It is the second week of the Countdown Cup, mid tier teams vying for the last few spots in to the postseason play-ins and we have a team getting their first win of the season. Let’s get into it.
The week started off with a shaky victory for the Toronto Defiant against the London Spitfire and that defined most of the week. With only three 3-2 series, the rest of the week filled with a sea of 3-1s and/or otherwise uninteresting series.
The Washington Justice fell flat so hard that people had Vancouver winning their series against them 3-0 but thankfully they were saved from that particular disgrace this week. They still look mostly mediocre however and continue to be the most disappointing team this season.
Speaking of disappointing, the Florida Mayhem were unable to close out their series against the Atlanta Reign in the final map. Their later victory against the downward trending Boston Uprising wasn’t particularly satisfying either, an unconvincing 3-1.
The most interesting match this week is a 3-0 series. In the best performance they’ve had this season the Vancouver Titans achieved their first match victory season against the Boston Uprising. With the power of Dalton’s Tracer and Teru’s Pharah, the team ended it all on Hanamura. Need I mention that we had achieved breadsticks by the first map of the series? It was meant to me.
For those of us familiar with the second season of the league will remember the Boston Uprising also gave the Shanghai Dragons their first win in the league. One of those is a fluke, with a second one, it feels like the legacy of the Uprising is they are a team that gives other teams their first victories.
That is all from me this week. I’ll see y’all next week as the Countdown Cup qualifiers come to an end.
This week is the last week of the May Melee qualifier matches before the tournament proper starts next week. Since the meta has solidified, I am only going to be talking about a few of the games I think are worth watching. So without further ado, let’s get started!
The second week of the 2021 season has wrapped and while it was a quieter week than the bombastic first week, it was nonetheless an interesting one to watch if only for the fact that some of the league’s teams were playing their first matches this week.
Week 16 was no ordinary week. That’s right folks, its tournament time! The May Melee tournament, a single elimination bracket where teams compete for prize money and placement prizes (additions to their win count). There is a lot to talk about so let’s get started.
We are a little more than halfway through the 2020 Overwatch League season and this week’s matches determine the seeding of the May Melee Tournament. Why is it called the May Melee Tournament? Well, I can’t really answer that question but we have a lot else to talk about so let’s get started.