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Outerhaven Overwatch League Weekly, Stage 3, Week 5

The last week of any stage in the Overwatch League is always an exciting time and this one will be no different.  With so many teams still with a chance to make not only the stage playoffs, but the season ones as well.  Expect the teams like Boston, LA, and NYXL to hold nothing back as they fight to secure their hard won place at the top.  If you haven’t yet, check out our playoff picture.  It’s gonna be good.  


Little in the way of news this week, but I guess we can all just be glad that means there hasn’t been any drama.  

Roster Changes

This week the roster changes are actually staff.  The Florida Mayhem has added former Flex player yeHHH as an assistant coach and analyst.  Also in the Atlantic Division, the NYXL and Bearhands part ways.  Bearhands was the Director of Player Personnel for the NYXL.  No word yet on the reason for his departure or future endeavors.    

VOD of the Week

Philadelphia Fusion (17-11) vs. Shanghai Dragons (0-28)

We’ve talked at length about the way that the Overwatch league community reacted to the Dragons taking Philly to a map five, but the game itself is worth watching.  From the Dragons defense on Junkertown to the Fusion’s dominance on Oasis.  These games show some of the most exciting Overwatch the League has to offer

Series of the Week

Boston Uprising (20-8) vs. Los Angeles Valiant (17-11)

Boston is undefeated in this stage.  Only two games separate them from being the first Overwatch League team to have a perfect stage and both of those games are against an LA team.  Of the two the Valiant look to give the Uprising more trouble.  Despite narrowly defeating the Gladiators a few weeks back they’re map record, +13 in the stage, speaks for itself.  For the Valiant, this win would help secure their spot in the stage playoffs so the stakes are high for them too.  They’re other game this week is against the Fusion which while not easy, won’t be nearly as tough.