Wall-riding into the New Meta: Is Lucio the New Best?

Wall-riding into the New Meta: Is Lucio the New Best?
There is not much in the patch notes for patch 1.10 that hit live servers this week, but the content of those notes has changed the meta.  Blizzard has finally decided that Lucio should not be an auto-pick in all team compositions, and has stepped in to fine-tune his power into a defined role.  With this adjustment, Blizzard has opened...

Picking and Playing Zenyatta

Picking and Playing Zenyatta
Let's be honest: Zenyatta is bonkers right now, but not many people play him.  There are few things more depressing than reading the text "Discord Orb Gained From ____."  Sometimes, one might not even finish reading before the screen flashes and the kill cam starts playing.  With his insane supporting damage, high-impact ult, and versatile kit, Zenyatta presents an amazing...

Picking and Playing Lucio

Picking and Playing Lucio
As the second support on the current roster, the beat master is always ready to lay down some funky tunes.  There is a big divide between merely average Lucio players and exceptional ones.  With multiple tools at his disposal, Lucio provides a level of utility to a team that is second to none.  He fits in almost every team, almost...

Faeria: An Emerging eSport

Faeria: An Emerging eSport
Those who follow competitive card games have probably at least heard of Faeria, if not seen some footage of play.  It’s an early access card/living board game currently on Steam that has already garnered the attention of some established Hearthstone pros such as Octavian “Kripparrian” Morosan and Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy.  While the game has only been in early access for...

Picking and Playing Mercy

Picking and Playing Mercy
Let’s talk Mercy.  On the surface, she seems to have a pretty simple kit.  Turns out, there’s more to Mercy than meets the eye.  Tucked within that seemingly-simple hold-left-mouse-button-and-win kit is actually a lot of nuance.  Playing mercy requires a lot of game sense and a great amount of positional and strategic thought.  First, let’s talk about why you would...