Pro Esports Observing
Analyzing and studying the game is just as important as playing it
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”