We're joined by esports caster Nekkra to discuss this week's roster moves, contenders shakeups, continued merch mishaps and recent patch notes. We also discuss notable incidents from the broader esports scene, including the nature of player contracts and female representation in the scene!
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Nekkra, shoutcaster extraordinaire with Contenders, Tespa, and more! We discuss the Toronto Defiant’s recent promotion of Gods and Sharyk from Montreal Rebellion to the OWL roster, as well as the league trend of premier backup signings. We also cover the recent OWL International Store launch, as well as more merch frustrations with Fanatics, who have earned this week’s F’s in the Chat.
Next, we cover recent Meta developments in Contenders, specifically with regards to 2-2-2 comps taking the air out of GOATS. We also look at a possibly forthcoming Bunker meta, and discuss the recent victories of its premier champions, Clockwork Vendetta. We also cover the recent PTR patch notes, most notably changes to Assault and the introduction of the Replay System. We also pay respects to recently released NA Academy teams and speculate on their role in the broader competitive Overwatch Scene.
Lastly, we take a look at some of the broader events in current esports, most notably, recent contract drama between esports org Faze Clan and signed their signed Fortnite streamer Tfue. We discuss the broader implications of oppressive contracts and player freedom on esports at large, and how this could specifically affect OWL players and teams. We also look at the current struggle for female representation in esports, and discuss events changing the scene for the better.
Julian is an Overwatch podcaster and host of Push the Point. He's an avid fan of Disney movies, Star Wars, and losing SR points. You can typically find him watching/playing Overwatch, or watching Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
LoBosco is an esports broadcaster who has wandered his way over to podcasting. As if casting every chance he can wasn't enough, now he wants to talk about Overwatch League as much as he casts. You can hear him with Ramses on Push the Point.
We cover the last week's roster drops, the lack of news for Stage 3 patches, and Nate Nanzer's decision to step down from OWL. We also talk about his replacement, Pete Vlastelica, more Blizzard esports concerns, and discuss the recent contenders happenings at the Atlantic Showdown....
May 21st, 2019
Push The Point #9: All Stars Explosion!
Blazzinbob, Edanar, and Totemlydrunk join us as our first podcast guests! We cover the week's roster moves, world cup nominations, and 2-2-2 role lock. Then, we break down the All Star break, drop some F's in the Chat, and play our first ever round of Panic Button!...
May 14th, 2019
Push The Point #8: Super's Growth Spurt
On Episode 8, Ramses and Lobosco discuss the Stage 2 playoffs, which teams surprised, which fell short, and the stage finale with Titans vs Shock pt 2. They also break down some recent roster moves, break down their Stage 2 takeaways, and speculate on what's to come for Stage 3....