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Uber Chats: Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie on life as an Overwatch commentator

I love watching any sport played at an elite level. Seeing the best of the best go head-to-head is its own reward.

But every sport needs its commentators. Even the Go tournament between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo was brought to exciting life with the help of some amazing commentary that brought us into the sport and explained the beauty and creativity of what was happening in the game.

Esports is no different. It takes a skilled commentator to follow the chaotic action of a MOBA or team shooter and present the excitement to both devotees and the less initiated.

Thankfully, Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie is one of the most energetic and vivacious casters around, plying his trade across a range of major titles before now shouting up a storm full-time in the Overwatch League.

Click through for my exclusive interview.

How are the Aussies finding life in the Overwatch League?

“They’re ready. You’ve got about eight minutes, sorry.”

These are stolen minutes in a hectic schedule at the Blizzard Arena. But I’m lucky to get two for the price of one.

Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy – a support main – had just two days earlier been traded from the Dallas Fuel to Los Angeles Valiant. Which is the team where Jordan ‘Gunba’ Graham has been on the coaching staff. A real-world support main.