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.
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.
But it’s not all bad! We also got to see the Gladiators—bolstered by former London tank, Fissure—overthrow the Spitfire, and the Mayhem took their first stage 2 win off the Fuel.
It’s not all bad, guys. You gotta believe!
This episode was produced by Ashton Herrmann and Eric Saupe, and audio editing was performed by Ashton. You can find us at mekacast.com for show notes, blog posts, or links to our social media channels.
Show Notes and Format
- U4 steps down as Shanghai coach, assistant coach “Kong” becomes new head coach, no mention of RUI - Twitter
- Disciplinary Action: Taimou, TaiRong, Silkthread, and xQc - Overwatch League
- xQc and the “TryHard 7” Controversy
- xQc explains the “TriHard 7” drama - Twitch.tv
- Malik explaining the problem with tryhard and xqc - Twitter
- OWL mods banning everyone permanently from chat that types TriHard 7 - Reddit
- Harsha defends xQc’s Trihard usage - Twitter
- xQc: “The league told Fuel to bench me” - Twitch.tv
- xQc thinking of leaving OWL
- xQc: “I single-handedly ruined this team” - Reddit
- ”-but i’ll be deciding whether or not im stepping down[…] ill be super transparent with u guys, its very likely”- Dallas Fuel’s xQc in his Discord chat - Discord
- The Fuel cuts him loose - Fuel
- Soe Received Death Threats for Thanking Men on International Women’s Day - DBLTap
- SHD Geguri will be in the US next week. Will come with Ado presumable - Discord
- [Dragons] Diya Inactive | In China for Family Emergency - Twitter
- Dallas Announces OGE - Twitter
- Uncleswagg outed for sexual harassment online - Medium
- London part ways with head coach - Spitfire
- Unconfirmed why he was let go, but it sounds like he was butting heads with players - Twitter
Patch Notes and Balance Changes
- Brigitte now has skins and other cosmetics on PTR - Reddit
- Blizz gives official list of top-ten most played characters by tier - Blizzard
- OWL Stage 2 - Week 3
- Ashton & Eric’s highs/lows
- Mayhem earn their first win of Stage 2 against Dallas Fuel - Compete
- Fissure makes London rue the day they benched him (and hugs his old teammates post-match)
- Dragons take a map off Dynasty
- Battle for LA part 2 - Gladiators sweep
- Mayhem go 2-3 against Houston
- Standings Discussion
- LDN, GLA, and VAL all at 4-2 for stage 2
- SEO currently 6-0