Welcome back! In part two of our in-depth interview with Gladiators Head Coach David “Dpei” Pei, we broke down the Gladiators’ playoff performance and their next steps as a team. You can review part one here. Enjoy!
A controversial tweet is going around the Overwatch fanbase, from London Spitfire General Manager Susie Kim. The team wanted to do a fan meeting during the World Cup, but apparently, Korea’s own Seoul Dynasty did not allow this to happen.
The inaugural season of Overwatch League was not lacking in surprises. Storylines developed throughout the entire season – the NYXL qualifying for playoffs each stage (and stopping short of the grand finals,) the Boston Uprising’s undefeated Stage 3, and the London Spitfire winning the inaugural Overwatch League championship despite a lackluster second half to the season. The season ending doesn’t mean the Overwatch League is on hiatus, though. The off-season is already underway, with contract extensions and player trades among teams starting soon. Now that the season is over, it’s time to reflect on possible improvements going into Season 2.
“He was here first.” The other person gestures to me when the host asks to seat them.
“Where would you like to sit?” she asked.
“Uhh… hightops?” I stammer.
“You seat yourself on the bar side.”
Of course you do.
The Overwatch League’s Playoffs have been a roller-coaster so far. The first round was an unpredictable rodeo, and the Semi-Final round started with even more upsets and excitement. London Spitfire took on Los Angeles Valiant in the final match on day 1 of the Semi-Finals. Could the Spitfire continue their decimation of the LA teams on their way to the Finals? Or were the Valiant primed to revenge their fallen brethren in Purple, and bring down the high flying Aces of London? As the dust settled, London emerged victorious, going into their Thursday matches with Los Angeles up 1-0. Read more …
Game 2 of the Overwatch League Quarterfinals began before either team stepped on stage. The rivalry between the London Spitfire and the Los Angeles Gladiators is steeped in history – a history that centers on Gladiators main tank Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek. After trading Fissure to LA after Stage 1, the Spitfire have never won a match against their former teammate. That record was on pace to continue, until the Gladiators released an explosive statement right before the match.
Day four of week three for Stage 4 in the Overwatch League saw two huge upsets that can have serious Stage 4 Playoff repercussions for all teams involved. Check out the recap to see what you may have missed…
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 …