Overwatch League's Friday Night Competitors Have Something to Prove

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The first two days of Overwatch League have showcased amazing coordination, incredible individual effort, and unbelievable quick-wit. Now that teams have gotten their feet wet with the League’s protocol and tournament-style, there are no more excuses for nerves or jitters. The Overwatch League is in full swing, and today’s matches will say a lot about each team’s tenacity, skill, and heart.

Dallas Fuel vs Los Angeles Valiant- 4:00 P.M. PST

On Wednesday, the members of Dallas Fuel placed their hearts and souls in the match against Seoul Dynasty. Despite their efforts, Seoul came away with a victory due to a last round tie that gave the match advantage to Dynasty. Losing to technicality is never easy, and there is no doubt that Fuel fans felt for the team. Due to the competiveness of the match, Fuel members have undoubtedly been thinking about what they could have done differently to change the outcome against Dynasty. Despite the loss, Dallas members must once again put it all on the line for their matchup against Los Angeles Valiant, who swept every single round against San Francisco Shock on Wednesday. With Fuel wanting to prove that they can bounce back from a difficult first loss and Valiant trying to show why they are one of the top contenders of the league, this is a match you don’t want to miss!

Florida Mayhem vs Boston Uprising- 6:00 P.M. PST

The Eastern United States tilt features Florida Mayhem and Boston Uprising. Last night, both teams were able to secure one round in each of their respective matches, but the stiff competition gave them nothing more.  With a quick one day turnaround, both teams must overcome their recent defeats and bring their best to the match tonight. You can expect a fantastic game, as both teams try to prove why they are the best choice in representing the prowess of the Eastern United States.

Shanghai Dragons vs San Francisco Shock- 8:00 P.M. PST

San Francisco Shock ended up being the first team to lose an official Overwatch League game (and to lose a match without winning a round) Wednesday night. As the match played out, it became apparent that Shock has talent, but that it is still working on coordination and synced team play.  The same could be said for the Shanghai Dragons, who followed up Shock’s play with their own 0-4 match against the Los Angeles Gladiators. Both of these teams have yet to win an official round of Overwatch, but tonight, one of these teams will be walking away with a match. The question is— which team will it be? Watch the Friday night finale to find out.

My personal predictions are:

Dallas Fuel 3-2 Los Angeles Valiant

Boston Uprising 3-1 Florida Mayhem

San Francisco Shock 4-0 Shanghai Dragons

What are your predictions for tonight’s matches? Put your comments below!

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