Push The Point #65: Overwatch League Midseason Break
We're joined by @Blazzin_Bob to talk about this week's #OWL2020 player pickups and more! We've got a bunch of mid-season pickups and player exits to discuss as we get closer to league play....
With Overwatch League on break for the next couple of weeks, we’re covering this week’s news and some awesome outside-OWL competition. We begin with a recap of this week’s news, including the cancellation of Blizzcon. We discuss what the convention’s cancellation means for Blizzard and its games in the coming year and talk about how this could affect Overwatch 2’s launch cycle. We move on to the LA Valiant picking up Unter as a coach, and Sideshow’s recent signing by the Florida Mayhem. We discuss the meme matchup between the commentator and star dps Yaki, and talk about the Mayhem’s excellent social media presence of late.
Then, we move on to our coverage of the Runaway vs Lunatic Hai showmatch. We give our brief thoughts on the showmatch between team Twilight and Team Tobi and point out some excellent performances from the featured Korean Contenders players. There’s a ton to break down between the matchup format (no 2/2/2 lock and a unique pick ban system) and performances from some of the most beloved players in Korean Overwatch. We look at what lessons OWL can learn from the well received event, and celebration of Overwatch’s competitive history. Lastly, we give a quick recap of the Contenders China playoff picture and give our predictions on the expected results.
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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