Sports will always have an MVP. The player with the most impact, whether it be on any given day, month, season, or postseason. OWL is no different. Last week, JJonak of the NYXL, and Zenyatta fame, was elected as the League’s MVP. JJonak won over the likes of Fissure (main tank, Gladiators) [my vote], Fleta (DPS, Dynasty), and a handful of others including, NYXL teammate Saebyeolbe. Read more …
Previously competing as LW Blue the New York Excelsior are one of the twelve teams in the inaugural season for the Overwatch League. After finding a great deal of success in the Korean scene LW Blue was signed by NYXL to represent New York and compete for the inaugural season title. Star player Flow3r isn’t yet of age to play, but he dominated at the world cup and will join the team for the second season of the Overwatch League.
|Yeon-joon “ArK” Hong||New York Excelsior||Support|
|Tae-hong “Mek0” Kim||New York Excelsior||Tank/Flex|
|Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang||New York Excelsior||Support|
|Joong-hwa “Janus” Song||New York Excelsior||Tank|
|Jong-yeol “Saebyeolbe” Park||New York Excelsior||DPS|
|Hye-sung “Libero” Kim||New York Excelsior||DPS/Flex|
|Dong-gyu “Mano” Kim||New York Excelsior||Tank|
|Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim||New York Excelsior||DPS|
The final day of Semi-final matches of the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League pits the #1 seed New York Excelsior versus the #6 placing Philadelphia Fusion. In the first match the Fusion rolled the Excelsior, setting this match to become either a huge upset, or a sweet comeback story.
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The first Semi-final match of the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League pitted the #1 seed New York Excelsior versus the #6 placing Philadelphia Fusion in what promised to be a classic northeast style brawl. The NYXL roster is chocked with the highest level of players, including the Overwatch League MVP Jjonak, and are the statistical favorites to become the Season 1 Champions, but that was a patch and over a month ago…
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This Stage 2 finals rematch between the New York Excelsior and Philadelphia Fusion will bring all the hype you could ever ask for. But who’s gonna actually win?
The New York Excelsior entered the season widely considered the underdogs of the Eastern-rostered teams, with their previous claim to fame being a loss in Apex Season 2 to what would become the Seoul Dynasty team. The team was widely dismissed as having no real chance at the season playoffs, with a reputation of being unable to close when it mattered most. At the end of the Inaugural Overwatch League Season, however, it is the New York Excelsior as the top seed going into the season playoffs. This is not an overnight success story, so let’s take a look at how we got here in order to help us see where we are going.
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The final weekend of Stage 4 saw a lot of intense matches and a lot of changes to the teams gunning for playoff hopes. We are now set and have our final six teams ready. However, Stage 4 showed a lot of promise on what this league could be in the future. With teams coming back like the Dallas Fuel, and the L.A. Valiant topping NYXL in the last match.
The first game of Thursday evening’s events was also the most important, with the Houston Outlaws and Philadelphia Fusion going at it to secure their spot in the playoffs. Here’s how the day went down.
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. Read more …