2019-09-15 - Overwatch League 2019 Season / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

The second week of the Overwatch League Summer Showdown did not disappoint. While the first week consisted of quite a few clean sweeps, a few unexpected results popped up during the matches this week. The Seoul Dynasty suffer another loss, but show a bit more bite. The Hangzhou Spark hand a loss to the New York Excelsior after an intense match. Plus, the San Francisco Shock add another reason to their list of why they’re the best team to ever play in the league.

Overwatch League Summer Showdown Results

Saturday June 20th

Seoul Dynasty 2 v 3 Guangzhou Charge
London Spitfire 3 v 0 Chengdu Hunters
Hangzhou Spark 3 v 2 New York Excelsior
San Francisco Shock 3 v 0 Paris Eternal
Atlanta Reign 3 v 0 Toronto Defiant
Los Angeles Gladiators 1 v 3 Houston Outlaws
Dallas Fuel 0 v 3 Vancouver Titans

Sunday June 21st

Guangzhou Charge 3 v 2 Hangzhou Spark
Chengdu Hunters 2 v 3 Shanghai Dragons
New York Excelsior 3 v 1 London Spitfire
Boston Uprising 0 v 3 Philadelphia Fusion
Los Angeles Valiant 3 v 1 Florida Mayhem
Washington Justice 0 v 3 San Francisco Shock

Summer Showdown Week 2 Highlight Matches

Hangzhou Spark 3 v 2 New York Excelsior

One of the closest matches of the week, the Hangzhou Spark took down the New York Excelsior in a nail biter. Matches like this go to show just how evenly matched the teams in the Asian Pacific Region are right now. While New York was up match point for two games before the Spark drove it into a game 6 to take the win, no one team was ever in clear control. The real spotlight is on the DPS players from both teams. Between Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park for the Excelsior and Kyeong-bo “GodsB” Kim and Minho “Architect” Park for the Spark, there was a lot of phenomenal Tracer play. It wasn’t all pulse pistols and bombs though as the other DPS on both sides had plenty of moments of theirs. Former Vancouver Titans player Hyojong “Haksal” Kim and Yeon-kwan “Nenne” Jeong of the Exlcesior had highlight moments as well. But in the end, the Hangzhou Spark would walk away with the win.

Paris Eternal 0 v 3 San Francisco Shock

The match between Paris and Shock was supposed to be an epic showdown. The top tier team in the lead and the up and comers. The Eternal finally got Ki-hyo “Xzi” Jung back in the line-up who is a monster on hit scan heroes. They also finally have Yeong-han “SP9RK1E” Kim in the game now that he’s old enough to play. While the Shock did take the first map, the Eternal showed some moments of resistance. That did not last long, as San Francisco Shock went full throttle on Gibraltar for map 2. They set a new attack record, clearing the old one by 10 seconds, and then fully held the Eternal on point A. In that map, the Shock recorded over 40 kills while the Eternal had less than 10. With this win, the San Francisco Shock has defeated every team in the league with a clean sweep.

Los Angeles Gladiators 1 v 3 Houston Outlaws

Both of these teams have been fighting to climb the ranks. The Gladiators on the cusp of breaking from the middle into the top teams. The Outlaws to break away from the bottom and move into the middle. The Outlaws have seen more growth this season from their lows than the Gladiators. That was never more evident than in these matches. Between Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin popping off on hit scan heroes like Ashe and Widowmaker. And Dante “Danteh” Cruz killing it on Tracer, Houston had the upper hand for most of the match. João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles also continued to impress in the main tank role on various heroes. The Gladiators were also working with a new recruit in Kevin “kevster” Persson. Kevster did very well for his debut on the main stage as Tracer but always seemed to be just one step before Danteh.

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