Overwatch League: Titans take the Stage One Play-offs

Posted by John Jackson April 10, 2019 in Esports

After a jam-packed three days of fixtures, the stage one play-offs of the Overwatch League have concluded, and Vancouver Titans have taken the victory and the $500,000 prize along with it! Seoul Dynasty defeated New York Excelsior 3-1 in a shock defeat and Vancouver Titans breezed past Boston Uprising to become the first two semi-finalists. The next day, both Philadelphia Fusion and San Francisco Shock joined the other two sides after very straight forward victories against Atlanta Reign and Toronto Defiant respectively.

On Sunday the 23rd of March, San Francisco Shock faced Vancouver Titans in the grand final of the play-offs. Neither side had dropped a map point in their previous fixtures, but the final ended on a 4-3 scoreline. After taking the first point that was up for grabs, Philadelphia and Vancouver began to take it in turns winning points until the final game of the match. Heading into the game at 3-3, the two sides battled it out on Rialto which ended with the Titans winning the point and the series.

The second Stage of the league began on April 5th and currently San Francisco Shock occupy the top spot after two games. The stage 2 play-offs take place between the 10th and 12th of May with another $500,000 cash prize waiting to be claimed.

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