Week One of Stage Four came to a close with a bang. Philadelphia cemented themselves in the playoff conversation, Shanghai continued their winless season (extended their record of worst streak in all of esports), and the NYXL stayed atop the table with a convincing victory over those rivals from across the pond the London Spitfire. Read more …
Originally expected to be largely composed of Players from Miraculous Youngsters the all Chinese team forming the Shanghai Dragons has been surprising. China has done well in the Overwatch World Cup, and their fans have high expectations for their Overwatch League team.
|Xu “Freefeel” Peixuan||Shanghai Dragons||Support|
|Wu “MG” Dongjian||Shanghai Dragons||Tank|
|Lu “Diya” Weida||Shanghai Dragons||DPS/Flex|
|Liu “Xushu” Junjie||Shanghai Dragons||DPS/Flex|
|Jing “Roshan” Wenhao||Shanghai Dragons||Tank|
|He “Sky” Junjian||Shanghai Dragons||Support/Flex|
|Fang “Undead” Chao||Shanghai Dragons||DPS|
|Eui-Seok “Fearless” Lee||Shanghai Dragons||Tank|
|Cheng “Altering” Yage||Shanghai Dragons||Support|
|Chen “Fiveking” Zhaoyu||Shanghai Dragons||Support|
As Stage 4 of the Overwatch League kicked off the teams have both the Stage Finals and the Inaugural Season Playoffs on their minds and in sight. While the path to the playoffs is easy for the very top teams of the New York Excelsior and Boston Uprising, the teams in the middle are all very much in contention and gunning to lock their own places in history. The new stage means a new patch and this time it includes the long anticipated availability and Overwatch League debut of Brigitte Lindholm.
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.
The Shanghai Dragons are already on a 29 match losing streak, now the longest in pro sports to date. It will be a tough match against the London Spitfire, who currently seem on the up. The Shanghai Dragons have managed map wins against some of the top Overwatch League teams though, and have definitely improved since the roster overhaul. Will the London Spitfire lose a map or even the series against the Shanghai Dragons, or will the Shanghai Dragons make it a 30 match losing streak? Let’s find out. Read more …
Last week, the Shanghai Dragons go up against Philadelphia Fusion today, are we going to see more of the same from them? Or will the Dragons push take the Fusion to their fourth loss in a row? More than likely, we’ll see Philly break that streak and take the Dragons down again. What’s the point of watching then some people will ask? Well, just because one’s team fate is certain, doesn’t mean there won’t be good Overwatch. Now let’s see what the Overwatch Leagues got for us!
It is Wednesday, my dudes, so let’s start with everyone’s favorite team this stage! Shanghai Dragons, Shanghai Dragons. Oh, when you win? Probably not today, but who knows what the future could hold? Maybe Boston Uprising’s run is just all pure luck, and today it all goes right for you?More than likely, we’ll see Boston showing off their strengths against the worst team in the league, but who really knows?
It’s another day of Overwatch League with your second match this Friday. Up to bat was the Florida Mayhem and the Shanghai Dragons. Two teams people would say are playing much better than in Stage one or the start of Stage two. But does better for the Shanghai Dragons really mean a win over the Florida Mayhem? Or have the Mayhem been preparing for this match so that they aren’t the ones to lose to the winless team?
Seoul’s Stage 3 has been far from stellar thus far. The cherry on top of that unfortunate sundae would be a loss to the slightly improving Shanghai Dragons. Shanghai was 0-24 coming into the match, and it’s unlikely that first win should come today.
Overwatch League Stage 3, Week 2 began as the fresh faced Shanghai Dragons took on a Gladiators squad weakened by injury, as their Korean Tank Fissure was out sick. Surefour and his rotating DPS mates would need to step it up to make up for the loss of their prolific Tank. Read more …