Let’s be honest, coming into this game, on paper, we all feel like the Seoul Dynasty should destroy the San Francisco Shock….right?! Well if Valiant showed the OWL world anything Wednesday, it’s that the Dynasty has an exploitable Achilles’ Heel. Seoul’s Support play is severely lacking as of late. I’m not sure if this is the result of attempting to change things up against London, or just that the rest of the League has caught on to how Seoul plays. If any player can take advantage of the seemingly crumbling Support players on Seoul, it would be San Francisco’s own Sleepy. Did Seoul rebound? Did their communication issues continue? Were the SF Shock able to quiet the Dynasty dreams of reigning supreme? Seoul needed to win all four maps to keep their Title Match hopes alive. Would they be able to do it, or would San Francisco keep to their name and Shock the Dynasty, as I predicted, forcing 5 maps and knocking Seoul out of the race?
Friday’s first match in Week 5 is a battle for ninth place, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna see some entertaining Overwatch!!
The Gladiators have the edge in the standings, but lately have struggled against some tough opponents. I think the Fuel might have a chance here. Plus, they had a fantastic intro.
In the second game on Friday, the Seoul Dynasty will battle the San Francisco Shock, as the Dynasty try to salvage their crumbling stage for a playoff berth. After having started the stage so well, Seoul will need a full sweep of San Francisco to keep their hopes alive.
I will be covering the Seoul vs. San Francisco match tonight, look for my coverage and recap of the maps on Twitter, and after the match here on Overwatchscore.
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Week three is here already! Never fear, though, I’ve got all the good stuff right here for you. Be sure to check out my Week 2 Retrospective, where I reflect on last week’s matches to watch, as well as one that passed under my radar. Here we go!
ReKTGlobal acquires Rogue, the esports organization out of Las Vegas. Known as having one of the top Overwatch team before the launch of Overwatch League, Rogue did not make it into season one. However, they have been a force in esports from the beginning with investors like Steve Aoki. Here is the press release explaining the acquisition.
As the Overwatch League begins this week some of the trappings of traditional sports, fantasy sports, and gambling, have come along with it in nascent forms. Fantasy has come in the form of weekly leagues, season-long leagues, and pick’em leagues. Gambling outlets have come out as well and published team odds for winning the inaugural season.
This past December the preseason games took place. Winston’s Lab just released the preseason statistics a week before the first game of the inaugural season, and it has thrown the analytics world into a frenzy. Number-crunchers alike can now have enough numerical information to finally produce mathematical equations that will give more sound predictions leading into the first match-ups.
On Friday January 12th, the Overwatch League will go into its day three of matches. Teams will all have one game under their belts and it is now time for players to begin working. Here is a breakdown of the Friday Night Fights! Well, sort of, we are excited for some of the big first weekend runs. Read them below:
Overwatch League will launch its inaugural season on January 10th. Many of us have to get through the holidays, but the league is hard at work fine tuning their format for opening match ups come the new year. Here are a few things to look for as we make the leap to 2018.