dark        

Overwatch League's pre-season is over, the real thing starts on January 10

0

'Kickoff' is San Francisco versus Los Angeles

Although pre-season games in physical sports have the penchant to pull punches because no one wants to risk someone tearing their ACL for a meaningless skirmish, eSports are a little different. Sure there's plenty to worry about mentally and even some physical risks to consider, but there's a chance that big-ticket eSports pre-seasons could take off.

A lot of folks really enjoyed catching up on Overwatch this past weekend, where the final pre-season games aired for the Overwatch League, leading into the regular season in January. Seoul Dynasty definitely came out on top, winning all three of their games (as did Los Angeles Valiant, who won both of theirs), while the  San Francisco Shock, and LA Gladiators swapped wins and losses with each other. The big story is Dynasty's Ryu Je-hong, who had arguably the play of the pre-season with Moira.

Having watched the pre-season, I think the commentary still has a ways to go. Not that it's poor by any means, it just lacks focus, which is key for driving new viewers and bringing in people who otherwise don't care about Overwatch, or even gaming in general.

Given that Blizzard has a lot at stake for this league they'll probably be taking in feedback and adjusting accordingly, but we'll see once Stage 1 - Week 1 hits on January 10. The League will then run through June 16 (Stage 4 - Week 5), and go straight into the playoffs and the Grand Finals (Super Bowl).

Stage 1 - Week 1 [Overwatch]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on destructoid: Overwatch   (589)   From our database:

  • Oh oh my, Overwatch's Lucio-Oh's are being made into a real cereal - Brett Makedonski
  • Overwatch fans can now pre-order their very own levitating Snowball bot - Chris Moyse
  • New Lego Overwatch teaser features adorable Tracer minifig - Chris Moyse
  • Doomfist's Halloween skin channels The Shape of Water - Jordan Devore
  • The best thing about Halloween, Witch Mercy, returns to Overwatch next week - Chris Moyse
  • Figma is the perfect format for Overwatch's Zenyatta - Chris Moyse
  • Torbjorn is about to become much more viable in Overwatch - Jordan Devore
  • Blizzard whipped up a Demon Hunter Sombra skin for BlizzCon - Jordan Devore
  • Overwatch adds a new control map and lets you see allies through walls - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Blizzard #esports #overwatch #PC #PS4 #shooters #Xbox One

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •