Overwatch League - Stage 3
Los Angeles

Event Dates:
April 4, 2018 through May 5, 2018

Teams In Competition
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Recaps Of This Event

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Slams Boston Uprising into the corner
May 8, 2018
Mano bullied the Boston Uprising's support in a 3-0 win at the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Mano's unique Winston gave New York the edge they needed. Playing on Route 66, Nepal and Volskaya Industry, Mano used his Winston to bully other players around instead of chasing kills. This was especially effective on Nepal where Mano bounced players around with his Primal Rage, even cornering Boston players in the stables on Nepal: Village. This was important since it gave New York's DPS players the room they needed to flank the enemy supports players. On Volskaya Industry, Mano was even able to bounce some players off the map on New York's first defense of the map.
Dominates as Widowmaker
May 8, 2018
Pine threw the Boston Uprising for a loop in a 3-0 win at the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Pine has always played an extraordinarily aggressive Widowmaker. In this series, he pushed his aggression to the limit. Largely sticking to his Widowmaker, Pine was able to find key shots onto players with ease on Numbani and Route 66. Numbani was his highlight map. On New York's attack on Point C, Pine pushed up behind the entrance of Boston's spawn doors and set up a sniping position. He was able to slay Boston's players as they trickled out form the spawns door, zipping around with the hero's grapple hook to avoid getting caught out. It was an incredibly bold play that gave New York the few meters they needed to win the match and the series.
Zips behind enemy lines to take Finals win
May 8, 2018
Saebyeolbe named the MVP in a 3-0 win against the Boston Uprising at the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
New York is a team full of great players, but Saebyeolbe exceeded all his teammates this series. Sticking to his signature Tracer, he zipped and dived behind enemy lines to harass the Boston Uprising's backlines. His biggest challenge, however, was his Tracer duels with Boston's Striker. Saebyeolbe's quick-thinking allowed him to out-position Striker, a tank-killing player, as they both tried to out-dive, and out-damage, each other. Saebyeolbe was vital in New York's win on Nepal and Numbani. In the last seconds of the match, Saebyeolbe landed a triple kill as Boston scrambled to push the payload. He also had an uncanny ability to Pulse Bomb key targets, usually by going after tanks.
Strong even in defeat
May 8, 2018
SPACE tried his best to bring the Los Angeles Valiant a victory during their 3-0 sweep at the hands of the New York Excelsior in the Stage 3 playoffs on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
While the Valiant were easily brushed aside by the Excelsior in this match, it wasn't for a lack of effort from SPACE. As he has been for the entirety of Stage 3, he was solid on the frontline with D.Va to give his team a fighting chance. He focused down targets with precision and ate up a ton of damage to boot. Unfortunately, the Excelsior were simply too much to handle as a unit, and there was simply nothing that anyone on the Valiant could do to stop the impending doom in this sweep.
Loses Widowmaker duel
May 8, 2018
Soon was picked off time and again during the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-0 loss to the New York Excelsior on Sunday in the Stage 3 playoffs.
ANALYSIS
As was the case for the majority of this Valiant team, Soon was outmatched by his New York counterpart. In this case, Pine got the better of the Widowmaker duel at every turn, leaving his team open to also get decimated by the lethal sniper. While Soon has found much success in this role throughout Stage 3, it was clear that there is a sizable gap between the Valiant and a team like New York. Still, a trip to the playoffs was a large step up from the team's performance in Stage 2, which sets up an exciting end to the season.
Can't push the Valiant over the hump
May 8, 2018
Bunny couldn't prevent the demise of the Los Angeles Valiant in their 3-0 loss to the New York Excelsior on Sunday in the Stage 3 playoffs.
ANALYSIS
While Bunny has routinely been the savior for this Valiant team, even his contributions weren't enough to stop the team from getting picked apart by the Excelsior. In particular, he was no match for the prowess of Saebyeolbe's Tracer. The New York DPS showed Bunny exactly how Tracer should be played, which effectively neutralized any sort of advantage that Bunny could have brought to the table.
Unable to sway the tide
May 7, 2018
Neko valiantly supported the Boston Uprising in it 3-0 loss to the New York Excelsior in the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Usually, Neko is able to have a great impact on the game due to the lethality he embodies with Zenyatta. However, New York is the home of JjoNaK, the aggressive Zenyatta, and was not afraid to get right in Neko's face at all. Neko was unable to adapt to this new situation, and couldn't have as much influence on the match as he usually does. Coming from the second team in the Stage standings, this shows a hole in their strategy: a weakness in adapting to the situation at hand.
Greatest strength became greatest weakness
May 7, 2018
NotE failed to make an impact on the Boston Uprising's 3-0 loss against the New York Excelsior in the Stage 3 Finals for the OWL.
ANALYSIS
NotE's D.Va has always been commended for its aggression, but New York took this supposed strength and turned it into a weakness. In the moments when NotE dived in, the Excelsior charged into the hole left behind and take out one or more members. Rather than being able to get a pick and give the Uprising an advantage, this exchange typically ended with them on the back foot. It looked like NotE was trying to use the same tactic he had used on Stage, and this failure shows a potential weakness in the Uprising's ability to adapt.
Not enough pressure
May 7, 2018
Mistakes failed to keep the heat on the New York Excelsior in a 3-0 loss for the Boston Uprising in the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
While keeping pace, Mistakes failed to apply the pressure required to influence the outcome of the match. Losing Widowmaker battles and struggling to secure eliminations won't cut it in the Finals. Against New York, a team needs to constantly keep the key players in check and change up accordingly. Mistakes was unable to adapt fast enough to the overwhelming might that is the Excelsior.
Discord devastation
May 7, 2018
Neko weakened the Los Angeles Gladiators in a 3-0 victory for the Boston Uprising in the first round of the Playoffs in Stage 3 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta had a monumental impact on every teamfight, from Discord Orbs to Transcendence. Not only did he show off his game sense, Discording key targets as they were being shot, but he was quick to respond to low health teammates with a Harmony Orb or Transcendence. Meanwhile, he was constantly putting pressure on the Gladiators from far away and would take out key targets if they got too confident. Neko's Zenyatta should not be trifled with.