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Seoul Dynasty vs Dallas Fuel: Esports Betting Analysis @ Overwatch League Season 1

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Introduction

The Overwatch league is a push into establishing a structured esports league for Overwatch. Blizzard first announced the Overwatch League at Blizzcon 2016 and followed it up with almost a year of planning. The gap left in Overwatch esports during this time left a lot of dismayed fans. But the community’s response to the Opening day of Overwatch League has been nothing short of impressive. With over 400,000 fans tuning into Twitch for the first day, one can definitely call the League a success.

The Overwatch League consists of twelve teams in its first season. Slated for expansion in subsequent seasons, the League bears a strong tilt towards North American teams. There are nine teams from North America, One from Europe, One from South Korea and finally a Chinese team from Shanghai to finish the lineup. Each team is allowed a maximum of twelve players, with teams being allowed to substitute players after each map. The Overwatch League has seen investments from several non-endemic to esports investors such as the Kroenke family, Robert Kraft, Hersh Interactive amongst others. At the same time, we have some well-known esports organizations involved in the regular handling of the teams. EnVyUs, Misfits, Immortals, and Cloud9 are some of the most well-known esports organizations with rosters in multiple titles.

The Overwatch League started on January 10th, 2018 and will continue through August 2018. The league comprises four stages, each stage having five weeks of matches. The top three of each stage will receive prize money, along with show matches on the last Saturday of each stage. These so-called ‘title matches’ will be held on the last Saturday of each stage and feature the best players fighting for a prize money.

Stage 4 is going to be really interesting with the introduction of Brigitte in the meta. We will not see the new Hanzo in order to maintain balance in the game. However, this stage also is the final stage of Season 1. It will finally decide which teams qualify to the Season 1 playoffs.

You can check out more information on the official website at Overwatchleague.com.

Format

Credit to Liquipedia

Regular Season – January 10th – June 16th, 2018

  • Matches in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will play out live from the Blizzard Arena each Wednesday through Saturday. Though the season is divided into four stages, wins and losses will count towards teams’ full-season records and all-important seeding for the postseason. On the last Saturday of each stage, the top teams will compete for hefty bonuses and the title of stage winner.
    • Stage 1 – January 10th – February 10th, 2018 [2]
    • Stage 2 – February 21st – March 24th, 2018
    • Stage 3 – April 4th – May 5th, 2018
    • Stage 4 – May 16th – June 16th, 2018
  • All matches in the Regular Season will consist of four-map sets
  • Each Stage of the Regular Season will have its own 8 map pool.
  • The top team in each Division, and the next top 4 finishers from the entire league, advance to the Championship Playoffs in July.

Seoul Dynasty vs Dallas Fuel

Seoul Dynasty

Seoul Dynasty Roster

  • Zunba
  • Miro
  • Ryujehong
  • Tobi
  • Gido
  • Fleta
  • Munchkin
  • xepheR
  • Wekeed
  • Kuki
  • Gambler

Seoul Dynasty is owned by GenG esports, formerly KSV esports. The Seoul Dynasty roster was one of the best rosters in Overwatch prior to the start of Overwatch League. They were known as Lunatic Hai and definitely were the best team by a large margin. However, towards the beginning of OWL, Seoul Dynasty had tapered off into a substandard team. There were other Korean teams in the region which were able to defeat Seoul in Apex matches.

Seoul’s initial roster remained the same as with their OGN days, however, the team has definitely evolved in their gameplay and performance. The Seoul roster has Fleta as the main DPS on the team. He is one of the better DPS players in the League and his ability to adjust his playstyle and even take on the enemy DPS in a one on one battle is what makes him such a strong player. Fleta remains a strong player on the team, but Seoul Dynasty has problems on the other aspects of the team which make them relatively weak.

Miro might have had his time in the limelight in previous versions of the team. However, his current performance is definitely lacking and he needs better individual performances. He is often seen way out of way and out of sync with the rest of the team. But it is not really only his fault as much as the entire team’s lack of coordination. As the main tank player, Miro excessively depends on the supports and the DPS players. Without the coordination required at the highest levels, Miro often performs poorly.

The Supports on the roster are quite decent. They are not as flashy as let’s say the support players from other teams such as JJonak of NYXL. Gambler used to have problems playing the previous meta’s mercy. However, he has definitely improved his positioning and performance.

Overall the Seoul Dynasty is a decent team. They are out of contention of Stage 4 playoffs and hence their intent might be under question. But the team is still in contention for the more important Season Playoffs.

Dallas Fuel


Dallas Fuel Roster:

  • Taimou
  • Effect
  • Seagull
  • Mickie
  • Cocco
  • Chipshajen
  • Harryhook
  • Unk0e
  • OGE
  • aKm

The Dallas Fuel franchise is owned by Hastro of EnVyUs fame. The EnVyUs organization has a rich and famous history in esports. They own multiple rosters through various titles and were extremely famous in Overwatch prior to the introduction of the Overwatch League.

The Dallas Fuel team was considered a really strong team before the start of the Overwatch League. But the team has been unable to adapt to the ‘Dive Meta’ and has not had the best results in the first half of OWL. They subsequently rose to prominence only in Stage 4, when the meta no longer favored the ‘Dive meta’.

The Dallas roster has great individual talent and lots of skill potential. With Taimou playing some of the best Overwatch in recent times, his ability to stay on top of the enemy DPS constantly without losing the battle is what provides so much distraction and space for the rest of the Dallas Fuel team. Taimou has been one of the strongest DPS rising members in the Overwatch League and has been doing phenomenally well right now.

The Dallas Fuel roster has a huge amount of talent, however, the team has not been able to make big impacts in the first season. The biggest impact for Dallas Fuel, however, is obviously the absence of Effect on the roster. Due to the troubles of the Dallas Fuel, Effect has been severely affected and had to take a prolonged break from the team. So right now, Seagull and Taimou play the DPS role on the team. Seagull who was severely underutilized in the first half of Season 1 can now display his skills via characters such as Hanzo. He has been a big streamer and is able to play these heroes to their maximum efficiency.

