What we learned from the Overwatch League’s first weekend of 2020

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It’s a whole new frontier for the Overwatch League, which began its third season on Feb. 8. This year, the league has changed to a global homestand model with games in every city. Dallas and New York hosted the first eight matches this past weekend.

As if that wasn’t enough change, this was the league’s first time airing on YouTube Gaming instead of Twitch. It was a long weekend, but there are some things we learned from the season’s first set of games.  

Meta is a suggestion, not a guideline

Last season, Overwatch League games sometimes showed a remarkable lack of diversity as far as hero choice was concerned. Half the season was dominated by the triple support, triple tank meta and the rest of it leaned into a double shield role lock setup.


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