Blizzard Launches New Overwatch League – Here Are the Details from the First Match-ups

WARNING! I will be providing a brief overview of the matches already played and post final scores throughout this article, If you don’t want to know the scores yet you have been warned.

On January 10th, Blizzard finally began the Overwatch League. Blizzard is attempting to launch the world of Esports into the public view with their massively popular game and this might just be the game to show the world. In the league there are 9 North American teams and 3 International teams. Los Angeles Gladiators, Seoul Dynasty, New York Excelsior, London Spitfire, Philadelphia Fusion, Houston Outlaws, Florida Mayhem, Dallas Fuel, Shanghai Dragons, San Francisco Shock, Los Angeles Valiant, and Boston Uprising. These are the current teams in the league with more expected to be added at later dates as the league grows in popularity. The inaugural matches are running from January 10th- January 13th.

In the first day of match-ups we saw San Francisco Shock Vs. Los Angeles Valiant. Some big plays were made with the very first match in the Overwatch League, with the Valiant shutting down the Shock in the end with a score of 4-0.

The second match of the day pit the Los Angeles Gladiators Vs. Shanghai Dragons. The Dragons were the ones from this match up that were expected to take home the win with some of their pre-season games being great matches, but in the end the Gladiators were able to dominate with another score of 4-0.

The final match of the day saw Dallas Fuel Vs. Seoul Dynasty. Dynasty were the favorites in this match and both teams fought hard going back and forth with points on the scoreboard. We finally saw a win from Dynasty with a score of 2-1.

The Overwatch League teams

January 11th will see Spitfire Vs. Mayhem, Fusion Vs. Outlaws, and Uprising Vs. Excelsior.

January 12th pits Valiant Vs. Fuel, Mayhem Vs. Uprising, Shock Vs, Dragons.

In the final set of inaugural matches on January 13th we see Spitfire Vs. Fusion, Excelsior Vs. Outlaws, and Dynasty Vs. Gladiators.

Which team are you rooting for? Love Overwatch and just want to chat about it and the league? Drop a comment below!

See the matches in their entirety and more in depth details for each match up in the links below.

Shock Vs. Valiant

Gladiators Vs. Dragons

Fuel Vs. Dynasty

Published by Casey Weinmann

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