Overwatch League - Playoffs

Event Dates:
July 11, 2018 through July 21, 2018

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Recaps Of This Event

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Finds a way to keep his teammates alive
July 21, 2018
Boombox flexed his hero pool in a 3-2 win over the New York Excelsior on Saturday of the Overwatch League Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Boombox was able to outplay New York's flex player, JJoNak, by simply being more versatile. Where JJoNak struggled outside of Zenyatta and Ana, Boombox was able to play a variety of heroes to compliment any given situation. For example, on Junkertown Boombox's Roadhog was able to shred through New York's defenses against JJoNak's Roadhog. Boombox would also show off his Moira and Lucio on Lijiang Tower, turning the map into a series of bloody and drawn out brawls thanks to his self-sustain and ability to keep his teammates up. Boombox's Zenyatta also found success on maps like King's Row and Dorado as he was able to keep up key players Carpe and Eqo.
Becomes a nuisance for his opponent
July 21, 2018
Carpe constantly harassed his opponents in a 3-2 win over the New York Excelsior on Saturday of the Overwatch League Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Carpe's Widowmaker and Tracer dominated the series thanks to his team's absurd aggression. Laying down damage from afar, Carpe's Widowmaker was able to constantly pressure New York with ease. Carpe may not have been able to slay out, but he was able to provide key damage to shutdown his opponents. For example, on King's Row Carpe was roll through New York's defense during his attack round by pushing out to hit flanks and spawns after every kill This would put New York into awkward and unfavorable positions they couldn't coordinate with. Carpe rarely had to switch off of Widowmaker to Tracer, only doing so to challenge Pine on Lijiang Tower.
Swaps to perfect heroes
July 21, 2018
Eqo led in damage for his team in a 3-2 upset over the New York Excelsior on Saturday of the Overwatch League Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Eqo's versatility once again saved the Philadelphia Fusion from utter disaster. Playing nearly every DPS hero, he was able to take control of the game by having the perfect hero to slay in any situation. Eqo would mainly stick to Hanzo in order to cause havoc against the New York's tanks with Hanzo's Storm Bow. This allowed Eqo to easily farm Hanzo's ultimate on maps like King's Row, where he was able to throw out a Dragonstrike four separate times on the Fusion's defense to full hold the first point. However, Eqo's key hero would be Pharah on Dorado. Switching to the hero during the Fusion's defense of Point C, Eqo was able to throw out damage with no contest from New York and narrowly win the map.
Falls out of sync with his teammates
July 21, 2018
Janus failed to coordinate with his team in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion on Saturday of the Overwatch League Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Janus, New York's aggressive tank player, stumbled over himself in the brief moments he played. Substituting in for Mano on King's Row, Janus stuck mainly to Reinhardt as New York's lead tank. However, Janus utterly failed to coordinate with his teammate. He was often split from the Excelsior by the Fusion's Dragonstrikes, rotating the opposite way from the rest of his team. This left him easily exposed to his opponents. Janus also struggled to engage for his team on anyway level as Philadelphia were easily able to pick him off from his teammates.
Stays away from his infamous hero pick
July 21, 2018
Libero struggled to step up in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion on Saturday of the Overwatch League Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
The playoff meta looked like Libero's time to shine as Hanzo, the hero that launched Libero to fame, was significantly buffed. But surprisingly, Libero played little of Hanzo, instead letting Pine take up the hero instead. The only time that Libero played Hanzo was on Junkertown on New York's attack for a brief moment. This is despite Hanzo becoming a key DPS pick for most teams during the playoffs. Libero's unwillingness to play Hanzo became increasingly detrimental across the series as his other picks, Genji and Pharah, struggled to slay out. For example, Libero consistently lost Pharah battles against Eqo on Lijiang Tower, but never switched to Hanzo to take down the Fusion.
Flexes into Ana to win Hanamura
July 21, 2018
JJoNak showed off his stellar Ana in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion at the Semifinal Playoffs on Saturday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
JJoNak entered the playoffs with questions surrounding his Zenyatta as the meta shifted against Zenyatta. However, JJoNak was able to fill his duel damage and healing role with Ana on Hanamura. The map's long sightlines allowed JJoNak to easily control the flow of battle from afar with the hero's kit. He would also attempt to expand into playing Roadhog on Junkertown, only to struggle with outplaying the Fusion's Roadhog. When JJoNak took up Zenyatta on maps like Dorado and Lijiang Tower, he was able to serviceably throw out damage though his output was a far cry from his Stage 2 and Stage 3 heights.
Dominates as Widowmaker and Hanzo
July 21, 2018
Pine played to the best of his abilities in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion in Semifinal Playoffs of the Overwatch League on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Pine attempted to expand his hero pool in an attempt to beat the Philadelphia Fusion. And while he was able to find success Hanzo, most of his plays came from his signature Widowmaker. On Junkertown, Pine's bold flanks was able to break apart the Fusion's defenses during New York's attack. Later, on Lijiang Tower: Control Tower, Pine's Hanzo saw its full potential come to light. He was able to land two key Dragonstrikes that clutched the map for his team by playing off-angles. Pine, however, lacked slaying assistance from Libero and Saebyeolbe in order to win out maps like Junkertown and Dorado despite a stellar performance.
Destroys Valiant in big win
July 20, 2018
Profit was on top of his game during a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Valiant on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Profit has recovered from his mid-season slump in a big way as he and birdring are cutting down everything in their path throughout these playoffs. Profit especially lit up the skies with Hanzo and owned the matchup against Agilities from start to finish. There was simply nothing at all that the Valiant could do to curb both Profit and birdring, which led to a fairly easy 3-1 win.
Lights up the Valiant in win
July 20, 2018
birdring was on fire during the London Spitfire's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Valiant on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
birdring might have slumped at certain points during the season, but he is certainly back in business in a major way here during the playoffs. It doesn't matter who he's up against; he simply tears it up and runs through everyone on his way to victory. With he and Profit both doing just that, the Valiant were unable to push by and London picked up the 3-1 win.
Holds down the frontline in win
July 20, 2018
Gesture was a force to be reckoned with during the London Spitfire's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Valiant on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Gesture just couldn't be taken down all throughout this series on Wednesday. Not only was he tearing it up on the frontline for the Spitfire, but it took an absurd amount of effort to bring him down on regular basis. Often needing almost double his health bar in damage to get killed, Gesture was an incredibly solid presence that the Valiant had to focus on at every moment. This gave his DPS stars, birdring and Profit, the space to wreak havoc, pushing the Spitfire to this big win.