The OWLs Nest is CheckpointXP’s official podcast for the Overwatch League. Every episode Robbie Landis is joined by Jake Lyon to discuss the latest league moves, matches, and more. This episode Robbie and Jake are joined by the Houston Outlaws Assistant Coach Dream. They discuss the season so far for the Outlaws. As well as recent starting roster decisions and the effect of hero pools.
A Talk with Houston Outlaws Dream
The Houston Outlaws started the 2020 season with an uphill battle. With most of the roster suffering from an illness, they took some heavy losses. That in turn put them at the bottom of most analysis’s power rankings. Since then they’ve shown moments of brilliance and begun a steady climb towards the middle of the pack. Dream explains where the team’s mental state is and the coaches and players keep their motivation. He also talks about the importance of staying positive and focused during the Covid-19 pandemic with league play. Dream also explains the story behind some of the main roster changes. Why long-time main tank Austin “Muma” Wilmot has been sitting the bench. And why João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles has been taking over for him.
Since the introduction of Hero Pools, the Overwatch League has gone through many rules and format changes. From Hero Pools to the Tournament format, it’s all been in the service of a better final product and keeping players and coaches healthy. Dream explains his thoughts on the weekly hero pools and why changing to a two-week hero pool will contribute to better games and better health and focus for players and coaches alike.
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