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DekMelU

Damnit Sideshow, see what you did?


iamnatedunn

i like to think that bbBay was joking but then got the idea from sideshow. dammit sideshow


return3

Bruh loool.


PhattestKids

This is all a part of Babybay’s plan. Everyone thinks he’s headed to Valorant but they’re wrong. He’s going to take a few months and build his stream as a personality. Then he’ll start making some analysis videos, maybe jump on PlatChat as a guest a few times. Then Season 4 comes along and next thing you know he’s benching Sideshow and casting with Bren. And what can Sideshow do? Sure, Sideshow is a former pro player too but Babybay has years on him and a full head of hair. The only way I see this ending is with Babybay streaming a tournament of Worms Battlegrounds while eating an egg both literally and metaphorically. Or he could be joining Valorant.


CounterSalt

Now we wait for the FaZe Clan Valorant announcement.


Parenegade

Faze Clan Overwatch Valorant team.


goliathfasa

It's a Valorant team, called "Overwatch". Faze Overwatch - a Valorant pro team.


Phoenxr

Overwatch is now the best Valorant team


DrProfOak96

Wait how many OW players do FaZe have besides Corey?


yosoydorf

Zachareee played under them in the first tourney as a trial, the team did really well for a literal first showing. Got 4th, beat some big teams along the way. Corey and this dude Marved were their carries, but zach was probably their next most consistent performer. So many are assuming he’ll be joining eventually.


SYSTEMcole

Marved was a CS semi-pro player. Never really did anything of note in his career.


yosoydorf

Yeah ik, I just didn’t wanna bother mentioning it tbh


LinkFromLoZ

right now they only have 2 players on their team, Corey and an ex-csgo pro (jasonr), but they had zacharee as a stand in


SYSTEMcole

Jasonr cs pro pepelaugh


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Wow they're gonna be stacked


lolbroken

Valorant is still alive?


just4kix_305

Sinatraa, Corey, Zach and now Babybay - 4 OWL pros jumping ship for a "dead" game. Be happy for them and move on guys. Professional OW is actually in a decent state right now.


royy2010

Hyp plays for NiP


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lolwut


speakeasyow

Hey man, if you are seeing this... Your signed jersey is still on my kids wall above her gaming pc. Thanks for being cool in ATL. We look forward to see what come next for you. [Greatest Chad in the Overwatch League](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pl_xMahdBo)


Treed101519

Wow what a cool item to have! Would love a signed jersey myself if I ever get that opportunity one day


[deleted]

I hope she grows up to play competitively! Need more gals in esports and gaming. Good on your for sharing that with her!


speakeasyow

She does too! She has recently made it to gold thanks to a ton of help from Spilo. It wont be long before she is better than me... already is better than me at widow duels. https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/gwrs9u/proud_dad_moment_after_2_years_of_grinding_from/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x To add to this... because of covid, I have gotten the little boys from her class's IGN. The ones that said she wasn't a real gamer at the lunch table... She dumpstered them and their older brothers. I still get a chuckle out of it when i think about it.


AdonalFoyle

she got coaching from Spilo? that's pretty cool. does she speak on voice chat?


speakeasyow

Rarely and only if I’m there and feel it will be well received... when I’m not there she isn’t allowed in voice yet


rrawrrs

wow you're a great parent


[deleted]

I placed gold and have dropped to bronze! Haha! I remember that post from awhile back. Love it!


peachkisses

You are an awesome parent. I am cheering for your daughter's success!


DoomfistIsNotOp

Hell yeah man


PM_ME_COFFEE_BOOBS

ahhh spilo...cancer in ranked but somehow a nice guy outside of OW... Probably the few coaches who actually have separate personalities inside and outside the game.


BebopOW

Man that’s so wholesome :’)


BurbxrryPzncakes

Toronto boomed him straight into retirement. On a realer note, FaZe Babybay has a ring to it, and the dude is CRACKED in Valorant.


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I know which Valorant team i'm gonna be supporting now


emptyskoll

It was already my #1 with Corey then they picked up Zach and Babybay its an easy choice.


[deleted]

Wait they got Zachareee?


emptyskoll

I don't think he's a permanent player yet but he played some tourneys with them and performed very well, I'd be surprised if he didn't get picked up.


