A competitive Overwatch podcast and blog
MEKAcast is a new podcast and blog dedicated to the growing world of competitive Overwatch, Blizzard's team-based shooter. Tune in for our discussions about the Overwatch League, the ever-evolving metagame, the latest patch notes and their expected impact on the game, and the current state of our favorite FPS. Or read new weekly articles right here on the blog and join in on the conversation. After all, the world could always use more heroes!
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
For only the second time ever, the MEKAcast crew gathers together, AT THE SAME LOCATION, to record a new episode. We chat about the current patch notes, Blizzcon, and a question that seems to be burning on many of the Overwatch community's minds: is there too much crowd control in the game right now?
Mon, Oct 29, 2018
The spookiest time of the year is upon us again, and we're here to discuss some of Overwatch's best seasonal skins to date. We then focus on our expectations for next month's Blizzcon as well as a comment that Surefour made on Twitter about a "problem" he believes is unique to Overwatch.
Fri, Oct 5, 2018
Since she entered the game, Brigitte's been a polarizing force for Overwatch, and few heroes could claim to have disrupted the meta as much as she has, but is she really "the worst?" We don't think so, but we'd love to hear what you think!
Tue, Oct 2, 2018
Just as we started to wonder what happened to Jeff Kaplan's developer updates, he arrives, bringing nerfs and reworks with him. Brigitte continues to get tweaked while Pharah gets rebalanced towards higher-skilled players. Torb gets a massive rework, and the devs promise they don't hate tanks.
Fri, Sep 28, 2018
The World Cup continues this week, hero gallery filters and Road Hog nerfs hit the patch notes, and we finally get our hands on the new map, Busan!
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
The MEKAcast is back after Ashton's trip to Cape Town, South Africa! While we were gone, D.Va finally got her very own animated short that at least briefly mentioned the other members of the MEKA squad. Since they're the namesake for this show, it's kind-of a big deal.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
The MEKAcast is back after a short hiatus, and we're ready to talk about the upcoming All-Star weekend, which is shaping up to be a lot more fun than either of us had expected beforehand.
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
DJ Khaled's hilariously underwhelming musical performance aside, the Grand Finals were almost everything we'd hoped they could be. Join us as we discuss the excitement of the final showdown between the Fusion and the Spitfire before we take one last look back at Season One.
Mon, Jul 30, 2018
The semifinals are over, and London and Philly have, against all odds, overcome all other competitors to face in the grand finals this week in New York City.
Tue, Jul 24, 2018
This one's all about the 2018 quarterfinals Philadelphia's surprising triumph over Boston, the Gladiator's 5000 IQ play (and their ultimate defeat), and a Battle Mercy who racks up a 3k in damage.
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
The Overwatch League 2018 season playoffs are finally here, and we can't wait to see what happens with this week's quarterfinals. The Fusion face off against the Uprising, Eric's personal favorite since the very beginning (and we all laughed at him last December). Meanwhile, the Gladiators take on the Spitfire in a matchup that's almost too perfect.
Fri, Jul 6, 2018
Overwatch is getting its first playable rodent! Wait, second? Does Junkrat count? Either way, Hammond (i.e. Wrecking Ball) is here, and he's very different than most of us were expecting.
Fri, Jun 29, 2018
After a week-long hiatus, we're back to discuss the Stage 4 Title matches and the official end of the Overwatch League's first regular season.
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
With just one week left in the regular season, Stage 4 is shaping up to be one of the most surprising ones we've seen yet. The Excelsior have literally doubled their number of losses this stage, which means they've lost two games, while the teams from LA have dominated. One surprise that we probably should have seen coming, however, was that Shanghai failed to nab a win yet again.
Wed, Jun 6, 2018
The MEKAcast is back for our 30th episode! Even in the final weeks of this season, Overwatch League continues to surprise us as the Valiant climb to second place in the league, all but guaranteeing a top-of-division placement in the upcoming playoffs. Meanwhile, the Fuel continue to play better than they have all season and Boston suddenly can't buy a win.
Mon, Jun 4, 2018
We're two weeks into stage 4 of the 2018 Overwatch League seasons, and we're already surprised by what we're seeing. The Boston Uprising, who couldn't lose last stage, are struggling to find a win while the Dallas Fuel are playing better than we've ever seen them before. And, would you look at that? Surefour's racked up the league's first-ever Symmetra play time.
Fri, May 25, 2018
The first week of the last stage of the season just wrapped up, and we've already seen some heartbreaking defeats. Shanghai goes down to the Effect-less Fuel, while Boston fails to muster a win after their perfect stage three record.
Mon, May 21, 2018
The break after last week's stage title matches is over, and we're looking forward to the first week of the final stage of the season. Since the top teams from each division will be playing in the playoffs following Stage 4, every game really feels like it counts now.
Sat, May 12, 2018
Stage 3 has come to its close, and while the title matches themselves weren't quite as dramatic as we might have hoped, the last week leading up to it was one of the best we've seen in the league yet!
Tue, May 1, 2018
They may not have secured the win, but the Shanghai Dragons played their best game ever last week, narrowly losing game 5 to the Fusion. That alone is plenty to get excited about! But that's also not all. The penultimate week of Stage 3 turned out to be one of the best of the season, Pine demonstrates his deadly precision in and out of the game, and Poko also has, er, hidden talents. And it wouldn't be Overwatch League without some good, old-fashioned player harassment!
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
How much can your world change in just one week? Dallas has fired their head coach, Hanzo's scatter arrow is no more (at least on the PTR), Ben Brode has left Blizzard, and it turns out that Canadian bowling is nothing like it is in the states!
