Team Kungarna, who have several alumni players in the Overwatch League have announced that their roster is all set for the next season of Overwatch Contenders. Kungarna lost babybay to the San Francisco Shock. They also lost iReMiix, Bischu, and DPei to the Los Angeles Gladiators, Kungarna has spent the offseason reloading their roster for the next season.
Well the Overwatch League Preseason is officially concluded. Let’s take a look into what we learned about each team over the course of the four days of excitement! If you missed any of the games you can check out our preseason coverage here.
The Overwatch League’s half-season suspension of SADO for boosting has captured the attention of fans recently and we wanted to look at that suspension in the context of suspensions in other pro sports leagues in the United States. Some fans think the suspension is too harsh. Other fans think it’s not enough, that SADO should not be allowed to participate in the League and that the League tarnishes itself for allowing him to play. While I don’t have a strong stance on the issue, I think that exploring some other suspensions in other major sports league is a compelling thought exercise.
Happy Thanksgiving! Weekly One Shots looks at each team for the week. There hasn’t been a ton of huge breaking news lately as things are calm before the start of the preseason. Here’s a bit of what’s been going on with each of the teams in the league.
Yesterday a debate began between influential figures about whether or not Overwatch League players should be role models. The debate began with a tweet from Houston Outlaws GM Flame, and was continued by others in the league including David Pei, Nate Nanzer, and MonteCristo.
Recently High Noon Podcast got twenty four members of the Overwatch League community’s opinions to put together an aggregate power rankings leading up to the preseason. I took part as one of the community members and wanted to break down each pick from the community and compare how my picks stacked up.