LOS ANGELES – If there is lingering confusion about what Dusttin "Dogman" Bowerman meant in his comments to Dallas Fuel head coach Aaron "Aero" Atkins on Saturday after his match, removed them at a news conference.
"He's a nice guy, I just think he's incompetent," Dogman told reporters shortly after Atlanta beat Dallas, 3-1, at The Novo.
A little while ago, in a post-match interview on stage, Dogman expressed his displeasure with choosing the USA USA's roster. Four Atlanta players are American, but none of them are running for Team USA, who will compete in the 2019 Overwatch World Cup in November at BlizzCon.
The 12 finalists were announced by the end of June, but Dogman said three Atlanta- eligible players had not made the previous phase one of the selection process. Dogman refused to name the players.
Aero claims he did not hear what Dogman said on stage after the match, and Dogman did not appear to reporters until the Fuel media ended.
But Aero talked about the selection
"We did a full test," Aero said, "and even though those guys weren't selected, we tried to make it even a field of play for all come out, because South Korea and the US are the two (countries) with the most Overwatch League players coming from one country
"And so we have a ton of players to try and get to , and it just so happened that they didn't. "
Dogman's thoughts on Aero's coaching ability were not limited to the selection of the World Cup roster, though.
" Also to his Dallas Fuel coach for sure, "he said. Nathan "FRD" Goebel, who stood beside Dogman during Atlanta's post-match media presence, told Dogman that he did not need to answer further questions about Fuel's coach, which is, of course, true.  Dallas, which lost its 12th consecutive match Saturday and finished the regular season in 15th place, has not won a match since June. Reign is in the position for a top-six end if they beat the Boston Uprising Sunday.
Dogman says he'll take over for Team USA at the World Cup, though.
Fuel DPS player Dylan "aKm" Bignet is obviously annoyed when told about comments on Dogman's postgame, before Dogman asked an g Aero's teaching ability.
"He's just looking for attention. That's what he does," aKm says. "There are better players than him in America and why he is not selected. It is understandable (frustrated), but at this point just do the critique.
" If you are not good enough to do Team USA, go ahead , work hard and try to be there next year. That's all you have to do instead of trying to get attention. ”
In June, Aero tweeted a selection process for the team. Read the full statement below:
Hey everyone, Aero is here to talk a little bit about the USA OWWC testing process and our 12 year roster.
This year 30 players have been invited to participate in a 4-week, 2-2-2 lock-down process, where coaching staff and committee review player skills, flexibility , communication, leadership, and team work. It gave players a unique opportunity to play with new, current, and former teammates. Through this testing process it was decided that I would really enjoy talking about our 12 members.
USA has an incredible amount of talented players, so we decided to shift the distribution of roles to have 3 main tank players and 5 DPS players in our 12 player lineup this year. With Moth and Space especially the players in their roles, we are confident that this distribution suits us both for current and future metas. Being part of the 12-year USA roster was a great success. A big congratulations to those who did it. To those who have not done so, this process is highly competitive and we do not make much of any decision. Keep your head down and keep grinding! The committee was very excited for our World Cup run this year and could not have done it without all the incredible fans. #WeBelieve
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