The Dallas Fuel roster, however, includes OGE who is one of the better players on the roster. OGE who has come under a lot of criticism for boosting in the past is an active member on the Dallas Fuel roster. Surprisingly Blizzard’s approach to Boosting has varied and is quite inconsistent. How they approach uniformity in their decisions still remains to be seen. OGE within the game, however, is a great player and has a very high skill cap. He is almost comparable to the flashy plays of Gesture and Fissure, the best Main tanks in OWL Season 1.

Accompanying him is Mickie who is no longer on the D’va, since the meta demands more Zarya play from the young Indonesian. He is a very apt Zarya and has maintained a decently high amount of charge (damage) on the off-tank role. His bubble usage could do with some practice, but overall there has been little to complain about. The Dallas Fuel team, however, seems much better right now. The various roster changes and the removal of their former coach KyKy definitely has paid dividends. They are currently fourth in the Stage 4 rankings and 1 or 2 more wins should help them in earning a Stage Playoff spot.

Prediction:

These two teams were the favorites coming into the first season of Overwatch League. Both the teams have fallen in their performance, one more than the other. But as of Stage 4, we are seeing a resurgence in the team’s performances.

Seoul Dynasty is obviously well known for its tactics and target calling. But the players seem to taper off when it comes to individual performances. The Seoul Dynasty roster has only won two matches in this stage, despite being relatively better than their previous self. The Korean team won against Shanghai Dragons and Florida Mayhem. The two teams are undoubtedly the weakest in the list and not really the best in terms of skill. It is safe to say that Seoul’s wins were more due to mechanical superiority than a tactical advantage.

The Dallas Fuel roster has seen significant improvements after the multitude of roster changes and coaching position changes. After KyKy was removed, the team had a clear direction of their approach to the game. Without all the drama that has become synonymous with Dallas since Stage 1, the team actually looks quite well-rounded.

We recommend a bet on Dallas Fuel for their match against Seoul Dynasty.The Dallas Fuel has taken a liking to the current meta and indefinitely strong on it.

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Introduction

The Overwatch league is a push into establishing a structured esports league for Overwatch. Blizzard first announced the Overwatch League at Blizzcon 2016 and followed it up with almost a year of planning. The gap left in Overwatch esports during this time left a lot of dismayed fans. But the community’s response to the Opening day of Overwatch League has been nothing short of impressive. With over 400,000 fans tuning into Twitch for the first day, one can definitely call the League a success.

The Overwatch League consists of twelve teams in its first season. Slated for expansion in subsequent seasons, the League bears a strong tilt towards North American teams. There are nine teams from North America, One from Europe, One from South Korea and finally a Chinese team from Shanghai to finish the lineup. Each team is allowed a maximum of twelve players, with teams being allowed to substitute players after each map. The Overwatch League has seen investments from several non-endemic to esports investors such as the Kroenke family, Robert Kraft, Hersh Interactive amongst others. At the same time, we have some well-known esports organizations involved in the regular handling of the teams. EnVyUs, Misfits, Immortals, and Cloud9 are some of the most well-known esports organizations with rosters in multiple titles.

The Overwatch League started on January 10th, 2018 and will continue through August 2018. The league comprises four stages, each stage having five weeks of matches. The top three of each stage will receive prize money, along with show matches on the last Saturday of each stage. These so-called ‘title matches’ will be held on the last Saturday of each stage and feature the best players fighting for a prize money.

New York Excelsior won Stage 2 Playoffs and are comfortably leading the overall leaderboards for the League. They have put forth a really strong showing so far with London Spitfire definitely being their arch nemesis. But the western teams are definitely catching up as we saw Philadelphia Fusion reach the finals of Stage 2. The gap between the western and Korean teams is diminishing with each successive weak. This is what makes the Overwatch League extremely competitive and fun to watch. Shanghai Dragons, on the other hand, will be playing their first match against Los Angeles Valiant.

Stage 3 looks much closer than the previous stages with London Spitfire and NYXL no longer as dominant as they were previously. This stage also will have four teams in the playoffs, so we should expect more western teams in the Stage Playoffs. Boston Uprising and New York Excelsior are already confirmed for the playoffs. If Valiant wins one match, they will qualify for the playoffs as well. Seoul Dynasty does not really have a strong chance to qualify for the Playoffs, but every match becomes important as we head to the last Stage of the Season.

You can check out more information on the official website at Overwatchleague.com.

Format

Credit to Liquipedia

Regular Season – January 10th – June 16th, 2018

  • Matches in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will play out live from the Blizzard Arena each Wednesday through Saturday. Though the season is divided into four stages, wins and losses will count towards teams’ full-season records and all-important seeding for the postseason. On the last Saturday of each stage, the top teams will compete for hefty bonuses and the title of stage winner.
    • Stage 1 – January 10th – February 10th, 2018 [2]
    • Stage 2 – February 21st – March 24th, 2018
    • Stage 3 – April 4th – May 5th, 2018
    • Stage 4 – May 16th – June 16th, 2018
  • All matches in the Regular Season will consist of four-map sets
  • Each Stage of the Regular Season will have its own 8 map pool.
  • The top team in each Division, and the next top 4 finishers from the entire league, advance to the Championship Playoffs in July.

London Spitfire vs Seoul Dynasty

 

London Spitfire

London Spitfire Roster:

  • Birdring
  • Profit
  • Hooreg
  • Fury
  • Woohyal
  • Gesture
  • HaGoPeun
  • Closer
  • Bdosin
  • Nus
  • Tizi

London Spitfire is owned by Jack Etienne, owner, and CEO of Cloud9 organization. The team has been really strong in the initial part of the Overwatch League and are the winners of Stage 1 Title match. They also reached the playoffs in Stage 2 Playoffs, where they faltered to Philadelphia Fusion.

The London Spitfire has had a very disheartening performance in Stage 3. Sitting near the bottom of the rankings, they seem to be really far from their Stage 1 & 2 performances. The London Spitfire still does not have the services of Birdring, the star DPS player on the team. They will be using the remainder of their huge lineup as they attempt to probably save some grace in this match against Seoul Dynasty.

