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Overwatch League analyst goes on epic rant about “absolutely lost” London Spitfire

Published: 22/Feb/2019 9:52 Updated: 22/Feb/2019 10:01

by Joe O'Brien


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.

Robert Paul/The Overwatch LeagueLondon Spitfire won Season One of the Overwatch League after an epic playoffs run.

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.


Overwatch 2 reportedly won’t release in 2021, new heroes “unlikely”

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch 2 report is further casting doubt on the sequel releasing in 2021, but it hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of new heroes coming out for the current game.

Lots of new rumors about Overwatch 2 have been swirling lately, with notable insider Metro, who originally leaked info about the game prior to its announcement, claiming development is proceeding very slowly.

Now, an Overwatch League source has reportedly claimed that the 2021 season will only be played on one game.

According to a report from The Game Haus’ Robert Hanes, a team source revealed that the reason the season was delayed to April was for teams to get players’ visas approved and so the league could figure out the format.

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We’ve been waiting on Overwatch 2 news for what seems like forever.

This, unfortunately, rules out any hope fans may have had that the season’s delay was a sign that Overwatch 2 would be releasing soon.

While this doesn’t rule out a potential beta version of Overwatch 2 being released, especially with BlizzCon 2021 in February, it’s unlikely we get the full game in any capacity.

That all said, the source does have some potentially good news. When asked about new heroes coming in the 2021 season, the source said “TBD on new heroes, but seems unlikely.”

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Overwatch 2 is heavily focused on PvE gameplay.

Previously, the Overwatch devs have said that Echo would be the last hero released for the original game, so even getting a “to be decided” on this could give us a touch of hope.

If development is going very slow, it’s possible the devs may throw fans a bone in the form of a new hero to tide them over in the meantime.

The OWL season is scheduled to begin in April and conclude a few months later. Assuming a new hero isn’t revealed at BlizzCon, the only logical point to introduce a new character could be in-between one of the four tournaments.

Push game mode in Overwatch
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“Push” is a new game mode coming to Overwatch 2.

This narrows down the possible timeframes where a new hero could make their way to the game while still being playable during the season.

In any case, we’ll hopefully learn a lot more about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon, but at this rate, don’t expect to see a release date.