- Preparation for this year’s Overwatch League is being hastened as the event comes closer
- The League revealed its list of casters, analysts, and hosts
- It includes many veterans supplemented by new faces from Contenders
The Overwatch League has announced who 2022’s hosts and casters will be and brought many new faces and long-time pros to the commentator’s table.
Who Are This Year’s Casters?
May 5 will see the start of the fifth season of the Overwatch League and last-minute preparations are preparations being hastily made. Along with venues, format, and streaming services, the League needs to think mostly of who actually is going to present all the drama at the event to the viewers. The casters are the final component of the organization and the Overwatch league finally revealed its team of casters.
The full caster lineup includes many veteran hosts, casters, and analysts who will be joined by many new faces from the Overwatch Contenders. Here’s the full list of talents:
- Soe Gschwind
- Danny Lim
- Scott “Custa” Kennedy
- Jonathan “Reinforce” Larsson
- Matt “Mr. X” Morello
- Mitch “Uber” Leslie
- Seth “Achilios” King
- Kevin “AVRL” Walker
- Jack “Jaws” Wright
- Rosemary “Nekkra” Kelley
- Jennifer “LemonKiwi” Pichette
- Harry “LEGDAY” Pollitt
- Tom “Tridd” Underwood
- Victoria “VikkiKitty” Perez
In More Detail about the Casters
The Overwatch League’s main desk remains the same as ever, with host Soe Gschwind being in charge of the action along with former pro players turned analysts Custa and Reinforce. Analyst Danny Lim will also bring his bilingual interviewing skills to the table.
The League’s oldest casting veterans Uber and Mr. X will also be returning to the deck for the fifth year in a row. Also, East region enthusiasts, AVRL and Achilios will be repeating their roles from last year, bringing fans through games from the APAC region once again.
Legendary casters LEGDAY and LemonKiwi will also be present at the event. This should come as a good surprise to fans of Overwatch Contenders—the league’s tier-two esports scene, as the two casters will finally get a chance to show their talent on the big stage. Both of them have more than five years of experience in the profession and were also presenters in the Overwatch World Cup in 2019.
Fans who caught games in 2021 would recognize Jaws and VikkiKitty. Jaws will join Nekkra who comes from the Overwatch Contenders scene and has a history in the competitive Pokémon scene. VikkiKitty will join stalwart Contenders expert Tridd for the Overwatch League this year.
Despite the many new talents present, fans might miss some iconic faces like Brennon “Bren” Hook and Josh “Sideshow” Wilkinson. Both announced earlier this year that they will not be joining the 2022 Overwatch League due to contract issues. However, it’s expected for such a big event to have some issues. In fact, The Overwatch League came under criticism recently over a controversial fan art contest, that seemed somewhat exploitative to many fans.