On the first day of the Overwatch World Cup I spoke to arguably Switzerland’s most popular player in their small Overwatch pro scene, Luca “Luux” Locher! He spoke about what it’s like being the best player in Switzerland, how viable Mei is in competitive, and what has been the biggest change in the Overwatch Community since the beta.
So you’re the only member of Team Switzerland that was also on the 2016 World Cup roster, do you think Switzerland is going to leave a bigger impact on the World Cup this year than in 2016?
I mean, in 2016, you could see that the scene wasn’t really established. You could also see that on other teams, there were was no way to tell the difference between a comp player and an amateur player. Now the scene’s a lot more established and you have a group of players you’ll always look to, to make the World Cup. You can also see that the whole organization and the production has risen in quality.
So would you say that you’re the staple player from Switzerland? The star player from that region?
Yeah, I mean you could say that, because I started playing the game from the open beta. I kept trying to get better and better. The World Cup in 2016 was my first chance internationally. We lost everything, but it’s fine. I mean if you compare the scenes, in Switzerland there’s no real professional scene, because everyone has a job and education is so high level. We never really go for the full Esports career in Switzerland.
So since you’ve been with the game basically from the start, what’s the biggest change in the Overwatch Community you’ve seen from the start until now?
I think the hype that is generated, with the Overwatch League and the World Cup. Not just even in the stadium, but on Reddit, on Twitch, it’s really great to see that the game progressed so well.
So on the first map of the match, Nepal. Both teams picked Mei. You especially played Mei to a point that it seemed like, your plays on Mei were what lead your team to victory on that map. How viable do you think Mei is competitively now?
To be honest, Mei [has] a very low pick rate here. I think it’s kinda hard to play against her; she can freeze you, she can one shot low HP targets or she can one shot Tracer. Playing against her, you need to really adjust your play and make sure not to overextend. Cause she can just freeze and kill, you have to be careful how you move.
Do you think she’s only for Maps like Nepal or can she be used on other maps?
On close quarter maps like Nepal or King’s Row she’s kinda good. Played in the right comp, but on the more open maps you wouldn’t be able to play Mei more effectively.
On the first day of the Overwatch World Cup I spoke to arguably Switzerland’s most popular player in their small Overwatch pro scene, Luca “Luux” Locher! He spoke about what it’s like being the best player in Switzerland, how viable Mei is in competitive, and what has been the biggest change in the Overwatch Community […]