Overwatch Private Coaching 2018-01-17T15:50:24+00:00

OVERWATCH PRIVATE COACHING

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The Overwatchdojo Team offers dedicated private coaching to help you improve your game in various aspects if you support our work. You can go to our Patreon site, choose a fitting plan and pledge to receive 1-3 coaching sessions per month. This helps the dojo to roll and also gives you an opportunity to improve at an accelerated rate!

What is a VOD review?

A VOD (Video On Demand) is a recorded gameplay of yours what you want to be reviewed. We are using flowfeedback to annotate the video file, and point out mistakes and good moments in your match, with explanations of what should have been done. You can use this to create a to-do list that you need to work on in order to get better. A VOD review is mostly useful for learning a specific character, or about general match ups. However personal coaching is a lot better if you want to learn about game-sense related topics, and character specifics.

We recommend VOD reviews for anyone who wants feedback on their game from an experienced coach. You need to process the information on your own and make the most of it. This allows you to improve in your own rate without committing too much to getting better.

VOD review example

Here is an example of one of our Diamond Dojoer patron, click on the image to see the it in action!

Flowfeedback VOD review

Flowfeedback VOD review

What is a VOD review?

A VOD (Video On Demand) is a recorded gameplay of yours what you want to be reviewed. We are using flowfeedback to annotate the video file, and point out mistakes and good moments in your match, with explanations of what should have been done. You can use this to create a to-do list that you need to work on in order to get better. A VOD review is mostly useful for learning a specific character, or about general match ups. However personal coaching is a lot better if you want to learn about game-sense related topics, and character specifics.

We recommend VOD reviews for anyone who wants feedback on their game from an experienced coach. You need to process the information on your own and make the most of it. This allows you to improve in your own rate without committing too much to getting better.

VOD review example

Here is an example of one of our Diamond Dojoer patron, click on the image to see the it in action!

Flowfeedback VOD review

Flowfeedback VOD review

What is private coaching?

Private coaching is giving you an opportunity to show your gameplay to a coach and get his advice on how to improve. The sessions are usually about an hour long, and you need to prepare a VOD (preferably a recording of a lost competitive match or scrim) played with the character you want to improve with, or showing something you have questions about. We are using mayhem.gg to review and annotate the VOD together live.

Our coaches have been playing e-sport titles for more than 10 years now, including Call Of Duty 1,2,4,5, Team Fortress 2, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, etc and now Overwatch on GM/Top500 level. They are able to offer you valuable feedback, in-depth knowledge and spot on analysis of your mistakes, always including exercises that you can do to improve. During the sessions your recorded or live gameplay is reviewed and you can ask your questions freely.

Coaching is really helpful if you want to make sure you improve vastly. The feedback you receive is usually eye-opening, allowing players to raise whole ranks in a week after a single session in some cases (see below). You need to put time into making sure that you practice what needs to be practiced.

We recommend taking lessons from the coaches of the Overwatchdojo team if you want to make sure you improve at a rapid rate and you are making a commitment to it. A coach will not only assist you with gameplay tips, but can also help you with how to deal with other aspects of competitive gaming, like physical and mental fitness, time management, etc.

Coaching summaries

All coaching sessions will have a topic that you choose. Sometimes it is about a specific character, or set of characters, team compositions, etc. You can take notes, but we usually also give you a summary of the session. Here are some examples of single coaching session summaries:

A diamond Genji

Overall lot better than last time. The main thing is ultimate usage that you need to work on.
What was good:
– Crosshair placement
– Focusing key targets
– Dash control
– Playing cautiously, calculating where and when you should go in
– Moving around and positioning
Work on:
– Ultimate usage.Have a pre-defined sequence of targets you need to kill and try to keep to that. This will help you to know where to engage, where to dash and where to go after one target goes down.
– Deflect usage: Used well for initial engages, and for protecting teammates. Try to be more unpredictable with it in 1v1 situations.
– Focusing: Sometimes it is worth to kill a Zen instead of a Mercy just to make sure you can stay alive. Try to judge who is the real priority in these cases

