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Following an announcement from Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles that he his contract was up and he wouldn’t be returning to the casters booth for the 2020 Overwatch League season, Chris Puckett has also revealed his departure. Puckett has been a part of the casters desk since the inaugural season and took over main host duty when Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez departed following the 2018 season.
On New Years Day over Twitter Puckett announced that his contract had expired with the Overwatch League and that he was going freelance.
Puckett has worked in the esports scene long before it was considered an industry from playing Halo professionally to Major League Gaming to the Overwatch League. He’ll be moving to New York where he plans to continue his work in the esports scene.
Robbie’s Thoughts: The League losing two of it’s most recognizable and prolific personalities in two days is heartbreaking as a fan who watches every single match. I do realize though that is probably the better choice for Puckett. When Goldenboy left the desk and Puckett filled in he did so with ease and brought his own charm to hosting duties. There’s plenty of talent on that desk to do the same and now it let’s Puckett explore new opportunities. This past year we saw Goldenboy popping up all over the esports scene and I believe we’ll see Chris Puckett take over in much the same way. Though I will admit, Overwatch League All-Stars won’t ever be the same without the Puckfist.