Overwatch League Spoofed on Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken released a short skit to YouTube on Friday spoofing the Overwatch League.
The video straddles the line of mocking esports and mocking the people who mock it. One character, a stereotypical nerd, taunts ESPN viewers who are being made to watch the esports match instead of traditional sports. Other, more athletic characters on his and the opposite team assert that esports players are cool, actually.
The two sides reconcile themselves by bonding over their shared affinity for masturbating to Widowmaker. One player even starts to prove his commitment to the habit, prompting a broadcaster to beg ESPN to cut to a real sport. The broadcast shorts out, then returns with footage of a golfer putting into a hole.
"Wow," says an announcer. "A true athlete, folks."
The skit is pure Robot Chicken, tossing jokes in every direction and leaving nothing sacred. If Overwatch players have one complaint, it's that the video is inaccurate — None of the players are Korean.
Robot Chicken's 10th season is broadcast Sundays at midnight on Adult Swim.
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