The familiar lights and sounds radiate throughout the Blizzard Arena. The familiar voice of Puckett welcomes us at the desk alongside Bren and Sideshow. Before we know it the players appear in the tunnel and are seated on stage. Finally, after what has felt like an eternity of a month, we are welcomed back to the Overwatch League. That’s right, Overwatch League fans – it’s playoff time.
Despite multiple scandals and setbacks during the inaugural season, the Boston Uprising managed to rally in the latter half to maintain a top 6 finish. Working within a multilingual environment and leaning on the talents of individual players were keys to the Uprising’s success. Striker’s stellar Tracer play and NotE’s flex tank skills helped support the team. With multiple pickups for Season 2, including Team United Kingdom’s Fusions and New Zealand DPS Colourhex, the Uprising are looking to change their look and keep up their success.
|Park “Axxiom” Min-sub||Boston Uprising||Tank|
|Noh ‘Gamsu’ Yeong-jin||Boston Uprising||Tank|
|Min-seok “AimGod” Kwon||Boston Uprising||Support/Flex|
|Lucas ‘NotE’ Meissner||Boston Uprising||Tank/Flex|
|Kwon ‘Striker’ Nam-Joo||Boston Uprising||DPS|
|Kristian ‘Kellex’ Keller||Boston Uprising||Support|
|Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse||Boston Uprising||DPS|
|Jeffrey “blasé” Tsang||Boston Uprising||DPS|
|Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth||Boston Uprising||Tank|
It wasn’t long ago that the Boston Uprising were the most feared team in Overwatch League. They kept a 14-game winning streak alive against teams that most agreed were better all around. Stage Four, however, brought some changes that Boston couldn’t navigate around. A new meta and personnel changes worked against them, having a 4-6 record to show for their efforts.
The final weekend of Stage 4 saw a lot of intense matches and a lot of changes to the teams gunning for playoff hopes. We are now set and have our final six teams ready. However, Stage 4 showed a lot of promise on what this league could be in the future. With teams coming back like the Dallas Fuel, and the L.A. Valiant topping NYXL in the last match.
The first game of Thursday evening’s events was also the most important, with the Houston Outlaws and Philadelphia Fusion going at it to secure their spot in the playoffs. Here’s how the day went down.
These rankings are highly fluid, not necessarily indicative of League positioning, and based on what I see during play. Like all Power Rankings, a team on a hot streak may find themselves higher than one with more wins, just as a team on a cold streak may be relegated lower on the list than their Table position would suggest. If you disagree, let me know. If you agree, well let me know too so we can laugh at those who don’t. Read more …
The first day of S4W4 came to a close with a bang. Boston snuck by Seoul to get their first win, Shanghai continued their winless season (though they came the closest they’ve ever been to victory against the Florida Mayhem,) and the Houston Outlaws shocked the Fuel in a convincing 3-1 victory. Crazy stuff! Read more …
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These rankings are highly fluid, not necessarily indicative of League positioning, and based on what I see during play. Like all Power Rankings, a team on a hot streak may find themselves higher than one with more wins, just as a team on a cold streak may be relegated lower on the list than their Table position would suggest. If you disagree, let me know. If you agree, well let me know too so we can laugh at those who don’t.
Stage Four continues as teams fight for final maps to make the playoffs. While NYXL maintains their lead, it is a close match up between teams trying to make the cut. Here is how the night went down.