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.
During the inaugural Overwatch League season, the Houston Outlaws gained fans and loyal Texas support. Built on the backbone of OpTic Gaming, they had a stellar first stage but could not keep up the momentum through the season. For Season 2, they have kept most of their roster, including the clutch tank duo of Coolmatt and Muma and star DPS LiNKzr. With the addition of former Shock DPS Danteh, they are looking to recapture their Stage 1 success, hopefully this time with a Tracer player.
|Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty||Houston Outlaws||Support/Flex|
|Matt “coolmatt” Lorio||Houston Outlaws||Tank/Flex|
|Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Jeong “ArHaN” Weon-hyeop||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Jake “JAKE” Lyon||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Dante “Danteh” Cruz||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Daniel “Boink” Pence||Houston Outlaws||Support/Flex|
|Chris “Bani” Benell||Houston Outlaws||Support|
|Austin “Muma” Wilmot||Houston Outlaws||Tank|
|Alexandre “SPREE” Vanhomwegen||Houston Outlaws||Tank/Flex|
What a stage it’s been so far, huh? I kinda (and by kinda I mean definitely) regret missing Watch Out last week, but final exams wait for no man, even if there were amazing Overwatch games to cover. With those finals now totally (hopefully) passed, it’s time to take a look at this week’s matches!
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.
With a lot to prove and a lot to lose, the Houston Outlaws came into their last match of stage three with an axe to grind. Their last meeting with the Seoul Dynasty in S2W5 was an impressive showing. A 3-1 victory over the Korean juggernaut showed the first signs of a slipping Seoul, and a shining opportunity for the Outlaws to push forward into stage three on a high note. Six weeks and a so-so stage later, the Outlaws were the guinea pigs for the Dynasty’s newest, and oddly most efficient, roster experiment. Read more …
Houston Outlaws announced their partnership with TMobile today on Twitter. Here are some of the details.
With both teams’ playoff hopes (and the hopes of a few other teams besides) on the line, the Houston Outlaws and San Francisco Shock simply could not afford to give their enemy an inch. The resulting match was an intense, if not flawed, affair. Read on and find out what made the game so crazy!
Are we at the end of another stage again? Already? This is ridiculous!
I know the progression of time is linear and all that, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it these days, especially in the Overwatch League. Week after week, these games seem to fly by- but I suppose that’s why I’m here, right? To slow things down a bit, and show you all the best bits to keep an eye on as we hurtle through time and space. Well don’t worry! I’ve gone and done exactly that. Read on. Read more …