Houston Outlaws
USA
Underutilized in overtime
May 5, 2018
Jake wasnt played to the fullest of his potential in the Houston Outlaws' 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Shock.
ANALYSIS
Jake has done a superb job of transitioning into a competent Tracer player in order to best compliment LiNkzr. Unfortunately, Jake is now being pigeonholed into this role and the Outlaws are seemingly forgetting about his other heroes. It was Architect running the Pharah over the Outlaws on Oasis rather than Jake running a Pharah over the Shock. Underutilizing Jake and opting instead to try to ignore Architect was the final nail in the Outlaws' coffin for Stage 3.
Outgunned by Architect
May 5, 2018
LiNkzr was outdone by Architect in the Houston Outlaws' 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Shock.
ANALYSIS
LiNkzr fell just short of what the Outlaws needed from him in one of the better DPS duels of Stage 3. There was incredible back and forth between LiNkzr and Architect from map to map with one dominating the other only for the tables to turn the next time around. This is one of the few moments where LiNkzr's best just wasn't enough. However, with a new meta on the horizon for Stage 4, expect him to be on the rise.
Overaggressive in loss
May 5, 2018
Muma made brilliant plays that led to nothing during the Houston Outlaws 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Shock.
ANALYSIS
Muma was a stud in the series against San Francisco, locking down multi-kills and being disruptive in the back line of the Shock, but he was not on the same page with his teammates. With Coolmatt also being aggressive, the Outlaws' supports were often left hanging out to dry with nobody peeling for them. While Muma did a lot for his team, it had very little overall impact.
Performing better off the bench
April 30, 2018
Muma seems to looked refreshed coming off the bench in the Houston Outlaws 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Gladiators.
ANALYSIS
FCTFCTN is getting the starts on Volskaya now but Muma seems to enjoy it. Being able to focus on his own strengths instead of improving one weak spot has taken some pressure off and has resulted in more Outlaw wins. When Muma does sit out that first game, he always seems to finish stronger in the series and plays with a clearer head. Muma was able to see where the tank lines shortcomings were in Game 1 and was able to come in and fix those issues for at least two game wins for the Outlaws. Getting a lay of the land before entering the fray seems to be the best game plan for Muma.
Shows off his counter-Widow
April 30, 2018
LiNkzr showed why he is called the best counter sniper in the League during the Houston Outlaws 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Gladiators.
ANALYSIS
LiNkzr set out to prove that Surefour was not the best Widowmaker in the Overwatch League by counter sniping him every chance he got. LiNkzr was lights out in the Widowmaker duels throughout the series and combined with the pressure that Muma was able to put on Surefour was what enabled the Outlaws to muster what was almost a reverse sweep.
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Adds Kyky as Assistant Coach
May 10, 2018
The Houston Outlaws announced via Twitter that Kyle "Kyky" Souder will be joining the organization.
ANALYSIS
Possibly the worst kept secret in Overwatch League's short history, the Houston Outlaws announced that Kyky is officially a part of the organization. Originally reported by Rod "Slasher" Breslau on Twitter, Kyky's joining the Houston Outlaws should bring the team a little bit more stability on the player management side.
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In talks to accquire KyKy
April 23, 2018
According to Rod "Slasher" Breslau the Houston Outlaws have been in talks to hire former Dallas Fuel Head Coach Kyle "KyKy" Souder.
ANALYSIS
Houston hiring KyKy as an assistant coach makes a lot of sense. It gives them a good amount of information on a rival team and its not as though KyKy was a bad coach for the Fuel. This could be a good move for Houston, but even if they chose to pass KyKy will undoubtedly find his way onto an OWL team.