Overwatch analyst Jonathan ‘Reinforce’ Larsson has hinted at a return to the Overwatch League for Season Two.
Having been a staple of the analyst desk for Season One, Reinforce originally announced that he would be departing the broadcast for the 2019 season, and implied that the move wasn’t by his own choice.
The decision left many fans disappointed and confused. As the only former pro player on the talent team, Reinforce could speak with unique authority about the game and the perspective of the players, and he quickly became very popular with viewers.
In the wake of the announcement, many Overwatch League fans rallied to get Reinforce back to the broadcast, with a petition for his return getting thousands of signatures.
Now, it seems those fans may be getting their wish. In response to a tweet about him not being in the second season of the Overwatch League, Reinforce confirmed that this was in fact not true.
False. :) https://t.co/0jkOhjnuIc
— Jonathan Larsson (@Reinforce) February 4, 2019
This isn’t the first hint that Reinforce will be making a comeback. It seems the Overwatch League heard the fan outcry at his departure, as Commissioner Nate Nanzer later stated during an episode of Watchpoint that fans would “see [Reinforce] again some day” and acknowledged the movement to get “justice for Reinforce.”
Exact details of Reinforce’s place in the second season of Overwatch League remain a mystery. It’s not clear whether or not he will once again be part of the analyst desk or take on a new role entirely, but with the league returning on February 14 it seems likely that fans will find out soon enough.