Each week at CheckpointXP we bring you a moment in gaming that’s too close for comfort. This week we wipe the sweat from our brow after a nail biter of a gamer between the Dallas Fuel and the Houston Outlaws.

Dallas Fuel
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A Bitter Rivalry

Within the Overwatch League there is no deeper rivalry that than of the Lone Star State. The Dallas Fuel and the Houston Outlaws have a neck-in-neck record since the start of the inaugural season in 2018. The Houston Outlaws dominated the Battle for Texas in the 2018 season. But the Fuel took the one match they had together in 2019. This season, the Fuel has managed to take each regular season win, but the Houston Outlaws did win their exhibition match, the Lone Star Challenge.

They met once again this past week in the first round of the Countdown Cup for the Overwatch League. It was the Houston Outlaws who took control of the series as they put up two map wins to start. On match point in game three, the Dallas Fuel were able to claw their way to win and keep the game alive. They’d go on to do the same in map four sending the game the distance in a map five. Both teams put in everything they had, but in the end on the 3rd and final round of the 5th map, the Dallas Fuel managed to pull out the win over their Texan Brothers the Houston Outlaws.

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