5 Teams, 5 Improvements For Overwatch League’s Next Season
Posted 13th July 2018 By: Derpina    101 Views
Esports News – The Overwatch League (OWL) is heading to the playoffs. The regular season just ended and there only a handful of teams remain in the inaugural season. All of them now prepare for the next level and for a chance to play in the grand final of the first league championship. According to many, however, the Overwatch teams should still be open for improvement regardless of their standing. With the Overwatch World Cup final coming next year, teams have months to work on their weaknesses in order to execute an impressive performance.
Below is a list of the OWL teams expected to step up their game before 2019:
Latest Rank: Seventh (22-18, +17)
Team MVP: Austin “Muma” Wilmot
The notable names from the team are Muma and Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin, the latter being the only player with consistent DPS threat. Houston Outlaws would have ranked better if it weren’t for their losses in five-map contests. The team’s map score is already impressive, but they should also work on their map wins.
Latest Rank: Eighth (22-18, +13)
Team MVP: Kim “Fleta” Byung-sun
Fleta, regardless of being the team’s MVP, started to lose his momentum due to lack of cohesion and stability in Seoul Dynasty’s starting roster. The team heads to the offseason with low rankings, but they still have the opportunity to fix things up in Season 2. And they can only do this if, for once, Fleta and Kim “Zunba” Joon-hyuk gets the spotlight.
San Francisco Shock
Latest Rank: Ninth (17-23, -7)
Team MVP: Nikola “Sleepy” Andrews
Sleepy was the main reason San Francisco Shock soared high in the early stages. He is the best support the team ever had the pleasure of playing with. But, finishing Ninth is still bothersome and it seems like the team has a blurry shot at this season’s championship. They can still be one of the top-five team in 2019 if they don’t make any changes aside from the roster.
Latest Rank: 10th (12-28, -42)
Team MVP: Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod
Mickie is known as the team’s MVP and one of the best players in this year’s OWL. Nonetheless, Dallas Fuel still can’t win all matches without him. Just the same, the future for the team is bright. Thanks to their coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins’ tough decisions on whom to eliminate on the roster.
Latest Rank: 11th (7-33, -78)
Team MVP: Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo
Sayaplayer is one of the highlights of the OWL and he has the potential to be included in this year’s list of best DPS players. His snipe kills are the signature of Florida Mayhem, after all. But he should not be a one-man team, and Florida Mayhem should get him a team that can be infected with his momentum.