Birdring + Profit Duo

We will not be seeing the Birdring + Profit Duo this match

The London Spitfire roster obviously is much weaker compared to their previous iteration. With no Birdring available for the team, they have to rely on Hooreg to put up strong performances for the team. We are used to seeing the Godlike performances by Birdring regularly on London’s roster. Hooreg is a great player and definitely one worthy of his place in the Overwatch League. However, that being said the player is not the standout performer in the Overwatch league. He mostly plays the Projectile DPS for the team and is most potent on heroes such as Pharah and sometimes Genji. But the versatility available for the team via Birdring is definitely absent. Hooreg will have to pull up his individual performance if London is to regain any of their past form.

Hooreg, London Spitfire

Hooreg will need to step up his game if London are to win this match

A big part of London’s DPS efficiency will fall on Profit. The player who is a strong contender for the cutest player in Overwatch League is lethal in game. His junkrat and Tracer have been extremely deadly as other teams simply seem to find no answer to the player. Profit is well supported by the support lineup on the London Spitfire.

The Supports on the team have been very stable in their performance. They are not similar to a Shaz or a Jjonak, but they do have their occasional bursts of brilliance. Nus and Closer have been brilliant in peeling for each other. Usually one of the two stays alive long enough to be extremely effective in a team fight. Of late, they have had small problems, but that is in line with the decline in performance for the entire team.

Gesture of London Spitfire

Gesture is the connection between the DPS and support. As weird as it may sound, the London Spitfire roster comes together due to Gesture’s synergy with the remainder of the team. Despite once containing Fissure on their roster, the London Spitfire decided to retain Gesture on the team. This has ensured that the team prioritizes the team play and chemistry over all other. The main tank player has amazing ultimate usage and often zones out more than half of the opponents on his own. He is most well known for his Winston, but can also play other heroes if required.

The London Spitfire are already out of contention for the Stage Playoffs. They can only hope to gain some pride in this match.

 

Seoul Dynasty

Seoul Dynasty roster:

  • Zunba
  • Miro
  • Ryujehong
  • Tobi
  • Gido
  • Fleta
  • Munchkin
  • Xepher
  • Wekeed
  • Kuki
  • Gambler

The Seoul Dynasty Franchise is owned by KsV esports, which is based out of Silicon Valley. One of the most hyped rosters coming into the first season of Overwatch league, the Seoul Dynasty has disappointed most of their fans. The biggest reason for the same is the excessively high expectations from the team.

The Seoul Dynasty are currently 4-4 in the stage 3 rankings. They have an outside chance of potentially making it to the Stage playoffs, but that would also depend heavily on other teams’ performances. The Seoul Dynasty on their part has been very mediocre this stage, with hardly any strong performances. Most of their wins have been 3-2 match victories, definitely not an inspiring figure.

The Seoul Dynasty roster ofcourse boasts of some world class DPS players in Fleta, Munchkin, and Wekeed. They also had Bunny on the team, who then transferred to Los Angeles Valiant. Obviously Bunny has helped the Valiant to improve their performance and together with Coach Moon, they are on the verge of qualifying for the Playoffs.

Fleta’s performance has definitely fallen off his peak ( during Stage 1). The player who was called as the one ‘setting the meta’ during Stage 1 no longer has the insane game-changing performances. Ofcourse the ultimate result is a combination of the entire team’s positioning and performance, but even on his trademark Widowmaker we have seen Fleta unable to compete with the best Widowmakers in the Overwatch League.

Alongside him, Munchkin and Wekeed are definitely not doing too great. The Seoul Dynasty had a great player in Bunny, but the new roster simply has not clicked together as a team. The management is extremely opaque and provides no insight into the team’s rotation policy. It does seem baffling at times which is highlighted considering their poor performance recently.

Seoul Dynasty has one of the best Winstons in the overwatch league. Miro, who is well respected by the entire Korean community and even players such as Fissure and Gesture is definitely off his peak performance. But he has the potential and the synergy with his teammates to be a top Overwatch League player. His performance is crucial as it would provide the necessary space for the rest of the team. Along with Zunba and Xepher, Miro needs to step up their dive coordination on the opponents’ support lineup. Unless they manage to eliminate the enemy supports in quick time, their survivability becomes a serious issue.

Gambler has been disappointing with his Valkyrie usage on the Mercy. Maybe the player does not have enough experience on playing Mercy, especially on the big stage. But some of his ultimate usages have been downright questionable. Gido, Tobi and Ryujehong are all great names when it comes to their support lineup, but the synergy on the roster seems to be lacking. There is definitely something missing and not just a lack of firepower on the team.

This match is crucial for their chances to stay alive in the Overwatch League stage 3 Playoff contention.

Prediction :

The two teams have been in a huge slump in their recent weeks. While Seoul Dynasty can be said to have been quite consistent but mediocre since the Stage 1, London Spitfire’s form has taken a huge hit in Stage 3. They are barely above Florida Mayhem and have not really been inspiring in their matches. While a big part of their losses has been 2-3 losses, albeit very close they still have the problems on KOTH maps. But their weakness on other types of maps is showing in Stage 3.

London Spitfire will rely heavily on Profit and his individual performance in order to be able to put up a fight. They have no chance of qualifying for the Stage 3 playoffs, but they can definitely save some face here. Their biggest worry in this match would have to be against Fleta’s widowmaker which does not have a sizeable counter on the London Squad. While Birdring used to provide the adequate balance between a Dive DPS and Widowmaker, Hooreg does not provide the same level of proficiency with his hero pool.

Seoul Dynasty is currently 4-4 with a map score of -2. If they win this match 4-0, it puts them at 5-4 with a map score of +2. Their possibility of entering into the PLayoffs depends on Gladiators and/or Valiant losing their matches with a margin. But for this match, they should be trying their best. Fleta’s positioning and performance are crucial to Seoul Dynasty’s performance in this match. They have to retain their number one position in their division of the Overwatch League.

They did have a 3-2 win over Philadelphia Fusion last week which highlighted their performance as a team. The new roster is slowly coming together with great synergy and team coordination.

We recommend a small bet on Seoul Dynasty for this match especially due to London’s poor record on KOTH maps.

