Boston Uprising Is The New Rising Star Of The Overwatch League
Posted 10th May 2018 By: Derpina    408 Views
Esports News – Boston Uprising was always the underdog in the Overwatch League. But this stage, the team broke the natural order and went undefeated in their last 14 matches. By finishing stage three with a perfect ten wins and zero losses, they have dominated over Korean powerhouse teams New York Excelsior, London Spitfire, and Seoul Dynasty.
Boston’s winning streaks and solid momentum dominance was due to their tight dives, precision DPS, and excellent backline. With that being said, let us analyze the team’s signature Tanking, Support, and DPS.
Overwatch is not an ordinary video game, it has features that set it apart from your usual esports. In here, the main tanks are usually the ones who direct traffic. This means that the team should place initiators in the front line to start the attack. But Boston Uprising uses a better yet unconventional strategy since most of the team’s opposing players claim that they often go after blind sports and can stay hidden longer than other teams—making it more difficult for the enemies to attack and find a good position. Notably, YounJin “Gamsu” Noh and Lucas “NotE” Meissner are two of the best Boston players that have DPS rooms to inflict heavy damage.
It is common knowledge that healers are responsible for taking care of everyone, hence the title “Support”. All Overwatch League teams have a support character in the form of Zenyatta, Lucio, Ana, or Mercy. Meanwhile, in Boston Uprising, the best and underrated players who can “babysit” the team are SeHyun “Neko” Park and Kristian “Kellex” Keller. Neko, particularly, caught the watchful eyes of esports analysts during the inaugural season. According to Winston’s Lab findings, Neko scored 4.83 kills per ten minutes as Zenyatta against the Los Angeles Gladiators and has accounted for 14.65 percent of Boston’s kills. While Neko handles the opponent’s focus, Kellex is on healing duty as Mercy. His ability to heal teammates and stay alive at the same time always boost Boston’s longevity to a maximum.
After the dismissal of OWL top player Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez, Boston’s Damage Per Second or DPS dropped. But on Stage 3, Nam-Ju “Striker” Gwon and Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov managed to improve the team’s capabilities to destroy an opponent quickly. It seemed like Tracer was the perfect match for Striker when he finished the game against Gladiators with a 63-24 kill to death ratio and 12.09 kills per ten minutes.