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Stage 3 of the Overwatch League's first season is shaping up to be a surprising one. The Boston Uprising have terminated the contract of DreamKazper after last week's shocking allegations, but losing their top DPS player doesn't stop them from ending NYXL's win streak. New York, who have averaged just one loss per stage, are currently ranked third for the stage.
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
Stage 3 is here, and the OWL drama keeps coming! In this episode, we talk about Widowmaker duel stats, EQO's suspension for account boosting, and the shocking allegations levied against the Uprising's DreamKazper that he solicited nude pictures from an underage fan.
Fri, Apr 6, 2018
In our break between stage 2 and stage 3 of the 2018 season of Overwatch League, we discuss the final player trades and rumors, Geguri's upcoming debut, whether or not the Shanghai Dragons can turn the season around, and the announcement of the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
OWL 2018, Stage 2 has come to an explosive end, and this episode's all about the excitement of the final games leading up to the title matches and the surprising final showdown between the Fusion and the Excelsior.
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
The title matches for Stage 2 are just one week away, and it's anybody's guess who will be taking the third spot in the title matches. In this episode, we talk about last week's wonderful Overwatch League showing, Florida's surprising wins, Brigitte hitting standard servers, and Shanghai temporarily losing two of its best players. Oh, and so much more.
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
It's been an eventful week in the Overwatch League since our episode! Shanghai and London both part ways with their head coaches, xQc leaves the Fuel following even more controversy, Soe receives death threats for her tweet on International Women's Day, a Twitch moderator posts revenge porn of a former Blizzard employee mid-stream on, and so much more.
Tue, Mar 6, 2018
In this very special episode of the MEKAcast, Ashton and Eric meet, IN PERSON, to discuss stage 2, week 2 of OWL 2018, which proved to be one of the more disappointing weeks of the season thus far. We also talk Effect's half-time mechanics practice, all the buff's in last week's major patch (welcome back to the meta, Sombra!), and Overwatch's latest hero, Brigitte Lindholm!
Tue, Mar 6, 2018
Stage 2 is in full-swing, and we're already seeing the impact that an updated meta and new players are having on the Overwatch League. In this episode, Eric and Ashton talk about week one of the new stage as well as the lastest Overwatch news, which was sparser this week with one major exception: Blizz has begun teasing a new hero. But who could he or she be?
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Stage 2 is nearly upon us and mid-season player trades and signings are in full swing. In Episode 15, we discuss the new meta leading into the next stage of OWL 2018, changing team rosters (including Geguri), and a new, more consistent weekly schedule for match times. We also talk Sombra and Mei buffs on the PTR and Lucio's wall ride nerf... in Capture the Flag.
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Stage 1 of the league's inaugural season has gone out with a bang! Join us as we talk about our favorite moments from week 5 including the Valiant's upset against the Dynasty, Houston's surprising rise to the title matches, and the London Spitfire's prize-winning endurance.
Thu, Feb 8, 2018
Overwatch lead writer retcons D.Va's illustrious StarCraft career, the Mayhem welcome Zappis to the team, and Geguri announces she's signed with a "foreign" team, but who could it be? We also talk this week's balance changes, including the long-awaited Mercy and Junkrat nerfs, and make our predictions for the Stage 1 title matches.
Thu, Feb 1, 2018
Week 3 of the OverwatchLeage proved to be the best one yet with a series of upsets and 5-map sets! Join us as we review our favorite moments, including Eric's first live attendance of an OWL match.
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
This week on the MEKAcast, Ashton and Eric talk about more xQc drama after he gets fined and suspended from the remainder of Stage 1. So far, the league seems to be a success with viewers, and even YouPorn is saying they noticed a dip in traffic during opening week. Also, it looks like at least one pro actually enjoys playing Mercy.
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
The inaugural season of the Overwatch League is finally here! Join us as we recount all the highs and lows of Week 1, discuss Geguri's controversial absence from the league, drool over the fan map "Cairo," and much more.
Wed, Jan 10, 2018
It's 2018, and the MEKAcast is back and ready to boost our APM!
Thu, Dec 21, 2017
It's our last episode of 2017! We look back at last week's League drama, including an account sharing scandal with the Shanghai Dragons and yet another xQc ban.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Eric and Ashton review the Overwatch League's very first-ever pre-season and see how our predictions from last week's show held up.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
The Philadelphia Fusion's Sado gets hit with some strict disciplinary action for boosting, the Overwatch League Player Summit kicks off, Blizzard expands the Path to Pro program, and an Overbuff vet gets an official job with the League.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
In Episode 5 of the MEKAcast, we discuss one-tricking, net neutrality, and JAKE's charity stream, which was plagued by throwers. Moira gets an unintentional nerf on the PTR, and Doomfist is plagued by over 18 very well-documented (thanks to a Reddit user) bugs. Finally, we deep-dive into the Houston Outlaws and the L.A. Valiant.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Eric and Ashton chat about xQc's mid-match banned and on the expectation or lack thereof of sportsmanship in the Overwatch League. Then we dive into this week's patch, which saw the release of Moira along with a Mercy nerf that has brought the former support meta to its knees. Finally, we deep-dive into the Florida Mayhem's and LA Gladiators' rosters.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
In Episode 3 of the MEKAcast, Eric and Ashton discuss Mike Morhaime's comments on loot boxes in Overwatch, the passing of community legend INTERNETHULK, the impact of ult disruptions on the current meta, and the upcoming schedule for the Overwatch League.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017
Blizzcon and the World Cup have come and gone! In Episode 2, Eric and Ashton talk about the big Overwatch announcements--including a brand-new hero and game map.