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Pre-MLG Interview with Rise Phaz: "I'm not happy that Blizzard isn't listening to the pro scene"

Overwatch Wilson “scr1be” Xu

Rise Nation has always been one of the rising teams in the North American scene. While they were unable to show their true skill on an international stage at MSI, they will have another chance to prove their place in the North American hierarchy at MLG Vegas. I sat down with captain and support, Phaz, to talk about his thoughts on the developing North American scene and how hard it is to actually troubleshoot a laptop on stage.

Phaz’s thoughts on the meta were very intriguing especially during a time of stale tank play. He highlights Ana as the core problem with the current meta due to her ability to save tanks from being caught out due to her healing amplification. Despite the number of PTR changes hitting the live servers before IEM and MLG, the Rise Nation captain does not see the meta changing in the near future. His insights on what makes maps balanced and viable introduced a new set of criteria to determining what Blizzard should be looking to satisfy.

Be sure to check out Phaz and the rest of Rise Nation this week at MLG Vegas. Coverage begins December 16th with the group stages. The stream can be found here

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Wilson “scr1be” Xu
<p>Enjoys watching Overwatch more than playing. Spends the majority of his free time theorycrafting and analyzing VODs. Huge fan of IPAs and Lagers and wishes Beer Sponsorships in eSports was a thing. If you want to help me achieve my goal of 7 twitter followers, follow me at @scr1beOW</p>

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