Overwatch League host Chris Puckett announces departure

Chris Puckett has announced he won’t be returning to host the third season of the Overwatch League, as concerns mount over who will be involved.
Overwatch League host Chris Puckett announces departure

The third season of the Overwatch League is set to begin on 8 February, although it will be without one of its main broadcasting talents.  

Chris Puckett, who joined Malik Forte in hosting the league for the past two years, has announced he won’t return after his wife received a promotion, meaning he’ll be moving back to New York.  

Speaking in a video on Twitter, Puckett said: “Unfortunately, that means I won’t be on the West Coast to host the Overwatch League for a third season.” 

He isn’t leaving hosting altogether though and will instead become a freelance host across many titles, listing Call Of Duty, Apex Legends and more specifically. 

“I want to give a special shout out to everyone who is still working on the Overwatch League, shout out to whoever is going to be taking over in the new role as host... but I know you guys are going to kill it,’ he added. 

“I want to thank everyone who has been a part of our lives for the past two years on the west coast.” 

Puckett isn’t the only caster who won’t be returning, with Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles announcing his departure on 31 December.  

“Although I had a great time helping to develop and launch the league in the first two seasons, I am leaving to pursue further career growth,” MonteCristo wrote. 

Contracts for other casters, like Erik "DoA" Lonnquist, have also expired, raising the question if more will possibly follow suit in leaving the Overwatch League behind.  

The Overwatch League returns on 8 February 2020.