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.
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|
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 …
The Philadelphia Fusion and New York Excelsior both come into Thursday at 3-1. The Fusion were out for revenge after dropping the Stage Two Title Match to the Excelsior in a reverse sweep. After Boston’s 3-2 reverse sweep of London last match, this was the perfect fixture to finish the night.
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This weekend the Overwatch League finished the second week of Stage 3. The Los Angeles Valiant (#VALLA) won their 3rd and 4th matches of the stage to remain undefeated. Boston Uprising won a couple high profile matches to improve to 4-0 as well. 3 of the top 4 teams in the new Stage Playoff format are currently Western rosters, while the full-Korean rosters (NYXL, Seoul Dynasty, and London Spitfire) went a combined 3-3 on the week. Read more …
The Houston Outlaws have stumbled out of the gates in Stage Three but have not gone down without a fight. The New York Excelsior have been on top of the standings all season, but recently dropped a match to the Boston Uprising. Will Houston be able to capitalize on any weaknesses Boston exposed in New York’s armor? Read more …