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.
A team assembled by Phoenix 1, the Los Angeles Gladiators are one of the twelve teams in the inaugural season for the Overwatch League. Owned by controversial owner Stan Kroenke, the team is looking to prove doubters wrong by posting a strong showing in the first season of the Overwatch League.
|Luis “iReMiix” Galarza Figueroa||LA Gladiators||Tank|
|Lane “Surefour” Roberts||LA Gladiators||DPS|
|João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles||LA Gladiators||DPS|
|Joon-seong “Asher” Choi||LA Gladiators||DPS|
|Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara||LA Gladiators||Support/Flex|
|Benjamin “BigG00se” Isohanni||LA Gladiators||Support|
|Aaron “Bischu” Kim||LA Gladiators||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!
As Stage 4 of the Overwatch League kicked off the teams have both the Stage Finals and the Inaugural Season Playoffs on their minds and in sight. While the path to the playoffs is easy for the very top teams of the New York Excelsior and Boston Uprising, the teams in the middle are all very much in contention and gunning to lock their own places in history. The new stage means a new patch and this time it includes the long anticipated availability and Overwatch League debut of Brigitte Lindholm.
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 stage four still days away, you might be jones-ing for your next Overwatch fix. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve gone and rewatched the stage three playoffs one or two (or four) times already, and let me tell you- you notice something new every time!
To help you streamline your Overwatch fix process, here’s a recap of all the stage three playoffs moments. A concentrated dose of gaming goodness, you might say. Enjoy! Read more …
I got the chance to chat with Aaron “Bischu” Kim after their match against the Florida Mayhem in Week Five of Stage Three of the Overwatch League. Bischu is a remarkably likable guy, with great insight into his team’s performance, coping with the rigors of the Overwatch League and much more.