New Teams Dominating The Overwatch League
Posted 5th May 2018 By: Derpina    165 Views
Esports News – The Overwatch League is far from over. There are more surprises waiting for players and viewers as the tournament progresses. Although most people know that the dominating teams are mostly comprised of South Korean rosters, it looks like there was an upset to the natural order since London Spitfire and Seoul Dynasty have gone down the rankings in Stage 3. There are new teams vying for top positions and playoff spots now. Who are they?
North American team Boston Uprising is the leading team of OWL Stage 3 after defeating London Spitfire and Seoul Dynasty in one-map wins. They are currently the sole owner of the first place standing, boasting off their OWL-high ninth and 10th wins this season. In Season 2, one might remember that the highest ranking Boston has ever come close to was the fifth place.
Los Angeles Valiant
Los Angeles Valiant is one of the two teams representing California, USA in OWL. Many already predicted that the team will dominate the tournament since their spot is owned by Noah Whinston, CEO of League of Legends team Immortals. With Henry “Cuddles” Coxall as their new head coach, the team successfully dominated the rankings. Los Angeles Valiant won a close 3-2 match against London Spitfire this week. They now hold a 5-1 record in Stage 3. According to the team, they will avoid, at all costs, their previous performance in Stage 2 where they started strong but only to finish the stage in 0-4. Having a solid performance in the latest stage also served as a gap on Seoul Dynasty, Los Angeles Valiant now possesses a better map differential and the best teamfight win percentage (60.4%).
San Francisco Shock
Valiant’s neighboring team, San Francisco Shock is also one of the new face dominating OWL Stage 3. After a series of dull performances, it seems like the team finally found their momentum. They have won against Dallas Fuel and Philadelphia Fusion—a first 2-0 week and team-best three-match win streak for them. San Francisco Shock now sits comfortably in the 4th place and are now qualified for the stage playoffs under the newly updated qualifying process. Exciting matches against the New York Excelsior and London Spitfire in Week 4 are what the team is currently preparing for.