Last week was a week of upsets and surprises when all three Korean teams (London Spitfire, New York Excelsior and Seoul Dynasty) had their first loss. Spitfire crash-landed courtesy of Boston Uprising, NYXL was defeated by Philadelphia Fusion while The Dynasty was rolled over by NYXL. All these losses were from a climactic 3-2 score and we, fans were on the edge of our seats watching the teams slug it out. But alas, there can only be one winner and losing is part and parcel of sports. Teams worthy of mention are NYXL, Boston Uprising and Shanghai Dragons for the feats that they pulled but before I C9 further, let us enjoy some top plays of last week’s matches!
Top Plays in Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 3
Striker's Huge Pulse Bomb Ult
Effect's McCree High Noon Time
Altering's Clutch Mercy Valkyrie
JJoNak's Orbs Shuts Down A Dragonblade
Mano & Libero Combo Cleans Up Seoul Dynasty
NYXL's Slambulance Win
Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 3 MVP & MVT
MVP & MVT: NYXL, Boston Uprising and Shanghai Dragons
These three teams and their players were the MVPs and MVTs of last week because their performance were exceptionally excellent. NYXL may have felled to Fusion but they bounced back in an incredible fashion by crushing Seoul Dynasty (the most feared team in Overwatch League) in a confident move whereby Big Boss Pine did not even make an appearance! Saebyeolbe once again shined in his role as Tracer, making quick and important picks during his match against Seoul Dynasty, and constantly harassing Fleta’s Widowmaker. All Seoul Dynasty’ 4 DPS (Fleta, Bunny, Wekeed and Munchkin) players were fielded for their match against NYXL but they were ultimately tamed down by NYXL.
Boston Uprising was on fire with their wins over London Spitfire and Dallas Fuel (this was not a surprise anymore…), making them an uprising wave that other teams should be wary about. The Boston’s DPS stars, DreamKazper (a maestro who has such a large hero pool; nine heroes and counting, from Widowmaker to Roadhog) and Striker were doing much of the carrying and these duo is becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Shanghai Dragons’ losing streak may still be an ongoing affair but during last week’s matches, they lost 3-1 to The Dynasty and 3-2 to Fusion, a steady and vast improvement from their past performances. Diya, Undead and Altering (his clutch Mercy Valkyrie ults were fantastic) were dishing out top-tier shows for the fans, showing everyone that, to paraphrase Soldier 76, “they’ve still got it.”
Images are courtesy of Overwatch League and Shanghai Dragons.
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