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Surefour on why fans should stop complaining about Overwatch’s meta

Published: 20/Sep/2019 5:46 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 6:09

by Isaac McIntyre


Overwatch League star Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts has revealed his thoughts on the game’s changing metas, and explained why he’s learned not to complain to Blizzard anymore.

The LA Gladiators player is one of the veteran stars of the Overwatch League, first establishing himself as a big-name player in the game’s beta in late 2015. Since the game’s full release he’s played with Cloud9, and more recently with the OWL franchise.

The Canadian personality has been through a host of different metas like triple tank, dive, and finally GOATS before the newly implemented role-lock nipped that in the bud, and the star has established a strong stance on what player feedback on metas means to the devs.

“I’ll tell you how to feel about metas in Overwatch – you don’t feel,” he said on his September 19 broadcast. “You just have to realize that you’re going to be stuck with it for a year, and there’s nothing that you can say or do that will change anything about it.”

He rounded his statement out with one last nugget of interesting wisdom: “Blizzard doesn’t give a fuck about your opinion.”

Whether the OWL star’s opinion is true or not, the developers have shown a persuasion for sticking it out in dominant metas that both players and professional stars have expressed their disinterest or full-blown hate for.

Some players like Twitch superstar Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, have said they believe it’s impossible to fully balance the FPS title, meaning it’s “impossible” for Blizzard to ever get it completely right for players, pros, and investors, and therefore not worth worrying about.

Activision-BlizzardSurefour says he’s stopped worrying about Overwatch’s ever-changing metas.

Other don’t hold back in their ongoing flame of the semi-regular balancing changes. Former Atlanta Reign star turned streamer Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca has never been one to hide his opinions on his preferred game, and revealed his thoughts after a break from the title.

“Overwatch actually becomes very enjoyable after a long break,” he said on Twitter after his break. After less than five days playing the game, however, the Danish streamer changed his tune. “This meta is fucking trash.”

Despite his acceptance of the changing strategies in the game, Surefour had some difficulties adapting in the OWL playoffs. 

His 2019 campaign with the Gladiators came to an end amidst the 2-2-2 meta, as his team suffered a 4-0 sweep in the post-season loser’s bracket at the hands of eventual grand finalists San Francisco Shock.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.