A silver Winston

Initiating:
– Keep the LOS with the supports at all times
– Do not use the jump to close distances when enemies are around, always have a target you jump to (an ally to shield or an enemy to harass)
– You are the initiator in your team, you can decide where to engage. Always look around to see if your team is following you.
– Use your body to block the enemy damage / ultimates, body blocking.
– Do not jump to far in the enemy team. Always make sure that your supports can heal you. Do not go behind walls.
– Always make sure you know where you want to jump and have your shield ready.
– Try to target squishy characters that you can actually kill instead of tanks.
Positioning:
– Take high grounds if you don’t fight, as you will be able to jump to better positions from there
– Zone the enemy if you need to. Your presence can be intimitating. Cut them from the team.
Ability usage:
– When you have your supports healing you, you can delay the shield until it is really needed. It is generally a good idea to delay it until you get some damage, not right away.
– You can use the shield to deny the line of sight of enemies and deny healing / other support when attacking somebody.
– You can jump to walls to make it quickly damage the enemy. Jump melee and then zap away.
– You can counter certain ultimates (Zarya, Tracer, Dva) with your shield
– Placing the shield can be a good decision when you are trying to protect your team from the initial damage when they are close to you.
– You can decide to protect teammates with shields and your body instead of going in. You need to decide which is the better in the given situation. Create space for the DPS to allow them to do their work.
Ult usage:
– Use the ultimate to have +1000 HP. This is the most common usage, wait until you are low. Other than that displace your enemies, zone them, or delay them to return to the point.
General:
– Medals that should suggest that you are playing well: eliminations, objective time
– Avoid damaging the Zarya shield as they are getting a lot of charge from that.
– Use tab more, to see what’s going on with the team regarding ultimates. Also look around you when you are engaging to make sure you should do it or not.
– When in advantage, do not force fights, as it is hard to make good trades and you could be killed. Wait them to engage, or if your team is coordinated you can surprise you with the engage.
– Reaper is a hard counter, try to avoid. Zarya can play around you and give you a hard time to harass the backline. Tracer can damage you badly, but that’s an even matchup. The most important thing is how you are using the shield in these situations.

Feedback from our supporters

Month by month our supporter base grows. Here are some of the feedback they had about the coaching sessions:

Very systematic coach using advanced teaching methodology.

He uses also a fantastic tool for the VoD review, where I can jump to the important sections where I’ve made a particular mistake and read (!) his recommendations again and again.

He also watched me playing live and found that I was struggling against a particular class. Then he showed me immediately in a 1 vs 1 the roots of my problem and how to fix them.

I would definitely recommend this coaching, if you don’t know, why you are not improving… because practice can be harmful, if it’s the wrong practice.

A Master Dojoer

Great coaching session again.

It was tailored to my personal needs. Helped me in just 1 hour (!) to understand how to counter 5 different characters at the level, if I was playing every one of them for tens and tens of hours.

I love the summary after the couching, wich serves me like a check list for the time between games – this way I keep my focus on the important things and don’t fall back into old habits.

Thank you!

A Master Dojoer

Hi,

Thanks for the great lesson. My first game after this session was much better than before. It was really helpful, thanks again.

A Master Dojoer

I received a coaching session as I purchased the ‘Master Dojoer’ perks via Patreon. Without a doubt, that $20 is well-spent money! I am a mid-diamond McCree main myself. The coaching session is done via a web tool that allows you and your coach to watch one of your VODs at the same time. I would highly recommend getting a coaching session if you are serious about improving at Overwatch and when reviewing your own VODs you don’t know how to improve. Alienteavend pointed out both major and minor things that I was doing wrong in my gameplay, which many of I didn’t even know I was doing! Additionally, he also points out what I was doing right, which gives a real confidence boost! He is very clear in his explanations and will answer almost any reasonable overwatch related question(s) you ask him. At the end of the coaching session, a written report is also provided, so you do not forget what was covered in the session. Overall, as someone who has little money, I am very satisfied with the coaching I received! Definitely, a recommendation from me! Feel free to message me if you have any more questions!

A Master Dojoer

In my first month, I received a VOD review at the Diamond Dojoer tier. I actually submitted a video I had previously self-reviewed in hopes to use the review as both an assessment of my gameplay, and also as a review of my own analysis. I was NOT disappointed. The reviewer touched on nearly every point I had self-assessed, and then added multiple nuggets I was not experienced enough to know or catch. I have since updated my Patreon tier to Master Dojoer and am looking forward to my coaching session next month.

A Master Dojoer

I got a coaching session from alien, and there’s no way I wasn’t gonna buy master dojoer, because he is a great coach! He did fix a schedule for me, it looks great, but I haven’t gotten a chance to use it yet, as it was only made yesterday. His coaching style is great, we had enough time to go through the whole VOD, and then alien pointed out three mistakes, that I never noticed myself making, so I’m glad I can work on them now. The topics we went through, were really good, the schedule and tips he gave me, will be very useful in the future. If people are considering dojo’s coaching, I’d recommend it, as it’s not a waste of money. NOTE to alien: Thanks for the 1 hour coaching session, you really helped me out.

A Master Dojoer

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