Scott "Custa" Kennedy is currently the sole Australian player in the Overwatch League, as part of the Dallas Fuel lineup. Which, naturally has seen local support for the team rise considerably. The Overwatch League, which saw huge audience numbers
for its first week of competition is now in full swing. And as part of its focus on talent, Blizzard has posted a profile
on our local Overwatch star.
His journey to the Overwatch League is a fascinating one, having started in 2015 when the game was still in beta. Having set aside studies, he traveled to North America with the goal of becoming an Overwatch pro.
“It was really tough to explain to everyone else that this is what I wanted to do,” Custa said. “I honestly didn’t tell a lot of people other than my close family and friends. I literally just lied and said, 'I’m gonna go work in Canada and do something different,' right? But I was really sure of myself. I knew I could do it if I really put the time into it. [Going pro] was the thing that I wanted to do the most, but obviously moving across the world and being like ‘I’m gonna do esports!’ is not a reliable life strategy.”
From there his journey led him to join a few different pro team, travel to countries like Korea, and eventually land a spot on the Dallas Fuel roster. For Custa though, he's excited to see that the new Overwatch competitive road-map
that now features an Open Division and separate Contenders league, could lead to more Aussies joining the League.