The multi-national team of Philadelphia Fusion stunned analysts and fans alike by coming in second place during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, falling only to champions London Spitfire in the grand finals. Rallying around star DPS Carpe’s Widowmaker was a key to victory in the first season. Will they see the same success in the 2019 season?
|Su-min “SADO” Kim||Philadelphia Fusion||Tank|
|Simon “snillo” Ekström||Philadelphia Fusion||DPS|
|Josh “Eqo” Corona||Philadelphia Fusion||DPS|
|Joona “fragi” Laine||Philadelphia Fusion||Tank|
|Jae “Carpe” Hyeok Lee||Philadelphia Fusion||DPS|
|Isaac “Boombox” Charles||Philadelphia Fusion||Support|
|Gael “Poko” Gouzerch||Philadelphia Fusion||Tank/Flex|
|Elijah “Elk” Gallagher||Philadelphia Fusion||Support|
|Alberto “neptuNo” González||Philadelphia Fusion||Support/Flex|
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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In Week 2 of Stage 3, Philadelphia Fusion take on Houston Outlaws once again. Both teams are vying to keep themselves in the top tier standing. Philadelphia just came out of losing in the finals of stage 2, so they’re looking to build that steam up again and Houston won’t be a team to stand in their way.
Well, it’s been a busy week for the Overwatch League. Last week’s games surprised just about everybody- that Valiant 4-0 against the Dynasty? Or Boston’s, against the apparently-struggling Outlaws? It looks like teams are getting a fresh start this stage, and that means big changes are on the horizon. It couldn’t come at a better time for some teams- or at a worse time, for others. Read more …
The Philadelphia Fusion are coming into Stage Three off the back of a strong finish to Stage Two, taking second place in the playoffs. Boston is looking to show they’re a lot closer to the team they looked like in Stage One than the team they looked like in Stage Two.
Stage Two of the inaugural season of Overwatch League has wrapped up. As we prepare for Stage Three many of the teams have shifted rosters and made changes. This leads us to the question does how many players you have on the roster matter in your success?
Philadelphia Fusion had a fantastic run in Stage Two. They made it to the semi-finals beating London Spitfire only to lose to the NYXL in a close match. Josh “EQO” Corona has been a standout player and had done a fantastic job adjusting his play against top teams. Here is what he had to say after Stage Two.