Richard_Bastion

FaZe Babybay just sounds so right. Like he's always been a part of FaZe.


a_pessimistic_dude

I'm not even a Reign fanboy and it sucks to see him go. The dude had raw talent, a huge personality, and was constantly lifting other players up. He was a cornerstone of the Atlanta Reign brand, a cult of personality, and the OG Ashe player in OWL. Probably one of the best known Western players too. Lets hope he succeeds, wherever he goes.


arunankogulan

The king just got done fucking 😢


kavachon

It’s finally 7:01 am🙁


AwesomeBantha

no more 6 stackin 😭


G_Wom

Time to 5 stack


spacincommie

No more 1000$ steak


zonine

We should say sorry and give daddy a kiss :(


Pollia

Man Babybay was basically the last like, adult western player left in OWL. I get that sounds insane on the surface, but Babybay knew when to turn off the persona and when he did he was one of the most thoughtful people in the league. He loved being the center of attention and used that for good things. He loved interacting with the fans. He was a wonderful ambassador to the game. But most importantly he was just so god damn wholesome. I'll never ever forget the story about the little girl that wanted a Babybay jersey, but they were sold out so he just gave her his. Thats the kinda dude he was for the game. Almost literally the shirt off his back just to make a fans day brighter. You will absolutely be missed and I hope your future career wherever you land is as fulfilling as I hope your Overwatch League career was.


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speakeasyow

[https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/ht16s1/babybay\_retires/fydwu1c?utm\_source=share&utm\_medium=web2x](https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/ht16s1/babybay_retires/fydwu1c?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x)


ProGenjuuuuu

Damn that’s wholesome asf


CapBoyAce

[It was posted above in the thread but here it is](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pl_xMahdBo)


KaiPhoenixHeart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pl_xMahdBo


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Thanks!


Fatal_Oz

It's funny this is the popular perception of him, whenever I queued into him in ranked games he was always instantly toxic and flaming supports.


TroubadourCeol

As Fran always said, you don't get to T500 without getting flamed by Babybay at least once


[deleted]

That's generally because Ranked is a literal shit hole given how little coordination there is even at the highest ranks. Having played in Tespa it became apparent real quickly when your team in Ranked just literally isn't trying because they'd rather butt their entire head into a wall than change heroes to something that may help, or the opposite where they'd internalize a team problem as being "On them" when their role can't do anything. Not an excuse for the toxicity, but Ranked is already frustrating so I can only imagine how much more frustrating it is when you are used too playing with 5 other people who actually coordinate regularly.


Fatal_Oz

I have zero empathy, it's incredibly childish to berate people for making mistakes or not coordinating


RipGenji7

Babybay was 20 when he wrote [this.](https://i.imgur.com/PoxDGWX.png) He matured a lot in owl but yeah I wouldn't really consider him 'the last adult player'.


[deleted]

It sounds insane beneath the surface too lol. No offense but I'm not really sure what you mean... no other Western OWL players are as mature as Babybay? What?


Hamlet_271

Yes, the rest of them are weebs


Pollia

And also can't give an interview to save their life. Watching some of the other western players in post game interviews is physically painful.


ScopionSniper

SoOn? Seems like one of the most mature western players tbh. Dude is very calm and team focused. His Vlogs are really good and shows how hes often the glue in the team, a veteran player who keeps people from tilting ect. I get his accent cant be hard to understand at times though.


Hamlet_271

I dont really think Babybay is the "only" mature western player at all. I only think that very few of them are mature. SoOn, Neptuno and Moth come to mind


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ItsNotDuffman89

Moth is Steve Harrington.


notmesmerize

Poko comes to my mind


daftpaak

Outside of licking frozen chicken nuggets like their ice cream.and stating "fuck it just shit on the ceiling".


[deleted]

Them being weebs isn't a "Not adult" thing at all. You can admire parts of other countries cultures without it being a direct negative. For instance I enjoy that South Korea is far more ingrained and accepting of tech, Japan's open hospitality even if they are xenophobic in some parts, some of India's perseverance to their culture, Russia's pragmatism, etc. The bigger issue is that many western players just aren't charismatic which is always a pain for esports players so you never get a good outlook on them from that. Generally I'm morbidly curious how it would go for Esports to basically hire a PR team just meant to make the players act like how Sports professionals are. EDIT: Downvoted for pointing out that learning to like other countries is a good thing. I'm pretty sure I'd be downvoted for pointing out that reading is a helpful life skill at that point.


