Overwatch League - Stage 2
Los Angeles

Event Dates:
February 21, 2018 through March 24, 2018

Teams In Competition
Event Scores
Final Placements
Recaps Of This Event

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Read the latest news about players competing in Overwatch League - Stage 2

Valiant effort that came up short
March 31, 2018
Profit was unable to keep pace with the Philadelphia Fusion in a 2-3 loss to the London Spitfire in the Stage 2 Playoffs in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Profit has routinely shown us that he can be an unstoppable machine, but in the Stage 2 Playoffs, the Fusion seemed to have a number on his Tracer. The Spitfire did a great job of engaging together, but the Fusion quickly responded and regularly Profit had to retreat with no kills in the feed. As the series went on, it was clear this strategy is one the Fusion heavily prepared for, and Profit never changed up his play to adjust for that.
Routinely picked off
March 31, 2018
Gesture had trouble staying alive in the London Spitfire's 2-3 loss against the Philadelphia Fusion in the Stage 2 Playoffs in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Gesture is a top-tier Winston player, and always engages with at least one other teammate. This level of coordination is both a strength and a weakness. Against most teams, London used this strategy to get one or two picks, but the Fusion knew this would happen so they strategized around it. Thus, Gesture would quickly find himself in a hairy situation and have to back off. In the end, he couldn't change up his style of play enough to beat out the Fusion.
Defense matrix can't cover everything
March 31, 2018
Fury attempted to stop the Philadelphia Fusion in the London Spitfire's 2-3 loss in the Stage 2 Playoffs in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Fury was constantly paying attention to the positioning of the Fusion, and denied 4 Gravitrons with his Defense Matrix in Kings Row alone. However, this D.Va expert couldn't be everywhere at once, and multiple times his teammates fell around him. Playing D.Va is a difficult balance of aggression and defense, and Fury's shown us that he's got space to improve. Hopefully, we see him improve going forward in the next stage.
Set the pace for teamfights
March 31, 2018
fragi dominated the London Spitfire in the Philadelphia Fusion's 3-2 victory in the Stage 2 Playoffs in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
fragi let loose his inner Winston as he played against the Spitfire. Not only was he confident in his engagements, but he stayed alive long enough to disengage as well. Against a team like London, one of the best in the league, this is no small feat for any main tank. Being able to accomplish this was a huge boon for the Fusion and resulted in relieving pressure from the Fusion's DPS players. Going into Stage 3, fragi is one of the main tanks you'll want to keep an eye on.
An unstoppable omnic
March 31, 2018
Boombox took out the London Spitfire in the Philadelphia Fusion's 3-2 victory Sunday in the Stage 2 Playoffs in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Boombox continued to maintain his reputation of filling up the killfeed on Zenyatta. From either deep in the backline or in the thick of it, Boombox landed shots onto incredibly small hitboxes at lightning speed. His eliminations gave the rest of the Fusion openings they needed to come away victors in a fight. Boombox is one of the support players you want to keep your eye on.
Tracer specialist had a monumental effect
March 31, 2018
Snillo hopped in for the victory match of the Philadelphia Fusion over the London Spitfire in a 3-2 victory in the Stage 2 Playoffs in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Snillo only played in the last match in the series, but his Tracer performance was influential in their victory. Snillo put constant pressure on the Spitfire's backline and was side by side with his team pushing the Spitfire into a corner. Watching only Route 66, it would have looked like Snillo was playing for the whole series thus far. He is definitely one player you might want to consider adding if Route 66 is in the map pool.
Shows off deep hero pool in reverse sweep win
March 26, 2018
Libero's flexibility as a DPS brought a needed quality to the lineup when adapting to the Philadelphia Fusion for a 3-2 victory.
ANALYSIS
While Saebyeolbe's Widowmaker secured a Hollywood victory, it was otherwise Libero's Widowmaker that formed a proper two-pronged assault. While Saebyeolbe's Tracer dominated the frontlines, Libero played Widowmaker from afar. Apart from Widow, Libero also flexed expertly onto everything from Genji, Hanzo, Junkrat, Pharah, and Soldier 76 to adapt to any situation needed throughout the series.
Top-tier Zenyatta play leads to Stage 2 Finals win
March 26, 2018
JJoNaK was a rock for keeping things under control in the 3-2 comeback victory against the Philadelphia Fusion.
ANALYSIS
You can always count on JJoNaK to play well as Zenyatta, especially in a pinch. Acting like the control tower of the team, he deftly protected his teammates while initiating fights with charged Zenyatta shots taking key enemies out at the start of fights.
Widowmaker shuts Fusion down
March 26, 2018
Saebyeolbe's performance on Widowmaker in the last 3 games of the Stage 2 Finals secured a 3-2 reverse-sweep victory against the Philadelphia Fusion.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe's always been in contention as one of the top DPS in the league but his ability to spark a reverse-sweep in such high stakes games is legendary. Philadelphia's Carpe has a better Widowmaker in general but it was Saebyeolbe who came out on top in Game 4 on Hollywood with his own Widowmaker. Not only that, his Tracer all series was stellar.
Stellar Tracer play almost brings home the win
March 26, 2018
Carpe's endurance failed him at the end of a long playoffs run, contributing to the 3-2 loss against the New York Excelsior in the Stage 2 Finals loss.
ANALYSIS
Going all 10 games (5 games in the semis against the London Spitfire then 5 games against New York Excelsior), Eqo went from suburb to sloppy, which isn't a surprise when you consider how high stakes these games were to begin with. His Widowmaker was an absolute fiend for the entire day though. Fusion definitely couldn't make it this far without him and he's definitely in contention for one of the best DPS in the league.