“Last season with Tanker 2”. What do you think about Overwatch2?
Coach staff and professional gamers working in the Overwatch2 League responded to Blizzard’s announcement that “We will proceed with the 2022 season of Overwatch 2 as an initial build-up version.”
Ahead of the Overwatch League 2021 season playoffs, he held a media day event between teams representing the league. The coaches and players who attended the event also had both expectations and concerns about Overwatch 2.
The main opinion was that changes were needed. Some welcomed the change as Overwatch 1 has not changed for a while. Yoon Hee-won, coach of Dallas Pure, who topped the regular season in the western part of the league, said, “I thought Overwatch was stagnant so far. So, I’m glad to see the change in Overwatch 2. I don’t think there will be much problem with adaptation, he said. Coach Kim Bum-hoon of “Nine K” in Philadelphia Fusion said, “Overwatch is a well-made game, but there has been little change internally. Players should also be able to gain new experiences, he said. At the same time, he expressed concern, saying, “However, I’m not sure if it’ll be as fun as the game we think.”
The biggest change in Overwatch 2 is that it changes from 6:6 to 5:5. If two tankers have previously firmly kept the front line and made strategic moves, they must play a role alone from Overwatch2. “Carpe” Lee Jae-hyuk, a fusion franchise star, said, “As a gamer who likes games, I am looking forward to Overwatch 2. But so far, many people have liked the two tanker stay. “I have both expectations and concerns about whether gamers will be able to adapt well to the new 5:5 PvP format by breaking the combination,” he replied.
Some suggested that it would be a dealer-healer game regarding the change in game patterns. LAG Gladiators’ “Muse” Kim Young-hoon said, “Because there will be one tanker, the aim of a dealer or healer will be an important game.” Washington Justice dealer “DK” Jang Gwi-woon also said, “I think it may turn into a death match, not a team game. “I think the physical part will become that important,” he said adding, “I heard a similar position to Muse’s opinion.
Furthermore, there was also a player who wanted one tanker to gain strength. Choi Hyo-bin of the San Francisco Shock expected a new change, saying, “I hope the balance patch will be good and I can organically select many tankers.” “If there is one tanker, I think there will be a degree of freedom in tanker play,” said Koo Pan-seung, the “Fate” of the Shanghai Dragons.
Finally, “Choi Hyo-bin,” a shock sub-tanker, is determined to play in the 2021 season PO and said, “It is the last season to play with our team’s main tanker. “I will work hard to show you a good performance,” he said adding, “I finished the interview with a lingering answer about the sum between tankers.