Hello, I am a Spanish boy, I wrote this story in the Spanish forums and they recommended me to tell it here.
I work in a health center, more specifically in a residence for people with mental disabilities. I’m going to tell you a little story about the confinement caused by the coronovirus here, and how the OWL has been giving a few of us a smile in these hard days.
One quiet morning about a year ago, a person we’re going to call ‘‘S’’ from now on asked me how I was and what had I been doing. I replied that ‘‘nothing special, just watching a few games of a videogame that I like’’. S became interested on it, wondering what the game was about, what was the objective and more questions about Overwatch. Something about that game that I saw caught his attention and he became more interested in the game.
I showed him the characters, the weapons and abilities, and also I explained to him how that game was part of a professional league. That is what finally caught his attention.
He asked me about the teams, the players, the colors… and I got him into the world of OW in such an organic way that without realizing it, we were cheering (obviously without betting money) every Monday; at this point the first thing we do in the morning was watch results of the week and made the schedule for the next week.
S told his friends and more and more people asked me what Overwatch was about. Every Monday we got together about 30 people to see the results of the previous week. He is a Houston Outlaws fan, at first just because he liked the colors but now he knows the name and roll of each player on the team and, in fact, he had me to print the Houston logo and put it above the head of his bed hahaha.
Before the Coronavirus, every Monday we had discussion about which team was going to win the next match, how the leaderboard was going and I took the opportunity to play with them a bit, messing with all the teams equally: how can you like Dalas? they are very bad, or jokes like that when it was snack time. Things like: “Ok! all those who are not fans from London Spitfire, time to snack!” hehehe.
Now the situation is not good, as you can imagine there is a lot of work and everything has to be done very carefully. The truth is that we are not well… They also don’t understand 100% what happens with this virus, why they can’t go outside or do thr activities they used to do, but we can always have a good time together watching an old OWL match in Youtube.
I hope the OWL break doesn’t last so long, because believe it or not, they miss it.
Just a small anecdote of what happens with Overwatch in my health center with the virus, I think is a good opportunity to tell you about it.