The Overwatch League returns after two weeks of no games and it returns in a fully online fashion. Esports, now with more E. There is a lot to talk about this week so let’s get started!Continue reading Thoughts on week 8 of Overwatch League 2020
So as you will immediately notice there is no weekly thoughts for week 6 of Overwatch League because it did not happen. In fact Overwatch League cancelled all homestands for the months of March and April.
Matches will now be moving online with the first of those starting on March 21. The All-Star tournament was moved to the end of the season and the Midseason Tournament was cancelled.
This also means that the Toronto Defiant homestand I was planning to attend in April has been cancelled. I am bummed out about this as I was very much looking forward to attending but I understand the reasoning here. My ticket was moved to the August homestand and I still want to attend one of these so I’m opting to keep my ticket instead of a refund.
bans pools update
In a Watchpoint segment on Sunday it was revealed that OWL will now be using a weighted selection probability system for picking heroes to ban.
- Heroes with 10-25% play rate receive one ticket in the selection lottery
- 25-50% play rate: two tickets
- 50-75% play rate: three tickets
- 75%+ play rate: four tickets
This seems like a much better system than the system of every hero above 10% having an equal chance of being picked. I suppose we will finally get to see Mei and D.Va banned with weighted selection probabilities.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Seoul Dynasty can do next week. See y’all in week 7!
We are back this week in Washington, DC with hero pools, a two-faced Paris team and a beast making his stage debut. Let’s get started!Continue reading Thoughts on week 5 of Overwatch League 2020
This week we go to the Houston, Texas homestand hosted by the Houston Outlaws and while the matches this week weren’t quite as entertaining as the ones from the last week there are a few worth talking about. Let’s get into it.Continue reading Thoughts on week 4 of Overwatch League 2020