Push The Point #103: OWL Week 5 (2021)
We're covering a wave of news and previewing Week 1 of the next tournament cycle! Check it out! #OWL2021...
We kick off the show with coverage of this week’s news stories. We’ve got some player and content creator departures as well as the major controversy surrounding the recently lifted boycott of Saebyeolbe by OWL’s 4 Chinese teams. We talk about the events leading up to the boycott, what the league might have done to ease tensions and where things could go from here. We then shift into our highlight matches: Florida Mayhem vs Shanghai Dragons (Day 1) and Chengdu Hunters vs Dallas Fuel. We give a map by map recap for each game while covering the major moments and player performances from each match.
Next, we move on to our May Melee coverage. We talk about each game in the tournament with special attention paid to the journeys of the two final teams. We highlight important moments and huge plays while comparing how the teams matched up with each other. We wrap up with some brief speculation on where the winning squad and the runners up go from here as we shift into the June Joust tournament season.
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.
Some raiding chit-chat and then we talk about the news.
Nick and Katie react and discuss the news about Blizzard's toxic culture.
The squad talks about some of the side quests in the game including the ones with the husks. SO MANY DAMN HUSKS!
This week, we recap events concerning the allegations of discrimination and sexism against Activision Blizzard.
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