John Layfield wrote:OWL
Well, they all predicted the San Fran would get rolled and then they got rolled, so it's not quite full-on "anything can happen in the WWE!" just yet, Maggle!
(San Francisco Shock more like San Francisco Shook
(if this LA team is anything like the Kings they'll just choke in the playoffs anyway)
And yeah, considering that Overwatch has a pretty strong female following it would be nice if there was any
kind of gender balance at all on the teams themselves, but I have a feeling that's a much larger problem with esports in general. It's rail-thin pale dudes for days in esports.
But Blizzard fronts diversity pretty strong with Overwatch's design so they maybe had a chance here to be the tip of the spear. Pfft. Something to consider for Season 2, something to maybe talk to the franchise owners about, since we've got multiple layers of ownership and oversight in this league.
Totally agreed about a general Overwatch primer for casual or uninitiated viewers; to some extent just existing as a team-based shooter already makes Overwatch somewhat more accessible than whatever the fuck LOL and DOTA are supposed to be, but there's a lot of complexity under the surface with heroes and playstyles, so the more infodumps about that stuff the better. The commentary team could probably be doing more between games to cover the fundamentals.