Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 2 Recap: Top Plays, MVP, & MVT

By Kurtis Chan on Jan 24, 2018


Overwatch League so far has not been disappointing at all. With all the action, jaw-dropping plays, and of course, salt, we can't wait for week 3 of Overwatch League to start. So in the meantime, let's recap the top plays, the most valuable player (MVP), and the most valuable team (MVT) from week 2 of Overwatch League inaugural season.

Top Plays in Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 2

Birdring's Sniping Sequence

Libero Rains Justice in Oasis

Carpe's Play of the Week with Widowmaker


Envy's D.Va de-mech to kill off Pharah in air

Profit Slicing and Dicing with Genji

Honorable Mentions: Car killing Jake and Dhak in Oasis

Kurtis’ Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 2 MVP & MVT

MVP: London Spitfire's Profit & Birdring

It was hard to choose between London Spitfire's dynamic duo DPS, Profit and Birdring. Both of their performance was as good, or not better than the first week of Overwatch League. Profit's Genji absolutely shredded the enemies while Birdring's aimbot-like sniping gave me goosebumps. Both of their hero pools overlapped so much that it doesn't matter who plays what hero, the result, in the end, will still be the same.

MVT: New York Excelsior

I'm pretty sure that everyone who watches Overwatch League wants to see how well Los Angeles Valiant will do against two of the three Korean giants, New York Excelsior and London Spitfire. The Valiants gave the Spitfires a hard time, dragging the game into a tiebreaker in Lijiang Tower. Meanwhile, New York Excelsior took the series against the Valiants with a clean 3-0 sweep. Although it does not mean that Excelsior is a better team than Spitfire, the lead is definitely held by NYXL, for now.

Yue Lynn's Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 2 MVP & MVT

MVP: New York Excelsior's Libero

Among a sea of JAkes, Pines, and Fletas, you might have missed out on Libero, one of NYXL's underrated DPS players. Despite being often overlooked by many, Libero is the type of player his team can rely on to get picks. He has a big hero pool (Junkrat, Pharah, and Soldier:76 are among his go-to heroes) and though he may not be POTG-material, he's a capable player who delivers every time, keeping the elimination flow coming. Don't let Libero fly under your radar as he's a true DPS who gets his job done, substance over style.

MVT: New York Excelsior

NYXL made quick work against both Los Angeles teams, defeating Valiant with a 3-0 score and Gladiators with a 4-0 clean sweep. This meant that NYXL gave Los Angeles Valiant their first loss, ending Valiant's impressive win streak. Compared to the other teams, especially the Korean ones, a.k.a Seoul Dynasty and London Spitfire, NYXL's performance was consistently in good shape. Thus, I'm excited to see how NYXL will fare against the mighty Seoul Dynasty in this week's match.



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Kurtis Chan
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Assistant Editor at Gamehubs who is an e-Sports enthusiast (mainly on League of Legends and Overwatch). Still saving up for a PS4.....
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