Posted 5th August 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – The first-ever season of the Overwatch League is finally over—with London Spitfire winning the title and the $1M prize money. The season, as a whole, debuted on January 10 this year and had lasted for more than half a year. It was a successful year for all participating teams and tournament organizers despite the ups and downs. In this regard, let us remember everyone’s takeaways from Season 1.
Many spectators, writers, and analysts have doubted London Spitfire. They were underdogs, after all. The team’s poor rankings from the regular season were enough to declare that they will never make it to the grand finals. No one saw it coming. Be that as it may, we can’t deny that Spitfire has the most flexible team members. All throughout the playoffs, the entire Overwatch community witnessed Choi “Bdosin” Seung-tae with his insanely aggressive take on Tracer and Park “Profit” Joon-yeong’s cohesion and flexibility. They might be the reason Spitfire adjusted more quickly before the grand finals.
The heavy favorites didn’t make it to the grand finals, one of them is the New York Excelsior. The team was the first placer throughout the entire regular season, they even hosted a homecoming event prior to the grand finals to rally their fans. But the team disappointed everyone in the semifinals when they didn’t win any of their matches in the postseason. Another example is the Seoul Dynasty who placed high expectations on their shoulders after a strong regular season. Nobody expected them to fail the regular season as well, especially with top player Kim “Fleta” Byung-sun on the roster.
All the excitement for the entire Overwatch League boiled down to the final battle between London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion—mainly because of damage-dealers Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee and Josue “Eqo” Corona, and duo players Ji-Hyeok “Birdring” Kim and Jun-Young “Profit” Park. Aside from the opening ceremony, many can say that the excruciating grand final is the best moment this season. Who would have thought that two underdogs will face each other in the end? The very moment that Spitfire captured victory on King’s Row will remain in history as one of outstanding matches and performances in the Overwatch League.
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