Overwatch Contenders EU S1 – Team of the Tournament

Posted by at September 28th

We have finally reached the end of the group stage of Overwatch Contenders Season 1. Over the entire season, here at Winston’s lab, we have recorded the statistics for every player in every game played. This article will look at these to find the players which have consistently performed to a high level and have … Continue reading “Overwatch Contenders EU S1 – Team of the Tournament”


Winston’s Lab predicts: Overwatch Contenders Season 1 EU

Posted by at August 19th

Following on from our pundits NA predictions, I racked their brains to discover their forecasts for the slightly more competitive EU group stage. Being a primarily European team of writers turned pundits there is a bit more heart behind these predictions – especially in the case of Eden’s bold third place pick, which certainly raised … Continue reading “Winston’s Lab predicts: Overwatch Contenders Season 1 EU”


Winston’s Lab predicts: Overwatch Contenders Season 1 NA

Posted by at August 18th

Contenders season 1 is on our doorstep, with it comes Blizzard’s last league-style tournament before Overwatch League launches later this year. After season zero we are now left with the top eight teams from both NA and EU. They will do battle over a six week group stage in order to whittle the groups down … Continue reading “Winston’s Lab predicts: Overwatch Contenders Season 1 NA”


Why is Overwatch experiencing burnout after only a year?

Posted by at June 27th

Burnout can be defined as ‘physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress’ and has long been a problem in esports as well as other professions. More recently it has become apparent in Overwatch, with players like Taimou and the controversial Dafran. However, unlike other esport titles, Overwatch has only been around for a … Continue reading “Why is Overwatch experiencing burnout after only a year?”


Substitutes, do they have a future in Overwatch?

Posted by at June 21st

The idea of midgame substitutes is uncommon across most esports titles, however, the idea is steadily creeping into competitive Overwatch. Their first major implementation has been at OGN APEX, where season 3 rules allow teams to use a timeout to substitute a player. Although it hasn’t been heavily utilised, it has opened the door to … Continue reading “Substitutes, do they have a future in Overwatch?”