Push The Point #11: Potential Problems with Pete?

June 4th, 2019

Lots of news to catch up on as we finally begin Stage 3 of Season 2! On this episode, Ramses and Lobosco discuss the recent departure of Florida Mayhem players SNT (Awesomeguy) and TviQ, as well as the recent retirement of Toronto Defiant’s Asher. We talk about the lack of news regarding the Stage 3 patch, speculate on the stage meta, and talk about the apparent silence on the topic from the league.

We also discuss Nate Nanzer’s recent decision to step down from OWL, as he takes on a new position in esports at Epic Games. We discuss the ramifications of his resignation, as well as the background of his replacement, Pete Vlastelica. We look at the reports of even more departures from Activision Blizzard’s esports department, including Kim Phan (Global Product Director at Blizzard Esports). We discuss the impact of aggressive commercialization on employee morale, and how it stands to impact OWL.

Lastly, we recap the recent events of the Contenders Atlantic and Pacific Showdown, the EU vs NA clash, and Fusion University’s move Contenders Trials Korea. We also give our Stage 3 predictions, and award our mid-season MVP and Rookie of the Year honors.

Hosts

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.

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