Overwatch League Recap: Stage 4, Week 2
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This past weekend wrapped Week 2 of Stage 4 in the Overwatch League and along with came some more surprising results. The change over to a 2-2-2 Role Lock Composition is further proving to have leveled the playing field between the teams at the top and those at the bottom.
Starting out the week, the London Spitfire faced off against the Guangzhou Charge and walked away with a 3 – 1 victory. The two teams already eliminated from the play-offs then took their game the full set with the Washington Justice taking the in game 5 over the Florida Mayhem. The Toronto Defiant pulled off an impressive win over the Shanghai Dragons 2 – 1 and the Seoul Dynasty put another L in the Los Angeles Valiant’s record in a game 5.
On day 2, the New York Excelsior beat out the Paris Eternal 3 – 1. The Houston Outlaws and the Philadelphia Fusion faced off with the Fusion walking away with the win at a 3 – 1 match score. The Chengdu Hunters then took the Los Angeles Gladiators to a game 5, but the Gladiators managed to clenched the win. The Guangzhou Charge and the Hangzhou Spark closed out day 2 with a Charge victory 3 – 0.
We went into the weekend with the Atlanta Reign performing a full sweep over the Paris Eternal. In one of the biggest surprises of the week the Florida Mayhem defeat the 2018 League Champions, the London Spitfire in a 3 – 0 game. The Los Angeles Valiant took on the Dallas Fuel and walked away with the 3 – 1 win. Finishing out Saturday, the Los Angeles Gladiators clashed with the San Francisco Shock pushing the competition all the way to a game 5 where the Shock secured the victory.
On the final day of week 2, the Atlanta Reign continued their dominance this stage with a 3 – 1 win over the Houston Outlaws. The Fusion continue to fight for their place in the play-offs with a game 5 win over the Toronto Defiant. And closing out the week where two surprising match results, the first one of the biggest twists in league history as the last place Washington Justice deliver a full 4 – 0 sweep to the Vancouver Titans, the first time they’ve ever ben swept. Following that match, the only other team in the league to have never been 4 – 0’d, the New York Excelsior, fall to the Chengdu Hunters in a 4 – 0 sweep.
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