Boston Uprising suspended one of their top players this morning, Jonathon “DreamKazper” Sanchez, over sexual misconduct allegations. There is a formal investigation being launched as nothing has been proven yet. Here is the statement from the Uprising.
This heavyweight slug-fest always means good Overwatch. But who will win this top-tier bout? New York’s consistency has been unmatched- except against the Spitfire. Will London be able to pull off another upset? Will it even count as an upset at that point?
The Seoul Dynasty enter the match, after being steamrolled in their Stage 3 opener by the Los Angeles Valiant, looking for not just the victory but for vindication that they are still a force to be reckoned with. The San Francisco Shock come into the arena with all their players of age and into the Stage that on paper should be theirs. They opened with a win over the Los Angeles Gladiators and are looking to extend that and lay claim by declawing the tiger.
The Los Angeles Valiant roll into the arena invigorated off their steamroll win over the Seoul Dynasty looking to continue to dominate in Stage 3. The Shanghai Dragons arrive stage side with their new additions still finding their place, and the anticipation for “THE night” remains strong.
Monte and Doa have to be one of the premier casting duo’s in esports as it is. That aside, Houston has beaten London in all their matchups during the regular season, but London seems to always remain the favourites. Will the Outlaws continue their winning ways against the Korean roster, or will the Spitfire repeat their postseason luck against the Green Wall.
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.
The Florida Mayhem finished Stage Two strong and have since added some new talent to their roster. The question today however, is will that resurgence and talent be enough to tackle the top team in the league in the New York Excelsior?
Stage 3 has begun with a…well, kinda a whimper. Shanghai’s new roster didn’t solve their winless issues, but may have been eye-opening to fans and players alike just how hard language barriers are to overcome. Seoul limped into the Stage, dropping 4 maps to the LA Valiant, whose mid season tactic of ‘burn it all down’ when it comes to their roster may have preened the toxicity out to return the Valiant to their Stage 1 standards. With the last game of the night, San Francisco Shock took on the .500 Los Angeles Gladiators for an inter-state rivalry match to either assert LA dominance over their brethren from the bay, or begin the push for SF to climb the ladder.
In the second match of Stage 3, the brand new roster for the Los Angeles Valiant will challenge the inconsistent but ever dangerous Seoul Dynasty. Will the Valiant’s new players find a way to win out? Or will the Dynasty reign supreme?