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Overwatch League Stage 3 Week 1 Highlights

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Boston leapfrogged Philadelphia in the standings with some MVP performances by DreamKazper, and New York evened the series against London with a commanding 4-0 sweep.

 

Fresh off the heel's of NYXL's Stage 2 victory, the first week of Overwatch League Stage 3 kicked off with a bang. We have plenty of insane highlights to bring you from the first week of action, but first, let's take a look at the standings after week 1:

 

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The NYXL continued to play the most dominant Overwatch in all of OWL, with a 4-0 demolishing of 2nd place London to even the series between the rivals at 2 matches a piece. The gap between New York and London grew even further in week 1 thanks to a surprise 3-2 Houston upset over the Spitfire, who were caught unprepared for the Outlaws as they looked ahead to their match against the Excelsior.

Boston quietly won their 6th match in a row to take 4th place in the overall standings. The Uprising have been on fire of late thanks to DreamKazper, who has been playing the best Overwatch of any non-Korean in the league. He put himself in the MVP conversation this week with standout performances on his Widowmaker and Pharah, and would surely run away with the award if he is able to keep up his insane accuracy statistics. Boston finished the week with an 7-2 map score after sweeping the struggling Shanghai Dragons, who failed tally a map win despite their recent acquisitions of Daemin and Gaeguri. The new-look Dragons will need to sort out their communication issues between their Chinese nucleus and Korean DPS players to have any hope against the established rosters that sit atop the standings, but will have several winnable matches against the LA Gladiators and the San Francisco Shock in week 2.

Edit: This morning, DreamKazper's contract with the Boston Uprising has been terminated amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Finally, the LA Valiant crushed week 1 with an 8-0 map score and a commanding 4-0 sweep over the 3rd place Seoul Dynasty. This was a massive win for a team that is still in the mix for the playoffs but has struggled against the all-Korean rosters. If Soon and Kariv can keep up their momentum from week 1 throughout the rest of stage 3, the Valiant will have a shot at beating any team in the league.

 

Week 1 Highlights

 

Florida was unable to grab a match win in week 1, but their acquisition in SayaPlayer looked totally unstoppable on Widowmaker all week long. I could have chosen a number of highlights from SayaPlayer, but was most impressed by his inane flying flick against Carpe on Route 66:

 

 

Danteh even took the casters by surprise with his sneaky Tracer back cap against the Seoul Dynasty:

 

 

How many of you knew that a nano-boosted Soldier could rocket jump all the way to the moon? DreamKazper showed off his insane instincts and game knowledge with this play on Numbani:

 

New York needed a key kill from Seabyeolbe to take point A and win the map. They got a 3k instead:

 

Rawkus brings the ruckus with this clutch 3k on Zenyatta. Sometimes, the best defense is a good offense:

 

Speaking of Zenyatta triple kills, Kariv showed off his incredible accuracy and game sense with this 3k on Temple of Anubis:

 

Note to OWL teams: never leave Carpe alone on Widowmaker.

 

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58 minutes ago, Aleco said:

DreamKazper showed off his insane instincts and game knowledge with this play on Numbani

Right before he gets banned from the league completely. Shame.

 

Edit: Nevermind, Uprising terminated his contract.

58 minutes ago, Aleco said:

never leave Carpe alone on Widowmaker

More like, never leave Carpe alone. That's why SBB focuses on Carpe immediately, becaue he is so f***ing good. Remember that, 2 season ago, Carpe held both Rank#1 and Rank#2 in NA server. This is how good he actually is. 

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8 minutes ago, FanOfValeera said:

Right before he gets banned from the league completely. Shame.

Wow!!!! I didn't see this before posting this up - thanks so much for pointing this out.

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