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A podcast covering the news, matches and results for the Overwatch League. Join Andres, Mel and BlazzinBob as they guide you through the League with summaries, analysis and interviews!

Feb 4, 2020

This week @MelOverwatch and @Blazzin_Bob discuss the implications of introducing hero pools to the Overwatch League.


  • 5 days until OWL 2020 starts!
  • Chinese homestands cancelled due to Coronavirus
  • Hero pools in OWL
    • Starting March 7
    • One tank, one support, and two damage heroes unavailable for selection
    • Randomly selected from a group of eligible heroes based on play-rate data from the previous two weeks of Overwatch League matches
    • No hero will be unavailable two weeks in a row
    • Not be used for midseason tournaments, the play-in tournament, playoffs, or Grand Finals
    • Teams will be informed of each week’s Hero Pool approximately one week in advance of matches
  • Overwatch League Patching and Game Updates
    • Whenever the live game receives a new patch, the Overwatch League will begin playing on that patch two weekends later
    • Any mid-patch updates to the game that go into effect during a match weekend will be deployed for Overwatch League matches the following weekend



OWL Recap is one of the first Overwatch League podcasts and one of the few to have a female host's perspective. We often have guests such as casters, coaches, journalists and more. The show is hosted by Mel (MelOverwatch) and Bobby (BlazzinBob).


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