Timmylarren

He's not talking about that lmao. He's talking about the general negative associations about being a weeb. Like being antisocial, smelly, things like that. "Weeb" is no longer a word to describe weaboos or people who watch anime, it has changed drastically.


Hamlet_271

Ok weeb


dirty_rez

The only other active Western player I can think of who would be consider older/more of an adult would be Surefour?


panelistOW

It's a joke, I hope.


dan_kz

so dogman is the only face of reign now?


MeteorMash101

Bruh what a downgrade


dabarooYikeroo

From dafran to babybay to fucking dogman LUL


Pollia

Babybay from Dafran was an upgrade


dabarooYikeroo

That's a lie and you know it


Pollia

From childish memer who wouldn't understand responsibility if it slapped him in the face to all around wholesome dudebro that almost literally gave a fan the Jersey off his back to brighten their day. Yeah that's an upgrade


Fatdap

Babybay is definitely more mature, and doesn't have mental illness, but Dafran had more highlights in his short time than Babybay did in his full run. Can't deny the guy was absolutely out of this world when he had his shit together. I hope he stays away though and finds happiness with the new stuff he's trying. Dealing with Bipolar disorder sucks shit and being famous and a public face is never going to go well with it.


Dr-OTT

>Dealing with Bipolar disorder... Is this a known fact?


Fatdap

I'm almost certain I remember him talking about it on stream in the past, but if anyone knows I'm wrong I hope they'd correct me.


dabarooYikeroo

Dafran was literally one of the biggest overwatch content creators ever. Nobody cares if he's irresponsible lol he was a legend in the community and atlanta getting him was the only reason they had a fanbase in the first place. Babybay seems like a great person that adds a lot of spice to the league but come on man you're comparing him to fucking dafran


abuudabuu

IMO I'd rather have babybay as the face of a team I support than a dude known for dipping from teams at random times, even if he was more popular.


Halofall

As a Fuel fan I take offense to this.


Psychomantis200

Problem is your saying this in BabyBay's thread and mixing it up with popularity. There is no doubt Dafran was a huge sign and ofcourse a legend for Atlanta (jesus they even milked him 3 stages after his retirement even he said it's cringe that he's still in front page poster for Atlanta). He's a fan favorite and was the root of Atlanta's popularity. However what is important here is how well you're representing your team. BabyBay did it in a great manner. Definitely the face of the team in terms of professionalism and that's a fact. If you only want to factor in popularity then it's for sure Dafran. There's no doubt. BUT being face of the team is more than just that and for this season there is no better candidate than BabyBay. Overal an Upgrade.


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Dafrans toxic.


panelistOW

Ouch.


rd11490nba

Would still take him over 90% of the league as face of the team. At least he has a personality.


NovemberTree

I love Dogman tbh


kheetor

You're the Babybay now, dog^(man)


iamnatedunn

Baby Dog


s0uthernnerd

Pretty cool farewell video. I like that Andy Miller had stuff to say too. Edit: and Danteh and Space too!


4PianoOrchestra

I like how everyone mentioned how handsome he is lmao


Dpfnkmnstr

we only got jjonak and space left from that staple jerseys ad :(


throwawayrepost13579

At least he went out with a bang, he popped off this season when people were saying he was another washed veteran. Good luck in Valorant and show those CS:GO kids who say OW players can't aim that there's a new king in town.


DelidreaM

>show those CS:GO kids who say OW players can't aim that there's a new king in town I mean that wouldn't show them much as he has a CS background. Yes, he did cheat but still.


kimchi_friedr1ce

He was pro in this dead fps game called Crossfire for awhile. But his former Crossfire teammates are in Valorant’s Echo 8.


xRecKs

I kinda wish the OW guys all teamed up together in Valorant. Sinatraa, Corey, BabyBay, Zombs & Zacharee could've been a decent 5, and imagine if Dafran actually stuck with Valorant/gaming and teamed with sinatraa, Corey etc. Should also note that HyP is doing decent over in EU with NiP.


