Every Sunday Overwatch League Co-Founders Taco & Mash host a roundup of the latest and greatest of the week’s storylines. We partnered with the great folks over at eStarz to produce what we think is a super enjoyable show. This week we covered topics spanning the Houston Outlaws issue’s fielding an impactful Tracer player, how good the Los Angeles Gladiators have suddenly gotten, who’s been hiding in the Philadelphia Fusion’s tree house, and much more!
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|
Boston up against the Dallas Fuel after their recent controversy. Both teams could use this win, Boston not looking so hot this stage, while Dallas suffered a humiliating reverse sweep at the hands of the Mayhem. Who’ll turn up today?
Overwatch League trade rumors are abound this week as more rumors surface among teams looking to switch things up. There have been reports about the Dallas Fuel making some of the biggest changes to their roster in the coming weeks. Here is a breakdown of things we have heard.
In a statement released on the Dallas Fuel’s page on the Overwatch League homepage Dallas has announced that they have terminated the contract of Felix “xQc” Lengyel. xQc has had no shortage of drama surrounding him since the Overwatch League began, notably receiving a four-game suspension this week.
This Friday afternoon, the Overwatch League issued heavy-handed punishments to four members of the league: Taimou, Silkthread, TaiRong, and xQc. Taimou was fined $1,000 for using anti-gay slurs on his stream, SIlkthread was fined $1,000 for account sharing, TaiRong was given a warning for posting an offensive meme, and xQc was fined $4,000 and suspended for four matches for using Twitch emotes in a “racially disparaging manner” on stream as well as using “disparaging language against Overwatch League casters and fellow players”.
Overwatch League continues to enforce a heavy zero tolerance policy as more punishments were handed down today. Here is a list of the fines and suspensions.
The Dallas Fuel have announced today on Twitter that they have signed Son “OGE” Min-seok, a former tank for CONBOX in Korea. OGE is a main tank player, and will rival xQc, Cocco, and Taimou for time at that position when he arrives. The team expects that OGE will not be in contention for Stage Two, but will arrive in time to play in Stage Three.
There’s a lot to consider as we approach the halfway point of the stage- I know, already, right?- and the playoff picture might start solidifying right here, right now. These matches are gonna be great! But which ones will be the greatest? Well, I’ll tell you.
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