Week 16 was no ordinary week. That’s right folks, its tournament time! The May Melee tournament, a single elimination bracket where teams compete for prize money and placement prizes (additions to their win count). There is a lot to talk about so let’s get started.Continue reading Thoughts on week 16 of Overwatch League 2020
We are a little more than halfway through the 2020 Overwatch League season and this week’s matches determine the seeding of the May Melee Tournament. Why is it called the May Melee Tournament? Well, I can’t really answer that question but we have a lot else to talk about so let’s get started.Continue reading Thoughts on week 15 of Overwatch League 2020
Hello again my friends! This week was a very interesting week for Overwatch esports, especially on the news front so let’s get started!Continue reading Thoughts on week 14 of Overwatch League 2020
This week let’s try something a bit different. I’m going to talk about some OWL related news that happened during the week along with the games that happened. I feel like this will round out the posts a little bit more and give me more to talk about.
So let’s get started!Continue reading Thoughts on week 13 of Overwatch League 2020
Hey there, packetcat here again to talk about some Overwatch League. This week was perhaps the least eventful as far as games go but there are things to talk about anyways so let’s get the show on the road.Continue reading Thoughts on week 12 of Overwatch League 2020
Hi again everyone! Here with another post about the past week of Overwatch League in these troubled times. Let’s get started!Continue reading Thoughts on week 11 of Overwatch League 2020
Hello again folks! Here to talk to y’all about week 10 of OWL 2020. Let’s get started!Continue reading Thoughts on week 10 of Overwatch League 2020
This week we get to see what Queen Nori has wrought upon us. What meta does the lack of Mei create? Let’s find out, shall we?Continue reading Thoughts on week 9 of Overwatch League 2020
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!