Overwatch League Commentator MonteCristo and Former Player xQc Discuss the League's Production - Dexerto
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Overwatch League Commentator MonteCristo and Former Player xQc Discuss the League’s Production

Published: 15/Jun/2018 6:12 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch League commentator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles and former Dallas Fuel player Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel discussed the Overwatch League production in a recent Twitter exchange.

After MonteCristo praised the league’s production, xQc responded to voice some of the areas that could yet be improved.

The Overwatch League was an ambitious project in terms of production, not least because the production team were tasked with figuring out how best to spectate a game that is inherently complicated to follow with a single viewpoint.

They then also had to determine the overall tone of Blizzard’s flagship esports project, incorporate a spectacular live venue, and do it all to a standard that can stand up next to industry leaders – many of whom either have years of experience with the esports they run or even support from major television networks.

All of this had to be accomplished more or less from day one. The production has certainly iterated on some elements throughout and continued to improve, but the premium quality feel of the broadcast couldn’t be absent for the launch of the league.

While the production team has done a fantastic job on the whole of delivering an experience worthy of a tier-one esport, the production hasn’t been without its critics throughout the season. In particular, many have made comparisons to OGN’s APEX, a tournament known for brilliant production quality and a quirky charm that captured the hearts of many fans in the days before the Overwatch League.

After a recent Overwatch League broadcast, commentator MonteCristo took to Twitter to praise the league’s production team for their ability to react to unplanned events such as amusing fan interactions in the venue. xQc responded, initiating a discussion about the league’s production and improvements that could be made for Season Two and beyond.

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Overwatch pros reacts as Gamsu announces return to LoL

Published: 21/Oct/2020 10:09

by Lauren Bergin

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Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-Jin of Dallas Fuel has announced his departure from the Overwatch League in an emotional post– but there’s a twist. 

On October 17, Dallas Fuel main tank Gamsu officially announced his retirement from professional Overwatch.

With a track record that included positions on dominant teams such as the Shanghai Dragons, Gamsu’s announcement has truly rocked the Overwatch world. Not many could have predicted this to play out like it has.

While the announcement attracted a wave of disappointed fan tweets lamenting the announcement, Gamsu’s retirement, it also caught the attention of several notable figures in the Overwatch community.

OWL caster Soe Gschwind expressed her support by tweeting that she wishes him “all the best for the future”, commenting on his play style as being a “joy” to watch.

 

In addition to Soe, a collection of OWL players from across multiple different teams came together to wish Gamsu the best for his future. Notable names included Houston Outlaws’ DPS Jeffrey ‘blasé’ Tsang, Boston Uprising’s main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Bosworth and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton of Toronto Defiant.

A final tweet from Jon Spector, the Vice President of the Overwatch League encapsulated the feelings of fans and colleagues alike, where he congratulated Gamsu for being ‘at the top of the world’ in both of his professional game titles: Overwatch and League of Legends.

Gamsu returns to League of Legends

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While Dallas Fuel have lost a legend, LoL has gained a new one.

Despite what seemed to be a devastating announcement for the Overwatch scene, there’s a silver lining: Gamsu is returning to League of Legends.

Before he made his name on the Overwatch stage the star player made a name for himself as the top laner for League of Legends behemoths Fnatic, with his skills helping score Fnatic third place in the 2016 EU LCS (the predecessor to the current European Championship, the LEC).

His return to the rift spark a great deal of discussion, with the most notable comment coming from current Golden Guardians support Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-Hyun tweeting “GAMSU TOP?”

The news even caught the attention of former Overwatch player turned Valorant pro for FaZe Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who reminisced over Gamsu’s dominant performance as a top laner during his EU LCS days.

It’s safe to say that Gamsu had an amazing Overwatch career, but although he leaves the OWL behind he is back on the rift and ready to take on Runeterra.

League of Legends fans will be excited to see the return of a familiar face, and current professional players had best be ready for the return of a giant.