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.
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 – Dallas Fuel vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W4||Support|
|Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettuten||Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W4||DPS|
|Son “OGE” Min-seok||Dallas Fuel||Tank|
|Richard “rCk” Kanerva||Dallas Fuel||Tank/Flex|
|Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod||Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W4||Tank|
|Jonathan ‘Harryhook’ Tejedor Rua||Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W4||Support|
|Hwang ‘EFFECT’ Hyeon||Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W4||DPS|
|Dylan “aKm” Bignet||Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W4||DPS/Flex|
|Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson||Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W4||Support/Flex|
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!
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.