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Overwatch • Nov 08, 2018

Seagull shares his thoughts on burnout in the Overwatch community

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During his first stream back after being sick for a while, Overwatch streamer Brandon 'Seagull' Lanred talked about the current state of the online community in the wake of streamer Daniel 'dafran' Francesca's departure from the game. 

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Some of the biggest problems, in Seagull's mind, are Overwatch's declining number of streamers and content creators, along with the lack of a place to talk about the actual game.

"The weird part about it is: people don't talk about the game anymore," Seagull told viewers. "There are probably less than ten Overwatch Youtubers, the only other places for discussions in most games is one: Reddit, two: Youtube, three: Twitch."

"Well, turns out most of the Twitch streamers are quitting, or already quit," he added. "Dafran just quit Overwatch League, I don't know. Youtubers? There's a very small Youtuber community for Overwatch, there's probably like what, ten or less?"

The former Overwatch League pro also criticized the current state of the Overwatch subreddit, "And then on Reddit, ok cool, we have r/Overwatch which is bronze play of the game gifs, then you have Competitive Overwatch which is just following the latest esports drama."

The streamer clarified later on he wasn't critisicing the developers or anyone in particular, he was just wondering in general, "Who talks about the game anymore?"

Seagull told fans he would be coming out with a video on his full thoughts on the matter in a few days, and was even hesitant to share his feelings on stream because of the chance they would be taken out of context.

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