In Contention Chapter 1: eV Jaru

Posted by at March 05th

With all eyes on the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, it’s easy to forget that there’s even more competition going on just below – a second tier of Overwatch esports full of players who are, in many cases, just as passionate as their OWL brethren. For the last few months they’ve been vying for … Continue reading “In Contention Chapter 1: eV Jaru”


Kellex on HuK, how to stay calm and Fischer

Posted by at January 30th

Boston Uprising won 3-2 against Dallas Fuel in Saturday’s match of week 3 of OWL. After their close win I talked to the main Support player from Boston Kristian “Kellex” Keller. Barroi: Exciting and close game against Dallas. What did you expect going into it? Kellex: We expected to play against counter dive comps, because … Continue reading “Kellex on HuK, how to stay calm and Fischer”


Sleepy on SFS’s similarities to NYXL, Moira and the key to winning fights

Posted by at January 24th

After an exciting 3-2 win against Boston Uprising, Shock‘s Nikola “sleepy” Andrews joined me for a brief interview. The Flex-Support player from Lakeland, FL talks about SFS’s similarities to New York Excelsior, how to play Moira and why having double-support ults is the key to victory. Barroi: What a game, right. Did you expect it … Continue reading “Sleepy on SFS’s similarities to NYXL, Moira and the key to winning fights”


CWoosH on food in LA, when Orisa is good and why Koreans are scary

Posted by at January 24th

Florida Mayhem won their first match against Shanghai Dragons on day 3 of week 2 of Overwatch League. After their victory I was joined by Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt for a short interview and I brought him a special present. Barroi: I know that you prefer teriyaki beef jerky, but unfortunately we only had normal beef … Continue reading “CWoosH on food in LA, when Orisa is good and why Koreans are scary”


Bani on how to design strategies, the importance of VoD reviews and the pacifist award

Posted by at January 23rd

The main support for the Houston Outlaws, Christopher “Bani” Benell, joined me for a short interview. We talked right after their win against Dallas Fuel on day 2 of week 2 of Overwatch League. Bani, like most Outlaws players, previously played for FNRGFE and was a Flex-Support player in the past. Barroi: To start this … Continue reading “Bani on how to design strategies, the importance of VoD reviews and the pacifist award”


Fragi gives an early OWL tier list, talks about Orisa and more

Posted by at January 23rd

Fusion lost against the Gladiators on day 2 of week 2 of Overwatch League. After a close 2-3 Joona “Fragi” Laine, team captain from Philadelphia was kind enough to still give an interview. The former Gigantti player is the main tank for Fusion. Barroi: I don’t want to talk that much about this game, but … Continue reading “Fragi gives an early OWL tier list, talks about Orisa and more”


Danteh on his old teammates and his love for flanking heroes

Posted by at January 22nd

On the first day of week two San Francisco Shock lost 1-2 against Philadelphia Fusion. Shocks DPS player Dante “Danteh” Cruz, who has the most famous replacement of the league waiting to get 18, Sinatraa, was kind enough to answer my questions. Barroi: You just had a very close match, was that something you expected going into the … Continue reading “Danteh on his old teammates and his love for flanking heroes”


ArK on NY’s secret weapon, shot-calling and more

Posted by at January 21st

At the end of week 1 we spoke to one of New York Excelsior’s Supports, Hong ArK Yeon-joon, who previously played for Luxury Watch Red. The main-support player gave his interview in english. At that point NYE won 3-1 against Boston and 3-1 against Houston, the interview was conducted directly after their Houston match on January, 13th. … Continue reading “ArK on NY’s secret weapon, shot-calling and more”


Logix on Tracer in this meta, who he looks up to and more

Posted by at January 20th

After Florida’s 0-4 loss against Seoul Dynasty on day 1 of week 2 I sat down with Logix. Mayhem’s DPS talked about Tracer in the current meta, which other players he looks up to and much more. Barroi: You just lost your third game in OWL, what do you think are your current problems? Logix: I … Continue reading “Logix on Tracer in this meta, who he looks up to and more”


Poko on Fusion’s daily schedule, why his D.Va ults are so good and more

Posted by at January 19th

After Philadelphia Fusion won 2-1 against San Francisco Shock on Week 2 Day 1 I had the chance to talk to Poko. Poko is Fusion’s D.Va and the only player from Gamers Origin who is in Overwatch League. Barroi: You had a close match against Shock, was that something you expected? Poko: We did expect … Continue reading “Poko on Fusion’s daily schedule, why his D.Va ults are so good and more”


Tobi on why him and JeHong are so good, who in OWL surprised him and more

Posted by at January 19th

After Seoul Dynasty beat Florida Mayhem 4-0 I met Tobi, Seoul’s main support player, and with the help of a translator interviewed him about this match and OWL in general.   Barroi: You just won 4-0, but you had some problems on the first point of Assault and the first point of Hybrid, why do … Continue reading “Tobi on why him and JeHong are so good, who in OWL surprised him and more”


Nus on why this meta is less fit for weird strategies, how to dive and more

Posted by at January 15th

London Spitfire ended their week strong with a 4-0 against Philadelphia Fusion, not losing a single point after map1. On day one they had lost the first map against Florida Mayhem, only losing a single point in maps 2-4, closing out the series with a 3-1 victory. After their Fusion match was over I sat down with … Continue reading “Nus on why this meta is less fit for weird strategies, how to dive and more”