OWL Fantasy Update Week 2, Main ’em or Wane ’em

Posted by at January 15th

It’s been a historic week for Overwatch Esports as Overwatch League got off to a hot start in week 1 and teams are going full throttle in some of the best gameplay we have ever seen. Here at Winston’s Lab we got to kick off Fantasy Overwatch for both 10-person leagues and weekly contests. Whether … Continue reading “OWL Fantasy Update Week 2, Main ’em or Wane ’em”


Why Philadelphia Fusion may exceed expectations

Posted by at December 30th

In many people’s estimations, Philadelphia fusion is a team which will most likely place in the bottom half of the first season of Overwatch league. However, in this article, I will argue that, despite their organisational shortcomings and what some consider to be a weak roster, they will exceed these expectations and may be battling … Continue reading “Why Philadelphia Fusion may exceed expectations”


No excuses left to hide behind

Posted by at December 18th

The first season of Blizzard’s Overwatch League is set to start in January next year. Twelve organisations have picked up most of the best teams and players in the world. A staggering 45 of the 113 players come from South Korea and many would argue that it could have been even more. In fact, the … Continue reading “No excuses left to hide behind”


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”


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”


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!”


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”


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”


Which Statistics are Best for Enriching the Fan Experience?

Posted by at November 19th

Both spectating and casting could be massively improved with the proper stats and breakdowns introduced in the game. This is definitely a delicate matter, one that I am probably not the most qualified to address, but I would like to share some thoughts because I feel it can help some people appreciate even more the … Continue reading “Which Statistics are Best for Enriching the Fan Experience?”


Is it Time for a Hard Reset of Team Rankings?

Posted by at November 18th

Evaluating team performances in the Overwatch scene has been a difficult task for anyone jumping into the endeavor. There are a lot of variables and the environment that we are given to work with is very limited. With no direct access to data, very few instances of international competition between the top teams across the … Continue reading “Is it Time for a Hard Reset of Team Rankings?”


World Cup 2017’s Viewership Skyrocketed, But It’s Still Too Soon to Celebrate.

Posted by at November 13th

The Overwatch World Cup of 2017 concluded a couple of weeks ago and South Korea took the trophy home for the second year in a row. The playoff matches were very intense and they attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers that were looking forward to getting a glimpse of the new skins, the new spectator … Continue reading “World Cup 2017’s Viewership Skyrocketed, But It’s Still Too Soon to Celebrate.”