LIVE-EVENT-DESTINA

Praise him! The church of Kaplan cares not for the judgement of the outsiders:
https://www.pcgamesn.com/overwatch/overwatch-jeff-kaplan-adjectives
slambo and our dev and savior have a little more in commmon than you thought!:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758626012?page=6#post-110

Main Discussion is a chance to catch up with your hosts and their season 6 journey in competitive.

Tournament talk this week covers:
Contenders Season Update for all of you:
https://www.overwatchcontenders.com/en-us/
Apex Season 4 Chugs on! we update on Top Tiers in each group:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_4
Apex groups are drawn for the upcoming Playoffs:
https://dotesports.com/overwatch/ogn-overwatch-apex-group-draw-stage-17313

Community Content Shoutout goes to the Realm Maintenance Podcast and Rho for being amazing all the time:
https://realm-maintenance.com/

Tankzord’s community plea needs to be heard this week!

Check back next week for patch notes too!

And that’s it for this week! See you next week, loves!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

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http://www.conbeforestorm.com/

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Episode 84 – Tankzord’s Outfit with Squidzord

Cheers, loves! Episode 84 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, Melissa Schissler aka Melarina and special guest Squidzord from Heroes Never Die podcast.

Our opening discussion is about a seagull stream?!:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/6vc7qn/info_from_seagulls_stream_at_gamescom_with_scott/?st=J6NVZ992&sh=52877ee8

Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry:
Mercy changes are coming soon! The team speculates:
https://dotesports.com/overwatch/mercy-adjustment-overwatch-scott-mercer-16820
D.Va changes are coming and they are huge!!:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758746118?page=2#post-30
Console players rejoice! Report is coming for our console brethren:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/08/18/overwatch-player-reporting-on-console-finally-set-to-arrive

Praise him! The church of Kaplan gets Holy!
We love our developer updates:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqf0e8zzyCw&feature=youtu.be

Main Discussion is about all the gamescom coverage!:
Mei Short
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqf0e8zzyCw&feature=youtu.be
The Plan and Junkertown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0QGtk_AM0&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcPDd16_9dI&feature=youtu.be

Tournament talk this week covers:
Overwatch Contenders
https://www.overwatchcontenders.com/en-us/
Apex Season 4
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_4

Community Content Shoutout goes to MoonMoon!
twitch.tv/moonmoon_ow

Tankzord’s community plea will return next week!

Check back next week for patch notes too!

And that’s it for this week! See you next week, loves!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

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http://www.conbeforestorm.com/

The Cavalry Never Dies #2 – 9/2 – 6PM PST
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Episode 83 – Misflits Live!

Cheers, loves! Episode 83 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Melissa Schissler aka Melarina.

Our opening discussion is all about Overwatch Today and their PODCASTERMANIA forum that tank and mel participated in!
https://overwatchtoday.blogspot.com/2017/08/download-today-welcome-to-overwatch.html?m=1

Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry:
Battle.net to stay!
https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/world-of-warcraft/20972461/blizzard-battle-net-update
Cloud 9 now have an EU roster, Lazer Kittenz
http://cloud9.gg/news/laser-kittenz
Lunatic Hai Roster to Represent Seoul via LA
http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/20353712/sources-lunatic-hai-roster-join-overwatch-league-relocate-temporarily-la
Junkertown Voice Line Datamined.
https://aku-no-homu.tumblr.com/post/164255696320/athena-voicelines-for-entering-maps-i-mined-on
Nate Nanzer OWL Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h255IqtWNeI

Praise him! The church of Kaplan gets Holy!
The new developer update carries our sermon to completion! And this sermon is full death(match) and french estates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_CBzklel1c&feature=youtu.be

Main Discussion covers the World Cup post-mortem. We give our picks for Blizzcon and discuss the event as a whole.

Tournament talk this week covers:
Reminder: OW Contenders back week of Aug 19th!:
https://www.overwatchcontenders.com/
Apex Season 4 began and we remind you of that:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_4

Community Content Shoutout goes to Overwatch Today! Thanks again for the podcaster forum!:
https://twitter.com/overwatchtoday
https://overwatchtoday.blogspot.com/

We have a listener question from frenzyheart from Discord! But we fail at answering it…

Tankzord’s community plea is important to the health of your team compisitions. please listen!!!

Check back next week for patch notes!

And that’s it for this week! See you next week, loves!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

Reminders:
http://www.conbeforestorm.com/

The Cavalry Never Dies #2 – 9/2 – 6PM PST
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Episode 82 – Rob Mayday Parade with NotRob

Cheers, loves! Episode 82 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Melissa Schissler aka Melarina.

Opening up this episode we introduce a man who needs no introduction and hit him with some sizzling interview questions. NotRob from the Ominc Lab, Velens Chosen and Concept Craft podcasts rolls with the punches and slays the questions like dragons.

Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry:
EnvyUS to represent Dallas-Austin for Overwatch League:
http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/20267274/blizzard-add-team-envyus-overwatch-league
Geguri – The first female Korean to compete in Apex:
https://twitter.com/RallyJaffa/status/894393757625237504
Team Liquid to drop its Overwatch team, some players to stay with organization:
http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/20276987/team-liquid-drop-overwatch-team-some-players-stay-org-sources-say

Praise him! The church of Kaplan gets Down to business!
DinoFlask is back with some praise for Him!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWTxPwtCCGQ&feature=youtu.be
Our dev and savior blesses Orisa with some minor buffs:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758615920?page=2#post-37
Overwatch league spectating may get some color:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758656495#post-5

Main Discussion is even HOTTER than last week with the return of the Summer Games and we all debate which Grillmaster: 76 skin is the best… Oops I mean skins.

Tournament talk this week covers:
The Overwatch World cup just left Katowice, Poland and it was awesome!
Grats to South Korea (over Russia) and Canada (over Netherlands)
Next on the tour is Santa Monica, CA – Aug 11-13
https://www.twitch.tv/playoverwatch
https://worldcup.playoverwatch.com/en-us/#group-stage
Reminder: OW Contenders back week of Aug 14th!
https://www.overwatchcontenders.com/

Community Content Shoutout goes to a community near and dear to your hearts and hometown:
GGKC: A community committed to providing news and promotions in the KC and surrounding areas for casual, competitive and professional gaming.
https://discord.gg/Eedysd

Tankzord’s community plea will return next time!

Patch Notes:
Come back next week to get all patched up!

 

And that’s it for this week! See you next week, loves!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

Reminders:
http://www.conbeforestorm.com/

The Cavalry Never Dies #2 – 9/2 – 6PM PST
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Episode 80 – Widowjunkzo

Cheers, loves! Episode 80 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Melissa Schissler aka Melarina.

Opening up this episode is a discussion on balance. AH MY GAH! WHY U NO BALANCE BLIZZ?! – This has been the conversation for the past month and beyond. The community is fed up and waiting for blizzard to drop a balance patch, but can the community innovate counters?
World Cup Team Korea thinks they can:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758316057

Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry:
Reporting and penalty system improvements are live as of right now! Will there be false reports?
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758356169
A very important Overwatch League update has hit and we are excited:
https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/20937016
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hnewman/2017/07/26/overwatch-players-will-fight-for-millions-and-a-cushy-salary/#746e5c342a55
Lesser Geoffy Good Good on Roadhog and Junkrat Buffs:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758316091#post-4
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758326009?page=4#post-70
New gun skins? New Hero being tested? Or is Soldier:76 getting a flamethrower? Let’s discuss:
https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/21/16008586/overwatch-weapon-skins-flamethrower

Praise him! The church of Kaplan make a triumphant return with a tour de force of information:
Balancing for both sides ties back into our opening discussion and Papa Jeffy Kap Kap shares his thoughts:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758226064?page=2#post-33
He explains why there are no incentives on PTR
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758286098#post-2
Papa Jeffy Kap Kap teases us with another possible use for competitive points:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747074790
Offline feature (from october 2016, still want to cover?)
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749868679#post-6
Finally, we are bless from our dev and savior with Illinois map changes, except they are for widow mains:
https://dotesports.com/overwatch/ilios-map-change-16158

Main Discussion is all about the “exodus” of Overwatch personalities. Is this the beginning of the end of Overwatch as we know it?!

Tournament talk covers:
Apex Season upcoming Grand Finals:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_3
The Overwatch World Cup is done in Sydney and headed to Poland next! (Aug 4-6)
Australia vs Japan was lit!!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16wTB-UxFY&app=desktop
https://www.twitch.tv/playoverwatch
https://worldcup.playoverwatch.com/en-us/#group-stage

Community Content Shoutout goes to Overplayed Podcast (@Overplayedcast) – Hosts Wicked and Joren breakdown Overwatch news in the most entertaining way and have awesome guests on their show! Give them a listen!:
https://overplayedcast.podbean.com/

Tankzord’s community plea is CALLING OUT the community! #dadjokedojo

Patch Notes:
Check back for notes next week.

Listener Question:
This week it’s from TimTheBearded via Discord:
So just now listening to episode 79 and you guys talked a bit about watchability and my question is do you think 6v6 is a bit too much? I struggle to watch comp OW because there is just too much going on and for the average watcher I would assume they would also be lost. Do you think it will be easier to watch if competitive was 5v5 or even 4v4? 8 characters would be a lot easier to follow than 12 in my opinion. What are your thoughts?

And that’s it for this week! See you next week, loves!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

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