Overwatch League - Stage 4
Los Angeles

Event Dates:
May 16, 2018 through June 16, 2018

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Event Scores
Final Placements
Recaps Of This Event

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Cant keep pace with Meko
June 19, 2018
Seagull has come into his own in the off-tank role but paled in comparison to a true off-tank player in the Dallas Fuel's 3-2 playoff loss to the New York Excelsior.
ANALYSIS
Seagull has always been a consistent player who understand the fundamentals of the game very well. He did a good job being aggressive and peeling for his supports against New York, as D.Va, but missed several opportunities across the series. Seagull was often caught out of position and was forced to use his ultimate to re-mech and stay in the fight. If OGE will be the Anchor of Dallas' roster going forward, Seagull will undoubtedly be the putty used to fill any weak positions.
Makes a case to stay
June 19, 2018
OGE looks like the long term answer at main for the Dallas Fuel after their 3-2 playoff loss to the New York Excelsior.
ANALYSIS
OGE was a consistent force for the Fuel in the series against New York. He was able to hold the front line just as well as Mano or Janus and has curbed his overaggressive habits on offense. OGE has also built a good rapport with his support players, ensuring that he is always at full health when starting a fight and that he receives the necessary attention when leaping out of fights. OGE will likely be the anchor for the Dallas Fuel's roster in Season 2.
Leads comeback charge in defeat
June 19, 2018
Mickie was the progenitor of the Dallas Fuel's comeback attempt in their 3-2 playoff loss to the New York Excelsior
ANALYSIS
Mickie spent most of the series as Brigitte, causing havoc and dishing out healing. Mickie had minimal impact early on as he was cut off from his team too often. When Dallas began to turn things around on Lijiang Tower, Mickie turned the tables on the Excelsior, holding back until they prepared to engage, jumping in at the last second to cut the Excelsior front line off from the supports. Though ultimately the Fuel fell short, Mickie made a strong case for him to be part of the Fuel next season
Misses obvious counters
June 19, 2018
Mano stuck to comfort picks instead of counter picks in a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant at the Stage 4 Finals of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Halfway through the series, New York admitted they had not game plan against the Los Angeles Valiant despite Valiant running very standard compositions. Mano, especially, failed to run counters to commonplace heroes like Orisa. On Blizzard World, for example, Mano ran Orisa both on attack and defense. His defensive Orisa was easily stomped by Los Angeles running a Roadhog to easily break Mano's shields. But during New York's offense, Mano could do little against Valiant's Orisa, failing to run Roadhog in a single push in the entirety of New York's attack round.
Crumbles on Blizzard World
June 19, 2018
Saebyeolbe fell completely flat in a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant at the Stage 4 Finals of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe only played two maps, Hanamura and Blizzard World, but he was a shadow of himself in both. This was despite Saebyeolbe sticking to his best characters, Tracer and Widowmaker. On Hanamura, Saebyeolbe struggled to assist Libero in slaying out the map, only able to harass the backline to help capture Point A. In his assault of Point B, Sabyeolbe struggled to even get on the point let alone get into the enemy's backline. His defense on Hanamura, however, was far stronger due the map's easy choke points. Blizzard World was disaster for him from start to finish. Failing to land even a single kill, Los Angeles easily steamrolled both his Tracer offense and his Widowmaker defense.
Plays a sloppy Widowmaker
June 19, 2018
Pine slumped on his signature Widowmaker in a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant at the Stage 4 Finals of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Pine's downward trend on Widowmaker only continued to grow in this series. Playing both Dorado and Oasis, Pine did little to further New York's damage potential in both maps. On Dorado, Pine struggled to spot out flanks from the Los Angeles Valiant, allowing an enemy Hanzo to get into the back line and pick off New York's support. Pine's lack of map awareness also affected his ability to land picks as he struggled to land key kills onto Los Angeles' players. Pine would recover in Oasis, but only briefly. Oasis: Gardens saw Pine explode with a triple kill to land the first point, only to quickly trail off attempting to defend the objective. His sloppy shots crippled a New York team in dire need of damage.
Fails to break shields
June 19, 2018
JJoNak can't get past shields in a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant at the Stage 4 Finals of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
For once, JJoNak did more healing than damage, a damning indicator of the New York's lack of presence this series. On New York's defense of the first map, Dorado, JJoNak attempted to take up the role of Tracer of instead of his traditional Zenyatta. However, that quickly fell apart as JJoNak failed to land a single kill. He'd quickly switch back to Zenyatta, but he still lacked the damage needed to push past the Valiant. This lack of damage output was largely because of Los Angeles running shield tanks and New York's inability to break shields, effectively negating all of JJoNak's presence across the series.
Stands up to JJoNak
June 18, 2018
KariV was on fire in a 3-1 win over the New York Excelsior during the Stage 4 Finals on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Up against frontrunner for season MVP, JJoNak, KariV had a tall task. It's tough to stand out when you're playing against a player like JJoNak and a team like the Excelsior, but KariV did just that in this series. He never shied away from the spotlight and lit things up with his Zenyatta. Not only did he keep his teammates alive, but he doled out damage in droves to allow the Valiant to somewhat easily push past the Excelsior on Sunday. While he doesn't have the full season resume that JJoNak has, KariV can hang his hat on this monumental playoff win.
Saves best performance for last
June 18, 2018
SPACE was thriving in a major way during the Valiant's 3-1 win over the New York Excelsior on Sunday in the Stage 4 Finals.
ANALYSIS
SPACE has been one of the biggest bright spots for the Valiant in the last two stages and this series was no different. He once again played a bevy of different heroes and synergized extremely well with Fate to form one of the beefiest frontlines in the OWL. It was tough for even the likes of Libero, Pine, and Saebyeolbe to break through and get to the Valiant's backline. As such, the Valiant DPS duo of SoOn and Agilities had free reign of the entire map to do what they wanted. If they can do this a few more times this July, they could complete one of the biggest upsets in the short history of the OWL.
Secures key picks in Stage 4 Title match
June 18, 2018
SoOn was on his game during the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-1 win over the New York Excelsior in the Stage 4 Finals on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Going up against Pine, the superstar sniper for the Excelsior, is enough to make anyone nervous. That wasn't the case at all when SoOn was faced with the task of going toe-to-toe with Pine on Sunday. While Pine got the best of him at points, SoOn was the victor in the majority of their engagements. Whenever the Valiant needed a pick to jumpstart a fight, SoOn was right there with his Widowmaker to set his team up for success. Whether he'll be able to keep up this level of production when the Valiant head to the playoffs this summer will determine how deep of a run they can make.