Overwatch 2 fans had to rely on someone to live tweet commentary from a World Cup match while Blizzcon took over the live stream.
As highlighted by @jakesucky On Twitter, on November 3, the Overwatch World Cup live stream was interrupted due to the Blizzcon 2023 opening ceremony will take priority. Instead of being able to watch the match play-by-play via the team live, fans had to get the results from commentator and Overwatch pro @Reinforce via Twitter, which is much less exciting than watching the action in real time .
As you can see in the tweet thread below, when the fourth match between South Korea and Canada took place, Reinforce had to comment (via Twitter) on every important play that occurred during the event. Even Reinforce didn’t get to see much of the match, as they revealed in the thread, “they didn’t see what happened because they tweeted from the phone.”
The result was South Korea winning the game 3 – 1, but it would have been much more fun to see this happen for yourself. This must have been frustrating for fans, especially those who had been following the match until the live broadcast was cut off.
I’ll be live tweeting the end of Canada – South Korea due to the start of the BlizzCon opening ceremony! Stay informed to receive match updates.🧵👇November 3, 2023
Canada playing: OrisaSoldier/MeiBap/IllariKorea playing: Sigma sojourn/SymmLucio/BapNovember 3, 2023
Understandably, Overwatch fans who wanted to watch the entire match are unhappy with Blizzard. However, many have still praised and thanked Reinforce for keeping the match going for those outside the venue. “This is very sad, thank you though,” one Twitter user. answered According to Twitter coverage of Reinforce, “the hero we need but don’t deserve,” said another. “This really sucks, thanks for keeping us informed,” another fan said. answered.
Something positive for Overwatch fans is that Blizzard revealed The new Overwatch 2 tank at Blizzcon 2023. The new hero, Mauga, was leaked before the event via the Nintendo eShop, but has since been confirmed by the developer. We can expect to play as the new Tank when Overwatch 2 Season 8 launches on December 8, 2023.
To see step by step what happened during the event, check us out. Live coverage of Blizzcon 2023.