Dallas Fuel DPS player Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen commented on various aspects of the team during the most recent episode of Oversight.
Oversight is an Overwatch talk show hosted by Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields and Overwatch League commentator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles. Taimou appeared on the most recent episode alongside LA Valiant’s Brady ‘Agilities’ Girardi.
Over the course of the two-hour show, Taimou naturally commented on various aspects of the Dallas Fuel. The team has had a difficult season, suffering through both in-game performance issues and hampered by external factors such as several player suspensions.
Taimou touched on the atmosphere in the team at certain points, stating that they collectively “gave up” after they lost support player Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy, who was transferred to the LA Valiant during the mid-season signing window.
He also commented on the difficulty the team had finding good practice. In the midst of their worst performance, Dallas Fuel apparently had difficulty booking scrims against other Overwatch League teams, resulting in much of their practice being against the even weaker Shanghai Dragons.
In Stage 4, at least, things are at last turning around for the Fuel to some degree. After two weeks of the stage the team sits at a 3-1 record, already matching the most wins they’ve ever had in a single stage, and claiming victories over Boston Uprising and Philadelphia Fusion – both of which currently hold playoff spots – along the way.
Taimou commented on what had changed in the team as they came into this new surge in form.
Taimou and the Dallas Fuel are set to face San Francisco Shock and London Spitfire in week three of Stage 4. While Dallas is already out of the running for the end-of-season playoffs, another strong week could put them in contention for the stage playoffs, and the possibility of ending the season on a high.
The full episode of Oversight can be seen below: