In Stage One an interesting match was the L.A. Valiant vs. the Shanghai Dragons. Some of the game mechanics came into play and our analyst Brendan Lowry explains why taking risks in the league is a good choice for teams.
Last week, the proposed nerfs to Mercy’s Resurrection and Valkyrie abilities went live. She can no longer gain an extra resurrection by using Valkyrie, and if she attempts to use a resurrection in her Valkyrie form, she can’t do it instantly, either. In addition, Valkyrie now only lasts 15 seconds instead of 20, and the buff to her Guardian Angel utility while using her ultimate has been reduced by 50%.
In the opening match of the fourth week of the Overwatch League, the Los Angeles Valiant look to take down the hot Philadelphia Fusion. These two teams are some of the best squads in the west, but who will emerge as the victors?
Minutes before the Dallas Fuel began their match against the Boston Uprising Saturday afternoon, their CEO, Mike Rufali, announced on Twitter that they are finalizing the negotiations in order to sign hitscan DPS specialist Dylan “aKm” Bignet onto the roster.
It’s common knowledge that teams stacked with South Korean players such as the New York Excelsior, London Spitfire, and Seoul Dynasty are widely considered to be the most likely to win the first season of the Overwatch League. All three of these squads have, up until this point, dominated the competition, with many of the teams going against them succumbing to full 4-0 sweeps. However, in an incredibly shocking turn of events, both the Boston Uprising and Philadelphia Fusion achieve 3-2 victories Thursday night over the London Spitfire and New York Excelsior, respectively.