Day One of Week Two in this fourth and final Stage of the OWL’s inaugural season was a doozie. The surprises continue, as the Brigitte meta seems to be turning the OWL on its head. Dallas improved to 2-1, giving themselves their first over .500 stage record of the season. Los Angeles Valiant took down the Florida Mayhem to improve their lead over the Seoul Dynasty in the Pacific Division. To finish the night Los Angeles’s other team the Gladiators took down the Houston Outlaws, improving their playoff chances.
Previously known as EnVyUs the Dallas Fuel are one of the twelve teams in the inaugural season for the Overwatch League. EnVyUs dominated Contenders Season One and staked a claim as the best team in the west. After their victory they picked up additional star players such as Seagull, xQc and Custa, the Dallas Fuel hope to be the premier team in the league. They also are hoping to do this with a roster that has no Korean players.
|Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettuten||Dallas Fuel||DPS|
|Sebastian ‘Chipshajen’ Widlund||Dallas Fuel||Support|
|Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy||Dallas Fuel||Support|
|Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod||Dallas Fuel||Tank|
|Jonathan ‘Harryhook’ Tejedor Rua||Dallas Fuel||Support|
|Hwang ‘EFFECT’ Hyeon||Dallas Fuel||DPS|
|Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel||Dallas Fuel||Tank|
|Dylan “aKm” Bignet||Dallas Fuel||DPS/Flex|
|Christian ‘Cocco’ Jonsson||Dallas Fuel||Tank|
|Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned||Dallas Fuel||DPS|
As Stage 4 of the Overwatch League kicked off the teams have both the Stage Finals and the Inaugural Season Playoffs on their minds and in sight. While the path to the playoffs is easy for the very top teams of the New York Excelsior and Boston Uprising, the teams in the middle are all very much in contention and gunning to lock their own places in history. The new stage means a new patch and this time it includes the long anticipated availability and Overwatch League debut of Brigitte Lindholm.
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.
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.
Are we at the end of another stage again? Already? This is ridiculous!
I know the progression of time is linear and all that, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it these days, especially in the Overwatch League. Week after week, these games seem to fly by- but I suppose that’s why I’m here, right? To slow things down a bit, and show you all the best bits to keep an eye on as we hurtle through time and space. Well don’t worry! I’ve gone and done exactly that. Read on. Read more …
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.