Push The Point #43: Around the World
On this week’s show, we begin by talking about the likely final round of player announcements, as several teams finally reveal the finishing touches on their 2020 rosters. We discuss Taimou’s move from Dallas Fuel to Team Envy, and his future career path with the team. We also talk about the Los Angeles Valiant’s final 2 signings (GiG and Valiant) as well as Mangachu of the Toronto Defiant moving to a 2 way role on Montreal Rebellion. Next, we cover Paris Eternal’s announcement of new support FDGod, as well as Flow3r’s (NYXL) move to Runaway in Contenders KR. We also discuss Miro’s unretirement, and the Seoul Dynasty finally bringing Bdosin into the fold. Lastly, we discuss the League’s new partnership with Teamspeak, and talk about its use in the 2020 season.
Next, we follow up on DOA’s departure from full-time OWL casting, and discuss the addition of ZP and Jake as a casting duo. We debate the need for more casting talent in 2020 and talk about some potential formats the League may employ going forward. We also celebrate the drop of Sinatraa and Space’s streetwear line and drop some F’s in the Chat for the Houston Outlaws’ struggles with the org’s new neighbors.
Lastly, we discuss the announcement of OWL’s primary patch, debating the recently released patch notes. We talk about the patch’s attempt to move meta away from Orisa/Sigma, as well as prevailing player and content creator reactions. We also discuss the potential schedule blocking of Season 3, which helps us theorize potential patch drop dates. We conclude with a broader discussion on the massive amount of travel teams will be undergoing in 2020, and discuss some essential’s needed to ensure player health and prevent burnout.