Eqo
Josh Corona 
Israel
Philadelphia Fusion
Swaps to perfect heroes
July 21, 2018
Eqo led in damage for his team in a 3-2 upset over the New York Excelsior on Saturday in the Overwatch League Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Eqo's versatility once again saved the Philadelphia Fusion from utter disaster. Playing nearly every DPS hero, he was able to take control of the game by having the perfect hero to slay in any situation. Eqo would mainly stick to Hanzo in order to cause havoc against the New York's tanks with Hanzo's Storm Bow. This allowed Eqo to easily farm Hanzo's ultimate on maps like King's Row, where he was able to throw out a Dragonstrike four separate times on the Fusion's defense to full hold the first point. However, Eqo's key hero would be Pharah on Dorado. Switching to the hero during the Fusion's defense of Point C, Eqo was able to throw out damage with no contest from New York and narrowly win the map.
Damage Leader
July 19, 2018
Eqo dealt the most damage in the series, contributing heavily towards 3-0 sweep over New York Excelsior in the first round of Semifinals playoffs, on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Eqo was absolutely excellent throughout the series against the Excelsior, especially on Hanzo. With a repeat performance to demonstrate his power on the hero like he did against the Uprising, he simply made it look easy against the team with the best record in the regular season.
Slays the Uprising with Hanzo
July 14, 2018
Eqo was not to be outdone by Carpe in the Philadelphia Fusion's 3-1 playoff series win over the Boston Uprising, utilizing the revamped Hanzo to great success.
ANALYSIS
Eqo spent a majority of the series playing the newly modified Hanzo. He was a huge nuisance to the Uprising, flitting in and out of their flank picking people off and dealing heavy chip damage to the Boston tank line. Though Carpe was racking up all of the kills for the Fusion, it was Eqo dealing most of the damage.
Shows off his deep hero pool
July 13, 2018
Eqo flashed the full depth of his hero poll in a double series against the Boston Uprising, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1, on Friday of the Overwatch League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Eqo played both tanks and DPS heroes in this series in order to trip up the Boston Uprising. While Eqo's tactic didn't work in the first series, it worked wonders in the second series. In the first series, this was largely because Eqo struggled to find an opening due to his team's compositions where he tended to focus on flexing onto the tank role. However, in the second series Eqo switched back to his DPS role and quickly found success. His Genji and Pharah were essential to Eichenwald's win, with Eqo's Genji clutching the Fusion's defense round. His Pharah, Genji and Tracer would then help close out the series on Hahamura, as his constant switching was able to trip up both Boston's offense and defense.
Shines on Junkrat and Pharah
June 10, 2018
Eqo cut through the Seoul Dynasty during the Philadelphia Fusion's 3-2 reverse sweep on Friday.
ANALYSIS
With the Fusion fighting to lock down a playoff spot, they certainly need all the help they can get. Eqo has returned to the lineup and provided the spark needed to get this team back on track. It may have taken a reverse sweep to take down the Dynasty here, but the win is what counts at this stage of the season. Eqo used both Junkrat and Pharah to the highest effect in this series, leaving Seoul with absolutely no room to maneuver in the second half. Now that Eqo is back in the fold, the Fusion can really get down to business and make one last push to get into the postseason.
Sidelined with wrist injury
May 31, 2018
Eqo sat out Wednesday night's loss to the New York Excelsior with a wrist injury.
ANALYSIS
While it looked as though the team was switching to ShaDowBurn last week to try and make heads or tails of their lineup, but the switch was necessary this week with Eqo nursing a wrist injury. His presence was certainly missed, too, as the Fusion were absolutely bodied in their loss on Wednesday. They kept things somewhat close on Blizzard World, but they looked dazed and confused on every other map. The Fusion have to hope that this injury doesn't keep Eqo sidelined for long or their playoff hopes could be in serious jeopardy.
Subbed out during second half of loss to Fuel
May 28, 2018
Eqo faltered heavily in the first half of the Philadelphia Fusion's 3-1 loss to the Dallas Fuel on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
While Eqo is normally a large piece of this team, he faded into the background during this series. He played mostly Junkrat and Roadhog during his time on stage but was nowhere near as effective as he normally is. This was especially true on Hanamura where the entire Fusion team tallied just 1500 damage as a team on defense, as Dallas blew through both points with almost seven minutes in the bank. With the team floundering, the Fusion opted to put in the rarely seen ShaDowBurn during the second half. Even that only got them a single win on Lijiang Tower before they were ultimately defeated.
