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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.
 
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What is Joe on that he has Boston AND CHARGE winning this week!? Can LIP will the Shanghai Dragons across the line? And WHY is Yiska high on the New York Excelsior? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel celebrate the death of JOATS and usher the Overwatch League into a brand new (and open) metagame within the Countdown Cup! 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:08:32 - Ge…
 
Are the San Francisco Shock choking away LAN events? Is there ANYONE that can stop the two horse race that Dallas Fuel and Shanghai Dragons are putting on? And are we walking into another VOID meta ahead of his departure? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel bid a fond farewell to the Junker Queen metagame and showcase some of the best moments from the Summer …
 
Hopium achieved, Overwatch League fans! Kiriko is HERE! We've got info, we've got a new hero, and we've got OPINIONS! Today AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel digest Overwatch's newest support, the battle pass discussion, and whether or not locking heroes is detrimental to the league and the game. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:08:53 - Kiriko & kit unveiled 00:3…
 
Is the Overwatch League Summer Showdown simply a two-horse race? Is there a THIRD team to mention in the upper ranks of North America? And are we getting a battle-pass locked HERO? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel take the news, give their preds, and run through their mental brackets for the Summer Showdown. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:04:27 - Valiant playi…
 
Are Crusty and the San Francisco Shock the best team in Overwatch League history with their 20-0 win streak? Would Toronto Defiant THROW to spite the Los Angeles Gladiators? And where are the Washington Justice haters now? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel tackle the news and preview some of the final narratives of the Summer Showdown. 00:00:00 - Introducti…
 
We're past the midseason and teams are still shuffling. Creative for Ir1s, MAG's home, and Happy's ending are ALL on the docket today. Who have AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel tapped as the most improved? Which teams are looking solid moving forward in the Overwatch League's Summer Showdown? If you read this, write "We Love Schmoney Comp!!" in the comment…
 
With Justice hunted by hungry wolves, will the remainders of the pack find a home in the Overwatch League in time? Are we just ONLY going to see JOATS all season? And will we continue to see more movement through the Summer Showdown? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel discuss budgets in the Overwatch League, a potential Justice collapse and the first week of…
 
What's the deal with Washington Justice? Is New York Excelsior going through it? And is there hope on the horizon for Overwatch 2? With the Mickey Mouse Club House in full swing, AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel take to the recent news of roster moves and reports for the 2022 Overwatch League season. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:07:12 - Report: Washington sh…
 
Are Toronto Defiant a top 5 in the Overwatch League's Summer Showdown? Are the London Spitfire opening 2-0 alongside the … VANCOUVER TITANS!? I don't know what's going on, Junker Queen got the boys acting up. AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel dive into the new Junker GOATS metagame ahead of the Summer Showdown? 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:09:14 - London Spit…
 
With half the season under wraps AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel tackle the Overwatch League's Midseason Madness power rankings. Are last season's top performers falling in our standings? Has North America locked up the top spots? Are Spark cracking the top FIVE!? What about Philadelphia? 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:08:11 - Defining the terms of our midsea…
 
Are Pelican and Piggy leaving the Houston Outlaws? Are more big moves incoming? And is Junker Queen going to mould the Summer Showdown metagame? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel dive into some of the recent news around the Overwatch League and speculate on the upcoming Junker Queen style. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:04:30 - Juked partnership 00:09:21 - Texa…
 
Is Proper sweeping the awards? Who in their right mind picked shockWave to win … anything? And who is REALLY “Decarrying” in Overwatch League currently? With their erasers in hand AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel review the 2022 Crouchies and change quite a few of their awards. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:07:01 - Midseason Crouchies: Most likely to win OWL …
 
Should Shock have beaten the Gladiators? Can k1ng turn around the Titans? Have the Dragons’ wings been clipped? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel tackle some of the breaking roster moves and discuss the rather anti-climatic conclusion to the Overwatch League’s Midseason Madness. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:07:45 - NY tosses their Kuki 00:23:39 - k1ng of the …
 
