Yeah, rematch of the season one finals, with both teams feeling very different since the last one. This is the match I wanted to see in the quarters to get a better beat on both teams. Both got dismantled in their semi finals match so I'm interested to see who bounces back first.
Pound for pound I feel like nV has the better cast here with EFFECT being an incomparably better Tracer than ArHaN and Taimou being an arguably better hitscan/soldier than Recry. I also give the support advantage to nV with the exception of IDK possibly being a better Lucio, imo, than Harry. I think nV will take this though I wouldn't be surprised if it went either way.
Map score roulette:
AFB 2-4 nV
bronze finals are Bo5 IIRC.
I thought so as well but the match ticker shows Bo7, I'll edit if it does get confirmed as Bo5 though.
Envy won't take this and one of the main reason is their motivation is gone. Now they just want to get out of korea and have a good vacation before start playing again.
Possibly, but I'd think they do their best to win regardless since they have one last game to play in any case.
makes zero sense.
The players on EnVy (specifically Taimou) have been extremely vocal about their dislike towards spending long periods of time outside of their home in the USA. They find it draining, no doubt affecting their motivation. Taimou played McCree exclusively for the first two maps, most likely would be on the Soldier if they were playing to win.
I guess that the match will find out which team is more unwilling to win as their motivation has gone too far away right after they were completely swept by their opponents in semifinals.
Hopefully EnVyUs didn't lose their spirit. Envy at their best I believe will be able to take down AF Blue, but i don't think EnVyUs are feeling at their best right now. :(
EnvyUs being an American team is a joke. Non of them are from America.
Blizzard hasn't put in any rules that require any number of players to be from the region they represent. Frankly I don't know why this would even be an issue for you.
Where a player is from, and who they play for, shouldn't matter as long as we get the highest possible level of competition. Achieving that can only help on the road to making this game successful in the long run, imo.
I don't think it matters what flag the org is, but I always find that funny when people are like "USA USA USA" as if there's some kind of national pride on the line for a team that comprises 0 American. :P
with taimou and effect being super tilted with this game and their developers, will this team even continue playing after the tournament ?
Relax, EnVyUs will remain in Overwatch. They are one of the teams that Blizzard needs in the Overwatch League and the future, simply because of their name, size, and their achievements. You couldn't have OWL or any Overwatch eSports world without EnVyUs, C9, Rogue, Immortals, Lunatic-Hai, etc.
Possibly, NV may change up the roster. I could see Taimou making an exit and NV picking up a talented projectile player (seagull plz), importing a Korean, or something along those lines. Effect will stay because he's a Korean talent that would not want to leave one of the largest Western organizations, even with his complaints about the game the other day. I could also see NV possibly dropping a majority of the roster and building something around Effect.
Regardless though, EnVyUs isn't going anywhere.
Think this match will be closer than both the semis. I think 4-2 for Envy, but it depends if they're playing well or not
It's also important to notice that although Envy doesn't have a single NA player, the team is still a "Western Team" (non APEC team) making it impressive when they can hold their own and win vs the strategic masterminds that are the Koreans. The work and efforts made by Envy will help NA OW be more competitive and show more potential in the upcoming Overwatch League, especially after disappointing NA showings such as C9 out of contenders S1, Selfless Dafran fiasco, and multiple NA teams dropping due to lack of performance or minor return in investment.
Loving the comfort pick from Taimou,dude looks happier playing mcree and even playing better
Mickie plays DVa how he used to be played back in APEX Season 1, and it's quite a different play style now so it's understandable why he tends to be diving more than staying with his supports
Why isn't Envy picking dorado anymore? Wasn't it historically one of their best maps?
First 3 maps were really close. Sadly Envy seemed to throw on Volskaya; I consider it one of their very best maps!
Kinda expected Envy to lose. I think its time for them to take a break and come back stronger than ever. Gl
Yeah they all need a break to rest and hopefully make the game fun again. Maybe the Overwatch World Cup will help with that on the way to Contenders Season 1.
Hella sure it will help. They just need good break and get back to dominate NA.