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Introduction

The Overwatch league is a push into establishing a structured esports league for Overwatch. Blizzard first announced the Overwatch League at Blizzcon 2016 and followed it up with almost a year of planning. The gap left in Overwatch esports during this time left a lot of dismayed fans. But the community’s response to the Opening day of Overwatch League has been nothing short of impressive. With over 400,000 fans tuning into Twitch for the first day, one can definitely call the League a success.

The Overwatch League consists of twelve teams in its first season. Slated for expansion in subsequent seasons, the League bears a strong tilt towards North American teams. There are nine teams from North America, One from Europe, One from South Korea and finally a Chinese team from Shanghai to finish the lineup. Each team is allowed a maximum of twelve players, with teams being allowed to substitute players after each map. The Overwatch League has seen investments from several non-endemic to esports investors such as the Kroenke family, Robert Kraft, Hersh Interactive amongst others. At the same time, we have some well-known esports organizations involved in the regular handling of the teams. EnVyUs, Misfits, Immortals, and Cloud9 are some of the most well-known esports organizations with rosters in multiple titles.

The Overwatch League started on January 10th, 2018 and will continue through August 2018. The league comprises four stages, each stage having five weeks of matches. The top three of each stage will receive prize money, along with show matches on the last Saturday of each stage. These so-called ‘title matches’ will be held on the last Saturday of each stage and feature the best players fighting for a prize money.

New York Excelsior won Stage 2 Playoffs and are comfortably leading the overall leaderboards for the League. They have put forth a really strong showing so far with London Spitfire definitely being their arch nemesis. But the western teams are definitely catching up as we saw Philadelphia Fusion reach the finals of Stage 2. The gap between the western and Korean teams is diminishing with each successive weak. This is what makes the Overwatch League extremely competitive and fun to watch. Shanghai Dragons, on the other hand, will be playing their first match against Los Angeles Valiant.

Stage 3 looks much closer than the previous stages with London Spitfire and NYXL no longer as dominant as they were previously. This stage also will have four teams in the playoffs, so we should expect more western teams in the Stage Playoffs.

You can check out more information on the official website at Overwatchleague.com.

Format

Credit to Liquipedia

Regular Season – January 10th – June 16th, 2018

  • Matches in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will play out live from the Blizzard Arena each Wednesday through Saturday. Though the season is divided into four stages, wins and losses will count towards teams’ full-season records and all-important seeding for the postseason. On the last Saturday of each stage, the top teams will compete for hefty bonuses and the title of stage winner.
    • Stage 1 – January 10th – February 10th, 2018 [2]
    • Stage 2 – February 21st – March 24th, 2018
    • Stage 3 – April 4th – May 5th, 2018
    • Stage 4 – May 16th – June 16th, 2018
  • All matches in the Regular Season will consist of four-map sets
  • Each Stage of the Regular Season will have its own 8 map pool.
  • The top team in each Division, and the next top 4 finishers from the entire league, advance to the Championship Playoffs in July.

Los Angeles Gladiators vs Los Angeles Valiant

Los Angeles Gladiators

Los Angeles Gladiators Roster:

  • Surefour
  • Asher
  • Hydration
  • Bischu
  • iRemix
  • Shaz
  • BigGoose
  • Fissure
  • Void
  • Silkthread

The Gladiators are owned by the Kroenke family one of the most well-known families involved in regular sports. They also own several sports franchises and have been involved in several other esports ( League of Legends).

The Los Angeles Gladiators; biggest change happened when Fissure joined the roster. The addition of one of the best tanks in the League, if not the best tank has definitely made them extremely strong and efficient in their current form. Fissure remains one of the best tank players in the league. With his ability to stay alive for so long as a tank has enabled the DPS players to create a lot of space for themselves. Fissure’s experience and guidance was the primary reason for the huge uptick in the Gladiators’ performance.

Surefour in Cloud9 Jersey

Surefour has been really impressive with his Widowmaker in the past few weeks

The DPS player list for the Los Angeles Gladiators have been unlocked partly due to Fissure’s playstyle Surefour, Asher and Hydration have all stepped up and improved their performance in the League. Surefour widowmaker has become one of the best Widowmakers in the League currently. The current map pool favors Widowmaker on several maps such as Junkertown, Ilios etc. So when Surefour goes off on his Widowmaker the Gladiators secure a huge advantage for themselves. Over the past few weeks, we have seen Surefour be able to stand up to the best Widowmakers in the Overwatch League.

Hydration presents the opportunity to play a myriad of heroes. He can play the Genji, Doomfist as well as Genji with relative ease. His ability to stall out team fights for really long periods of time via his Doomfist makes him one of the deadliest Doomfist players in the League. Hydration’s Pharah is well known for his direct hits on his opponents. He can eliminate the opposing Pharah or at least keep them constantly engaged in order to reduce their impact on the team fights. The Gladiators have been putting Hydration in the lineup a lot more and their current form shows that it is working as intended.

Los Angeles Valiant

Los Angeles Valiant roster:

  • Agilities
  • Soon
  • Space
  • Fate
  • Numlocked
  • Kariv
  • Verbo
  • Bunny
  • Custa
  • KSF
  • Finnisi
  • Izayaki

The Los Angeles Valiant is one of the top teams based in Los Angeles. The city is the hub of the overwatch League and has a lot of local fans. It is owned by Noah Whinston, CEO Of Immortals. They have a lot of experience in the esports market having patronized several esports teams in various titles. They regularly release video content as well as updates on social media to keep their fans acquainted with the team.

Coach Moon - LA Valiant

Coach Moon has had a huge impact on the team’s performance

The Los Angeles Valiant might have ended Season 2 on a poor note, but Stage 3 has been nothing short of amazing for the team. They started off with a 12-0 record in Stage 3 until they ultimately lost a map to Dallas Fuel. However, they still managed to win the match against Dallas and are currently at the top of the Stage rankings at 4-0.The biggest change to the Los Angeles Valiant is their new coaching staff led by Coach Moon. The Coach has been able to properly harness the strengths of the roster and utilize them efficiently.

