Day four of week three for Stage 4 in the Overwatch League saw two huge upsets that can have serious Stage 4 Playoff repercussions for all teams involved. Check out the recap to see what you may have missed…
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||Overwatch League – The Excelsior are VANQUISHED by the Valiant – S4W3D4||Support|
|Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettuten||Overwatch League – The Excelsior are VANQUISHED by the Valiant – S4W3D4||DPS|
|Son “OGE” Min-seok||Dallas Fuel||Tank|
|Richard “rCk” Kanerva||Dallas Fuel||Tank/Flex|
|Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod||Overwatch League – The Excelsior are VANQUISHED by the Valiant – S4W3D4||Tank|
|Jonathan ‘Harryhook’ Tejedor Rua||Overwatch League – The Excelsior are VANQUISHED by the Valiant – S4W3D4||Support|
|Hwang ‘EFFECT’ Hyeon||Overwatch League – The Excelsior are VANQUISHED by the Valiant – S4W3D4||DPS|
|Dylan “aKm” Bignet||Overwatch League – The Excelsior are VANQUISHED by the Valiant – S4W3D4||DPS/Flex|
|Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson||Overwatch League – The Excelsior are VANQUISHED by the Valiant – S4W3D4||Support/Flex|
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.
I had the craziest dream last week! I was watching an OWL game, as I often do. The Dallas Fuel were playing Philly, and I said to myself, “Ah man, the Fuel are gonna get crushed and I’m gonna be really sad.”
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An exciting day for Dallas Fuel fans, a strong 3-1 win against one of the Stage 4 favorites, the Philadelphia Fusion. After the roster changes, the London Spitfire seem on the up, and defeated the Seoul Dynasty in a very close series, that went all the way. And even though the Shanghai Dragons looked good, no one expected them to win against the New York Excelsior.
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.
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.