Overwatch League - Stage 3
Los Angeles

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

Teams In Competition
Event Scores
Final Placements
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Recaps Of This Event

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Read the latest news about players competing in Overwatch League - Stage 3

Likely benched this week after ER visit with stroke like symptoms
April 23, 2018
Taimou informed his fans via his personal Twitter that he would not be streaming after a panic attack combined with hyperventilation prompted him to seek medical attention.
ANALYSIS
Taimou went to Urgent Care after experiencing a severe panic attack that caused half of his body to experience pain or numbness. Urgent Care advised him to go to the ER as he had many symptoms indicative of a stroke. After receiving a CAT scan, Doctors determined that Taimou's condition was likely indicative of extreme stress. Taimou will likely sit out of the Fuel's matches this week as a precautionary measure and could be out for longer.
Will miss next two matches
April 23, 2018
EFFECT has revealed on his stream that he is taking a mental health holiday in South Korea.
ANALYSIS
Likely due to the high-stress environment currently consuming the Dallas Fuel organization, EFFECT is taking a sabbatical and has not revealed when or if he will return. While he will almost assuredly miss this week's games it is possible that he will be absent for the rest of Stage 3.
Eats up heavy burst damage
April 22, 2018
Meko held his team safe in a tight 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Gladiators on Saturday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Meko may not be a big playmaker like Libero, JJoNak, Saebyeolbe or Pine, but he was essential this series. Los Angeles Gladiators' roster runs a heavy focus on tanks making plays for them, which took New York off-guard early on. Meko struggled to assist Janus' dives or protect his backline from tanks due to him having to over-extend to perform either role. This led to a disorganized New York in the first two maps. But when the Excelsior played a slower, long-range game he was able to easily protect core DPS players and support players. Meko was excellent at fluttering his Defense Matrix to eat up burst damage while using his Bunny Blasters to push back dives. This gave his team the room needed to make plays.
Pokes and annoys his oppenents
April 22, 2018
Saebyeolbe harassed the Los Angeles Gladiators with his tight Tracer game in a 3-2 win on Saturday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
When Saebyeolbe has room to make plays, he takes advantage. The first two maps of Temple of Anubis and Blizzard World were surprisingly rough for him and his signature Tracer. On New York's attack of Temple of Anubis, he struggled to find an opening while he and Janus had a tendency to get caught outflanking. It wasn't until the Junkertown that Saebyeolbe really found the openings he needed. With New York's tanks playing more defensively, he easily harassed support players without worrying about losing the fight over objectives. This was especially true on Oasis where the cramped control points gave Saebyeolbe tons of openings.
Throws down with enemy tank players
April 22, 2018
Mano bullied and punished the Los Angeles Gladiators in a 3-2 reverse-sweep on Saturday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
After Janus led the charge on the first two maps, Mano was subbed in to take control of a spiraling game. Mano brought a slower style to New York with his defensive Winston, a style the team was clearly more accustomed to. Instead of focusing on diving support players, Mano tried to hold objectives and protect carries like JJoNak and Pine. This vital on Ilios where the Los Angeles Gladiators tired to focus on plays from their tanks. As the series rolled into Oasis, Mano grew more confident with his plays, challenging and zoning Los Angeles' guiding tanks head-on.
Drops his starting map
April 22, 2018
FCTFCTN got the start over Muma but could not get the win on Volaskaya during the Houston Outlaws' 3-0 victory over the Dallas Fuel.
ANALYSIS
FCTFCTN is now the default starting main tank for Volskaya Industries and who could blame the Outlaws for this decision since until Dallas FCTFCTN had a 100 percent win rate on the map. FCTFCTN isn't really the player to blame for the draw seeing as coolmatt focused a little more on damage than blocking damage for his support players and the DPS corps was having difficulty dealing with AKM.
Working on his Tracer
April 22, 2018
Jake spent a lot of time trying to better his Tracer play during the Houston Outlaws' 3-0 victory over the Dallas Fuel.
ANALYSIS
Though Clockwork saw some playing time Houston is approaching their lack of a Tracer player on dual fronts, pushing Jake to practice the hero against Dallas. Though his abilities are often inefficiently utilized and his movement is clunky and awkward, Jake was still able to come away with some dual wins against EFFECT. Jake needs more time and improvement to become the Tracer player that Houston needs, but he is well on his way.
Gets the start on control point
April 22, 2018
Clockwork got some playing time on Ilios as the Houston Outlaws beat the Dallas Fuel 3-0.
ANALYSIS
Clockwork isn't a great Tracer player and, in truth, probably isn't even the best Tracer player on the team, but he is getting playing time in an effort to remedy that issue. He made competent plays on Ilios and got valuable time in the starting lineup that hopefully leads to tangible results.
Back to his old ways
April 22, 2018
Mickie found himself back in the starting lineup and underperforming in the Dallas Fuel's 3-0 loss to the Houston Outlaws.
ANALYSIS
Mickie seems to still be living in the past, making no changes to his play style in direct conflict with the needs of his teammates. He is rarely with OGE and even more rarely is he peeling for his supports. It is unclear what Mickie is doing from game to game other than being in the lineup to keep up the team morale.
Still trying to solo carry
April 22, 2018
EFFECT tried to keep his team competitive all by himself in the Dallas Fuel's 3-0 loss to the Houston Outlaws
ANALYSIS
EFFECT is still very clearly unhappy with the level of performance in Dallas. After the release of KyKy and Rascal, EFFECT tweeted that either the team must change or he would be leaving and this loss combined with the 4-0 loss to the San Francisco Shock earlier in the week might be the final straw. EFFECT is still in solo queue mode in most of the Fuels games and that doesn't look like it will change anytime soon.