Overwatch League VP Apologizes For Comments On OWL Talent

Category: Overwatch, Date: 11/Feb/2020

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Jon Spector

The Overwatch League’s vice president Jon Spector has issued an apology after a massive backlash due to comments made towards the Overwatch League’s broadcast talent.

In an interview with ESPN, Spector stated that he couldn’t be happier with this year’s talent-lineup, adding that the new casters and analysts “live and breath Overwatch.”

Some of the Overwatch League’s talents, Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, Erik “DoA” Lonnquist, Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat, that departed the League voiced their disapproving opinions on Spector’s comment.

After the massive backlash, Spector issued a statement apologizing for his comment and giving clarification to what he meant.

“I want to apologize for my comments yesterday. I did not intend to slight anyone, but I failed to provide some important context before answering a question about my excitement for our 2020 talent lineup. I’d like to offer the context now that I should’ve provided yesterday.

We are proud of our 2018 and 2019 broadcasts, and we feel great about our lineup this season. We’re incredibly thankful for all of the talented voices that worked to launch the first two seasons of the Overwatch League. We would not be where we are today without your work — thank you all for living and breathing Overwatch and supporting our league since the beginning.”

Both MonteCristo and DOA tweeted in response to Spector’s statement.