And just like that Overwatch League is back! After what has been the busiest mid-stage signing period yet, we will see many teams with new faces. One of those teams is the Dallas Fuel who have swapped Custa for Unkoe, reuniting the Frenchman with AKM. As for the Dragons, we see some new faces with Ado and Daemin, and with the ever popular Geguri, they hope to gel they’re young roster and get their first victory of the 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||Overwatch League – Dragons vs Fuel – S3W1||Support|
|Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettuten||Overwatch League – Dragons vs Fuel – S3W1||DPS|
|Son “OGE” Min-seok||Dallas Fuel||Tank|
|Richard “rCk” Kanerva||Dallas Fuel||Tank/Flex|
|Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod||Overwatch League – Dragons vs Fuel – S3W1||Tank|
|Jonathan ‘Harryhook’ Tejedor Rua||Overwatch League – Dragons vs Fuel – S3W1||Support|
|Hwang ‘EFFECT’ Hyeon||Overwatch League – Dragons vs Fuel – S3W1||DPS|
|Dylan “aKm” Bignet||Overwatch League – Dragons vs Fuel – S3W1||DPS/Flex|
|Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson||Overwatch League – Dragons vs Fuel – S3W1||Support/Flex|
The Dallas Fuel completed a trade today with the Los Angeles Valiant. The press release came from the Fuel in a trade that explained a shift in support players. The Los Angeles Valiant also announced the trade on their website today. It’s a trade of two players that play the same position, so it is largely a hope by both teams hoping that a change of scenery will improve each team’s fortune. The Dallas Fuel press release is below. Read more …
I had a pretty strange conversation, probably ten or so times, in the week or so leading up to the first days of the Overwatch League. Didn’t matter if it was my mom, or my girlfriend, or my boss, or my coworkers, or my roommates. It went a bit like this. Every. Time.
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NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT TASTE
Watch Out! is back and better than ever! Stage 2 was great, but we might be staring down the barrel of the best stage yet. Teams are getting it together just in time to make a mad dash for the playoffs, and western teams are rapidly approaching the levels necessary to challenge the top dogs in the league. Philly is already there. If any other teams want to entertain a shot at the playoffs, they’ll need to get started right here, in week 1 of stage 3. Who has what it takes?
Lots of rumors have been swirling lately surrounding leaks out of Korea and a report by Slasher at ESPN. The leaks center around Nenee going to the Los Angeles Valiant and Daemin going to the Los Angeles Gladiators. Slasher’s report suggested that the Valiant and the Fuel are discussing potential player trades.
On the rebound from an extremely close match against the Seoul Dynasty, the Dallas Fuel look to pull an upset against the London Spitfire. Recent lineup adjustments and compositions are prevalent in the Fuel roster, and with playoff implications on the line, who will come out on top? Find out below for the full scoop! Read more …
The New York Excelsior enter the arena looking to secure their spot for the Stage 2 playoffs and extend their reign as the undisputed best team in the Overwatch League. The Dallas Fuel enter the match trying to put the outside distractions aside and focus on getting a win to be deserving of being the Twitch Cheer Leader in the Overwatch League.
The Philadelphia Fusion come into the last match of week 4 in the hunt for a Stage 2 playoff spot. The Dallas Fuel are a team in flux that is looking to get some stability and at least a win to add for the season. The Fusion enter as the favorites having dropped three matches in Stage 2 thus far to the stage leaders, while the Fuel continue to struggle getting victories.
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!