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!
In the first season of the Overwatch League, the Los Angeles Valiant racked up a stage win, a 4th place finish, and thousands of dedicated LA fans. A solid base of former Immortals players led them to have a consistently successful season. Mid-season pickups, such as offtank Space and former Fuel shotcaller Custa, allowed them to get ahead of the pack in the latter half of the season. With new expansion teams to contend with, they’re looking to stay ahead in Season 2.
|Young-seo “KariV” Park||LA Valiant||Support/Flex|
|Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy||LA Valiant||Support|
|Pan-seung “Fate” Koo||LA Valiant||Tank|
|Kyle “KSF” Frandanisa||LA Valiant||DPS/Flex|
|Kim “Izayaki” Min-chul||LA Valiant||Support|
|Joon-hyuk “Bunny” Cha||LA Valiant||DPS|
|Indy “SPACE” Halpern||LA Valiant||Tank/Flex|
|Dae-kuk “KuKi” Kim||LA Valiant||Tank|
|Brady “Agilities” Girardi||LA Valiant||DPS|
Week One of Stage Four came to a close with a bang. Philadelphia cemented themselves in the playoff conversation, Shanghai continued their winless season (extended their record of worst streak in all of esports), and the NYXL stayed atop the table with a convincing victory over those rivals from across the pond the London Spitfire. Read more …
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.
Ever wondered how Scott “Custa” Kennedy happened to be where he is now? Let’s delve into his amazing story that started in the Mitcham Hills area of Adelaide, South Australia.
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 …
Los Angeles Valiant had a chance at the Stage Three Finals. The Philadelphia Fusion came off of a fantastic run in Stage Two only to hit a wall in Stage Three. Here is how their match went last week.