Broadcasters Struggling to Give Context and Meaning to Game Stats

Posted by at December 07th

Displaying stats on broadcast has been a headache for all tournament organizers in the Overwatch scene. In some cases context is missing, in other cases crucial stats are missing and in others stats are just little fun facts with no real value. In this article, I am going to discuss three approaches from recently concluded … Continue reading “Broadcasters Struggling to Give Context and Meaning to Game Stats”


APEX S3 Was The Best Tournament of 2017, Hands Down.

Posted by at December 04th

If one was to ask you which was the best tournament of 2017, the year before the Overwatch League, one answer should pop out of your mouth and that is: APEX Season 3. There were definitely many other tournaments that had memorable moments throughout the year, or storylines of underdogs creating upsets or even better viewership numbers … Continue reading “APEX S3 Was The Best Tournament of 2017, Hands Down.”


If Florida Mayhem had a 7th player, Who Would it be?

Posted by at December 01st

One roster has only six players going into the first phase of the Overwatch League–the Florida Mayhem. Whether this is good or bad is up for debate and only the match results will give us a clear answer, but I would like to take a moment and carry out a thought experiment: if they had a … Continue reading “If Florida Mayhem had a 7th player, Who Would it be?”


The Notion of “Plug ‘n’ Play” Rosters will be Challenged in OWL

Posted by at November 28th

One misconception about players and rosters in the Overwatch scene, but not strictly restricted to it as it is evident in every sport and competition, is that you can take rosters or players, put them in different conditions and expect them to perform as they did before. For me, that is a misguided belief and I believe that … Continue reading “The Notion of “Plug ‘n’ Play” Rosters will be Challenged in OWL”


Fight Winrate in OWL Will be a Metric for Both Teams and Players

Posted by at November 28th

New teams in Overwatch League, larger rosters and a different format will create a new environment of competition and we will need to rethink stats too.  One such stat is the Fight Winrate, which is a stat that only Winston’s Lab manages to track as of now, due to the site having introduced a way … Continue reading “Fight Winrate in OWL Will be a Metric for Both Teams and Players”


APEX S4 was the last season OGN organized. Major changes coming in 2018!

Posted by at November 26th

According to an article published on DailyEsportsKR, Blizzard is assuming control of the Korean tier 2 tournaments, like APEX, that were so far organized, executed and presented by OGN. It is still undecided whether the latter will handle the production of the tournament, though. The information shared so far reveals that the tournament, which is … Continue reading “APEX S4 was the last season OGN organized. Major changes coming in 2018!”


DoA, “I’m ready for 6v6 Lockout to go into tournaments tomorrow!”

Posted by at November 24th

You are not given every day the chance to pick the brain of Erik “DoA” Lonnquist, half of the famous casting duo and one of the most accomplished casters. When, especially, he invites you to on twitter, that’s your sign to go. As a caster he has a very different perspective from mine, an analyst … Continue reading “DoA, “I’m ready for 6v6 Lockout to go into tournaments tomorrow!””


Next Nexus Cup Will Be Stacked! More Matches in December!

Posted by at November 22nd

Overwatch League pre-season exhibition matches won’t be the only ones that fans of the Overwatch esports will get to see in December. The third event in 2017 for the Nexus Cup online tournament is in the works and is expected to start in two weeks. This competition is organised by Netease CC and there were … Continue reading “Next Nexus Cup Will Be Stacked! More Matches in December!”


New Overwatch Spectator UI Could Still Use Some Adjustments

Posted by at November 21st

The new spectating experience for Overwatch has definitely got everyone hyped for the future of the game as an esport, but it still is not perfect and the UI could use some tweaks. Here are some of them. The first one has to do with the killfeed and especially the coloring of kills. In the previous … Continue reading “New Overwatch Spectator UI Could Still Use Some Adjustments”


One Thing Missing from the Overwatch League Site: Coaches!

Posted by at November 21st

The names of the coaches (head and assistant) and analysts for the OWL teams are still missing from the Overwatch League site. One can find a lot information regarding the players, like their handles, their full names, their hometowns and their role but there is currently none available for the teams’ coaches or analysts. I … Continue reading “One Thing Missing from the Overwatch League Site: Coaches!”


OWL Teams Ranked by Roster Strength

Posted by at November 20th

One of the hottest topics right now in the scene is the power rankings of the Overwatch League teams. Everyone has their own criteria and tries to figure out how some of the newly formed rosters will fair against the perceived titans so far, but even then, the expected top teams have additional members coming in that … Continue reading “OWL Teams Ranked by Roster Strength”


Prehistory of OWL: Which Players Come from Rosters that No Longer Exist

Posted by at November 19th

The Overwatch league is definitely going to be the biggest esports event of 2018. Every Overwatch professional player wanted in but that was not possible. Some of the players who were picked were previously part of rosters that longer exist or disbanded along the way. Let’s see which these players are and which are the teams no … Continue reading “Prehistory of OWL: Which Players Come from Rosters that No Longer Exist”