This. Week. Phew. We have got some intense Overwatch ahead of us.
With strong play and dedicated local fans, the Los Angeles Gladiators swung their way to a top 6 finish in the first season of the Overwatch League. With a multinational, multilingual roster that oozed charisma and talent, the Gladiators gained, if nothing, fans across the world. With top-tier Finnish support line Shaz and Biggoose, coupled with Surefour and Hydration’s devastating DPS, they gave a consistently great performance across the first season. New additions to the team include former KongDoo Panthera players Void and Decay, who may make the Gladiators a top team in the second season.
|Lane “Surefour” Roberts||LA Gladiators||DPS|
|Kang “Void” Jun-woo||LA Gladiators||Tank|
|João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles||LA Gladiators||DPS|
|Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara||LA Gladiators||Support/Flex|
|Jang “Decay” Gui-un||LA Gladiators||DPS|
|Gye “rOar” Chang-hoon||LA Gladiators||Tank|
|Benjamin “BigG00se” Isohanni||LA Gladiators||Support|
|Aaron “Bischu” Kim||LA Gladiators||Tank/Flex|
Every week we will be publishing the OverwatchScore’s OWL Power Rankings. See where your favourite teams fall in our weekly list.
These rankings are highly fluid, not necessarily indicative of League positioning, and based on what I see during play. Like all Power Rankings, a team on a hot streak may find themselves higher than one with more wins, just as a team on a cold streak may be relegated lower on the list than their Table position would suggest. If you disagree, let me know. If you agree, well let me know too so we can laugh at those who don’t.
Stage Four continues as teams fight for final maps to make the playoffs. While NYXL maintains their lead, it is a close match up between teams trying to make the cut. Here is how the night went down.
Overwatch League continued into week three of Stage Four. We are seeing more teams win quickly and pick up maps as the scores indicate a sprint to the finish to make the playoffs. Here is how the night went.
I had the craziest dream last week! I was watching an OWL game, as I often do. The Dallas Fuel were playing Philly, and I said to myself, “Ah man, the Fuel are gonna get crushed and I’m gonna be really sad.”
But then, something crazy happened. Read more …
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.
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!