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.
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.
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.
Push The Point #12: Keeping it Casual w/ Howlier & Aluramore
We're joined by Howleir and Aluramore from Casual OWL Fans to talk about this week's news! New jerseys have arrived, player swaps abound, and we catch some small glimpses of meta evolution in Stage 3....
May 28th, 2019
Push The Point #10: I, for one, Welcome Our New Bunker Overlords
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!...
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!...