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Mayhem Maniacs Podcast

5
Jan 2020

Mayhem Maniacs Episode 68- Finalizing the Rosters, Losing Casters, Mayhem winter Classic, and Plat Chat Review

Leggoeman and Pretz talk about the recent roster moves done by the league late into the offseason. The league loses another stable caster due to conflict with the new commissioner how hard will it affect the caster desk in the next season. The Mayhem winter classic has been announced and will feature many teams from the tier 2 scene we discuss what to expect from the Mayhem in managing this event. The Plat chat podcast gives their thoughts on the Mayhem's offseason, we discuss what they got right and wrong in this interesting Mayhem offseason.

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21
Dec 2019

Contenders New Format, Looming Issues of Season 3, and the Florida Mayhem’s Off-Season Grade

Leggoeman and Pretz discuss the new format that Blizzard has proposed for contenders 2020. Is it enough to keep the tier 2 scene afloat or is this another ploy to keep the fans at ease on whats really going on. As season 3 approaches the problems being to come alive and reality begins to hit. With players leaving and viewership ratings on a decline the fears of a dead OWL are looming. Has the OWL done all it can to save the league? The Florida Mayhem are most lily done for the off-season so Leggoeman and Pretz talk about the Mayhem's off season with its ups and downs, but answers the most important question. Are we play-in bound?

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Wathpoint lobby: https://www.watchpointlobby.com/category/florida-mayhem/

 

10
Dec 2019

Mayhem Maniacs Episode 66- Out with the Old and In with the Bench Warmers, The end of the Legion, Greedy Blizzard, and A New Meta Arises

Leggoeman and Prtez discuss the new retirements announced by some prominent players. The guys discuss the reasoning behind their decisions and what it means for the league moving forward. The off-season has now at the point of finding backups for their lineups impending the upcoming localization. The end of an era has come upon the Gladiators as they announce their withdrawal from contenders along with the disbandment as a team. Tier 2 scene has gone from bad to worse as blizzard change their terms of service on community lead events the guys explain why Blizzard is doing this and this business model is bad for esports. A new patch a possible new meta as barriers are nerfed the guys ask the question is there going to be a new meta or are we gonna be stuck with the triple barrier nightmare.

Twitter:https://twitter.com/mayhemmaniacs?lang=en

Discord:https://discord.gg/4ygKku 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC30aDbS4t_uFCXaLAMBI7qw 

Wathpoint lobby: https://www.watchpointlobby.com/category/florida-mayhem/

5
Dec 2019

Mayhem Maniacs 65- Chipsa Get a Pickup, Vancouver Makes a Huge Mistake, Shanghai Acquire a Roster, and Chinese Show Matches

Leggoeman and Pretz discuss the crazy pickup of Chipsa from Philly as the community explodes over the decision. The guys discuss their thoughts on the situation and what the real benefit of Chipsa gives to the Fusion. Vancouver takes a nosedive as they officially found replacements for their support and tank lines and the results were shocking, to say the least. The Shanghai Dragons solidify their roster with some solid picks and a strong team coming into season 3. The 4 Chinese teams of Overwatch have a show match in Shanghai to give the fans a taste of localization before the next season Leggoe and Pretz give their insight on the games and what it means for next season.

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Discord:https://discord.gg/4ygKku 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC30aDbS4t_uFCXaLAMBI7qw 

28
Nov 2019

Mayhem Maniacs Episode 64- ATL, NYXL, HOU Get Coaches, Boston Picks, London Risky Business, NYXL Backup, Paris Korean Tank, Philly Pickup, and Mayhem Runaway

Leggoeman and Pretz discuss the new coaches that have come into the league and what it will mean for the teams next season. Boston continues to pick players from the outside sphere we discuss the chances Boston has  of making the playoffs. As London hits the reset button they replace their old roster with some questionable players. NYXL gets a backup for HOTBA before the season starts. Nosmite takes a trip to Paris to be the starting tank for the new Korean squad. Philly makes a quick snatch at team runaway and picks up another DPS player. Florida makes the best selections they have in their existence as a franchise but pickup a rookie coach, can the Mayhem redeem themselves after two terriable seasons.

19
Nov 2019

Mayhem Maniacs Episode 63- London Reset, Bigger Texas, NYXL Downgrade, LAV Tanks, Fleta to China, Philly Coaches, A Mixed Guangzhou , Vancouver Releases, LAG Picks, and Overdue Roster Announcements

Leggoeman and Pretz discuss the largest amount of roster moves this offseason right at the 8 player minimum deadline. London goes for a complete reset as they released what was left of the season 1 roster in favor of new Korean talent. Dallas and Houston are more irresponsible with money than a college teenager as their final rosters are revealed. NYXL decides to lower the talents on their Flex Tank role with the new pickup in HOTBA. LAV shows no signs of wanting to win this season with multiple roster moves to achieve a budget roster. Fleta says goodbye to Korea and goes Chinese despite the Chinese team having Korean players as he now becomes a Dragon.  Philly gests some underwhelming coaches from teams that don't have the best track record. Guangzhou almost looks like they have never heard of the term language barriers as they select players from a wide variety of regions this offseason. Vancouver releases a few players despite making the Grand Finals this year. LAG pulls a Boston and picks some known players but for the most part a seen as outside picks. Atlanta picks up Sharp. RUI fired after a 12th place performance. 5 teams are overdue on their roster announcements.