OcksBodega

Zombs is awful


TTK_Shadows

Overwatch or apex? Cause he was pretty mediocre at both. I haven't seen him play in Valorant so in that sense I have no idea


OcksBodega

talking about Val. he’s been getting farmed in all the tournies i’ve seen


xRecKs

He's nothing special but he's definitely not awful, he's capable of playing at a pro level at the moment.


pier_ow

Is he going to cheat again LULW


Aenah

7am already :/


1283adam

Sadge


twitterInfo_bot

"A KING'S REIGN Andrej ' @KING_Babybay ' Francisty, a three-year veteran of the League since it's debut ranging from the San Francisco Shock to Atlanta Reign has played his final game and is now officially retiring from Overwatch League. FULL VIDEO: " >posted by @ATLReign ___ media in tweet: https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1284190427743170560/vid/1280x720/DT0JB_DLbaJYbRcb.mp4?tag=13


BigDriggy

at the Outlaws homestand, babybay was the only away player that played to the crowd and we fuckin loved it, he was awesome and brought the energy up in the whole arena even when the Outlaws weren't playing... instantly made me a fan of him and Atlanta... look forward to following him in Valorant


Forte1118

Damn. Guess we knew it was coming, but still sucks to see the news. Never was my favorite player but it's undeniable that he brought a lot of personality and flair to the league that will be missed.


_Finland_

We will always love you my king. You’ll pop off in whatever you do next.


tanaysood

Valorant time


EatMoarWaffles

We wanted erster/Edison, but not like this 😭


orangekingo

bruh biased or not I am so sad to see so many of these players go to valorant. I have absolutely no enjoyment spectating that game- I know how good it’ll be for these players but boy it sucks for my enjoyment lol. Shit is boring imo. Will miss babybay a lot


PwnasaurusRawr

Same, I don’t really see the appeal of Valorant. Still, I wish this guy the best in his future endeavors.


TheFightingClimber

It 7 am 😔✊ just got done fuckin 😔✊ you kids are six stacking 😔✊


TCGshark03

Gotta be honest, it's becoming really hard to stay a fan of a league that can't keep players


WolfysOP

Gonna give daddy a smooch...one last time.......


ashsnuff

I hope he keeps fucking in Valorant and wins the fans hearts like he did with us. Gonna miss him a lot, huge personality, amazing person


GandalfTheBlack-

You hate to see it :/


Parenegade

Damn. Who could have seen this coming?


KaiPhoenixHeart

What they said is 100% accurate. I started off really not liking him. By the end? It legit brightened my day to see him on my screen whether it was his antics or his gameplay. Gonna miss this guy a ton


dayanks1234

i'll be honest, i really never liked babybay but he was a staple to OWL and many fans liked him, so he will be missed!


MrPandamania

He’s done fucking Sadge


Username6510

Not unexpected but sad all the same. A big personality gone


Drakon519

Enjoy your retirement King


GrowRoots

Definitely gonna be an unpopular opinion, but I wish he would have just done this in the off season. Atlanta is going to be an interesting watch the rest of the season.


Ezraah

I think the OW burnout is psychologically excruciating for pro players.


koolaidguy10

Damn I dont even like the reign and wish they were better just to see this dude stick around. Feelsbadman


Jomamma007

Why can't these guys at least finish the season.


brucegrin

prob don’t want to miss opportunities for Valorant teams


royy2010

I like how this video highlighted how he is a great ambassador for a team and esports in general. Obviously he has great mechanics, but to highlight what he brings to a team (and more importantly to an org) is a pretty damn good advertisement. I hope he gets picked up in Valorant, I know I’ll watch his games.


the_varky

I just absolutely *love* how the Twitter video just has people talking up how fit, swole, and pretty he is. The saddest part to me is we won't get to see Babybay & BenBest on the same team and in the same room together...Oh what could have been.


MemeMaster5

The hood lost a real one today...


panelistOW

Looks like we'll finally see some Edison + Erster.


