With the off-season in full swing, I decided to do some research on a topic that’s bugged me for some time. Why would people who play Overwatch competitively not be interested in the Overwatch League? It just didn’t make any sense to me. The league showcases some of the highest levels of competitive Overwatch ever recorded. There had to be some reason they weren’t tuning in.
This week, I had the special opportunity to interview a couple of Fusion University’s star players, ZachaREEE and Elk. They gave some insightful reflections about the current meta, their team dynamic, influential players/coaches in their lives, and future plans for OWL. Big shoutout to @itistaco for putting this together! Let’s get into the interview.
The Los Angeles Valiant have had quite a turbulent season, with some of the most drastic roster changes we have seen coming mid-season. Starting out, the Valiant had a favorable schedule by not having to play the NYXL in Stage 1. They were a solid middle-of-the-pack team, comfortably beating teams like Shock, Mayhem, and Dragons, but consistently fell short against the top teams in the league. Their Stage 1 was a solid start to the season, going 7-3. We break down their playoff chances.
What an absolute culture flip from the Dallas Fuel in the last stage of the OWL Season 1. After going through countless trials and tribulations as a team, it finally looked like the 4-24 Fuel were firing on all cylinders over the course of Stage 4, led by Mickie and his brawny Brigitte. Taimou and OGE were found their former glory and were looking crisp and clean, Seagull had improved upon his already rock-solid D.Va play, and HarryHook and Unkoe stayed sharp in the backline. Read more …
As Stage 4 of the Overwatch League began, there was plenty of clamor about the introduction of Overwatch’s newest hero into the OWL servers, Brigette. Brigette is an armor-centric support hero who wields a mace and shield for individual defense. She excels in shutting down “dive heroes” such as Tracer, Genji, Winston and D.Va by stunning and shield bashing them out of position and providing repair packs to her team. Let’s take a look at how she performed in her first week on stage!