For Saturday’s first match, we are rewarded with a colossal matchup. The Seoul Dynasty vs the London Spitfire. Dynasty is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Excelsior, while London is riding hot off a victory. The matchup to look out for is the star-studded dps clash of Fleta and Birdring, who can come out on top.
Previously known as Cloud9 the London Spitfire are one of the twelve teams in the inaugural season for the Overwatch League. They went through a number of iterations before becoming the twelve-man roster they are today. They started with NA and EU teams competing as Cloud9 before acquiring KongDoo Panthera, one of the top teams in Korea. They later acquired another top Korean team, GC Busan and combined that roster with KongDoo Panthera’s to form what is now the London Spitfire.
|Won-sik “Closer” Jung||London Spitfire||Support|
|Seung-tae “Bdosin” Choi||London Spitfire||Support|
|Seung-hyun “WOOHYAL” Sung||London Spitfire||Tank/Flex|
|Jun-ho “Fury” Kim||London Spitfire||Tank/Flex|
|Joon-yeong “Profit” Park||London Spitfire||DPS|
|Jong-seok “NUS” Kim||London Spitfire||Support|
|Ji-hyuk “birdring” Kim||London Spitfire||DPS/Flex|
|Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong||London Spitfire||Tank|
|Hyeon-woo “HaGoPeun” Jo||London Spitfire||Support|
|Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim||London Spitfire||DPS|
|Dong-eun “Hooreg” Lee||London Spitfire||DPS|
|Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek||London Spitfire||Tank|
The San Francisco Shock are surging of late and they come up against the London Spitfire, who are fresh off a loss against the Los Angeles Gladiators in Week 3. Danteh and Babybay will be looking to put on a showing to management that says they deserve their spots in the starting roster despite recently signing Architect and Moth as well as Sinatraa turning 18. London will be looking to bounce back after a hard loss to a team led by Fissure, whom they traded away.
London Spitfire continue their strong streak in Stage two as the Los Angeles Gladiators pushed for a victory in tonight’s opening match.
The first matchup Friday night sees the London Spitfire taking on the Boston Uprising. The last time these two teams faced off, underdog Boston dealt the seemingly unbeatable London their very first loss of the season with a surprise upset that took five maps for the Uprising to claim victory. Will history repeat itself or will the Spitfire take the win against the struggling team from Beantown?
The London Spitfire have announced today on Twitter that they have signed Jang-hyeon “TiZi” Hwang, a former tank for RunAway in Korea. TiZi is a main tank player, and will likely step in as the backup at that position when he arrives. Known for his aggressive style of play, TiZi should give the Spitfire a change of pace at the main tank position off the bench.
London Spitfire have parted ways with Head Coach Beom-joon “Bishop” Lee. This marks the second coaching change in the Overwatch League this week after U4 stepped down from the Shanghai Dragons. This comes as a surprise though as London Spitfire has done well in the League and were winners of Stage One. Here is the official announcement from the team.
London Spitfire had a solid weekend with two victories. We got the chance to sit down with Joon-yeong “Profit” Park to talk about tactics and some of the new things coming to Overwatch League.
The first match of the end of the Week 2 is between none other than the Philadelphia Fusion and the London Spitfire! A match last week you wouldn’t have even battered an eye at has now become the center of interest for any fan of the Overwatch League. Can the Fusion keep up their hot streak? Or will the Spitfire draw the line between them and the up and coming?