APEX Season 4 Final’s Storylines and Other Edible Notes

Posted by at October 20th

  The battle of the daring dreamers and the defiant band of brothers. OGN’s APEX Season 4 has shaped up to become one for the history books.   RunAway has gone from a team on the brink of elimination, with no resources to their name and become a 2-time grand finalist in the OGN APEX … Continue reading “APEX Season 4 Final’s Storylines and Other Edible Notes”


Blizzcon is approaching fast and for Overwatch it must be another milestone

Posted by at October 20th

The APAC Premier is the next big thing to watch right now but Blizzcon will be right after that and all eyes will be on it. In the previous Blizzcon, Blizzard announced the future of esports: a global, city-based, franchised League for Overwatch that will field the best players from across the world and a … Continue reading “Blizzcon is approaching fast and for Overwatch it must be another milestone”


Cloud9 Kongdoo needs to add players and reinvent themselves

Posted by at October 19th

Every great team in Overwatch has struggled so far to win major titles without roster changes or additions and without adapting to the new metas. It seems like Cloud9 Kongdoo aka Team London (official name still not announced) is no exception to the rule and after their recent performance in the OGN Seoul Cup against … Continue reading “Cloud9 Kongdoo needs to add players and reinvent themselves”


What went wrong with the map selection process in the Contenders S1 EU finals

Posted by at October 17th

On Sunday, October 9th, during the European finals of Contenders S1, everyone watching the broadcast was taken by a bad surprise when Misfits were allowed to pick Eichenwalde twice in a Bo7 match. When the two teams reached the second Hybrid, which was the number 5 game mode in the Bo7 match format, somehow Blizzard … Continue reading “What went wrong with the map selection process in the Contenders S1 EU finals”


Can we base our predictions on Fight Winrate? [Contenders, APEX]

Posted by at October 16th

Trying to find ways to measure a team’s strength through stats is no easy task, not at all. The biggest problem lies not only in the team’s individual strength but also their opponents’. The tournament format, as in the way a team progresses and reaches the top, is affecting teams’ performances either by boosting their … Continue reading “Can we base our predictions on Fight Winrate? [Contenders, APEX]”


Will Envision make it out of the groups in APAC Premier 2017?

Posted by at October 15th

With the announcement of Runaway and GC Busan to participate in APAC 2017, suddenly the tournament has become a death trap for the only Western team invited, Envision, from NA. Unarguably, the Western regions are under-represented in this tournament due to OWL teams finalizing their rosters and the Overwatch World Cup returning in a couple … Continue reading “Will Envision make it out of the groups in APAC Premier 2017?”


Thank you, MonteCristo, for pointing this out

Posted by at October 13th

Stats have been many times a controversial subject within the Overwatch community since Blizzard has not provided us with direct access to them, so as to ensure that we can evaluate them properly, and the only collection of stats to look at for official matches is provided by this very site, WinstonsLab. However, whether or … Continue reading “Thank you, MonteCristo, for pointing this out”


Changing the match format mid-way breaks immersion

Posted by at October 12th

Contenders S1 was the tournament that everyone in the West was waiting to see before the beginning of the Overwatch League, because it would give us an idea of the overall level in the West, would tell us which teams are at the top and how big of a gap there is between the Top … Continue reading “Changing the match format mid-way breaks immersion”


The All-Star TDM is good! A second “Atlantic Showdown” would be better!

Posted by at October 07th

The voting for the all-star team deathmatch (TDM) between North America and Europe, after the finals of Contenders S1 on Sunday, has now officially begun. Everyone with an Overwatch account can login and vote the players that will represent each region in this glorious team deathmatch. Voting ends at 11:59pm Saturday, October 7th (probably PDT, because it’s … Continue reading “The All-Star TDM is good! A second “Atlantic Showdown” would be better!”


The Tier 2 landscape in Overwatch and its future

Posted by at October 02nd

The latest video of Thorin’s concerning the Overwatch scene highlighted an anomaly in the universe of esports as far as OWL team building and tryouts are concerned. However, the problem runs deeper and it has been many people’s worry, after the announcement of the OWL back in November of 2016, that problems will arise in the … Continue reading “The Tier 2 landscape in Overwatch and its future”


Has Blizzard figured out the optimal match format?

Posted by at August 08th

Finding the optimal match format in any esport is not an easy task, especially during its first years, where developers and community are on their honey moon and everything looks shiny and on roses. However, the time of realization comes sooner or later and for professional play, choices need to be made that promote a … Continue reading “Has Blizzard figured out the optimal match format?”


Three things OGN did wrong in APEX S3

Posted by at August 04th

Every season of APEX features some changes in the tournament format and OGN is trying to find the sweet spot in order to make their scene as competitive and fair as possible. However, in season 3 they did some things wrong in their attempt which I hope they fix in the future, unless these changes … Continue reading “Three things OGN did wrong in APEX S3”