The Houston celebration train has pulled into the station! This week, we discuss the team trends from last week's games, notable stock ups and downs, and Houston's epic week, as well as the increasing prevalence of Sombra GOATS, and the World Cup Committee for team USA.
We're joined by Howleir and Aluramore from Casual OWL Fans to talk about this week's news! New jerseys have arrived, player swaps abound, and we catch some small glimpses of meta evolution in Stage 3.
We cover the last week's roster drops, the lack of news for Stage 3 patches, and Nate Nanzer's decision to step down from OWL. We also talk about his replacement, Pete Vlastelica, more Blizzard esports concerns, and discuss the recent contenders happenings at the Atlantic Showdown.
We're joined by esports caster Nekkra to discuss this week's roster moves, contenders shakeups, continued merch mishaps and recent patch notes. We also discuss notable incidents from the broader esports scene, including the nature of player contracts and female representation in the scene!
Blazzinbob, Edanar, and Totemlydrunk join us as our first podcast guests! We cover the week's roster moves, world cup nominations, and 2-2-2 role lock. Then, we break down the All Star break, drop some F's in the Chat, and play our first ever round of Panic Button!
Playoffs are right around the corner! We cover the week's big games, the Stage 2 playoff picture, Contenders News, and visit our first 2 time F's in the chat recipient.
Episode 5! This week, we talk about the week's player news, including the Chengdu Hunters fining YangXiaoLong for inappropriate comments on stream, Sleepy being traded to the Washington Justice, and the reemergence of Daco with the Atlanta Reign. We also talk about Atlanta's roller coaster of a week, beating NYXL while losing to the Guangzhou Charge. We raise some F's in the Chat for the Houston Outlaws' rough showing this week and look forward to the weekend's festivities at the first ever Homestand Weekend! We wrap up by recapping our favorite bits of team trash talk, including some particularly "bizarre" examples!
Stage 2 brought more changes than we ever could have expected! Ramses and Lobosco cover the emerging meta for Stage 2, Baptiste's OWL debut, and the rise of DPS and bunker comps. The boys catch up on all of last week's trades, signings and roster moves, and discuss the Florida Mayhem's recent shift. Lastly, the hosts give their thoughts on the recent events between Fischer and Envy (Contenders) and the nature of leaks in OWL.
Ramses and Lobosco go over the most recent game patch to be played during Stage 2. Who's getting nerfed? Who's getting buffed? And is GOATS finally dead? The boys also break down new changes to game structure, give their thoughts on meta winners and losers, get April fooled, and check in on some spicy trade rumors.
Stage 1 is over! What happened? In this episode, Ramses and Lobosco break down the major events of Stage 1 of Season 2. Who won? Who struggled? Whose GOATS was the strongest? The boys also discuss the rise of the expansion teams, the meta struggles of some teams, and their favorite moments from Stage 1.
In Episode 0, listeners can get to know the show's hosts: Ramses and Lobosco, their personal histories with Overwatch and the Overwatch League, and their expectations and predictions for Stage 2 of OWL Season 2. We may be starting one stage late, but the journey's just begun! Hop on board with us as we begin our OWL podcasting journey.
Continuing the tradition from the legacy Mashcast, we present the 2018 State of the Gaming Union where we take a look back at what happened in 2017 and how it might impact us in 2018 and beyond.
OWL pre-season exhibitions are on the horizon, which has everyone hyped except Jaa. We also discuss console players being treated as second class, and properly using the reporting system.