Overwatch insider and content creator Michael ‘mykL’ Padilla has made a major announcement regarding his content going forward.
Having made a name for himself during the off-season for leaking roster moves and other insider information, mykL has now announced that he will no longer be doing so.
Though mykL was one of the most popular sources for such information, he’s also come under fire on some occasions for the way in which he’s handled his leaks.
MykL’s announcement comes in the aftermath of receiving backlash for leaking a scrim between Overwatch League teams Atlanta Reign and New York Excelsior. After facing criticism from both fans and industry figures for the move, mykL later deleted the video.
In the first part of his video mykL addressed this mistake, explaining that in his eagerness to be the first to publish the scrim recording, which multiple people were aware of, he failed to think through the consequences.
“I sincerely want to apologize to everyone involved in the Atlanta Reign and New York Excelsior scrim,” he said, “It was stupid of me upload that, I probably hurt them in some way or another. Maybe it’s not that bad or maybe it is really bad, whatever, I hurt them.”
Recognizing that he’s not always been handling the way he reveals such information correctly, mykL has taken the decision to no longer do so going forward.
“I can try my best to improve at get better at it, but I already did that. You know I honestly just feel like maybe I shouldn’t be leaking stuff like this.”
Instead, going forward mykL will use information he receives to simply have content and commentary prepared for when the information becomes public via some other source, either a separate leak or an official announcement.
MykL’s full explanation of his decision can be found in his video below.