Have you ever wondered what it's like to warm-up for an Overwatch League match? What messages fly between players to help them get in the mood and perform their best? Are the professionals really all that different than we lowly mortals? Well, now, your questions can be answered!
A new video has surfaced on Reddit of the official rosters testing their microphones and flexing their team communication to hilarious effect.
Some highlights include the LA Valiants complaining that the usual response after the phrase "your microphone is too low" is to effectively swallow the mic whole, one Atlanta Reign player yelping in surprise as one of his teammates does just that, as well as Seoul Dynasty harmonizing to achieve peak teamwork performance.
At one point, LA Gladiators player Chang-hoon "rOar" Gye near broke the 2-2-2 rule with Genji. You can hear his teammates laugh that a referee had begun to hover over him until he switched.
Although, as you could expect, most of the channel was taken up by players frantically shouting "Mei" repeatedly.
The video ends with a Washington Justice player telling his team that it was time to focus.
"No happiness," he said, to which his teammate replied, "Play with despair."
It looks like things aren't that different on the competitive scene, after all.
Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.