As the end of the 2021 OWL season crept ever closer, I felt a sense of fatigue coming on. This feeling has been especially present over the last two years of the league as it went entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would describe the feeling as a sense of excitement exhaustion. I have without fail watched every OWL game since 2019, either live or in VOD format. It is not that I didn’t enjoy Overwatch esports anymore, I do and I will continue to enjoy this game but with the external stresses of the last two years, I am starting to feel like a lithium-ion battery that just can’t hold as much of a charge anymore.
With all that in mind, I decided to take two weeks off from work so I could feel properly rested for the playoffs and enjoy them to the fullest extent possible. After all these were going to be the last matches played on Overwatch 1 and that is something special. We get the last hurrah for the much despised 2CP map type and these were the last matches played in the 6v6 format. Overwatch 2 is going to be 5v5 and the 2CP map type will be removed.
Let’s get into it.