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.
A fan favorite of the inaugural season, the New York Excelsior was the only team to win multiple stage titles at two. With a mix of charisma and talent, the boys in blue managed to gain dedicated fans across multiple countries. Saebyeolbe and “Big Boss” Pine made up one of the most terrifying DPS duos in the league while Support JJonak made his mark – and was named Season 1 League MVP. Much of NYXL previously competed as LW Blue and recently made up the bulk of the South Korean team at the Overwatch World Cup 2018.
|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|
|Jong-yeol “Saebyeolbe” Park||New York Excelsior||DPS|
|Jeong “Nenne” Yeon-kwan||New York Excelsior||DPS|
|Jeong “ANAMO” Tae-seong||New York Excelsior||Support|
|Hye-sung “Libero” Kim||New York Excelsior||DPS/Flex|
|Hwang “Fl0w3r” Yeon-oh||New York Excelsior||DPS|
|Dong-gyu “Mano” Kim||New York Excelsior||Tank|
|Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim||New York Excelsior||DPS|
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 …
A though match for all Dallas Fuel fans, whose team were facing the New York Excelsior. As the Dallas Fuel have previously stated, with no possibility for the Stage 3 Playoffs or the Season Finals, they want to take it easy and play the best they can – without expecting a win. It should be an easy match for the New York Excelsior, but are they really able to take all four maps? We are about to find out.
The New York Excelsior announced today a huge surprise that they are parting ways with Director of Player Personnel Scott “Bearhands” Tester. Scott was instrumental in putting together the Overwatch League’s first juggernaut roster, with New York at the top of the standings by a country mile.
With the end of the stage approaching once again, teams are in a mad dash to secure their spot in the newly expanded 4-team playoff bracket. The Boston Uprising, NYXL and LA Valiant all seem like shoe-ins, but there’s still one more spot to consider.
Fourth place is now the most hotly contested spot in the Overwatch League, and the middle of the pack will need to step up in a big way to secure their place before playoffs come. San Francisco, Seoul, Philly, Houston, London, and the Gladiators are all within a couple maps of each other, so anyone could steal the last spot away by the time the week is through. That’s assuming we don’t see any upsets this week, either… I don’t know if I’d bet on that. Especially once you read this. Read more …