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5
Nov 2019

Mayhem Maniacs Episode 62- Blzzcon Announces Overwatch 2, Blizzard’s Statement on Hong Kong, USA Victorious, Mark Cuban on Esports, and OWL Trades and Prospects

Leggoeman and Pretz unpack the event that is known as Blizzcon. After last year's failed launch of Diablo Mobil, Blizzcon made a comeback with the announcement of Overwatch 2. We discuss the new game modes and the designs of the game itself compared to the first iteration of Overwatch. The Hong Kong protests arrive outside the venue in defense of Blitzchung Blizzard surprisingly apologizes for the way that they acted but still refuse to lift the ban. For the first time in OWWC history, the USA win gold as they were able to easily pass through Korea and then China in a spawn camp fest that no one should miss. Mark Cuban gives his insight on why he hasn't bought an esports team and what he thinks of the market itself. OWL trades and prospects have been piling up this week as we get further and further into the off-season.

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Discord:https://discord.gg/4ygKku 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC30aDbS4t_uFCXaLAMBI7qw 

30
Oct 2019

Mayhem Maniacs 61- Fran Leaves, Hong Kong at Blizzcon, AvastCon Prep, Free agency Rundown, Paris Goes Korean, Fate Trade, and Rumored Coaches

Leggoeman and Pretz discuss the recent move made by Fran shortly after joining Revival. We discuss why she left and what this means for team Revival. Hong Kong has raised funds to participate in the OWWC at Blizzcon. We discuss the troubles this will bring to Blizzard and what is the best thing for the company to do. Hint, don't silence anyone. Avast got a special package in the mail and its the gift that keeps on giving for him and his fans. The free agency rundown for the 4th week of signings had a massive new wave of players come into the league. We give a quick rundown on the new player and direction that each team is going for. Paris goes form French European to French Korean. Picking the highest project prospects in Contenders is a bold move made by the Eternal. For a team that sold themselves as Europe's best, they decided to take a different direction.  With Rumors of Fate leaving for Shanghai we ask if his trade is good or bad for the org itself along with Rumors that runaway is starting to turn a little yellow and red.

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Discord: https://discord.gg/AsX838 

Watchpoint Lobby: https://www.watchpointlobby.com/category/florida-mayhem/ 

23
Oct 2019

Mayhem Maniacs Episode 60- Revival’s New Female Squad, Head Coach Transfers, Sold Players, Boston’s Weight Loss, Major Leaks and Rumors, Florida Wants to Runaway, and Albert Yeh Interview

Leggoeman and Pretz dissect a plethora of off-season information that was dumped in last week. Owner of Revival Reprise decides to give the twitch streams a chance and acquire players Aspen and Fran to be Revival's new backline. we ask the question do they have what it takes or is this just gonna be another fan service debacle similar to Vaevictus. Head coaches for all over the League are swapping jobs and given new tasks to transform their rundown teams. Many teams are selling their players who are under contract to other teams in order to free up some cap space and get some fresh bodies in for next season. Major Rumors that you would not believe to be true but actually hold some water. We discuss what these leaks mean and the future of certain teams because of these decisions. Florida is making major moves on high-level prospects as it was announced that the Mayhem is in talks with players from team Runaway. Will the Mayhem make the greatest acquisition since Sayaplayer we will soon find out. Albert Yeh did an interview with Watchpoint lobby. Leggoeman discusses what he was like during the interview and what to expect from this recently promoted GM.

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Watchpoint Lobby article: https://www.watchpointlobby.com/meet-the-mayhems-new-gm-albert-yeh-interview/

15
Oct 2019

Mayhem Maniacs Episode 59- Thoughts on Hong Kong, First Week of Free Agency, Houston Jersey Ban and Ownership Issues and the Gauntlet

Leggoeman and Pretz discuss their thought on Blizzard's ban on the Hong Kong Hearthstone player and what this means for the future of blizzard products. The first week of free agency is upon us as we discuss the recent batch of new prospects that came in recently and where they have the best fit for OWL in the 2020 season. Houston's jersey was banned in an elementary school in Kansas recently as GM Flame expresses his second thoughts that he had with the logo and is considering to strive for a change. The sale of the Houston outlaws to Real Estate entrepreneur Lee Zieben has stalled out his acquisition of the Outlaws in order to iron out the kinks in the current deal. The Gauntlet happened this weekend and the results were both surprising and expected. We discuss what prospects have come out and what to expect for the offseason.