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.
Leggoeman and Pretz discuss their thoughts on the grand finals and why it was such a sone sided affair. After an abysmal season, the Washington Justice make the first major move of the offseason and cut their entire coaching staff. We will discuss if this was deserving after a great stage 4 performance but was this result too little too late? Philly releases all their team streamers adding questions to the business of team designated personalities. After releasing their coaching staff, the Shanghai Dragons make an immediate move and pick up former LA Valiant coach Moon to be the new head coach. This comes after many people's expectations fell short after their stage 4 performance. Major changes are floating around in the PTR, we question if this is an appropriate response to the recent backlash of triple-shield meta that has been lurking around in multiple ranks and if the changes are what is needed to change this hated meta. Some insider information was leaked to Competitive Overwatch as a post explains what offers have been made to the top prospects for free agency. We discuss why these players are being selected and what each team's plan is for the off-season.
Leggoeman and Pretz discuss the decisions made by the Orgs before the offseason has even started. Houston takes a big step under new management as the Head and Assistant coaches have been released by the Org. We discuss the future of the Houston Outlaws and what they need to do in order to change their current trends of missing the playoffs. The Toronto Defiant's owners overactive media are now discontinuing the Splyce Gaming brand. Many questions arise in terms of finance but does this mean that the Defiant will make fewer moves during the offseason due to the Splyce rebrand? Dpei has announced he is LFT but the reason for it was not in increase his salary it was in response to LAG's no guarantees to employees as KSE has officially pulled out of the brand and brought a financial strain to the org. Shanghai Dragons have officially released after a disappointing season, we evaluate the team's decision to see if they are going to strive to not just make playoffs but to win the whole shebang.
Leggoeman and Pretz the tough fight for the finals as the teams that didn't make it all the way are given a review on why they came up short. The Game Haus come up with a new set of proposed patch notes in order to counter the dreaded double shield meta that has been plaguing the community. We discuss if these possible patches are needed in order to change the meta. Mineral's transition to a new coaching role has raised many questions for the Boston Uprising but what does mineral think of his new job. We review a recent interview to understand his thought process and wish him the best of luck in the off-season. The Grand finals are upon us and the stage is set for the greatest OWL game to be played. We discuss which one of these teams will have to tools for victory.
Leggoeman and Pretz explain the season of Seoul and London and whether they have improved from last season. As these teams were highly regarded and well respected they came up short in the playoffs. Huk becomes the bravest member of the Boston Uprising as he does a live twitch AMA to explain to the fanbase what went wrong and why they made the decision that they made during the season. Huk also reveals good news for the team in the next season. Sinatraa is awarded OWL regular season MVP, we discuss if he is the rightful recipient for this prestigious award.
Leggoeman and pretz discuss their thought on the recent performances of the play in stage and what it will mean for the playoffs. OWL secures some major sponsors for next season. Hopefully, the funding will help make significant additions to the league to help the growth of OWL and its minor leagues. The Dennis Hawelka award has been given to Custa of the LAV we discuss his contributions to the community. Controversial rule change can in last minute during the PHI vs SHD game as a major map glitch caused the game to repeat a map previously played in the same game. We lock in our final picks for the playoffs as the final 8 have been selected. Who will rise, Who will fally and who will go second place and choke in the quarterfinals?
Leggoeman and Pretz talk about the heroics of the Mayhem during their last two games of the season. With another dreadful off-season looming over us we discuss the possible issues that the mayhem will deal with during this off-season and what the Mayhem needs to do in order to avoid another 20th place season. As the 2020 schedule has been released we look at how travel will affect the team during the homestead season. Florida Has also announced their arenas for the two homesteads that they will be hosting. Blizzard has announced that their earnings have surpassed expectations we discuss if that is going to have a major impact for season 3 and if the upward trend could continue on.
Leggoeman and Pretz happily invite the boys from Boston to give you their thought on their team and what needs changing. We discuss our thoughts on the teams' performances on what went right and what went wrong. The new patch of 1.39 has been recently added to the game we give our thoughts on how it will affect the playoffs and the current direction that Blizzard is taking the game. We end the episode with our genuine thoughts on who is gonna take the glory on Thursday night and what Mayhem has to do in order to get a 2-0 week.
Leggoeman and Pretz talk with our favorite Valiant fans in the Voicing Valiant. This week brought quite a couple upsets to many major teams we discuss how they happen and what it means for the 2-2-2 role lock meta. A real Estate Agency takes control of the Houston Outlaws after a $40 million dollar acquisition we discuss what it will mean for Houston Outlaws fans. Hangzhou Spark are fed up with Krystal taking so much time off that they has given him and indefinite suspension we discuss if the punishment is justified and if other teams should be as transparent. The Chengdu Hunters have announced a desire for retirement by the end of the season. We ask the question is this goin to be common occurrence during season 3? We test our knowledge with our very own game-show Do You Know Your Team?. Trash talk is what makes sports leagues go round as the mayhem maniacs take on the voicing valiant in a trash talk showdown.