Watchpoint Radio #59: Does Anyone Actually Enjoy Placement Matches?

Not much news happening in Overwatch right now, but we managed to pull of a 2+ hour show somehow. We catch up with Bob, who was missing last week, and get his thoughts on the latest character balance, as well as talk about his COW League win the other week. We discuss our Season 5 placement matches, and some of the motivations behind player picks during placements. Jaa was surprised with his placement for sure.

We talk about how Blizzard has found a way to circumvent chinese gambling laws, how DDoS attacks on console are making it more important for console reporting options than ever, and the upcoming Double XP weekend. Our community discussion focuses on improving broadcasting for Overwatch, which manages to spur a heated conversation between Mikey and Jaa on whether or not Blizzard will allow modding tools.


Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

Mikey has been living in a country town all his life, and can not wait to break free of the small town enviroment. He is currently working on his Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, and works part time for the University. Mikey has been growing up with games in his life since the time he was able to hold a controller. Mikey's favorite thing about video games are the stories that are told through them. To him there is nothing like a tightly woven story where he can escape his re