Sinatraa’s MVP Skin Will Be Arriving Shortly Despite The Player Shifting To Valorant

Sinatraa’s MVP Skin Will Be Arriving Shortly Despite The Player Shifting To Valorant
Credit: Overwatch League via YouTube

It’s like we’re sitting at the dining room table and our parents have announced that they’re amicably splitting up; an awkward silence ensues as everyone wonders silently what it means for the determinable future. Perhaps that’s a bit outlandish, but it’s still kind of awkward.

Overwatch League MVP Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won won an astounding number of awards in the 2019 season, the second season for the league surrounding, as you may have guessed, the team-based hero-shooter Overwatch.

The Overwatch League has pushed out a bizarre tweet informing fans that the skin is, in fact, arriving shortly; eight months after Sinatraa won the 2019 MVP award. And after Jay Won announced that he’s quitting Overwatch League halfway through its turbulent third season to go play Riot’s new shooter Valorant for a team called the Sentinels.

In spite of Jay Won moving over to Valorant, however, it doesn’t change the fact that he was the 2019 MVP, and that means that he gets his own skin included in the game of Overwatch for everyone to use.

It might be weird, as Jay Won has moved to greener pastures, but it’s a nice gesture from Blizzard to show no ill-will towards the young 20-year-old shifting titles to further his own career.

The first MVP was Bang ‘JJonak’ Sung-Hyeon with his immaculate Zenyatta play that saw him awarded league MVP in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League back in 2018; getting a fantastic skin of an octopus Zen that, while not precisely fitting the theme of Overwatch at the time, now fits even better as the theme of Overwatch is a bit…looser than it was originally.

While we’re halfway through the third season (or a little bit beyond) of Overwatch League, there have been hot debates about how the League MVP is for 2020; a debate that is difficult to nail down precisely due to how sporadic and off-kelter the season has been for players and teams.

COVID-19 saw the cancellation of multiple matches, which then switched to online-only, and then was further segregated by a new monthly tournament module that seems to be faring well for the league and its engagement with their fans.

Due to how many shifts there have been in the schedule, and that we’re only seeing players online where latency affects more than Blizzard would be keen on admitting, and it’s anybody’s game at the moment for a new skin in 2021 for the 2020 season.

Perhaps the only victor this year would be YouTube, that opted to pay a sizeable sum to Blizzard to have the exclusive rights to stream the Overwatch League; a decision that has raised more than a few eyebrows due to it coming at a time when Google was banning people using their service for using emotes in chat. What type of MVP skin Google would get, however, is anybody’s guess.