Shanghai are dead, long live the church of Shy! Midseason Madness has lived up to its name. With upsets aplenty (yes, this was recorded prior to Shanghai losing to ATL) AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel set the stage for the semi-finals of the 2022 Overwatch League Midseason Madness. #Ad #overwatchleague #sanfranciscoshock 00:00:00 - Introduction plus Yiska…
 
Can Shanghai Dragons make the finals? Can London measure up to the San Francisco Shock? Coming in with a LIVE episode ahead of the Watchpoint Preshow, AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel review the first games of the 2022 Midseason Madness while giving their predictions right before the games. 00:00:00 - Introduction & announcement! 00:03:26 - Juked.gg highli…
 
Is Reinhardt the truth, can London Spitfire make the run? Do the San Francisco Shock get exposed in Hawai’i? And are the Shanghai Dragons back to title form or is there another APAC team waiting for their second star? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel put their collective brain power together to finalize THE Midseason Madness tournament. 00:00:00 - Introduc…
 
Are Mercy players professional tee-ballers? Where does the Guangzhou Charge sit now with Apr1ta? And is the practice situation in Hawai’i fair to anyone? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel break down this week's news and light touch of Week 10’s matches ahead of the Midseason Madness tournament. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:01:40 - Monday- Round 1 Atlanta vs L…
 
Bob the Minon thinks the Los Angeles Valiant are feasting this week. Stuart sees the New York Excelsior going deep in the week. And who makes it through the APAC Gauntlet? But the real question is who in the world is Gru in all of this? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel drop their FINAL predictions for the Midseason Madness. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:03:01…
 
Should the Washington Justice’s standings surprise anyone? Are they being singled out? And are the 2021 defending Overwatch League champions back in form? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel make review the recent meta developments and improvements from Week 3 of the Midseason Madness. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:12:07 - Drama time: Justice 01:12:49 - Shanghai…
 
Will the Shanghai Dragons continue to struggle? Who is more likely to upset their match, Paris Eternal or Washington Justice? And Chengdu Hunters and Valiant … GO TO FIVE?! After a dose of take-play, AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel crack out the crystal ball to predict Week 3 of the Midseason Madness. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:00:26 - Hangzhou Spark vs. …
 
Is Junker Queen the meta in this phase? What is going on with the Boston Uprising’s front office? And are the San Francisco Shock the best team in the world? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel review continued team moves and Week 2 of the Midseason Madness. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:00:26 - Hangzhou Spark vs. Philadelphia Fusion 00:03:03 - Chengdu Hunters v…
 
Why has New York signed a third flex support? What in the world are the Los Angeles Valiant up to? And after going up 2-0 in their opening week, is London bringing it home? Through the moves and the drama, AVRL, Yiska and Volamel dive into the first week of the Midseason Madness. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:05:39 - NYXL adds Ho1 00:29:12 - Paris mut…
 
The action may begin on October 4th but the Overwatch community finally have the shot in the arm we’ve been waiting for. We’ve got a roadmap, a new hero, Beta phase two, and whatever a “mythic skin” is! FINALLY Overwatch 2 feels like it’s on its way. AVRL, Yiska and Volamel reveal their reactions to the recent Overwatch 2 news and more! 00:00:00 - …
 
Midseason looking quite mad right about now. What’s the deal will the Valiant roster moves? Does Florida float in the same boat? And with this new patch, where does the meta enter full madness mode? Is the midseason format a competitive integrity issue? AVRL, Yiska and Volamel break down the Overwatch League. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:16:56 - Marv…
 
With KDG out, do the Defiant have a plan for the future? Can Dpei turn the Vancouver Titans around mid-season? And did we have our Faker all along? AVRL, Yiska and Volamel review the finale of the Kickoff Clash as well as touch base on some of the biggest roster shuffles after the league's first stage. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:04:49 - Toronto Tur…
 
