Blizzard has announced the broadcast talent for the 2019 season of the Overwatch League. Alongside many familiar faces are newer names.
The broadcast talent will be:
- Chris "Puckett" Puckett
- Malik Forté
- Josh "Sideshow" Wilkinson
- Brennen "Bren" Hook
- Soe "Soe" Gschwind
- Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
- Erik "Doa" Lonnquist
- Mitch "Uber" Leslie
- Matthew "Mr X" Morello
- Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
- Robert "hexagrams" Kirkbride
- Wolf "Wolf" Schröder
- Seth "Achilios" King
- Danny Lim
- Emily Tang
- Mica Burton
On top of this list, there will be appearances by special guests on the Overwatch League broadcast throughout the season. The league has already announced that Reinforce will be one such guest.
There is a new pair of casters in the Overwatch League casting lineup. Wolf and Achilios will join the Overwatch League after casting Contenders Korea throughout 2018. They began casting Korean Overwatch in 2017 when they took over APEX casting following the departures of MonteCristo and Doa to work on the Overwatch League.
League insiders will interview players at the Blizzard Arena for the broadcast. All three of them are new to the Overwatch League broadcast team, although not all of them are new to the Overwatch League itself.
Danny Kim spent the 2018 Overwatch League season working as a Korean-English translator during interviews with players and coaches. His new role will see him conducting the interviews himself.
Emily Tang will serve as an insider for Chinese teams. She has previous experience working as a reporter for the NBA.
Mica Burton has been promoted to the Overwatch League after serving as the host of Contenders North America for Seasons 2 and 3. Her new role will see her talk to players and coaches as opposed to casters at the desk.
Crumbz will not return to the analyst desk this year after working on the desk last year. Blizzard did not tease him as a potential guest appearance like they did Reinforce. Goldenboy was also not mentioned.
The new cast of broadcast talent will start their new season soon. Opening day of the 2019 Overwatch League regular season is February 14.