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Former Overwatch pro Seagull voices his concerns about the state of the game

by Ross Deason

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Former professional Overwatch star Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned still plays and streams the game the on a regular basis, but he appears to be concerned about its future.

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The 26-year-old left his position on Dall Fuel’s Overwatch League roster in August of 2018 so that he could focus on his streaming career, where Overwatch still plays a big part.

However, Seagull’s comments about Blizzard title during a recent Twitch broadcast made it clear he is worried about the game’s future, especially on the entertainment side of things.

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“The weird part about it is people don’t talk about the game anymore,” he explained. “I watch a lot of stuff. There are probably less than 10 Overwatch YouTubers. The only other major places for discussions in most games is one: Reddit, two: YouTube, three: Twitch.”

He then went on to point out that a number of the top Overwatch Twitch streamers are taking a step back before stating: “There’s a very small YouTubers community for Overwatch. There’s probably like 10 or less.”

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It would seem that Seagull is concerned that the lack of content being produced around the game is resulting in a lack of engagement from the players and a slow decline in interest.

He went on to say that the Overwatch and Competitive Overwatch Reddits are currently used for little more than Play Of The Game GIFs and drama, concluding: “Who actually talks about the game anymore?”

The discussion came up when Seagull his YouTube channel and content that he plans to be putting out in the near future. He revealed that an upcoming video will see delve into the “current state” of Overwatch and asking why people aren’t having more fun with it.

It will be interesting to hear the veteran’s thoughts in a longer video format. Seagull went on to confirm that he wanted to put his thoughts into a longer video because he didn’t want his thoughts to be taken out of context or looked at as him “shitting on the devs.”