Puckett Announces 2020 Overwatch League Departure
Overwatch League host and esports veteran Chris Puckett announced his departure from the league this Wednesday. However, all is not lost as Puckett explains in a candid video post.
2020 Life Update— Puckett For Hire (@MLGPuckett) January 1, 2020
Ready for this Freelance Hustle pic.twitter.com/22oTtW9uiY
He explains that due to relocating to New York, he will not be able to host the Overwatch League, but it seems like the possibility for a return at a handful of homestand events on the east coast is, at the very least, on the table.
Puckett comes from a lengthy background in Halo and Call of Duty where he’s worked as a commentator, expert, and host since 2004. His time in Halo also saw him competing as a professional player where he first entered a Major League Gaming event as a player, competing in Halo: Combat Evolved.
It was here where he lovingly coined the term "Puckett rocket", referring to when a player fires a rocket launcher which misses it’s mark or is rendered ineffective.
What people might not remember is that Puckett has been with Overwatch since MLG Vegas 2016 and worked on Overwatch Contenders 2017: Season 1 North America and Europe alongside the likes of Josh "Sideshow" Wilkinson, Jonathan "Reinforce" Larsson, and Brennon “Bren” Hook.
His departure marks the second marquee member of the broadcast talent to step away from the Overwatch League with Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles announcing his departure right before the end of 2019.
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