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Overwatch League talent Jonathan “Reinforce” Larsson has announced his return to the analyst desk for the 2020 season. The former Swedish main tank player for Rogue Esports and Misfits Gaming first transitioned to an analyst position at the 2016 Overwatch World Cup.
— Jonathan Larsson (@Reinforce) January 29, 2020
Reinforce returns as analyst
“Thank you so much for all the nice messages. The Overwatch community’s unwavering support has always been incredibly humbling,” wrote Reinforce in a Twitter post. “I am beyond excited to work the desk alongside Soe ‘Soembie’ Gschwind and Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy(.) I promise you we will put on one hell of a show.”
In November of 2018, Reinforce revealed that he had not been offered a talent contract for 2019. This news came after the 24-year-old served as an analyst for the 2018 Overwatch League Inaugural Season. He also previously worked on the 2017 Contenders Season for North America and Europe.
During this pause, the former professional player helped run the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Overwatch World Cup, along with Season 5 of the BEAT Invitational. However, the recent weeks have seen the departures of many well-known talent members like Christopher “Montecristo” Mykles, Chris “Puckett” Puckett, and Erik “DoA” Lonnquist.
Season 3 of Overwatch League
This news comes shortly after analyst Scott “Custa” Kennedy accidentally leaked that Reinforce would be returning to the team. New additions to the casting desk have also been signed with Jack “Jaws” Wright, Robert “Hexagrams” Kirkbride, and more. The next season of the Overwatch League begins on Feb. 8, featuring matches at various locations. Each team will play 28 games throughout the regular season, with a $1.05 million prize pool up for grabs at the Midseason Tournament.
With complications like the coronavirus and community backlash over league concerns, will Season 3 see the same success as before? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Overwatch coverage.
Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.