After an April Fool’s Day filled with mild pranks from a few Overwatch League teams, the OWL airwaves took a turn for the serious on Tuesday, as teams announced a slew of trades and personnel changes in advance of Stage 2 of the 2019 season.
In the first season of the Overwatch League, the Dallas Fuel had a rollercoaster ride of highs, lows, and in-betweens. Mid-season trades and last-minute switches dominated their time and led to a bottom 6 finish. However, the Fuel have gained Aero as a head coach and have solidified their roster – no scandals allowed. With French synergy in DPS aKm and support uNKOE along with the sheer charisma of off-tank star Mickie, they’re aiming for a better showing this time around. DPS Effect is back in fighting shape and the signing of former Spitfire support Closer adds to their multi-national team.
|Won-sik “Closer” Jung||Pre-Stage Roster Shakeups Hit OWL||Support|
|Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettuten||Pre-Stage Roster Shakeups Hit OWL||DPS|
|Son “OGE” Min-seok||Dallas Fuel||Tank|
|Richard “rCk” Kanerva||Dallas Fuel||Tank/Flex|
|Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod||Pre-Stage Roster Shakeups Hit OWL||Tank|
|Jonathan ‘Harryhook’ Tejedor Rua||Pre-Stage Roster Shakeups Hit OWL||Support|
|Hwang ‘EFFECT’ Hyeon||Pre-Stage Roster Shakeups Hit OWL||DPS|
|Dylan “aKm” Bignet||Pre-Stage Roster Shakeups Hit OWL||DPS/Flex|
|Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson||Pre-Stage Roster Shakeups Hit OWL||Support/Flex|
OverwatchScore Recaps are back!
Austin ‘thinkhard’ White and Brittany “Briggsycakes” Gonzalez recap this past weekend’s matches. We’ve developed a new format to hit each match quickly in case you missed them. So sit back, and enjoy 4 days worth of games in about 2,000 words or so. Read more …
During the second week of the Overwatch League, I had the pleasure to sit down and talk to Dallas Fuel player ZachaREEE. We discussed his personal life, the mark he wanted to leave on the league and his thoughts on his place in this meta.
What may shock Dallas Fuel followers the most about their roster announcement is not who they ended up letting go, but who they kept on the team. In the early afternoon of Sept. 4, Dallas Fuel took to Twitter to give their fans an update:
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.
What an absolute culture flip from the Dallas Fuel in the last stage of the OWL Season 1. After going through countless trials and tribulations as a team, it finally looked like the 4-24 Fuel were firing on all cylinders over the course of Stage 4, led by Mickie and his brawny Brigitte. Taimou and OGE were found their former glory and were looking crisp and clean, Seagull had improved upon his already rock-solid D.Va play, and HarryHook and Unkoe stayed sharp in the backline. Read more …
The final week of Stage 4 began tonight leading into the finals as well as the Grand Final playoffs. Here is how the matches played out on Wednesday night!
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 …