The Los Angeles Valiant team have shifted Kariv back to the support role. While Kariv had an excellent time on the DPS role towards the end of Stage 2, it was a temporary decision meant to fill the time while Coach Moon joins the team. The Coach has reinserted his assertiveness in the Agilities’ skills. But he has also been rotating the DPS Players a lot more, making the LA Valiant starting roster extremely unpredictable. With Bunny available to the Valiant now, he is a stronger contender to start for the team. Bunny received very little playtime on the Seoul Dynasty. In Los Angeles Valiant, Bunny is a much more effective Tracer than he was on Seoul. A lot of the credit has to go to the fact that the team is building itself once more, especially after they almost imploded post Stage 1.

Soon Valiant

Soon can now play a lot more variety of heroes

Along with Soon and Agilities, the two types of forefront for the Valiant have been able to be extremely effective. They do revert back to Agilities from time to time, but the coordination between Bunny and Soon is much better right now. With Bunny on the team, it leaves a lot of room for Soon to play other hitscan heroes. We have seen Soon play Mccree, Widowmaker to a higher level of precision in the past few weeks. We have seen how the Tracer and Widowmaker combination has come in handy for the team on certain maps.

The support lineup for the team has definitely made several changes to their playstyle. Coupled with the efficient tank players, the supports stay alive for a longer time. Custa has the great leadership qualities necessary to guide the teammates through the fight. He has been able to guide the supports and stay alive just long enough for the team to win the team fight. The supports do eventually fall but the team fight has already been won. The Los Angeles Valiant looks extremely strong right now with their current form.

Fate and Numlocked are the two tank players for the Valiant. They have been able to properly supplement Soonn’s playstyle, but with the DPS being much more potent right now their effectiveness becomes all the more important. The tank players are not really standout players or amazing in their individual performances, but together they are able to consistently maintain their role in the team. The Los Angeles Valiant might not consider the tanks to be superstars on the team, but they are definitely the only reason why the supports and the DPS are able to fulfill their current roles.

Going into Week 3, the Los Angeles Valiant are definitely on the verge of easily making it to the playoffs. Their only contender is the Boston Uprising roster, which currently is sitting at the same match wins in the leaderboards. The Los Angeles Valiant have most of their matches against mid-level teams in the next few weeks. This match against Gladiators will be extremely important to set their record straight and maintain their position near the top of the Stage standings.

Prediction:

This matchup between the two local Los Angeles teams keeps getting interesting every stage. The two teams have their own set of fans and it is interesting to see how the local derby represents the movement of the teams’ performances through the stages.

Stage 1 saw the Valiant dominating the match and winning easily versus the Gladiators. But Stage 2 saw Gladiators make a comeback, especially with the addition of Fissure. It is rare to see individual plays from the main tank player which is highlight worthy. But Fissure constantly keeps using his talent to stay alive for long as well as to ensure he creates the space necessary for his teammates to perform well. Ofcourse, there is always the odd occasion when he has been able to individually win team fights by booping players off or eliminating multiple opponents himself as a Winston. His ‘flanking Reinhardt’s’are extremely effective in disabling multiple opponents and securing a big advantage for the Gladiators in their team fights.

However, his primary role for the team remains the space created on the roster. Fissure has been taking all the glory, but we cannot really ignore Surefour who has been amazing with the Widowmaker. This match will depend heavily on surefour’s performance as the Widowmaker positioning and performance can make a huge impact on the performance of the team. The Soon vs Surefour battle will be important since Surefour will have the help of his tanks. Soon is still a great player, but with the lack of positioning for the player, he is bound to suffer.

The four maps for this match are

  • Temple of Anubis
  • Numbani
  • Ilios
  • Junkertown

We can see the importance of Widowmaker on these maps especially on Ilios and Junkertown. It forms a crucial part of the team’ performance and if Surefour is able to maintain the same level of performance as in the previous weeks, we should see a strong performance by the Gladiators.

Hydration has been showing a lot more versatility in his hero pool. We all know how good his Pharah is, but we are also seeing a lot more of his Doomfist. There are very little direct counters to doomfist in the current meta and Hydations excellence with the hero takes advantage of that fact.

The Valiant however, have been looking extremely good in the past few weeks. Their undefeated map record did not stand the test of time, but it does not really take away anything from their playstyle and form. The Los Angeles Valiant look like a well-oiled machine, especially after the addition of Bunny. With Bunny and Soon, they can punish the minor mistakes on the part the Gladiators. While the tank plays for the team leave a lot to be desired, the DPS players definitely have the potential to carry the team on their back.

Based on their performance so far in this stage, we have to recommend small bet on Los Angeles Valiant. The local derby brings out the best in both the teams and we are hoping the Valiant can continue their performance.

 

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Introduction

The Overwatch league is a push into establishing a structured esports league for Overwatch. Blizzard first announced the Overwatch League at Blizzcon 2016 and followed it up with almost a year of planning. The gap left in Overwatch esports during this time left a lot of dismayed fans. But the community’s response to the Opening day of Overwatch League has been nothing short of impressive. With over 400,000 fans tuning into Twitch for the first day, one can definitely call the League a success.

The Overwatch League consists of twelve teams in its first season. Slated for expansion in subsequent seasons, the League bears a strong tilt towards North American teams. There are nine teams from North America, One from Europe, One from South Korea and finally a Chinese team from Shanghai to finish the lineup. Each team is allowed a maximum of twelve players, with teams being allowed to substitute players after each map. The Overwatch League has seen investments from several non-endemic to esports investors such as the Kroenke family, Robert Kraft, Hersh Interactive amongst others. At the same time, we have some well-known esports organizations involved in the regular handling of the teams. EnVyUs, Misfits, Immortals, and Cloud9 are some of the most well-known esports organizations with rosters in multiple titles.

The Overwatch League started on January 10th, 2018 and will continue through August 2018. The league comprises four stages, each stage having five weeks of matches. The top three of each stage will receive prize money, along with show matches on the last Saturday of each stage. These so-called ‘title matches’ will be held on the last Saturday of each stage and feature the best players fighting for a prize money.

