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Jul 27, 2017

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:

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?
A very important Overwatch League update has hit and we are excited:
Lesser Geoffy Good Good on Roadhog and Junkrat Buffs:
New gun skins? New Hero being tested? Or is Soldier:76 getting a flamethrower? Let's discuss:

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:
He explains why there are no incentives on PTR
Papa Jeffy Kap Kap teases us with another possible use for competitive points:
Offline feature (from october 2016, still want to cover?)
Finally, we are bless from our dev and savior with Illinois map changes, except they are for widow mains:

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:
The Overwatch World Cup is done in Sydney and headed to Poland next! (Aug 4-6)
Australia vs Japan was lit!!:

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!:

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!

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