I had the opportunity to chat with Philadelphia Fusion President Tucker Roberts this week. We talked about the team, what to expect, and about growing the organization and the Overwatch League.
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|
NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT TASTE
Watch Out! is back and better than ever! Stage 2 was great, but we might be staring down the barrel of the best stage yet. Teams are getting it together just in time to make a mad dash for the playoffs, and western teams are rapidly approaching the levels necessary to challenge the top dogs in the league. Philly is already there. If any other teams want to entertain a shot at the playoffs, they’ll need to get started right here, in week 1 of stage 3. Who has what it takes?
The Philadelphia Fusion upset the London Spitfire to take the Semi-Finals win 3-2 and get the opportunity to play NYXL for $100,000. Philadelphia is a team on the rise and looking to make a statement by winning Stage Two. NYXL has been the most dominant team in the League through two stages but lost the Stage One finals to London and is looking to shake their reputation for choking in big games.
Philadelphia Fusion vs the Los Angeles Valiant in the playoffs of stage two in the Overwatch League. Both teams are pretty evenly matched in standing, and so this one could go in any direction. Either case, this match up is sure to please with the skill and talent that both teams bring to the table.
The Los Angeles Gladiators take on the rising Philadelphia Fusion, in Overwatch League’s first match of the week. Both teams came in with playoff hopes, sitting in the 8th and 5th position respectively, separated by only 1 win. If the Fusion could defeat the Gladiators, they would go 2 wins clear of their purple clad opponents, and give themselves an advantage, with a small buffer while sitting in a playoff position.
The Philadelphia Fusion come into the last match of week 4 in the hunt for a Stage 2 playoff spot. The Dallas Fuel are a team in flux that is looking to get some stability and at least a win to add for the season. The Fusion enter as the favorites having dropped three matches in Stage 2 thus far to the stage leaders, while the Fuel continue to struggle getting victories.
Every Sunday Overwatch League Co-Founders Taco & Mash host a roundup of the latest and greatest of the week’s storylines. We partnered with the great folks over at eStarz to produce what we think is a super enjoyable show. This week we covered topics spanning the Houston Outlaws issue’s fielding an impactful Tracer player, how good the Los Angeles Gladiators have suddenly gotten, who’s been hiding in the Philadelphia Fusion’s tree house, and much more!
Philadelphia Fusion vs the Shanghai Dragons in week 4 of stage 2 in the Overwatch League. The Dragons continue to fight against the heavy contenders in the league, taking a map here and there. Will this match be the one where they finally make progress? Or will the Fusion use these Dragons as just another stepping stone on their return to the top?