New York Excelsior won Stage 2 Playoffs and are comfortably leading the overall leaderboards for the League. They have put forth a really strong showing so far with London Spitfire definitely being their arch nemesis. But the western teams are definitely catching up as we saw Philadelphia Fusion reach the finals of Stage 2. The gap between the western and Korean teams is diminishing with each successive weak. This is what makes the Overwatch League extremely competitive and fun to watch. Shanghai Dragons, on the other hand, will be playing their first match against Los Angeles Valiant.

The Overwatch League Player Transfer window has closed and there will be no more player transfers until the end of the Season. With the new players joining the team, some teams are still looking for their first win of the Season ( Shanghai Dragons). But most of the teams which are in the middle of the pack will be looking towards ensuring a strong showing and appeasing their fans.

You can check out more information on the official website at Overwatchleague.com.

Format

Credit to Liquipedia

Regular Season – January 10th – June 16th, 2018

  • Matches in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will play out live from the Blizzard Arena each Wednesday through Saturday. Though the season is divided into four stages, wins and losses will count towards teams’ full-season records and all-important seeding for the postseason. On the last Saturday of each stage, the top teams will compete for hefty bonuses and the title of stage winner.
    • Stage 1 – January 10th – February 10th, 2018 [2]
    • Stage 2 – February 21st – March 24th, 2018
    • Stage 3 – April 4th – May 5th, 2018
    • Stage 4 – May 16th – June 16th, 2018
  • All matches in the Regular Season will consist of four-map sets
  • Each Stage of the Regular Season will have its own 8 map pool.
  • The top team in each Division, and the next top 4 finishers from the entire league, advance to the Championship Playoffs in July.

Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty

This is the third match for both the teams. Each team has won one match each in Stage 3, but their opponents definitely put their performance in context.

Dallas Fuel

Dallas Fuel Roster:

  • Taimou
  • Effect
  • Seagull
  • Mickie
  • Cocco
  • Chipshajen
  • HarryHook
  • Akm
  • Rascal
  • UNKOE

The Dallas Fuel is owned by EnVyus and is one of the few teams with an esports background. The core roster of the team was one of the most successful Overwatch team. They won the inaugural APEX Season 1 and generated a number of fans even in the Korean region.

However, as we look into the first season of the Overwatch League, Dallas Fuel have slowly disintegrated into a very weak team. They are currently standing near the bottom of the leaderboards and are hardly making an impact in their matches. Still fielding a strong number of fans for the team, their poor results have only resulted in dismay for the team. The numerous and sometimes illogical roster changes to the naked eye. Their most recent roster change transferring Custa to LA Valiant definitely surprised the players on the team. Mickie came out in public clearly questioning the thought process behind the decision.

Dallas Fuel as they are comprised of some of the best DPS players in the world. Between Rascal, Effect, and AKM, the team has a perfect combination of front-line which can cover almost all the DPS heroes in the game. They can do it at the highest level. AKM is undoubtedly the best Soldier player in the League. His aim and positioning helped carry Dallas fuel through weeks of poor performance.

Rascal has been used intermittently on the roster, but he has mostly been playing as the other DPS on the team. His Genji is a projectile DPS but he requires greater coordination from the

Rascal is the X factor on London Spitfire team

rest of the team in order to perform optimally. Rascal has also been involved in a controversy with the team when he was accused of unprofessionalism on the roster. The Dallas Fuel team has been facing problems in their internal communication and synergy on the roster.

Removing Custa definitely was extremely surprising as he was one of the few players on the roster who brought the team together. However, we also have several other vocal players on the roster such as Taimou, Seagull etc.

The tank lineup for the Dallas fuel presents the biggest difficulty for the roster. More specifically, it is the coordination between the tanks and the other sections on the team. They seem to be dying alone and at times out of sync with the rest of the team. Ofcourse it is not an individual’s fault but the problem of the entire team en masse. Establishing good synergy and coordination between the three parts of the roster is what makes Overwatch an extremely competitive game. If a team is able to establish perfect synergy, they can potentially defeat other, ‘more skilled’ rosters. A case in point being Boston Uprising, who have regularly displayed their mastery over the Dive composition.

Dallas Fuel will need to step up their coordination in order to have an impact in Stage 3. They don’t have a chance to make it to the Season Playoffs. But their core objective right now has to be to get out of their current form.

Seoul Dynasty

Seoul Dynasty Roster:

  • Zunba
  • Miro
  • Ryujehong
  • Tobi
  • Gido
  • Fleta
  • Munchkin
  • Xepher
  • Wekeed
  • Kuki
  • Gambler

Seoul Dynasty is owned by Kevin Chou, Chairman, and CEO of KSV esports. The organization is primarily based in Americas, but they bought the Seoul Dynasty franchise. The Seoul Dynasty franchise brings with it the plethora of Korean esports fans who have constantly shown their support towards esports. Korea is the capital of esports around the world, this presents them with a wonderful opportunity to improve their brand awareness.

Seoul Dynasty has a great chance at qualifying for the Stage Title Playoffs now. With the recent changes to the title stage matches, we will now have four teams qualifying instead of three. While this definitely puts the whole tiebreaker rules into a new perspective, we have repeatedly seen how the team has constantly been just missing out on the playoffs.

Seoul Dynasty might not be the best team in the League right now, but they are definitely amongst the top half of the league. With NYXL and London dominating the position of the top two teams in the League on a frequent basis, this stage will be the true showing for Seoul Dynasty to reclaim their honor.

The strongest part of the Seoul Dynasty is undeniably their support lineup. With Ryujehong, Gido, Gambler on the roster; we have some world famous players playing the support heroes on the roster. Ryujehong has always impressed us with his gameplay, but one of the most overlooked parts of his performance is his presence to uplift the team’s spirits. Ryujehong is like an elder brother to most on the team and he is constantly working with the coaches and the players to help improve the spirits.

Fleta is one of the best DPS players in the league, but the Seoul Dynasty just lack the presence of a great Tracer player on the roster. The meta right now involved the usage of Tracer on a regular basis and Traer is a must pick on almost all hero compositions right now. Seoul Dynasty has a great widowmaker, Mccree as well as Genji. The Seoul Dynasty lack of a Tracer player is one of the few components missing from the otherwise well-rounded roster.

