Overwatch League Stage 2, Week 2 Recap
Posted 15th April 2019 By: Derpina    155 Views
Esports News – The Week 2 of Overwatch League stage 2 is about to come to a close. Some teams already secured their positions on the top, while many still struggle to make a mark in the tournament. Regardless, all teams from the Pacific and Atlantic divisions now gear up for week 3. With that, here’s a recap of the top matches that concluded week 2:
London Spitfire vs Philadelphia Fusion (2-1)
Inaugural season championship team London Spitfire defeated Philadelphia Fusion in their recent match. So far, both teams don’t have an impressive track record this season, but their recent matchup was one of the most exciting battles in week 3 as both teams made it to the grand finals of the last season. Spitfire forbade Fusion to draw close to the fourth map, Rialto, and let DPS player Joon-yeong “Profit” Park trap all players from the opposing team inside the Graviton Surge. Spitfire then moved on to the final checkpoint to win the match.
Vancouver Titans vs Houston Outlaws (3-1)
The Houston Outlaws started the match aggressively. They easily took the first map, leaving Vancouver Titans to lose all the succeeding rounds. But the Titans redeemed themselves in the next maps. The Outlaws only won one round in the next three matches, letting the Titans rule over them till the end. Despite the results, fans and analysts are commending the impressive performance of Houston’s DPS star Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin. It’s one of the most outstanding individual player performances of the week.
Dallas Fuel vs Toronto Defiant (4-0)
Dallas Fuel swept Toronto Defiant in all four maps. The losing team managed to get close scores on some maps, such as the 5-4 tally on Paris, but Dallas Fuel remained high on their winning streaks all throughout the competition. The highlight of the game was Min-seok “OGE” Son’s performance. He executed a split second 180-degree spin to stop the explosion launched by Defiant’s flex tank Lee “Envy” Kang-jae, saving all his members from immediate death. Dallas then continued their clean sweep to conclude the match with a straight victory.
Los Angeles Gladiators vs Guangzhou Charge (4-0)
Another straight victory was pulled off by Los Angeles Gladiators this week as they concluded their recent battle with a full sweep over Guangzhou Charge. Analysts have pointed out that Charge had a rough schedule in week 2, hence their poor performances. The losing team tried to claim the third map, Blizzard World, but a team fight broke out in the middle of the game, cornering all their members. Gladiators’ main support Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni was responsible for most of the winning team’s defenses when Charge was trying to get past them.