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#1
poi98

I saw a thread like this on reddit and i thought it could be fun: just write down unpopolar opinions about the pro-scene, OWL conteders etc.( Possibly with some reasoning)
Here's mine:

London wil struggle a lot and will be inconsistent most of the season (with only a great or two Stage thanks to some meta). Imho they are super meta dipendent.

Seoul will still struggle, i feel like they are still inconsistent on support and dps side.

LAG will be the best team throught the season: i just think they are the best team overall in term of solidity and high results( maybe the will not win thw GF but they will end top 2 in Regular Season)

#2
wentaway
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One of the Korean teams will be the bottom one, I'd say Florida, the issues weren't just the players, were way deeper and they didn't really address them (at least looking at it from the outside).

Paris will end up top 4, they have lots of EU talent, if they jell... (again these have to be unpopular opinions so :D ).

Pro OW (OWL) has managed to "kill" the Korean scene, after the EU one, even if for different reasons, I watched this last Contenders, and this version of Runaway is nowhere as good as the previous one, still they steamrolled everyone.

EDIT for an extra one.

At the moment I don't see Korean contenders teams being stronger than NA or EU ones.

#3
robokun87
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Korean scene? wasn't the Chinese and NA scenes a shit show as well? to be fair even EU had a bunch of 3-0's yet T1w only lost like 1 map the entire season of contenders didn't they?

The strength of depth outside the OWL is pretty dire which blows my mind why Blizzard don't support it even more, who are they going to get to fill more slots in the future? if you kill the scene outside of the OWL and end up with 4 new franchises where are those players coming from?

It's not like you have to pay these contenders guys a ton of money, even just giving them an average monthly pay is enough yet for all the millions flying around that's too much. All Blizzard had to do was follow the e-sport model properly and not try to turn OW into a mad dictatorship but fuck it.

#6
KuroiRyuu9625
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I mean, if they invest into Contenders people won't be able to use Path to Poverty anymore, and that's a really catchy name that Blizz just doesn't seem to want to give up!

#4
Raisin
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SF Shock will contend for a title in S2 led by the best coach in the league, Crusty, and the ridiculous dps duo of Striker and Architect. If Viol2t is as good as I've heard he is, they could legitimately win the entire league.

NYXL will (and should) trade Ark, who will become the most expensive player in league history.

Shanghai will be the biggest disappointment of any team. With their failure to upgrade their tank line and inability to get Decay the team will just look like a worse version of the contenders KR team that lost to Runaway.

Philly Fusion are objectively worse than they were last season. They might struggle to make the playoffs, especially if Zarya stays in the meta, since they lost their two best Zarya players in SDB and Hotba.

#5
poi98
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I have the same exactly thought about shanghai

#8
Explodey
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If the GOATS meta persists, Shanghai might perform quite decent since YoungJIN is good on Brigitte and DDing can flex onto Dva, etc. But that seems highly unlikely as the meta is already beginning to shift away from GOATS.
And I guess your last point about Philly also depends hugely on the meta the games will be played in. I feel like they have really good players for 2-2-2, but for other comp, they would not be as good. But I still don't think they would struggle to make into the playoffs.

#9
wentaway
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To be fair imo Poko is a sick Zarya

#22
Fontuctus
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yeah, iirc he didnt even really play dva till he needed to for Philly, the whole o,f 2017 he was playing zarya in every contenders game and i would have said that he had a top 5 zarya world at that point.

#26
wentaway
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Like most DVA players, usually ex DPS or Zarya/Roadhog flexing around and ending on the most constant hero throughout all these metas.

#28
wentaway
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Btw Poko just got to top 6 playing some sick Zarya (solo), if you are at the PC/phone give it a look. ;)

#14
Frozello
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I could see one or two Korean rosters (to be fair I already lost track of how many there is.. Yes I am counting Mayhem too even they still have Tviq) struggle I just have a feeling that some of the Korean rosters are over hyped and they will fall short in get placed somewhere in bottom half.

#7
Explodey
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Paris Eternal will be the best expansion team, not Vancouver Titans. Both teams will be around 6~8th place.
I think Vancouver Titans is slightly overrated, and Paris Eternal is underrated. "Haksal," "Stitch," and "JJanu" are going to perform well even at the OWL level, but other players are somewhat overrated imo. I am not saying they are bad. I wouldn't rank them at 6~8th in OWL if I thought they were bad. I saw many people considering them to be near top, and I just couldn't agree with that.
Paris Eternal has a great core and should be considered just as good as Vancouver Titans, possibly better. SoOn was a star player from top performing OWL team. ShaDowBurn also played well in most of the matches he played. Only reason he did not get to play a lot last season was because he was competing against the top DPS players (Carpe and Eqo) in the league. Rest of the players are all also pretty good and have great flexibility. One concern is whether BenBest and lhCloudy can perform well on Winston. Paris seem to have great supporting staff as well, so I think they will be able to perform at similar level with teams like LA Valiant, San Francisco Shock, LA Gladiators, and Vancouver Titans.