Fleta’s aim and belief in his teammates are what makes him such a strong player. We constantly see him pull off amazing plays and have great headshots on Widowmaker. He opens up the fight for the rest of the team to follow up on. After that, it is simply establishing your lead and winning the particular round in question. Seoul Dynasty’s coordination is one of the best in the league. Months of staying together, practicing with each other definitely help in their chemistry. They are able to assess the situation and the enemy lineup as they decide on the course of action.

Miro is one of the best Main tank players in the Overwatch League. While Gesture is one of the other candidates for the best tank in the league position, his performance is mainly at the level because of his synergy with Birdring and Profit. On an individual level, Miro is definitely one of the better tanks in the Overwatch league. His understanding of the limits of his hero is what makes him a standout player for the team.

Seoul Dynasty will definitely be going into this match with an urgency to win 4-0. Playing against Dallas Fuel is going to propel them to play even better.

Prediction:

The two teams represent different form right now. Dallas Fuel is in the process of rebuilding their roster and ensuring a better performance for themselves. Their dreams of potentially making it to the Season playoffs are definitely nearing the impossible. But the team has to reinvent themselves and ensure a decent showing towards the end of the season. There are only 9 weeks left in the first season of the Overwatch League.

Dallas Fuel needs to help build the team communication, which right now is a total mess. You can see how individual players need to shout at the top of their voice in order to be heard at times. The Dallas Fuel team has a lot of individual plays, but the lack of coordination in their dive or attacks is what sets them back. After that, they definitely have an ultimate disadvantage against their opponents which negate many of their fantastic DPS ultimates.

Seoul Dynasty will be looking to secure their form this stage. They started off really bad with a 0-4 loss to Los Angeles Valiant. But it was followed with a 4-0 win over San Francisco Shock.

The Seoul Dynasty – Dallas Fuel match will be held on the following four maps:

  • Volskaya Industries
  • Numbani
  • Nepal
  • Route 66

Dallas Fuel has had some really innovative strategies on Volskaya Industries. They were one of the first teams to use Sombra on Volskaya Industries. The architecture of the map ensures that AKM can secure the high ground, however disengaging from the Seoul Dynasty dive will be difficult due to the insane levels of coordination on the Korean roster. Once Fleta gets his Dragonblade, Dallas Fuel will be hard pressed to ensure a suitable defense on Point A. But the whole point of Point A defense has to be to ensure a valid delay in the attack. With Seagull playing the role of the off-tank, the Dallas Fuel definitely looks much stronger right now. How he integrates himself into protecting the backlines is extremely important in their match against Seoul Dynasty.

Numbani is another map with high ground architecture, basically forcing a dive from Seoul Dynasty. Unless Dallas fuel can figure out how to stop the Seoul Dynasty dive; they will be hard pressed to ensure a good defense. On their offense, however, the Dallas Fuel have another problem. While they do prefer AKM as Soldier on the defense, a Soldier is not always the best option for an offense, especially as he will mostly be singled out by the opposition tanks. As we all know, Akm’s Genji is really underwhelming.

Nepal the KOTH map is going to be an even split between the two teams. Sanctum is going to be interesting as Dallas fuel has shown an affinity to playing out of the box compositions such as Sombra, Orisa + Roadhog etc. Taimou’s Roadhog is definitely one of the best Roadhogs we have seen although he is not famous for his Roadhog play. If he can keep up the same level of performance on Roadhog, we definitely see a great chance for Dallas fuel to potentially take Nepal 2-0.

Route 66 has been a very mixed map for Dallas Fuel. Stage 2 saw the debut for Rascal as he played Sombra. However, this was the old Sombra before the patch update changed the way her ultimate charges. The current Sombra ultimate charge depends a lot on how much damage she can deal with her gun rather than how much healing she does with the hacked health packs. Ofcourse this does put in a lot of predictions for when EMP is available. Let’s just say that the current Sombra is not as strong on Route 66 anymore. This map is going to be difficult especially since Dallas Fuel have shown trouble in getting a decent Point A defense in Stage 1. If they can somehow stop Seoul Dynasty to a decent time, they have a chance. Seoul Dynasty, on the other hand, has put forth several good performances on the map. They have a flexibility with their DPS and tank playstyle which ensures that they can change the way they play depending on the defensive lineup. We have seen them play Pharah, Widowmaker, Genji, Dva, Bastion etc on this particular map with relative success.

By now, it’s obvious that Seoul Dynasty is the better team than Dallas Fuel. The first week of Stage 3 definitely showed us clinks in the Dallas Fuel armor. They lost a map to Shanghai Dragons, by far the worst team in the League. They also lost 3-1 to LA Gladiators and simply did not see any big changes in their gameplay.

We recommend a medium sized bet on Seoul Dynasty for this match. Their performance has been above average and definitely better than that of Dallas Fuel. The Dallas roster, on the other hand, has been involved in just too many controversies surrounding their roster.

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Introduction

The Overwatch Inaugural League will be another attempt at making esports mainstream in television, media, and entertainment. Led by Blizzard and their breakout game Overwatch, casual and competitive fans will be attentively awaiting for teams featuring fan favorites and all-star players will duke it off in the biggest Overwatch esports tournament to date.

12 teams from Europe, North America, and Asia will be separated into the Atlantic and Pacific Division. With each team fighting for bragging rights, championships, and prize money, it will be one of the most anticipated projects in esports to date. Many presume that OWL will be the spiritual successor of the infamous CS:Source TV Show CGS. This time, Blizzard are going to try to not repeat the same mistakes; Blizzard is going to try to legitimize Overwatch and esports as a whole.

The Preseason kicked off the Overwatch Inaugural League, with many teams surprising, meeting expectations, or leaving their fans in utter disappointment. Now the real deal begins, as the regular season will show who came prepared to play and win money.

The regular season consists of 4 stages, in which the top 3 of each stage continue to the playoffs for a share of the $125,000 prize pool per stage. Winner takes $100,000, whereas the runner up will settle for $25,000. At the end of the season, $1,300,000 will be distributed based on each team’s standing in the league—the winner taking the biggest share of $300,000.

