Overwatch League analyst Josh ‘Sideshow’ Wilkinson had some harsh words for reigning champions London Spitfire.
Sideshow has yet to appear on the official broadcast for Season Two of the Overwatch League due to visa issues, but that hasn’t stopped him from commenting on the matches.
While talking through the opening games with his stream, Sideshow touched on the topic of London Spitfire, who won the inaugural season in spectacular fashion, but his appraisal of them in their Season Two debut was less than favorable.
The Spitfire certainly haven’t had the most spectacular of starts to the new season. They were fairly comfortably dispatched by Season One runners-up Philadelphia Fusion in their opening match, before losing to expansion team Paris Eternal. They picked up their first victory against Washington Justice, another brand-new squad, but only by a narrow 3-2 win.
When asked how he would describe the Spitfire if he were on the analyst desk, Sideshow didn’t hold back.
“London look absolutely lost at the moment, they look like their coaching staff have gone on holiday. Gesture looks like he has forgotten that he played in 2018 and won, and Birdring seems to be playing with his monitor turned off,” Sideshow ranted, “this team needs massive improvements immediately and at the moment they look like a tragic shadow of their 2018 selves.”
This isn’t the first time London Spitfire have been in an apparent slump, however. In fact, despite the immense talent stacked across the roster, the Spitfire looked distinctly underwhelming for much of the first season.
In Season One the Spitfire found form when it mattered most, but fans of the team will undoubtedly be hoping for a more consistent showing throughout Season Two.