PAC RETAINS A SPOT FOR GAUNTLET POGGERS
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PAC RETAINS A SPOT FOR GAUNTLET POGGERS
ヽ(´▽｀)ノ go green leaves ヽ(´▽｀)ノ
btw thanks to sgbros for the screenshot and the idea with the fusion
I addressed the Spitfire's weak schedule in the rankings themselves, but I always get messages about ranking the Fusion too high so I'll address both here.
There are only four teams that are convincingly good so far, and only the Reign have a win off of any one of them this stage. What that means is that everyone is beating "bad teams" because no one is beating the good teams.
I can see an argument for Dynasty over Spitfire, but the Spitfire couldn't possibly go any lower than 6th because no one else is looking good enough to warrant being ahead of them (despite their SoS).
The Fusion are in a similar boat. Sure, they don't look good. I recognize that. Neither does anyone else. I don't see the Fuel staying ahead of them after an 0-8 week that included one team that's supposed to be about their level. I don't see putting the Dragons ahead of them because like the Fusion and Spitfire, they have beat weaker teams (except their overall record is worse). The Hunters aren't ahead of them because they're on a losing streak in which they look pretty bad.
Yes, these teams have pretty weak arguments for 5th and 7th rankings, but everyone below them has even weaker arguments. Even if you do lower where they're ranked, you can only lower their ranking so far before you're lifting up even less deserving teams. That's why the Spitfire and Fusion are where they are.
It was for National Pet Day
I believe Hooey is an NA resident.
UPDATE: The story has been updated to say Mineral and yeah have left the Mayhem. Originally, the article says they were released. Assistant coach yeah has disputed that he was released and instead states that he left of his own accord.
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It probably has less to do with talking to Harsha and more to do with the fact that they're currently living in the United States and it would be helpful.
Them learning English would make it easier for him for sure, but that's likely not the main reason when he's actively learning Korean.
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I'm going to cheat and ask a second question.
What do you think you and your teammates need to do better in Stage 2?
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What was your reaction when the team told you they wanted to promote you from academy to OWL?
The largest chain of arenas I know is literally "Esports Arena" https://www.esportsarena.com/.
If I remember correctly, the Valiant are the only other team that have a guaranteed set venue at this point in time (the Microsoft Theater as you pointed out). However, I am pretty sure the Gladiators will play in a facility that is part of the complex the new Los Angeles Rams stadium will be on.
The Fuel are hosting matches this year but I don't know if that site will be their permanent home. The Reign are scheduled to play matches this year but have not announced where it will be.
The Montreal Rebellion will play Contenders in an arena, although they don't own the arena itself.
I don't think any sites have been announced for teams outside of North America either.
Thanks! I was looking for that information and couldn't find it. I've updated the story to reflect that.
NYXL will likely still be 2 unless Shock make a run and win the stage playoff.
Dynasty will be higher, how much higher tbd
I think that's fair and you're probably right. I've been placing the Defiant too low for the whole season and while I was attempting to correct it this week I'm still selling them too short.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly listed MirroR as part of the team's roster.
Some of the teams move more as a result of the movement of other teams than their own performance. For example, there was no way I wasn't dropping the Spark and Valiant below the Reign and Dynasty this week, so both teams start with a minimum of a two spot increase as a result. You could argue that Reign may only move up one spot if you let the Dynasty jump over them after that, however, the Dynasty played an opponent that is likely weaker than the one the Reign beat, and therefore it's tough to argue against moving the Reign up higher than one spot with the strength of schedule argument. I think keeping the Gladiators above the two teams is a fair call to make.
I probably would have given the Uprising more of a break for roster issues if I had known their issues were temporary when I finalized the rankings earlier this week. I want to be consistent and lock my rankings in at the same time every week regardless of when I have time to finish the article, so the rankings get completed before the article is published. At the time I dropped the Uprising down six spots, it was known Fusions was ineligible to play and it was assumed he would continue to be. They would probably remain above the Outlaws and Mayhem if I had ranked under the assumption that Fusions would return this week.
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You are correct. All teams scheduled to play CIS Hope from this point on will be awarded 4-0 wins.
While Bogur has a chance to be the first Bulgarian to play in Contenders, he is not the first to play in Trials. Linepro, who played in Season 2 with Samsung Morning Stars Blue, is listed on Liquipedia as both Spanish and Bulgarian.
UPDATE: The team has since added Gustav after FDGoD left the team for new opportunities.
Chinese streams tend to have massive viewer numbers. Part of it could be population (remember China has over 1 billion people all on the same timezone), while part of it could be inflated numbers. Viewership stats for Chinese streams are generally considered unreliable because they have a reputation for being inflated (this wouldn't be Leave's doing, but the streaming service itself).
However, I'd say Overwatch looks fairly popular in China from an outsider's perspective. They are the only region that regularly has tournaments outside of Contenders and most of them end in LANs. Someone more familiar with the Chinese scene can probably speak with a more informed perspective, though.
To be fair, Blizzard probably wanted Path to Poverty to rebrand and Bermuda was forced to rebrand by virtue of no longer being with their org.
It's worth noting that Samsung's Italian division is behind this organization rather than Samsung as a whole (otherwise they probably wouldn't be in Contenders Europe because Samsung is a Korean company!). So if Samsung were to make a push for the Overwatch League, it probably wouldn't be with this roster and in fact would probably be based in Korea (this is assuming Samsung would frown upon one of their divisions independently investing between 20 and 60 million USD in projects outside of selling Samsung devices).
This applies to the roster as a whole. As a result, there wouldn't be anymore than three international players fielded by a team within a match.
I hope this means Kami will be on an academy team since he was snubbed from OWL 👀
I'll go first:
I kinda cheated with 8 but 28 simply isn't enough spots!
It has previously been stated that OWL would like to end up with 28 teams. Since there are currently 20 teams, that means there may be only eight more teams who will join the Overwatch League. Where do you think they should be?
I was just copying the way we had the name listed in our database and wasn't paying attention, haha. I swapped it for consistencies sake.
Sorry for the delay on getting this out!
Since the league is being reduced to eight, not all of the playoff teams qualified for next Contenders and were demoted to Trials. Most of them must have accepted their invites rather than disbanded, leaving little space for Open Division teams.
Yeah, I wasn't quite sure if they would have to play 10 or 11 games when I looked at the schedule. Figured if they ended the season on a win they would be in either way.
I missed that tweet however, do you have a link to it?
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