Olivia R. May 31, 2019
Creative content has become a staple of the most socially successful Overwatch League teams thanks to sponsorship deals that include more fan-directed content. But none have been quite as unique as Dallas Fuel's "Fuel House," an animated sitcom that features their players and sponsor mascot Jack's shenanigans.
Since the finale was recently aired, all of the episodes of Fuel House are currently available to check out on YouTube.
Fans have responded positively to the 90's style sitcom, which makes pop culture references and plays on the Dallas Fuel roster's real-life personalities. Some fans have even started talking about their favorite Jack in the Box orders in the comments.
Each short episode features an opening theme song about the Fuel House, describing it as a house situated in a cul-de-sac in the middle of Dallas. Inside the house is a "bunch of pro gamers living together" along with their corporate sponsor, Jack, who is also their best friend. And then the house explodes.
The first episode is called "Stretched." Tank main Minseok “OGE” Son finds out that the neck of his jersey has been stretched out. While his teammates figure he's trying to intimidate the opposing team by "showing some skin," OGE is intent on getting to the bottom of it. And when other players in the house realize their shirts are stretched too, it becomes clear who's been taking their clothes.
In the second episode, Jack decides to try out a new cosplay. It results in him blowing up the entire house, including Pongphop "Mickie" Rattanasangchod's beloved workout gear.
In the third episode, Jack decides he wants to become "the biggest Fuel fan in history" by creating a robot that will learn all about each of the guys. Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson doesn't like the robot after he catches it rummaging through his underwear drawer.
The fourth episode features Jack convincing Hyeon "EFFECT" Hwang to take a break from streaming and join him in various activities, like going to Jack in the Box. The video was aired shortly after EFFECT retired from professional Overwatch, citing severe mental health issues. It's unclear if the timing was intentional or not.
Fuel House seems to take a jab at popular music festival failure, Fyre, in the fifth episode. Jack tries to convince the gamers that Fuel Fest is a great idea, though he's hoping to pull it all off in two weeks.
Jack Bot returns for the season finale, and he accidentally turns the boys into superheroes. And that basically sums the entire show.