"Yes, we Do Dream About Overwatch" | By Matthew (super) DeLisi and Jay (sinatraa) Won

Matthew (super) DeLisi and Jay (sinatraa) Won contest for a San Francisco Shock, one of a tip teams in a Overwatch League. They also spend a ton of time together and are reportedly friends. Coming off a outrageous feat in a Stage 2 Finals this past weekend, super and sinatraa concluded to lay down and plead their sport, their group and … well… a review wandered a bit from there.


super

A large partial of winning during Overwatch is only being means to trust your teammates. That’s unequivocally all that matters. You have to be means to be unequivocally vicious of any other and what one another is doing.

sinatraa

Like, for example, when we contend that you’re trash.

super

Exactly, what a good teammate.

sinatraa

We’re all here for a same reason. We all wish to get better. And that means we’re constantly going hard.

We’re all here for a same reason. We all wish to get better.

super

When we call someone out, it’s never personal. It’s always about creation a group better. This is positively a group sport. Like even if we are regulating a wrong strategy, if your whole group executes that wrong plan unequivocally well, we still have a improved shot during winning than if everybody plays as individuals.

sinatraa

I would go so distant as to contend being vicious is a good thing. You have to be vicious if we wish to be a best. The domain for blunder is so skinny during this level.

super

We’ve all dedicated a lives to this game. We’re all around any other so much, and even when we’re not playing, we’re articulate about a game. And even in a alone moments, we’re meditative about it. You even have dreams about it.

sinatraa

You dream about Overwatch?

super

You don’t?

sinatraa

No, I’m normal.

super

Well, yes, we do dream about Overwatch. I’m a professional.

sinatraa

That does not make we a professional.

super

Actually, it’s funny: we had a dream before a initial compare this deteriorate opposite Dallas. We unequivocally didn’t wish to remove a initial game, generally since we had a small hype surrounding us. There were unequivocally some nerves. Anyway, a night before a diversion we dreamed we were adult 2–0, and afterwards we got retreat swept and lost.

sinatraa

What happened next?

super

Everyone was unequivocally pissed.

sinatraa

Sounds about right. Then what happened?

super

And that’s about it. we was so indignant when we woke up…. Then we went out and swept them 4–0.

sinatraa

You had to chuck that in there?

super

Of course.

Megan L.C. McNally/The Players’ Tribune

super

First console?

sinatraa

PS2. Jak and Daxter. That was a initial diversion we ever loved. we played with my hermit constantly. That diversion was a s***. What about you?

super

PS1 for me. Crash Bandicoot. So good. Overwatch was a initial genuine esport we got into. we started personification behind when it launched on this terrible mechanism during my residence that hardly worked. It was only lonesome in dirt and super laggy and a support rate was terrible. But still, we couldn’t stop playing. All my friends were bending right away, and we all managed to strike tip 500 on a leaderboards. Then we shaped a team, and we got a improved computer.

sinatraa

I got a clarity that we could maybe go pro around a time we was 14 or so personification Counter-Strike, though when a time came it was flattering formidable to pronounce my relatives into vouchsafing me pointer my initial contract. we was 16 during a time, and a offer came from a group called Selfless that was formed out of Georgia. Of course, we was 1000 percent  in right away. It was a dream come true. we couldn’t trust it. But convincing my relatives seemed like an even bigger plea than removing a contract, we know?

super

Oh, we report to that.

sinatraa

Like there’s no good approach to say, “Hey, Mom and Dad, can we dump out of high propagandize and pierce opposite a nation from Seattle to Georgia to play video games?” we was so shaken to pierce it up. Actually, we purposefully waited until Christmas time to tell them only since we suspicion they competence accept a news better? Christmas hearten is a thing, right?

super

Logical.

sinatraa

At initial they were very, unequivocally skeptical. And, we meant … fair. we was revelation them some people on a Internet were going to compensate me income to live with them in a residence in Georgia and play games.

super

It doesn’t not sound like a super rough thing when we report it like that….

Convincing my relatives seemed like an even bigger plea than removing a contract, we know?

sinatraa

Oh, they suspicion for certain they were only pointless people who were going to kidnap me or something. Both of them were super confused by a judgment of esports in general. we indeed had to get flattering many any member of a group to pronounce to them on Discord — like during length. They all got to know any other flattering well. And after that, my relatives finally concluded to let me go.

super

My story was sort of similar. My relatives unequivocally knew we was unequivocally into Overwatch. we would play flattering many any night until late, and we was always unequivocally loud.

sinatraa

You? No way.

super

My relatives started removing unequivocally pissed since we kept waking them up. They didn’t comprehend that we was personification in online tournaments during this unequivocally high level. They only suspicion we was being a shrill teenager. When we got my initial contract, we showed my father and pronounced it was for esports. And he said, “What’s esports? we don’t know what that is.” He had no suspicion what I’d indeed been operative towards.

sinatraa

That’s perfect.

super

So he did a father thing and googled “esports,” and a initial thing that popped adult was an essay in Forbes, that was a repository he’d indeed listened of, so he loose a bit. Then he and my mom kept researching and found some-more and some-more things explaining everything. Once that happened, a tinge shifted and they were supportive. But it was unequivocally a plea when it came to articulate my mom into vouchsafing me pierce from Philly to California. Definitely went by a same thing where my relatives were super doubtful about a suspicion of relocating into a residence with strangers and suspicion we was going to get killed or something.

sinatraa

Yeah, we theory that is kind of a large separator to apropos a pro.

