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.”


Should Blizzard Have Legislated Roster Sizes for the OWL?

Posted by at November 13th

We are one month away from the Overwatch League pre-season and all rosters have been announced. Jerseys are now being sewn. The arena is getting prepared. However, the undertaking is huge and there are serious concerns remaining to be addressed. One of them is: Is Blizzard’s policy to allow teams to have varying roster sizes properly thought out … Continue reading “Should Blizzard Have Legislated Roster Sizes for the OWL?”


Don’t Be a Tease Blizzard with Demos and Overhead View Spectating

Posted by at November 11th

The improvements for Overwatch’s viewability displayed at the OWWC were dwarfed by the potential for analysis of the competitive game. These are as follows: the technical capability to produce demos and the overhead view, which solves elegantly the problem of a three dimensional game with dynamic hero icon sizes. With an API to the full … Continue reading “Don’t Be a Tease Blizzard with Demos and Overhead View Spectating”


Moira’s ultimate will be hard to evaluate stats-wise. How to judge Support Ult Efficiency!

Posted by at November 10th

Moira is the latest hero of Overwatch and she is what the community and players have been asking for, a Healer Support. Supports are the backbone of compositions and depending on the type of healing they can provide, the rest of the composition is built around them, taking into consideration the terrain as well. Therefore, … Continue reading “Moira’s ultimate will be hard to evaluate stats-wise. How to judge Support Ult Efficiency!”


Match Draws Still a Headache for Blizzard. Here’s One Solution

Posted by at November 10th

Finding the optimal solution to draws in Overwatch is no easy task and Blizzard has tried many different things, but hasn’t found the answer yet. Subsequently, every time in a tournament two teams tie on a map, everyone is waiting to see what kind of solution will be provided that time and how it will … Continue reading “Match Draws Still a Headache for Blizzard. Here’s One Solution”


Florida Mayhem Could Run Into Roster Problems Before Season Even Starts

Posted by at November 08th

Overwatch League’s official site has been up and running, and all rosters have been revealed for the upcoming first season of the League. Amidst the chaos of the roster announcements last week, only one stood out the most for the sole reason that it had the minimum numbers of players listed in there. Compared to the … Continue reading “Florida Mayhem Could Run Into Roster Problems Before Season Even Starts”


The Controversy of the TMobileMVP Award and Who is the Real MVP!

Posted by at November 06th

The Overwatch World Cup playoffs were the event of the year for Overwatch esports, as it was expected with all the hype created around it after all the announcements by Blizzard and the cool features that we would witness for the very first time. We were promised that the spectating experience would be enhanced and … Continue reading “The Controversy of the TMobileMVP Award and Who is the Real MVP!”


Many Overwatch players transitioning to coach/analyst. Check out the ones in OWL!

Posted by at November 06th

With Gunba from Blank looking to transition from player to coach/analyst, I was reminded that in some of the announcements of the Overwatch League teams, there were a few names on the coaching staffs that were also players who made the same decision. This was a pleasant surprise, since this area of Overwatch esports is … Continue reading “Many Overwatch players transitioning to coach/analyst. Check out the ones in OWL!”