Are more LANs more better? What does the future of Contenders looks like? And who is taking the Kickoff Clash? Styles clash as we approach our first tournament of the season while AVRL, Yiska and Volamel wrap up Week 5 of the Overwatch League and drop their insight on who they think will be reigning victorious at the 2022 Kickoff Clash. 00:00:00 - …
 
Do the Gladiators get reversed swept a final time before going nuclear? Are the Valiant going winless? And are Philly, once again, left choking when it counts? With a super week on their hands, AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel attempt to tackle the final week of the Kickoff Clash. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:03:29 - Seoul Dynasty vs. Philadelphia Fusion 00:…
 
With MuZe and Finale in question, are the Defiant’s chances at the Kickoff Clash in jeopardy? With a clear line in the meta, which school of thought prevails; Winston or Zarya? And are the Philadelphia Fusion out of the circle of suck? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel tackle Week 3 of the Kickoff Clash. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:07:52 - Teams in turmoil: …
 
Does Shanghai start their season with any flaws? Is Houston in trouble with Danteh admittedly ill? And what in the world does the Chengdu Zone produce this year? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel preview the start of the APAC region's matches while also dropping some spice on the North American predictions. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:01:54 - Dragons-Fusion …
 
With a 4-0 record after Week 2, the Shock looks impeccable--can they maintain Los Angeles Gladiators? Is Doomfist already dead in the water? And where does the Dallas vs. Gladiators sit in our North American rankings? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel attempt to wrap their collective noggins around the mess that was last week. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:05:…
 
This is the week the Shock is tested, where do our hosts think they’ll land? Are the Toronto Defiant going to stablize? Do maps really matter all that much? And is there a world where Paris levels up this week? AVRL, Yiska and Volamel attempt to read the stars as the Kickoff Clash enters its second week. Are our Pick’em busted or boomed? 00:00:00 -…
 
Where does the Dallas Fuel sit currently after struggling immensely with the Outlaws but besting the Justice? Has the circle of suck returned with Toronto being the coin-flip? And why in gods name is London playing Reinhardt? AVRL, Yiska and Volamel break down Week 1 of the 2022 Overwatch League in all its chaotic glory. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:…
 
What's the deal with the Washington Justice? Toronto are coming in with massive trends on the scrimbux stock exchange, can they cash in? And are you a Robin Hood or a King Richard? After a long time coming, AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel come in with some hot takes for the 2022 Overwatch League's opening week. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:12:35 - Week 1 ge…
 
The Overwatch 2 PvP Tech Beta is out and already complaints are coming in. Critics argue that it's not enough content to be satisfied. AVRL, Yiska, and Kenobi sit down to discuss the reception including Dunkey's video about the beta. Moreover, the talk about the recent roster additions in the Overwatch League. 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:03:35 - Bet…
 
It. Is. Power. Ranking. SEASON! North America is in the books and now it’s APAC’s turn to be judged. What do we do with Chengdu? Can Seoul become the Shanghai killers? Is the NoHill buff for real or will Valiant still founder towards the bottom? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel are here to put 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:04:42 - 7th place AP 00:16:12 - 6th …
 
The spice must flow! The scrimbux are in order and the hopeium is spinning up. Are the NYXL to be trusted? Can the Mayhem punch above their weight? What do we do with the Gladiators? And do we really hate Toronto? It’s power ranking season and AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel are here to put their predictions for the 2022 Overwatch League on the line. 00:0…
 
Are Shanghai still the auto-lock at number one in the world? Can Spark finally piece something together? Have the stonks crashed around the Valiant? And where do the Fusion sit in all of this? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel are joined by Chinese Overwatch expert Eren "Kenobi" Erkey to round out 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:01:28 - Team Preview: Shanghai Dr…
 
Are the Chengdu Hunters stay the course? With the league evolving this year in terms of talent, have the Guangzhou Charge done enough to compete? And are the Seoul Dynasty SHANGHAI killers?! AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel are joined by Chinese Overwatch expert Eren "Kenobi" Erkey to begin to crack open the 2022 Overwatch League’s APAC region team preview…
 