Megan L.C. McNally/The Players’ Tribune

sinatraa

Before we incited pro, we don’t consider we unequivocally accepted a mental appetite it takes to play professionally. There’s this clear line between personification for fun and playing for a living. Everything only gets very, very, unequivocally critical unequivocally fast.

super

For roughly all of us this is a initial job. So it’s not only about a transition to being a professional, you’re transitioning to vital on a possess for a initial time. You’re surrounded by new faces and we comprehend flattering fast that you’re during work.

sinatraa

The one thing that triggers me a many is when we tell someone what we do and they say, “Oh, we play video games? That contingency be so easy.”

super

Oh, we hatred that too.

sinatraa

Even if people don’t get esports, they should know how formidable it is and how many work it requires, not to only go pro though to stay pro.

super

There’s a reason so many players bake out when they’re young. You have to constantly sight to get improved or you’ll tumble behind. It doesn’t matter how naturally gifted or instinctual we competence be, if we don’t provide this like a job, we won’t succeed.

sinatraa

You have to figure out some kind of change or a turn of concentration can bake we out. For me, relocating out here helped me out a lot in a garland of opposite ways. While we was flourishing adult we unequivocally wasn’t that good of a person. It wasn’t anything specific … we only wasn’t nice. But relocating here and being in this sourroundings where we literally live on a same building as my coaches and teammates, it altered me a lot. It done me feel this clarity of purpose that we hadn’t felt before. we consider a knowledge has done me a improved person, only being around and interacting with a other people on a team. And I’m unequivocally a lot nicer than we used to be.

super

Ehhhhhhhh….

sinatraa

Oh, close up.

super

You’re toxic.

sinatraa

No, I’m not … well, maybe to we … though mostly in a joking way. Because you’re trash.

super

I will contend that when you’re around a same people as many as we all are, we get to know one another unequivocally well.

sinatraa

Yeah, there was unequivocally a feeling-out routine during first.

super

Beyond only removing to know any other, a infancy of a group is Korean, and we both pronounce fundamentally 0 Korean.

Megan L.C. McNally/The Players’ Tribune

sinatraa

Korean players have traditionally been unequivocally widespread in team-based games like Overwatch and League of Legends. The work ethic and group play is so inbred in them. Their communication is impressive. Being surrounded by that enlightenment has unequivocally done us better.

super

They have an English clergyman with an imagination in esports who works with them and fundamentally teaches them all a terms they need to know in propinquity to Overwatch. And that creates communication unequivocally easy. The English commands in Overwatch are unequivocally simple: Go top, Go left, Go right. It’s unequivocally simple to know and communicate.

super

And, honestly, only being around your group so much, we unequivocally rise improved communication naturally.

sinatraa

At this indicate it’s all only flattering normal. There’s only people vocalization Korean everywhere.

super

And we only kind of wish they aren’t articulate about you.

sinatraa

I mean, that’s not to contend there haven’t been a few enlightenment clashes.

super

Dude, Viol2t eats his pizza with chopsticks. I’ll never forget a initial time we saw that. It’s etched in my memory.

sinatraa

He was eating ice cream cake with chopsticks. That’s not how that works.

super

He cooking BURGERS with chopsticks.

sinatraa

Oh man, he doesn’t like to eat anything with his hands, though he does like McDonald’s. And anytime he gets McDonald’s late during night, he’ll sequence a entertain pounder with cheese. And afterwards he takes a span of chopsticks and delicately deconstructs a whole burger.

super

It’s unfortunate to watch.

sinatraa

Then he cooking it all out of sequence like one plight during a time, or partial of a bun and patty.

super

You know, partial of me respects it…. And now he’s an All-Star.

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super

After we mislaid to Vancouver in a Stage 1 Finals, we played “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter for a week straight. Nonstop. Just kept personification it.

sinatraa

Why did we do that?

super

Because we had a bad day.

sinatraa

I never wish to hear that strain again.

super

Well, we only can’t remove in a Stage Finals anymore.

sinatraa

So distant so good.

super

But, honestly, only personification in that initial Stage 1 Finals opposite Vancouver that initial time was so outrageous for us. Especially since final deteriorate we only weren’t that good as a team. We had potential, though we only didn’t put it together. Seeing us blemish a aspect of a intensity was unequivocally encouraging. It only felt good.

sinatraa

Yeah, and it felt good to remove too?

super

O.K., fair. But it unequivocally gave us this certainty that set us adult for a subsequent stage. We’re personification as good as we ever have right now.

sinatraa

I already know we can get so many better. That’s a many sparkling partial about winning Stage 2. That was amazing, though it’s not a ultimate idea we have for this season. It was some-more only a pointer of what we’re able of.

super

We’re only removing started.

sinatraa

Yeah, though you’re still trash.

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