Overwatch League Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the OWL featured intense matches and incredible plays, as teams like the Philadelphia Fusion and Boston Uprising fought to prove themselves.

As Blizzard's Overwatch League (OWL) picked up where it left off, on Day 2 fans were able to enjoy much closer matches compared to Day 1. The London Spitfire rallied to win against the Florida Mayhem after dropping their first game. The Philadelphia Fusion and the Houston Outlaws had a high-octane series that resulted in victory for Philadelphia. The Boston Uprising rounded out the night with their preseason rivals, the New York Excelsior, in a hard-fought but tough loss.

Match 1

London Spitfire: 3

Florida Mayhem: 1

After a 2-1 victory on Dorado to open the series, the Florida Mayhem progressively lost by bigger margins on following maps. The Spitfire seemed to have their opponents figured out, shutting them out in the last two games of the match, 2-0 on Oasis and 3-0 on Numbani.

Match 2

Philadelphia Fusion: 3

Houston Outlaws: 2

Match 2 was a highlight reel, as the "underdog" Philadelphia Fusion showed why they are a part of the OWL. Game 1 ended with an incredible 3-player elimination by Gael "Poko" Gouzerch. As D.Va, Poko used his self-destruct ultimate to prevent the Outlaws from moving the payload the last bit of space they needed in order to tie up the game. From there the series intensified, as both teams traded victories until the Fusion came out on top. We even got to see Alberto "Neptuno" González Molinillo score three eliminations as Battle Mercy on Lijiang Tower. The victory provided Philadelphia a confidence boost after they had to miss the preseason due to logistical errors.

Match 3

New York Excelsior: 3

Boston Uprising: 1

The Boston Uprising came into the final match of the night with hopes for redemption. Known to be one of the younger teams in the OWL, Boston lost to the New York Excels in the preseason, 3-1. The Uprising prepared more than any other team over the break, and that may have fatigued them, as they fell to New York 3-1 again. Boston started strong on Junkertown with a scary 2-sniper + Bastion lineup that put New York on its heels. Unfortunately, the unorthodox lineup couldn't close out the final checkpoint, which led to their loss in the first game. After winning on Horizon Lunar Colony, Boston gave up the last two games by not being able to keep up with the DPS dished out by Jong-Ryeol "Saebyeolbe" Park from the Excelsiors.

You can check out the Overwatch League Wednesday through Saturday every week on twitch.tv/OverwatchLeague, or you can watch the VOD's on the Overwatch League website.


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Published Jan. 12th 2018

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