2019 OWWC Phase 2: My Votes and Why

It’s been two weeks since my last post and I want to thank you to my readers for your patience while I took the week off from writing. Ray and I have been so stressed and a bit busy with something that I decided to take the Memorial Weekend to just relax and reset. Anyways, it’s been awhile since I wrote something esports related so as you can tell by the title, I want to share who I voted for in Phase 2 to represent the United States of America in the 2019 Overwatch World Cup. Phase 2 was to determine who would be on the committee as the General Manager and the Community Lead. In no means is this blog meant sway anyone into voting for these particular individuals but just to share who I voted for and why.

Community Lead

For the community lead, I decided to vote for FitzyHere. Of all the people who made it, the only ones I recognized was Fitzy, Thibbledork and Fresh (Freshnuts). Of these 3, I felt that Fitzy is the most qualified to be the community lead. When it comes to non-competitive Overwatch Twitch streamers, he’s probably one of the biggest out there. His streams are fun to watch and are he’s a colorful guy. Being a community lead isn’t just being able to run a social media but being out in front of an audience and hype the crowd as we saw with the leads in 2018. You have to have that charisma and confidence. People need to be able to recognize who you are and being a streamer with a face cam does help.

Now Thibbledork and Freshnuts are both pretty funny and they’re good at social media. The thing is I don’t know how they are like in real life or how they would be in front of a camera or live or anything. Social media sometimes doesn’t show how a person is like in real life. I’ve had instances where I’ve met people who are really active and popular on social media but are super shy in real life.

Everyone else I honestly didn’t recognize. I didn’t even know most of them were social media managers for OWL teams. They would have been good if being a community lead was just to run the social media but seeing how the leads play a big role during the games and being on camera live, I wasn’t sure how they would be to be honest.

General Manager

I was honestly really biased when I made my vote for Swerte/Justin. Justin is one of the first friends when I got into managing a competitive Overwatch team. He was one of the first players in the team I managed in 2017 before he decided to quit as a player and be a manager instead. We also hang out in real life every once and awhile. Aside from personal reasons, Justin is more than capable to be a manager for a world cup team. If you have any knowledge of NA Contenders, his team, Second Wind, became famous for picking up players who ended up being signed to OWL or Academy teams. Even more impressive, Second Wind would have to make last minute pick ups for before a match and either winning or having close games.

So that’s pretty much it! I know that this was a short post but I did want to share my thoughts about it. Once Phase 3 is out, I do want to write my thoughts about that as well, so be on the lookout for that post. Ray and I have a lot real life stuff we are working on so please do not be surprised if I miss a week of posting, but I will be trying my best to get something out there. I hope you enjoyed the read. But that is it for me. I’ll see you all next time!

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