Push The Point #21: Positive Snowballing! w/ Thibbledork!

August 13th, 2019

This episode, we’re joined by Thibbledork (The artist formerly known as Seagull Man) for a whopper of an episode! We talk about his background in gaming and Overwatch, and his transition into a career in esports. We go on to discuss his role and duties with the Florida Mayhem, and the unique task of making content for a more eclectic, lesser known team.

Next, we cover this week’s league news, beginning with the Toronto Defiant’s release of their head coach Bishop, the general misreading of the team’s announcement, and how the release will impact the team in the coming months. We go on to cover OWL players’ recent visit to Variety’s “Power of Young Hollywood” event. We also do a deep dive on recent branding and social media content from some of the league’s teams, primarily the Los Angeles Gladiators. We also explore the Florida Mayhem’s approach to team branding and social media content, how content is tailored to player personalities, and submit some content ideas of our own.

Next, we break down the announcement of more awards for the 2020 season, including the Dennis Hawelka award, Role Stars, Rookie of the year, and Grand Finals MVP. We talk about the further growth of awards season, what it means for the league and its players, and its potential role as a league approved companion for community voted events.
We also cover the current playoff picture, speculate on which teams are in, which are locked out, and which could make a run for relevancy.

Lastly, we finally discuss the announcement of the 2019 Team USA World Cup roster. We talk about our personal final 7, the team’s chances against South Korea and other heavyweights, and what we can likely expect from the final selection process.

Guests

Thibbledork

Jr. Social Media Manager for the Florida Mayhem Formerly at The Game Haus, Overwatch Contenders, Triumph Gaming

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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