And just like that Overwatch League is back! After what has been the busiest mid-stage signing period yet, we will see many teams with new faces. One of those teams is the Dallas Fuel who have swapped Custa for Unkoe, reuniting the Frenchman with AKM. As for the Dragons, we see some new faces with Ado and Daemin, and with the ever popular Geguri, they hope to gel they’re young roster and get their first victory of the season.
For Saturday’s first match, we are rewarded with a colossal matchup. The Seoul Dynasty vs the London Spitfire. Dynasty is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Excelsior, while London is riding hot off a victory. The matchup to look out for is the star-studded dps clash of Fleta and Birdring, who can come out on top.
New York vs San Francisco, we got ourselves an East vs West showdown. New York coming off a sweet revenge victory is coming into this match looking for a perfect 2-0 week. San Francisco will be having upset on their minds after just seeing the Spitfire fall to the Gladiators. Which of these teams was able to come up on top and continue its progress towards the stage two playoffs.
Does anyone smell a rivalry in the brew? The third meeting between these two comes to us in the first week of Stage two. The series between the two is tied at 1-1. Which team will take the series lead?
YOU’RE TALKING PLAYOFFS?! Yes we are talking playoffs. Arriving to the final day of stage 1, there are HUGE playoff implications. For the Houston Outlaws, a win and they’re in. The Boston Uprising must win by more than 2 maps and they move on. If Boston only wins by 1 map, then the Los Angeles Valiant sneak into the playoffs. Once again, the implications are HUGE.
Los Angeles comes into this match with hopes of proving to the world that they are a top tier team if they are able to defeat one of the “elite three”. New York is playing the hope crusher, as they want to come out and show just how good they are against who could possibly be their competition for best team in the continental U.S.
The Philadelphia Fusion opened up the season with a surprising win over the Houston Outlaws. They now face another hard challenge in the London Spitfire, who handled the Florida Mayhem fairly easily in their first match of the week. How would things settle when these two titans clash? Find out here.
Date: January 10th
Match: San Francisco Shock vs. Los Angeles Valiant