Los Angeles Gladiators are definitely the team with the best chances to get this number one spot in Stage 4. After winning 3-1 vs. the San Francisco Shock on Wednesday, they continued to dominate the series against the Dallas Fuel.
Stage 4 is starting today, which means it’s time for new predictions! It feels like with every stage it gets harder and harder to predict which teams will find their way to the top of the leaderboard. Some teams are improving, some are in a slump. With a new patch, and most likely a completely new meta, we could see a lot of changes.
The day of the Contenders EU semi-finals is finally here. The first match started with the favorites British Hurricane against CIS Hope. Prior to the match, the British Hurricane have spent one week in Sweden in a boot camp. CIS Hope put up a fight in the first two maps, managing to take a map off their opponent. In the end, it was not enough and the British Hurricane could secure their spot in the finals with a solid 3-1.
It seemed that both teams have decided to prepare for a triple tank line-up as this dominated all maps played. Overall, a lot of different heroes have seen some playtime, so let’s dive into a quick recap for the different maps.
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A though match for all Dallas Fuel fans, whose team were facing the New York Excelsior. As the Dallas Fuel have previously stated, with no possibility for the Stage 3 Playoffs or the Season Finals, they want to take it easy and play the best they can – without expecting a win. It should be an easy match for the New York Excelsior, but are they really able to take all four maps? We are about to find out.
The Shanghai Dragons are already on a 29 match losing streak, now the longest in pro sports to date. It will be a tough match against the London Spitfire, who currently seem on the up. The Shanghai Dragons have managed map wins against some of the top Overwatch League teams though, and have definitely improved since the roster overhaul. Will the London Spitfire lose a map or even the series against the Shanghai Dragons, or will the Shanghai Dragons make it a 30 match losing streak? Let’s find out. Read more …
The San Francisco Shock managed to beat the Houston Outlaws earlier this week and are definitely on the up. Not able to reach the Stage 3 Playoffs anymore, they can still work on joining the Season Playoffs, therefore every map win counts.
The first match for Saturday is an important one, as both teams are still fighting for a spot in the Playoffs. The London Spitfire have been rather passive in their last game against Los Angeles Gladiators, while the San Francisco Shock started getting better with their new additions to the roster.
The first match of Friday started with the Dallas Fuel facing off against the Boston Uprising, who currently sit in the first place of Stage 3 – undefeated so far. No one really expected the Dallas Fuel to win, so they were under no real pressure and could try out different options and compositions.
The first match of the Saturday starts with the London Spitfire vs Los Angeles Valiant. Having lost four of their fives matches for Stage 3 so far, the London Spitfire need to show up strong against a dominating Los Angeles Valiant – currently undefeated in Stage 3. The only time these two teams met was in Stage 1, Week 2, the London Spitfire beating the Los Angeles Valiant with 3-2.