The playoffs will finish it off with a prize pool of $1,700,000 (winner taking $1,000,000), and be succeeded by an Overwatch All-Stars Game sometime after its completion.

This league’s favorites are the Seoul Dynasty, who sport some of the most dominant and successful players from Korea to set South Korea’s flag in California. Teams like the Dallas Fuel and Florida Mayhem will attempt to defend their pride and land while also looking to claim the throne. With many story-lines preceding the Overwatch League, it will be a roller-coaster of a ride to experience as an esports spectator, fan, player, and more.

For more information, you can check out the OWL Official Site or the more in-depth Liquipedia OWL entry on the Overwatch League.

Format

Credit to Liquipedia

Regular Season – January 10th – June 16th, 2018

  • Matches in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will play out live from the Blizzard Arena each Wednesday through Saturday. Though the season is divided into four stages, wins and losses will count towards teams’ full-season records and all-important seeding for the postseason. On the last Saturday of each stage, the top teams will compete for hefty bonuses and the title of stage winner.
    • Stage 1 – January 10th – February 10th, 2018 [2]
    • Stage 2 – February 21st – March 24th, 2018
    • Stage 3 – April 4th – May 5th, 2018
    • Stage 4 – May 16th – June 16th, 2018
  • All matches in the Regular Season will consist of four-map sets
  • Each Stage of the Regular Season will have its own 8 map pool.
  • The top team in each Division, and the next top 4 finishers from the entire league, advance to the Championship Playoffs in July

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Dallas Fuel

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  • Kim “EFFECT” Hyeon (DPS)
  • Timo “Taimou” Kettunen (DPS)
  • Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangohod (Flex)
  • Brandon “Seagull” Larned (Flex)
  • Christian “cocco” Jonsson (Tank)
  • Félix “xQc” Lengyel (Tank)
  • Sebastian “chipshajen” Widlund (Support)
  • Scott “Custa” Kennedy (Support)
  • Jonathan “HarryHook” Tejedor Rua (Support)
  • Kyle “KyKy” Souder (Coach)
  • Dong-hwan “Violet” Kim (Assistant Coach)

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Dallas Fuel’s roster is one of the strongest non-Korean-dominant rosters in the current OWL League, but that remains to be an unanswered question as OWL teams are still adjusting to their new opponents in the league. Whatever their standing is, the Dallas Fuel are one of the favorites coming into the inaugural OWL season, and will be facing a tough schedule to start off the season.

This team’s composition is one of the dangerous, building off the roster of the already-dominant EnVyUs Roster. It consists of one of the strongest DPS duos in EFFECT’s Tracer and Taimou’s hit-scan capabilities, whereas their hero diversity were bolstered by the additions of Seagull and support player Custa.

The addition of xQc is a very curious one though. Arguably, he is a very strong tank (primarily on Winston), but it changes the play-style of the Fuel very heavily. It favors a more aggressive style with the Fuel roster, whereas chipsajen playing tank makes Fuel play more passively. As this becomes evident throughout the season, this may make the Dallas Fuel more prone to mistakes as enemies will learn how to tackle and counter such predictable team compositions.

Their match against the Houston Outlaws left many in doubt, as Houston Outlaws took it to 5 maps before the Dallas Fuel finished them off in a grueling map 5 decider. Of course, preseason games aren’t great precedents for many of these rosters—considering the recent change in environment and competition. Regardless, when you compare that to how the Houston Outlaws played the Seoul Dynasty, the Seoul Dynasty might be more prepared for this match—based on result.

But, the Fuel will likely adjust their play-style in accordance with the map and tank they are subbing in. Having trick/surprise players like Seagull occasionally subbing in may catch the Koreans off guard in this battle of the titans.

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Seoul Dynasty

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  • Joon-hyuk “zunba” Kim (Flex)
  • Jin-hyuk “Miro” Gong (Tank)
  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Support/Flex)
  • Jin-mo “tobi” Yang (Support)
  • Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim (DPS)
  • Sang-beom “Munchkin” Byeon (DPS)
  • Jae-mo “xepheR” Koo (Flex)
  • Seok-woo “Wekeed” Choi (DPS)
  • Joon-hyuk “Bunny” Chae (DPS)
  • Dae-kuk “KuKi” Kim (Tank)
  • Gi-do “Gido” Moon (DPS/Flex, inactive due to age restrictions)
  • Baek Kwang-Jin (Head Coach)
  • Ho-jeong “alwaysoov” Chae (Coach)
  • Yo-han “nuGget” Kim (Coach)
  • Ho-cheol “Hocury” Lee (Coach)

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Seoul Dynasty are the favorites to take it all this season, taking the majority of the APEX dominant Lunatic-Hai lineup and boosting it with many of the top Korean players from other rosters. This entire roster played their parts in Seoul Dynasty’s dominant pre-season, going 6-1-1 with their only loss being against the Houston Outlaws. Of course, this can have a huge asterisk, as the Shanghai Dragons were rolled by Seoul Dynasty due to a lack of practice before the game.

This roster is essentially the all-stars of Korea minus the players on the New York Excelsior (GC Busan + LW Blue), backed by a stacked coaching staff and all the players you can need. The highlight of this lineup is obviously Ryujehong, who is probably the best flex/support in OWL. Top that off with Seoul’s duo support strategy with Tobi, and you have the best support duo in Overwatch right now.

Many of the DPS players on this team (primarily Munchkin and Fleta) are at the top of the standings for DPS mains in the OWL. Don’t forget that their flex and tanks are strong, and should also be held accountable for the early success Seoul Dynasty. Minding the immense coaching staff to backup this roster, there is no denying that this team is using every second possible to prepare and claim the trophy.

We can already tell how strong this lineup will be, having destroyed the closest team to them—the New York Excelsior—in a whopping 3-1 (including a 90 second round on Lunar Horizon Colony). While their match against the Houston Outlaws was very close, there is no telling if there will be a team like the Houston Outlaws that can come close to contesting this lineup.

Let’s settle it right here: the Seoul Dynasty are the most dangerous team in this league.

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