Are the Eternal support the bright spot for this team as they battle for the middle of the pack? Is this the season Titans can finally recapture their glory AND where are all of NYXL’s players!? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel wrap up the North American side of the 2022 Overwatch League season. 00:00:00 - Introduction & talking about talent news 00:09:24 …
 
Are the Outlaws, once again, a top 5 team? With its more flexible lineup, can the 2022 Fuel continue its dominance? Are we on the “woeful” train again with Toronto? Yiska and Volamel are joined by former Houston Outlaws head coach Harsha "Harsha" Bandi to continue to unpack the 2022 North American region ahead of Overwatch 2. 00:00:00 - Introductio…
 
Who has won the draft? Are these teams even good? And where is Kilo? This week AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel are joined by Overwatch expert and analyst Jonathan "Reinforce" Larsson for our first annual Tactical Crouch Rookie Draft! We’re taking all your favourite rookies and building teams that YOU get to vote on. Think we missed someone? Appreciate bol…
 
‘Tis the season to do Overwatch 2 team previews…and boy are they coming! Are the Los Angeles Gladiators the next heirs to the western throne? Is there a grey space in the middle of NA? And where does Washington Justice sit in all of this? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel tackle the first half of the North American team previews for the 2022 Overwatch Leagu…
 
00:00:00 - Introduction 00:01:12 - Super cedes to retirement 00:20:16 - Coluge to the rescue? Is one rookie tank enough? 00:33:03 - Viol2t as sole survivor, but will he have to Lucio? 00:46:48 - Talking about Shock's fresh damage line up. Did someone say Proper? 01:00:26 - Can San Francisco be agile? 01:06:52 - Closing thoughts: where do they stand…
 
Longest. Episode. Ever. Four hours with a lot of ground to cover. AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel tackle the developer update, details around Doomfist, Sojourn, AND the Orisa rework. To top it all off, it is award season, folks. The Tactical Crouch Podcast ushers in the return of the 2022 Crouchie Awards. Who brings home the MVP? Who is overrated? And who…
 
It has been ZERO days since an Overwatch 2 update!! Let’s cut the chase; the boys are here, AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel, and they’re unpacking everything Overwatch 2 related. Which heroes are in? What is in the map pool? Are !drops coming? AND WHEN DO WE GET ACCESS!? As we move closer to the start of the 2022 Overwatch League season, Get Off The Fence…
 
Do the Valiant’s moves signal strength for the 2022 Overwatch League season? What kind of weight should we place on show matches like the Mayhem Classic and Shock vs O2? Are live events better than online events? And what does it mean to operate with a third-party production team? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel unpack this week’s Overwatch developments a…
 
Was Libero really that good on Hanzo? Who was the best Genji throughout Overwatch 1? And does Bastion even matter? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel open up the mailbag this week with a wonderfully chaotic topic. The boys put pen to paper and list their picks for the best player for each Overwatch hero. However, they cannot double up on nominations in the s…
 
Can Mykaylee bring the Valiant some success? Where is all the Overwatch news and should we be concerned from the Overwatch creator meeting? And when is birdring playing Overwatch League wordle on stream? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel dissect what news there is for Overwatch this week while also building their dream Overwatch rosters in a myriad of itera…
 
Are fewer international competitions better or worse for the league? Would JJoNak be a top performer coming into this season? Is Bebe the league average when looking at flex supports? And Apr1ta is finally home!! With ACTUAL Overwatch new to decipher, AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel strike the match for the 2022 Overwatch League season as its first initia…
 
Are the Chengdu Hunters a contender for a top-three team in the world? Are the Shanghai Dragons an auto-lock for the best team in the world? And where does Valiant sit within the APAC hierarchy? AVRL, Yiska, and Volamel are joined by Chinese Overwatch expert Eren "Kenobi" Erkey to explore an early look at the APAC region, what a third party partner…
 
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