Written By: Steve Vegvari
Jacob “PsychoWaffle” Oyer is a Michigan, U.S.A. Overwatch player. Over the span of a year and half, PsychoWaffle has found his footing in maining a support role in most of his endeavours.
During his time on the Method team, he played alongside players Exi, Roolf, and Snow. Method placed ninth in the Overwatch Open Eleague tournament. While on Bazooka Puppiez, they landed in the respectable 8th place in the Overwatch Contenders Season One: Europe games.
Since that time, PsychoWaffle currently hopes to build a brand new team from scratch. While honing his skills and grinding for the ever approaching Contenders Season 2 in the new year. As he is currently a free agent, I wanted to see what is beyond the horizon for him, and what he puts into his support roles.
Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: My name is Jacob “PsychoWaffle” Oyer. I was the captain and support of Method and YGGP (You Guys Get Paid?). I most recently played with Bazooka Puppiez as support in Overwatch Contenders Season One.
Q: How did you first get into the eSports community?
A: I got into eSports largely from watching the old MLG tournaments of Dead or Alive 4 and Halo 2 on G4TV. As well as watching Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournaments on YouTube.
Q: When did competing go from a hobby to something more serious?
A: I had been playing League of Legends and watching the tournaments for that game back in 2012/2013. That was when I just told myself I think I figured out what I wanted to pursue in my life. After making that big decision, I spent a lot of my time trying to figure out how to improve and where to start which eventually lead me to Overwatch.
Q: Do you see yourself playing different roles while playing competitively?
A: I currently plan on switching from Support to Main Tank as I feel I’m better suited for that role. After so long, I am no longer enjoying playing the main support role. I will still keep practicing support alongside main tank. Right now it is just not my primary focus.
Q: You’ve been on a couple teams this year, what was the biggest takeaway from those experiences?
A: I think the biggest takeaway for me over the past year is understanding where some of my own faults as a player are and how they’re negatively effecting my team. Also, what I can do moving forward into the next year to improve those negative aspects to both continue to help myself improve as a player and help my teams improve.
Q: Has it helped you determine your course of action going into the new year?
A: I would not say I have come to a conclusion of what my plans are for the new year yet. However, it will definitely be important for figuring out my plans in the next few months.
Q: What has been the standout moment for you since you’ve started competing?
A: The stand out moment for me was definitely qualifying and playing in the Overwatch Open Eleague last year. It was all an extremely surreal experience for me as I felt like I had finally started to make my dream a reality and nothing will ever be able to top that feeling.
Q: What can everyone expect to see from you in the coming months and new year?
A: I am currently building a team and awaiting Contenders Season 2 info before anything serious happens with it. Ultimately, the plan is to try and win Season 2.
Q: Where can people follow you online?
A: People can follow me at Twitter.com/Psycho_Waffle and Twitch.tv/psycho_waffles.
Steve is based in Toronto, Ontario. His enthusiasm and adoration of the video game industry go back to the days of SNES. Find him on Twitter and join in on the escapades.