Continues to bring the utility for Philadelphia
May 19, 2018
Eqo proved that he truly can play just about any hero during the Philadelphia Fusion's 3-1 win over the Boston Uprising on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
With Brigitte taking the new meta in Stage 4 by storm, the question of which player will pilot the pesky hero is at the forefront of most conversations. For the Fusion, it came as no surprise that Eqo would be the one to step up to the task. As he has shown throughout this season of the Overwatch League, Eqo is a jack of all trades for the Fusion. While Carpe brings the consistent and oppressive offense, Eqo fills in all the cracks to give the Fusion plenty of tools to work with. He proved this even further when he pulled out his D.Va while Poko was using Zarya. If the Fusion can continue showing a solid grasp on this new meta with the help of Eqo, things could certainly be looking up for this team in Stage 4.
Uneven performance against Seoul
April 28, 2018
Eqo was a bit rocky during Philadelphia's 3-2 loss to the Seoul Dynasty on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
When Eqo was on Junkrat in this series, he was lighting things up in a big way. Not only was he racking up a ridiculous amount of kills with the hero, but he picked up the first kill in 46% of teamfights while on the hero. For all his prowess on the hero, though, it didn't directly correlate to a win. They got close in Game 1 but faltered when it mattered most. They did pick up wins in Games 2 and 3, but it wasn't necessarily his play that led to the wins. By the time Game 5 on Oasis rolled around, he was nowhere to be found. His McCree simply didn't bring enough to the table in that final game and Seoul walked away with the win.
Returns to action in huge win
April 16, 2018
Eqo did well during his two showings in this 3-2 win over the London Spitfire.
ANALYSIS
After sitting out three games to start Stage 3, Eqo came back at the right time when his team took on the Spitfire. It seems as though his role on the team has changed a bit these days, however. Whereas he played for the majority of Stage 2, he only played in two of the five games in this series. He still made the most of his two outings, though. He once again showed off his deep hero pool by showing off on heroes like Genji, Hanzo, and Junkrat at certain points throughout the afternoon. How his time is shared with snillo moving forward will be an interesting storyline to keep an eye on in Stage 3.
Suspended and fined by Philadelphia Fusion
April 4, 2018
Eqo has been suspended for three games and fined $2,000 by the Philadelphia Fusion, the team announced Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Eqo's punishments stem from his use of the "slant eye" gesture made on his stream a few days ago when he was imitating a Korean in jest. The Fusion announced soon after it happened that he would be punished in some form for the racially insensitive gesture, and we now have official confirmation from the team. In addition to the fine and suspension, the team has revoked his streaming privileges until June 17, which is the end of the regular season. Eqo has since issued a statement saying that "there [was] no excuse...for [his] behavior." This will be a big blow to the team as he was the catalyst for the Fusion's resurgence in Stage 2. Whether the team can weather the storm in his absence will be a storyline to look out for in the next week-and-a-half.
Rising in the ranks as a top Genji
March 26, 2018
Eqo's stellar Genji almost won the Fusion the championship, but falling one step short, lost 3-2 against the New York Excelsior on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Ever since Eqo started stepping in for Shadowburn, he's demonstrated a more disciplined Genji. He doesn't go on his own or try to make hero plays solo just to get picked off, but instead moves with the team and strikes in conjunction with the rest of the Fusion lineup, getting several multi-kills on Gibraltar which almost got Fusion the win.
Keeps it clean against Dallas
March 19, 2018
EQO looked solid against a struggling Dallas Fuel as the Fusion took the series 4-0.
ANALYSIS
EQO played in the stead of Shadowburn once again and could be a strictly better upgrade from the high profile Russian superstar. EQO has shown more discipline as Genji and seems to play more with the team, contributing to the new and cleaner look seen from the Fusion recently.
Proves his worth yet again
March 10, 2018
Eqo played a solid set during the Philadelphia Fusion's 3-1 loss at the hands of the New York Excelsior on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Eqo has certainly solidified his spot in the starting lineup and continues to be one of the best players on this Fusion squad. When you pair him with Carpe, you have an extremely deadly duo. The only problem here was that the Excelsior have just as deadly of a DPS duo combined with solid players at every other position. As such, it was too much for Carpe and Eqo to carry this series like they had against teams like the Mayhem and the Dragons. Still, Eqo managed to help this team take game off New York to salvage a bit of their pride here.
Pops off in his OWL debut
February 24, 2018
Eqo made quite the triumphant entrance into the OWL during the Philadelphia Fusion's 4-0 win over the Boston Uprising on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
What a debut performance from Eqo. Showing no nerves whatsoever, Eqo had his foot on the gas pedal from the minute the series kicked off. Coming out the gate on Genji, he was simply electric with his careful use of all his abilities. This was especially true of his ultimate, as he always seemed to know just when to use it for maximum effect. With him weaving his way through fights and Carpe following up with a ton of damage in his own right, there was simply nothing at all that Boston could do to stop this Fusion squad.
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