#10
murasaki
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all OW esports outside of OWL is sleeper rn (a lot of OWL too) and if blizzard continue to handle the T2 scene in the same way they have recently there won't be one within 2 years

also next season OWL viewing numbers will be a lot worse

#11
Wombat
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Vancouver will finish 2nd overall

Danye will have.a breakout season, establishing himself as a top DPS

Jjonak will struggle to stand out as Zen becomes less of a 100% pick throughout the season

#13
dregran
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jjonak's ana is poggers

#12
dregran
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mangachu is overrated :smile:

#21
murasaki
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+8

#15
ideekae
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nyxl was at the top only because of wizardhyeong
they wont hold it together for another entire season

#17
Raisin
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Pavane got picked to be the head coach of the Korean world cup team for a reason. NYXL still has very good coaching

#16
KuroiRyuu9625
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  • I like to melt my shredded cheese in the microwave, and eat it on it's own.

  • Toronto could finish in the top 6

  • Philly won't do as well as last year

  • Shanghai won't disappoint as much as some think they will.
#18
ideekae
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I like to melt my shredded cheese in the microwave, and eat it on it's own.

thats not unpopular, its just fucking disgusting LMAO

#49
KuroiRyuu9625
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Weak human, I HAVE ASCENDED.

#19
LordOfHorns
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Idk how unpopular it is, but there aren’t any other females in OWL because there aren’t enough good females

#30
Clickbait
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but geguri is in owl

#31
LordOfHorns
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Well yeah name another

#35
KuroiRyuu9625
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You're not wrong, the question then becomes, why aren't there enough good female players in the game? I'm not going to give my opinion on this can of worms and it's not a easy or simple answer anyways.

#20
Fontuctus
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  • Goats as a comp will never die, even if other comps become playable. It has too many aspects which make it good that unless pharah gets buffed into oblivion or something it will always be good just because of certain characters existing (not even brig, i mean Lucio and rein)
#23
Hi
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In an effort to comfort you I will say that some people said this about dive as well.

#24
Fontuctus
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i love goats as a lucio one trick lol. Fuck if you think about it, Goats has been meta since before OWL ended and its about to start again. (or just after i cant remember)

#25
wentaway
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After OWL there was the brief sniper meta, with the new Hanzo for a couple of patches.

But I sort of agree, tanks are here to stay and I personally am not against it, I love playing Zarya, and yes also Rei and Winston, 3 of my top 5 favs heroes (including Zen and Tracer, yes I know I know I'm allover the place lol).

But sooner or later some team, also thanks to patches, will find a way to get around GOATS (and its variations) reliably, like Rogue used to do during the 4 tank meta "started" by Ninjas In Pijamas.

#27
Fontuctus
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yeah, i think a triple dps meta is a very real possibility especially with most if not every OWL having 3 dps players but gotta love my tanks :p

#29
Blue
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XL2 is making right choice and entire roster will be in owl s3

#36
KuroiRyuu9625
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Big if true, but uh, you're wrong. Don't @ me.

#32
Emaxmagnus
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runaway is overrated and their fans are worse than houston's

#33
Wombat
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RUNAWAY FIGHTING!!!!!!

#34
murasaki
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all OW koreaboo fans

#37
KuroiRyuu9625
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Fake weeb.

#39
Emaxmagnus
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koreaboos hyperdansgamew

#40
murasaki
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who is downvoting

we're right

#41
Emaxmagnus
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Probably the massive amount of koreaboos infesting overwatch

#42
murasaki
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Smh my head

#47
Emaxmagnus
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Stay strong brother

#48
wentaway
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Well take it a s badge of "Honor" mates, getting downvoted in the "Unpopular Opinions" makes sense, sort of. :)

#50
Emaxmagnus
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i'm the scuffed montecristo of over.gg

#38
irishfire
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that irishfire is good at overwatch

#43
Raisin
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Sparkle will never play in OWL. By the time he finally turns 18 he will be so burnt out of grinding in contenders while watching players worse than him make OWL that he'll quit.

#44
KuroiRyuu9625
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I think that it's most likely to happen to players in the west rather than the KR scene, imo. Still possible, obviously, but if the league is still a thing by the time he and WhoRU are of age they'll be ready to go after stomping on kids for years.

#45
usb
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alemao will have a breakout season (i'm being patriot)
Krillin will be the new jjonak
nyxl will choke agane
Paris underrated
Philly will fall off
toronto underrated
chengdu underrated
shanghai and vancouver are pretty overrated

#46
Rooky
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1:Seoul will disappoint again
2:Hangzhou and Paris will top 5
3:Outlaws will be a bottom 5 team
4:Philly are mid-tier

#51
Wombat
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Corey will win at least 2 DPS duels during the entire season

#52
Hi
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I'll give you an even more unpopular opinion and say he can win 8.

#53
HipiMan444
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Chengdu Hunters and Florida Mayhem will be mid-tier teams
LA Valiant and LA Gladiators won't live up to expectations
Dallas Fuel will still be bottom tier

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