Imagine joins us to tell us what it takes to be an Overwatch League Observer, how the observing team operates, what you need to do in order to become a professional esports observer, and the importance of positioning yourself strategically to capitalize on opportunities.
Imagine is a free cam observer for the Overwatch league. Before that he observed and produced for several online broadcasts in Starcraft II and studied and worked in Film & TV. While most content creators went to casting in Overwatch, Imagine carved out a role for himself behind the scenes through streams and working on events such as the FACEIT Overwatch Open and Overwatch World Cup.
Music is “Squid Sisters Remix” by GlitchxCity: @glitchxcity
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0:01:57 – What got you into gaming and esports?
0:16:03 – What did you gain from your Film and TV for working in esports?
0:22:07 – How is the team structured for OWL, and what is in the observer’s control
0:28:29 – How the team communicates and handles observing decisions during team fights
0:34:30 – Importance of communication in large teams
0:41:02 – The challenge of how quick Overwatch is as a game
0:46:37 – Analyzing and studying the game is just as important as playing it
0:51:11 – Becoming an esports observer: when opportunity meets preparation
1:02:57 – Key skills to demonstrate in your VODs
1:08:11 – How do you recommend new observers get your name out there?
1:08:42 – OWL team revisited, show director vs observer director
1:09:31 – How do you improve your observing?
1:16:34 – Pineapple on Pizza / Waffles vs Pancakes, food silliness
1:22:44 – Thoughts on “Storytelling”