KarmaFuhrer

Fuck me dude


Ezraah

ok :(


WadeAnthony

I'm crying in the club rn


IttyBittyWeasel

The King's last, glorious, Overwatch fuck.


TheBoyBlues

Fuck man, I thought we were done with retirements until off-season. babybay has been a huge part of a team every season, its a shame to see him go


mahmoudali9

Throwback to when Babybay designed [Brigitte](https://youtu.be/jvOvfF1Q3Qo)


ReyDragons

goodbye king :(


JNR13

Babybye


T-Shrike

We lost a real one


Baaz0

No interview with Mykl pepehands. Hate him or love him but Mykl literally started his career.


Johnt_2005

Babybay said some time ago that the moment he knew he should go pro is when he popped offwoth mykl


danielskrrt

Paper in my hands


SuckerpunchmyBhole

T.T


NoahBogue

Oh that’s problematic


Lykeuhfox

I'm going to miss his wholesome toxicity. The way he mentally boomed Bren in his stream before their 1v1. The way he dunked on shockwave and then asked him when shockwave was going to post his retirement tweet. Sad times. :(


return3

For real???? Rip dude.


Dies_to_doom_blade

Sideshow still owes him a smooch. He can't leave til then


tiiow

Hey babybay when is the next music video coming out? xqxL


ProGenjuuuuu

Rip


[deleted]

Say sike right now


basedisciple

big blow, he was one of the faces of the league


Dio5000

Damn :(


chestnut3

OWL's personality just went down by half lmao


Mei_iz_my_bae

Seriously....this one really hurts. OWL doesn’t really have much personality anymore


FiresideCatsmile

That's a sad day for the scene I think


jamesdangerbrown

Kia kaha Babybay all the best.


Willingness-Due

He did say on twitter it was his last


[deleted]

king shit the whole way through--honestly my goat love you babybay


winkyty

Seems like owl players really loved last updates and changes. It’s super fun to play ow, but one one wants to


5argon

This maybe the best send off video I ever see. We even get to see his mom. He came a long way and I think he still has long way ahead. Good luck.


kevmeister1206

The OG mr Steal yo girl.


Xzinonn

RIP OWL legend. Not really a Reign fan but this hurts, he was an amazing OWL figure with a lot of personality and charm.


Pokex15

He's truly done fucking.


Benshif

Nooooo ):


guy_with_insights

babybay def suits Faze


I770I3

First dafran and now babybay, the 2 iconic kings are now gone 😔


whtge8

No :(


Kratos120

Good luck babybay I’m gonna miss u u were insane


heslo_rb26

Although everyone knew this was coming... it hurts. Shame, damn shame. Always liked the guy, will definitely miss him in the League


GaUnT3D

i wonder what game he is going to play next? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔


LiezardXXIX

Valorant time ggez


Mabangyan

Just got done fucking 🙏🏼


IOwnYourData

Remember kids, cheating does pay in overwatch.


cardopey

Yeah fuck this guy for * checks notes * reforming himself, I guess.


47380boebus

What did he do?


ezclapper

He's banned from csgo for cheating. And it wasn't in a pub as a kid, which is considered somewhat forgivable, he actually cheated during competitive matches.


47380boebus

What kind of cheats?


FusionZealot

Ya I don't get the love for this guy


Probablytheassh0le

You’re an idiot


petametre

T_T


Lobocleric

Well....with babybay gone the number of OWL players who ain't overfed or underfed weebs can now be counted on one hand lol


Blu3Morpho

Who?


Monsta-Energy

o7


ItsNotDuffman89

:(


TowerFishBall

6 stack for babybay


ItsHarmony

Long live the king!!


[deleted]

Imagine leaving for an already dead CS:GO clone


Finn_Jake420

Guys in this league like suck for two weeks and then just decide to quit, LMAO.


GaUnT3D

its 7am i just got done fucking FeelsStrongMan


ham-beaster

I hope this man continues his career elsewhere. I’ve always loved BabyBay as a player and as a person, so I’d hate to see him stop here. Plus he’s a NUTTY player, so he definitely has what it takes to keep his eSports career alive. Much love to BabyBay and I hope to see him succeed in the future.


mykeedee

For some reason I thought he was already retired.


z3ny4tta-b0i

YAY