We’re now into the meat of Stage Three. As upsets abound and prove that no team is unbeatable, it’s important to take a good look at where we are. Only three weeks of play remain in this stage. After that a single stage of Overwatch League will be left before it’s playoff time. Each win now is more important than ever as all 12 teams (yes even the Dragons) look towards the playoffs.
Dallas Fuel Releases KyKy and Rascal
The Dallas Fuel just cannot seem to catch a break. They’ve had problems with players, problems winning, and overall problems with drama. This week they are in the spotlight again as a player and coach are released. Tuesday in a press release the Dallas Fuel announced the release of coach KyKy and DPS player Rascal.
Coach Kyle “KyKy” Souder was a former Team Envy coach. The press release cited a lack of success in the league. Fans of the Fuel will notice that the team had been on an upswing since the owner announced they were giving full control to the coaches and managers. Dallas Fuel assistant coach Emanuel “Peak” Uzoni will become the Interim Head Coach for the Fuel. Peak will be joined by Kang “Vol’Jin” Min-Gyu of Meta Gaming in Korea who Dallas have signed to the coaching staff
Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim is a Korean DPS player who was traded to Dallas from London earlier in the season. Mike Rufail, owner of the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy, was blunt in the press release regarding Rascal saying “Unfortunately, his commitment to the team did not meet our expectations and his unwillingness to communicate with the team while playing in recent matches became a large distraction,”.
VOD of the Week
Boston Uprising (16-8) vs. NYXL (21-3)
This week it’s no contest. Boston handed New York a rare loss this last week. Not only that, but this was in a week when many had written off the Uprising, and with good reason. They’re star DPS, DreamKazper was recently released from the team following allegations on the players conduct. Boston player Mistakes, Stanislav Danilov, stepped up in a big way. Boston continues to perform in outstanding fashion. Oh, and another reason to watch this match? You can know that everyone on the London Spitfire and Seoul Dynasty are doing the same thing in preparation for their match.
Series of the Week
Boston Uprising (16-8) vs, Seoul Dynasty (16-8)
I almost hate to give this much spotlight to the Uprising. Almost. This team is on fire and so is Mistakes. The DPS player has stepped up to fill the void left by DreamKazper. No doubt about that. Now the question is whether he just had a good week, or he’s the next great DPS in the league. This week will be the greatest, hardest test for him and the rest of Boston. Though they may have beaten NYXL, the have the other two Korean teams to face this week. The Dynasty’s only other match is against Shanghai this week so odds are good they will be prepping for the Uprising. London on the other hand is going to be looking for revenge this week. Unfortunately for them they have to play the Valiant who are currently undefeated in this stage. Between the two Seoul v Boston looks to be the better match, but YOU should still watch both.