Stage Three Week 2 of the Overwatch League is now behind us, and the Stage playoffs are in sight but once more. For the time being, the Valiant are on the high of the Stage standings, adopted carefully by Boston and New York. Let’s have a look again on the previous week’s motion and recount the highlights.
Errors and the Rebellion
After releasing DreamKazper, many Boston followers had been anxious in regards to the group’s efficiency within the Overwatch League. In any case, he was their star DPS participant. Nonetheless, it seems like we now have completely nothing to fret about as Errors proved to be greater than able to stepping as much as the plate.
Of their first match this week, the Rebellion beat the New York Excelsior in a Three-2 victory. Errors seemed sturdy because the group’s new Widowmaker participant, and he was in a position to play Genji and Soldier successfully as nicely. Additionally they beat out the Mayhem later that week in one other shut Three-2 match-up. From what we’re seeing to this point, Boston nonetheless seems to be on monitor to enter playoffs competition.
It Was Nearly Shanghai’s Day
Since day one of many Overwatch League, followers have been eagerly ready for the day when the Shanghai Dragons would lastly snag a win. They’re nonetheless winless, although it’s value mentioning that they got here rattling shut of their match in opposition to the San Francisco Shock.
With Ado, Fearless, and Geguri within the lineup, together with Diya again within the Tracer position, Shanghai seemed stronger than they’d ever been in opposition to the Shock. Ado was frighteningly in line with the Genji blades, whereas Geguri and Diya supported him every time wanted. In the end, although, the Dragons nonetheless weren’t in a position to shut out a victory in opposition to the Shock. They’re getting so near turning into a well-coordinated group, they only must preserve engaged on it.
Houston May Have a Downside
Regardless of making it to the playoffs again in Stage 1, the Houston Outlaws simply haven’t seemed that nice since then. Proper now, they’re sitting in the course of the standings, and so they undoubtedly must steal extra wins in the event that they need to make it into the season playoffs.
The Outlaws had a horrible week, dropping in a Three-2 match in opposition to the Philadelphia Fusion, and once more to the Excelsior in a similar way. The excellent news is, they performed each groups actually carefully. With FCTFCTN of their lineup, the Outlaws appear significantly better at executing dive assaults, permitting Jake to carry out competently in his Tracer position. Nonetheless, the Outlaws have but to safe a victory in opposition to the Fusion since Stage 1. And whereas they did go the gap of their match in opposition to New York, they had been making too many little errors that finally price them the win.
London Undoubtedly Has a Downside
The London Spitfire additionally went by means of a tough week within the Overwatch League. They didn’t lose each matches, fortunately, however they did get crushed but once more by the Philadelphia Fusion. With Oasis being the tiebreaker map in Stage Three, it’s extraordinarily harmful for London to get pulled right into a sport 5 due to how poorly they carry out on the map.
Even after their loss to the Fusion within the playoffs, they nonetheless obtained outplayed within the newest match, and it simply feels just like the group is beginning to enter a stoop. They did handle to beat out the Mayhem, so that they’re nonetheless doing okay by way of League standings, however one thing wants to vary. Their rivals are beginning to catch up.
Our Favourite Play of the Week
Firstly of the week, we had been actually impressed with Sinatraa’s Doomfist play on Ilios in opposition to the Valiant. We didn’t actually see every other performs that impressed us simply as a lot till we obtained to the final day of the week, when Houston went up in opposition to New York.
Pine impressed us as at all times along with his Widowmaker expertise, and JJoNak continued to be a killer Zenyatta. But it surely was ArK who actually stole the present along with his Mercy play within the final stage of Oasis.
After popping Transcendence, JJoNak allowed ArK to make use of his Valkyrie to securely revive Pine. However that wasn’t all. With Valkyrie nonetheless in impact, ArK went full Battle Mercy mode to take out Boink and LiNKzr earlier than going again to his therapeutic duties, serving to his group to safe the purpose and finally the map. New York was undoubtedly pushed to the brink throughout this match, and it was their assist gamers, with the assistance of Pine, who helped them clutch out the victory.