Push The Point #51: Overwatch League Week 5 (2020)
We're covering all the Week 5 #OWL2020 action including the first round of hero pools, Toronto's decline, Paris's rise, and more! Check it out!...
What a great weekend! From standout performances to huge upsets, we’ve got plenty to cover for this week’s episode. We begin with the announcement of the innaugarual Mash Those Buttons Throwdown, an Overwatch and Apex Legends competition against our podcast brethren from the Dropping Spicy podcast. We go on to cover the recent announcements regarding Contenders production locations and casting talent, as the league is set to begin in the near future.
Next, we recap the festivities from this week’s homestand in Houston, Texas. We recap the scores from each games, including the standout performances and major trends with each team from this weekend. We discuss the steady improvement from the London Spitfire, as well as a notably down weekend from the Toronto Defiant. We also go over this weekend’s major upsets, and discuss what they mean for the involved teams going forward.
We wrap up with a quickpreview of the Week 5 homestand in Washington DC, including our match of the week between the Paris Eternal and the Philadelphia Fusion. We also take a look at our first set of hero pools for the 2020 season, speculate on what metas and characters we might see, theorize which teams could improve or suffer from the banned heroes.
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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