Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 5: Top Plays, MVP & MVT

By Yue Lynn on Feb 15, 2018

Image Credit: London Spitfire Facebook page
Image Credit: London Spitfire Facebook page

After 5 weeks of matches, Stage 1 of the Overwatch League has finally ended with London Spitfire’s remarkable 100,000USD win (reverse sweeping New York Excelsior 3-2 off their feet and playing 14 matches on the same day). GG, lads. Despite the loss, NYXL remains No. 1 in the standings (and will be the leader when Stage 2 starts) with a 9-1 win score. While NYXL has a comfortable ride to the Playoff finals, LA Valiant, Houston Outlaws, Boston Uprising and London Spitfire had to tough it out to vie for the final spot, which ended with Spitfire taking said spot after defeating Houston Outlaws. Stage 2 is starting next week so before that happens, let’s take a look at some top plays from Stage 1 Week 5!

The standings after Stage 1 ended.
The standings after Stage 1 ended.

Top Plays In Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 5

Pine's Unexpected Widowmaker Flanker

JJoNak's Clever Transcendence Blocking

Much Profit Was RIP-ped From That Ult

Profit Popping Off

JJoNak Doesn't Take Prisoners

Agilities Mowed Down Shanghai Dragons' Members One By One

Don't Mess With MekO's D.Va 

There Can Only Be One Mercy

Honourable Mention:

Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 5 MVP & MVT

MVP & MVT: London Spitfire and NYXL

In a week filled with tough games and high stakes, both these teams rise to the occasion. But there can only be one winner and Spitfire edge out NYXL with exceptional DPS plays from Profit and Birdring. Additionally, NYXL’s payload maps are generally poor and Spitfire took a lot of advantage outta that (the reverse sweep was the evidence). NYXL themselves are pretty marvellous but they genuinely need to buckle on their payload offense and defense if they wish to keep their No. 1 spot; they can’t always depend on Libero and Saebyeolbe to clear out the enemies such maps. Surprisingly, London Spitfire decided to let go of Rascal to Dallas Fuel and Fissure to LA Gladiators after their Stage 1 Playoff victory so the roster and composition shake-up would come into play at Stage 2 but it’s not rocket science to believe that their team would still remained as versatile and strong as ever.

MVP: EVERY PLAYER IN THE OVERWATCH LEAGUE

I think this decision is a no-brainer as every player in the league had done their best and play their best in Stage 1. Everyone’s a star in their own right.

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