The Houston Outlaws and Florida Mayhem both are entering the latter half of Week 3 with losing streaks. Can Houston get back on their feet and get a victory? Or will the Mayhem blow the Outlaws away and obtain a much needed confidence boost of their own?
The Florida Mayhem started the inaugural Overwatch League season with only six players, adding mid-season pickups in an attempt to put together a cohesive team on the fly. With a disappointing bottom 2 finish, the Mayhem are starting with a blank slate for Season 2…literally. Having dropped the majority of their Season 1 roster (aside from DPS TviQ), they are rebuilding around star DPS Sayaplayer with a mostly-Korean team. Time will tell if these changes will allow them to climb the ladder this season.
|Yoon “Swon” Seong-won||Florida Mayhem||Tank|
|Lee “bqb” Sang-bum||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Kim “aWesomeGuy” Seong Hun||Florida Mayhem||Tank|
|Kevyn “TviQ” Lindström||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Jae-mo “xepheR” Koo||Florida Mayhem||Tank/Flex|
|Hyeon-woo “HaGoPeun” Jo||Florida Mayhem||Support|
|Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-woo||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Damon “Apply” Conti||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Choi “Kris” Jun-soo||Florida Mayhem||Support|
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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The Boston Uprising looked to prove that they haven’t fallen off the horse in Stage 2, where they haven’t won a single map. They faced the Florida Mayhem, who have taken maps off two of the best teams in the league in Stage 2.
The final day of matches in Week 1 of Stage 2. Fusion vs. Mayhem. In this match, Fusion looks to keep their spot as a solid mid-tier team with a lot more to gain. While Mayhem was eager to try and prove their worth, with a great game against New York earlier in the week. Regardless of what team you wanted to see come on top, you knew that they were going to be great DPS plays from each team today. Which will come out on top though? Carpe and EQO or LogiX and TviQ?
The New York Excelsior start Stage 2 in first place despite losing the Stage 1 championship to the London Spitfire and are looking to extend their lead despite Ark sitting out due to a wrist injury. The Florida Mayhem’s usual entertaining entrance was set aside tonight with the team shouldering up center ramp and bowing their heads in a moment of reflection and recognition of the recent tragic events that occurred in their home region. Read more …
With Stage 2 on the horizon, let’s look at some of the teams, and what to expect from them this Stage.
The Florida Mayhem announced yesterday that they have signed Hyun-jin “r2der” Choi to their coaching staff. r2der brings experience coaching teams in South Korean, most recently coaching Meta Athena in the 2017 Nexus Cup. r2der also played professionally for Team Kongdoo/Kongdoo Panthera in 2016.
The last game of Stage 1 saw bottom of the ladder Florida Mayhem facing off again the middle of the pack Philadelphia Fusion. Would the Fusion be able to keep their positive win rate alive and finish the stage at 6-4 or would the 1-9 Mayhem prove they could beat teams that haven’t gone 0-10 for the stage.
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