Pre-DreamHack Winter Interview with Coolmatt69
Posted 2016-11-24 Steff
It's Media Day in Jönköping, our Overwatch team is preparing to go head to head against some of the best teams in the world at DreamHack Winter 2016.
We catch up with Coolmatt69 to chat about how the team has prepared for this event, how they're feeling heading into Dreamhack and the recent changes made by Blizzard.
DreamHack Winter is quickly approaching! The team has been bootcamping at Gameeffect in Sweden, how did the bootcamp go?
Gameeffect has been super accommodating and we're grateful to use their facility. The private Fnatic booth they have set up is amazing. Thanks to the comfort provided by, gameeffect our practice has been very productive.
For the last month the team has been playing with DPS stand-in Hafficool, how have things gone with him and how has he developed during the bootcamp?
Hafficool is an extremely talented, though relatively unknown player. I think he will be surprise some people with how good he is. His personality has also meshed with us super well, which is absolutely necessary for the long term success of a team.
What are your thoughts on the latest hero to be added to Overwatch: Sombra?
At this point I feel that teams are still figuring out where she fits and how to play her properly. Some people thought she would immediately dominate the meta but I believe It's still far too early to pass a judgement on her. Metas take weeks, if not months to really stabilize. In our team, we haven't yet explored her potential as we’re focusing mainly on what we know can work.
Blizzard just announced plans to redeisgn the ultimate for Symmetra, what are your thoughts on this & do you think there’s any other heroes who are in need of a redesign?
I think her increased shield value will make defenses with her and torbjorn incredibly hard to break. If her team can hold until her ult is up and torn has armor spread around you'll be looking at supports and dps characters sitting at 350 hp. Good luck diving a team that is that fortified. I do like that she begins with six turrets now rather than three just as a basic quality of life change for symmetra players.
In regards to what hero needs to be redesigned, I've always said that symmetra was the hero that needed the redesign the most and now she's getting it.
You’ll be stopping by the Fnatic Gear booth to meet and play with some of the fans, do you have any advice to those who hope to take you down?
Roadhog, the great equalizer.
You are one of four teams invited to the tournament, who do you think is your biggest competition?
I can't discount any of the teams. I think on a good day anyone can take it.
Looking at the BYOC qualifier, who are you hoping makes it through to group play?
We met the LDLC guys at Gameeffect and they are a really nice group of boys. I hope they make it through.
What is the expectations for this event?
First place. Seeing yourself as anything else is setting yourself up for failure.
Best of luck this weekend, do you have anything final to say to your fans?
We are still here! Don't forget about us.