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Overwatch League – Seoul Dynasty vs. San Francisco Shock – S1W5

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?



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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs. Los Angeles Gladiators – S1W5

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.

 

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Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been focused on mythic raiding progression in World of Warcraft before moving into Overwatch analysis.Follow Brandon on Twitter! and Check him out on Twitch.
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Overwatch League: Seoul Dynasty vs. San Francisco Shock Overview

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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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs New York Excelsior – S1W4

Dallas Fuel‘s game against the New York Excelsior or was it NYXL’s game against Dallas? It was a good match, much better than anticipated. If you want to know what happened, here’s the place to look.

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Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been focused on mythic raiding progression in World of Warcraft before moving into Overwatch analysis.Follow Brandon on Twitter! and Check him out on Twitch.

Overwatch League News- Watch Out!: Week 3 Edition

Watch Out! as a series is designed to keep you up to date on the best Overwatch League games and why YOU should be watching them. Be sure to keep checking in for more Overwatch news, interviews, match reviews, etc. etc.

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!



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Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been focused on mythic raiding progression in World of Warcraft before moving into Overwatch analysis.Follow Brandon on Twitter! and Check him out on Twitch.
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ReKTGlobal Acquires Rogue

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.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!
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Overwatch League – Fantasy Esports, Gambling and the Future

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.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!
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Overwatch League Statistics From Preseason

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.

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Tyler 'Hisha' Oliver
"Tyler 'Hisha' Oliver has been an avid enthusiast of eSports for close to a decade. He has a strong passion for the development of the eSports industry, and strives to provide unique commentary while also creating a productive, discussion-based environment."Follow Hisha on Twitter!

Opening Weekend Breakdown – January 12 Matches

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:

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!

Season Build Up

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.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!
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