The Philadelphia Fusion have stunned the Overwatch League with another brilliant display, to take their record to 4-0, despite being tipped to struggle this season.
Week two action in the Overwatch League has come to an end. Some of the big players in the league showed their might by recording comfortable victories. However, it is the Fusion’s performance that has put rival teams on notice.
Coming into the May Melee Qualifiers, Fusion was ranked poorly because of the caliber of players on the roster. Also, the instability that rocked the organization was a threatening factor to the team’s performance.
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The Fusion have been able to rise above and put together series of sensational performances; some considered upsets. Their incredible start in the competition was built on in week two, resulting in a 4-0 record (12-3 Map Differential).
The Fusion squared off with Hangzhou Spark on April 24 in their first bout in week 2. Despite losing Lijiang Tower 1-2, they made an inspired comeback to win the following three maps to continue their dominant beginning to the season. Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim received the award for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game for his impressive performance.
The second game in week two for Fusion was no different. The team quickly won the first two maps – Ilios (1-2) and Havana (0-1). The Chengdu Hunters attempted an inspired comeback after a riveting battle for the third map Volskaya Industries, but eventually fell 3-2.
It was a repeat showing for both teams in King’s Row as it came right down to the wire before a winner emerged. Philadelphia Fusion managed to win the map and ended the match series (1-3).
Jae-hyeok “Carpe” Lee, a Hitscan DPS player, secured the man of the match award. He now has two MVP awards so far in the competition, which is more than any other player.
OWL League Weeek 2 results
Week 2 of the Overwatch League took place between April 23 and April 25, with 10 match-ups taking place in total. Here are the full results for wk 2 of the OWL.
April 23, 2021
Paris Eternal (3) vs. Vancouver Titans (1)
Los Angeles Gladiators (3) vs. London Spitfire (0)
April 24, 2021 – East
Chengdu Hunters (3) vs. New York Excelsior (0)
Houston Outlaws (3) vs. Paris Eternal (1)
Boston Uprising (0) vs. Los Angeles Gladiators (3)
Washington Justice (3) vs. Dallas Fuel (1)
April 25, 2021
Hangzhou Spark (1) vs. New York Excelsior (3)
Houston Outlaws (3) vs. London Spitfire (0)
Boston Uprising (0) vs. Dallas Fuel (3)
Vancouver Titans (1) vs. Washington Justice (3)
OWL League ladder after Week 2
Action from week two of May has just concluded. A few teams have completed the match requirements in the qualifies. However, all the teams will know their fate only after results are from week 3 action is available. Here are the current rankings for both the East and West divisions of the OWL league after week 2.
OWL – West Standings
Team | W-L | Map Differential | Points
Houston Outlaws | 4-0 | 12-5 | 4
Florida Mayhem | 2-0 | 6-2 | 2
Washington Justice | 2-0 | 6-2 |2
Toronto Defiant | 2-0 | 6-3 | 2
Dallas Fuel | 2-2 | 9-7 | 2
Los Angeles Gladiators | 2-2 | 8-6 | 2
San Francisco Shock | 1-1 | 5-4 | 1
Paris Eternal | 1-1 | 4-4 | 1
Atlanta Reign | 0-2 | 3-6 | 0
Boston Uprising | 0-2 | 0-6 | 0
London Spitfire | 0-2 | 0-6 | 0
Vancouver Titans | 0-4 | 4-12 | 0
OWL – East Standings
Philadelphia Fusion | 4-0 | 12-3 | 4
Chengdu Hunters | 3-1 | 10-4 | 3
Seoul Dynasty | 1-1 | 4-3 | 1
Shanghai Dragons | 1-1 | 3-3 | 1
New York Excelsior | 1-1 | 3-4 | 1
Hangzhou Spark | 0-2 | 2-6 | 0
Los Angeles Valiant | 0-2 | 1-6 | 0
Guangzhou Charge | 0-2 | 0-6 | 0