Finals rematch, USA vs China, and Shock assure their dominance. These are the best games scheduled for the 21st weekend of Overwatch League.
On week 21 of the Overwatch League, hero pools are no more. This weekend, teams will have all heroes at their disposal as a way to prepare for the Summer Showdown. We here at Reloaded decided to give you an idea of what may potentially be the best games to watch this weekend.
Seoul vs Shanghai
The finals from the May Melee rematch. With all heroes at their disposal, the Seoul Dynasty will most likely try to play double shield again. Truth be told, there is a slight chance that with Genji’s buff coming to the league, it could establish dive to be meta again. But will that prevent Seoul from running Double Shield?
Seoul is a team of very high highs and very low lows. They faced the Shanghai Dragons three times and now and twice we saw really good games. If it happens of Shanghai dominating again, well at least we might be able to watch Byungsun “Fleta” Kim pop off on Echo and Genji. So that’s guaranteed to be fun regardless. Well, unless you’re a Seoul fan, in which case it might sting a little.
Even if you can’t catch it live, this game definitely might be worth going back to watch.
NYXL Vs Guangzhou Charge
The Asian region is incredibly balanced. Shanghai is clearly at the top, but between Hangzhou Spark, Guangzhou Charge, and the New York Excelsior, it’s impossible to know who’s the best.
Recently Reloaded published an article about the new top teams, but we forgot to analyze how good the Charge was growing to be. Guangzhou has been very volatile in the past, with large winning and losing streaks. Now they seem to be in a good rhythm, they’re improving and they’re dangerous.
Jungyeon “Chara” Kim appears to be a much better Baptiste than Lucio and is no longer the weak link on the team. With hitscan heroes being common, Jungwoo “Happy” Lee is a name to be feared, when this guy is playing well he’s nearly unstoppable.
On the other side of the game, we have the New York Excelsior. They’re finally bringing in the Exodia pieces together and becoming what they were meant to be.
From a passive and patient team to an explosive one. The NYXL is searching for their route back to the top. Despite some recent slumps, a defeat to the also newly improved Hangzhou Spark, and a tough match against the London Spitfire, the team still has a lot of potential and room for improvement.
In light of Genji’s recent buffs, can we expect NYXL to run him? They do have after all 3 legendary Genji players and among them, the best in the world, Kim “Haksal” Hyo-jong.
San Fracisco Shock vs Philadelphia Fusion
I could not write this article without mentioning this game, not considering the hype many have for this game. Both these powerhouses have not played against each other yet this year.
Philly was considered by many the top team of the league at the beginning of the season. After many results, the team has dropped a little in the public’s opinion, but the hype is still going strong for this match.
Truth is that Shock is such a dominant team that a quick 3-0 is not out of the table. But Philly is so stacked with names such as Carpe, Fury, Heesu, and Alarm that we can’t fully count them out.
3-0 or not the quality of this match should be good and worth a watch. So stay tuned for it on this weekend of Overwatch League