We return after a two weeks break into another week of Overwatch League games! There is also some League related news to talk about so let’s get right into it.
News and Blues
- ZachaREEE parts ways with Dallas Fuel, retires from Overwatch – honestly he wasn’t seeing much success as part of the Dallas Fuel and I hope Valorant treats him better.
- Washington Justice part ways with ELLIVOTE – The Justice continue to fall apart slowly, its unfortunate that we never got to see the LullSish/ELLIVOTE tank duo actually play in OWL
- Washington Justice head coach JohnGalt retires – Yep, going to call the rest of the season a wash for the Justice. Let’s hope the next season is better for them.
- Toronto Defiant sign numlocked as a player – a fantastic pickup for the Defiant, numlocked is a great main tank player
- Paintbrush traded to Fuel – Paintbrush was formerly on the Los Angeles Gladiators, he is a main support player
Going into week 19 the league made some changes to how hero pools work. Hero pools will now be for two weeks instead of one week.
Hero pools in OWL will now last two weeks before rotating, and after each two-week hero pool period, the next two weeks, including the tournament matches, will be played with no hero pool in effectSummer Showdown: New Schedules, Tournaments, and Hero Pool Changes
As the above linked post mentions, the heroes out of rotation for weeks 19 and 20 are:
This week we saw a lot of Orisa/Sigma double shield compositons. We also some teams opt into playing more dive like compositions. Genji had a fantastic showing because of the Paris Eternal. We saw some fantastic Tracer gameplay from the likes of Shax on the Los Angeles Valiant.
You love to see it.
This week’s games were mostly one sided with the exception for one, the series between the Paris Eternal and the Boston Uprising.
Paris Eternal vs Boston Uprising
This match was SP9RK1E’s debut onto the OWL stage and whoo boy what a debut it was. The series itself was very back and forth with stellar performances from both teams culminating in a map 5. This is the series to watch from this week.
All in all, mostly a uneventful week of Overwatch League. I expect things to start heating up in the coming weeks as the Summer Showdown tournament starts.
See y’all next week!