Overwatch League Stage 3 Contest

contest

#21

Wednesday, 18 April Matches

  • Los Angeles Gladiators
  • Los Angeles Valiant

0 voters

  • Dallas Fuel
  • San Francisco Shock

0 voters

  • Shanghai Dragons
  • Seoul Dynasty

0 voters


#22

Thursday, 19 April Matches

  • Houston Outlaws
  • Florida Mayhem

0 voters

  • Boston Uprising
  • London Spitfire

0 voters

  • Philadelphia Fusion
  • New York Excelsior

0 voters


#23

Friday, 20 April Matches

  • Philadelphia Fusion
  • San Francisco Shock

0 voters

  • Florida Mayhem
  • Shanghai Dragons

0 voters

  • Boston Uprising
  • Seoul Dynasty

0 voters


#24

Saturday, 21 April Matches

  • London Spitfire
  • Los Angeles Valiant

0 voters

  • New York Excelsior
  • Los Angeles Gladiators

0 voters

  • Houston Outlaws
  • Dallas Fuel

0 voters


#25

Wow, there’s a solid number of matches this week I don’t feel confident about picking.


#26

With week 2 behind us, we’re starting to see the tiniest separations beginning to form up at the top end of things. @bonus has snagged the first position heading into Week 3 with 19 points, trailed closely by @skidoLLaZ with 18 points, Stage 2’s champion @NVS_1 with 17 points, and @dontcallmejames and @Diacuss tied up in 4th with 16 points. This week should be one of the most interesting ones what with matches that include the Battle for LA (Wednesday at 4:00pm PDT), the Battle of 1776 (Thursday at 6:00pm PDT), and the Battle for Texas (Saturday at 5:00pm PDT) among a host of others; if you don’t watch a ton of Overwatch League, there are at least 3 matches this week worth catching (the fan hype gets real; #UpTheAnte!).

In the battle of Man vs Machine, it appears that Machine is doing its best Spring impression and ghosting, while Man enjoys another comfortable lead this Stage. Once Machine figures out how to defeat the automatic bot protections, we might all be in trouble, but until then it’s a bit of a snooze-fest.


#27

Wednesday, 25 April Matches

  • Shanghai Dragons
  • Boston Uprising

0 voters

  • Los Angeles Valiant
  • Houston Outlaws

0 voters

  • Dallas Fuel
  • Florida Mayhem

0 voters


#28

Thursday, 26 April Matches

  • Los Angeles Gladiators
  • London Spitfire

0 voters

  • San Francisco Shock
  • New York Excelsior

0 voters

  • Seoul Dynasty
  • Philadelphia Fusion

0 voters


#29

Friday, 27 April Matches

  • Dallas Fuel
  • Boston Uprising

0 voters

  • Los Angeles Gladiators
  • Houston Outlaws

0 voters

  • Los Angeles Valiant
  • Florida Mayhem

0 voters


#30

Saturday, 28 April Matches

  • San Francisco Shock
  • London Spitfire

0 voters

  • Seoul Dynasty
  • New York Excelsior

0 voters

  • Shanghai Dragons
  • Philadelphia Fusion

0 voters


#31

Week 3 is in the books, and while the separations at the top are holding, there’s been some shake-ups in the positions. @bonus tied with @NVS_1 for most accurate picker of the week, and they hold the 1st and 2nd positions with 29 and 27 points, respectively. @Diacuss moved up to 3rd position with 25 points, and @dontcallmejames is tied with @Droul for 4th at 24 points. Week 4 doesn’t have quite the hype around some of the games as we had last week, but there’s still going to be several worth watching; feel free to jump on Discord and join the conversation in the Overwatch channel or #gaming.

I think we all know how Man versus Machine is going to shake out this Stage; Man is interested in your ideas on how best to shame Machine during the upcoming STR4TS Monthly.


#32

Thing I hadn’t realized until voting today: Boston is on top of Stage 3 standings with a perfect 6-0 record. They are followed by LAV (5-1, +13) THEN comes NYXL (5-1, +10). Those reverse sweeps are taking their toll, if only in the margins.

I had a thought yesterday about the increasing parity between Korean players and everyone else: the Korean players are playing on NA servers when they’re not scrimming on the OWL LAN and client. It’s a possibility that they’re not having to play up to the same level in pubs that they had to pre-OWL, since they had been playing on Korean servers. There’s definitely some improvement among the weaker elements, but I wonder whether that’s greater than the skill degradation that purely Korean lineups may be experiencing.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens 1) when Korean OWL players who visit home and play on Korean servers again, and 2) when Korean OWL Contenders players get called up to the big league. If the Korean “newbies” regularly run amok, it’s going to raise questions about the legitimacy of the “best team in the world” label for any OWL champion.

EDIT: Forgot the obvious 3) when Seoul starts playing from Seoul, and thus is on Korean ladder.