Push The Point #52: OWL Moving Online

March 17th, 2020

We begin this week’s episode with a quick recap of some Houston Outlaws news. This week the team released 3 major staff people, including their General Manager Flame, Team President Chris DeAppolonio, and Assistant Coach MESRAWR. The hosts discuss the potential reasoning behind the team’s decision and speculate on what Outlaws ownership is looking to do next. We also talk about the potential career options for the released staff and consider where they may end up in the future.

Next, we discuss this week’s major announcements including the cancellation of all March and April Homestand events and competition moving online for March and April. We discuss the past week’s sequence of events, how an error left important details out of the intial release, and the community’s response to the move to online competition. We discuss what it looks like for the league to move online and theorize what competition might look like in the short term.

Lastly, we take a look at this week’s slate of games and pick out the matchup we’re most excited to see. We talk about which teams we are most excited to watch and what growth we can expect from these teams after a month with no play. We also take a brief look at the new Hero Pool selection process, and discuss how it could make the ban process fairer and more entertaining going forward.

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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