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London Spitfire Wins Overwatch League Season One

Published: 28/Jul/2018 22:00

by Joe O'Brien

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London Spitfire are the Overwatch League Season One champions, defeating Philadelphia Fusion in two series to claim the trophy.

After opening up the grand finals with an intense 3-1 win on Friday, the Spitfire only needed to win one more series to secure the title.

London would ultimately only need one more series to lock it up, dominating in a 3-0 sweep to defeat Philadelphia Fusion 2-0.

The London Spitfire were one of the early favorites for the Overwatch League and lived up to that billing by winning the Stage 1 playoffs. As the season progressed, however, the Spitfire struggled to maintain consistency, finishing in ninth place in the final stage.

As a result, they entered the season playoffs as underdogs, and things didn’t seem to have improved when in the first series of their quarter-final against the Los Angeles Gladiators they were defeated 3-0.

After that first series, however, something clicked for London. They came back in incredible form just days later, delivering back-to-back 3-0 wins of their own to reach the semi-finals. London then defeated Los Angeles Valiant in back-to-back series to reach the grand finals, before finally taking down Philadelphia Fusion to win the trophy.

The Overwatch League Season One Playoffs final placements and prizes:

1st – London Spitfire – $1,000,000

2nd – Philadelphia Fusion – $400,000

3rd/4th – New York Excelsior – $100,000

3rd/4th – Los Angeles Valiant – $100,000

5th/6th – Boston Uprising – $50,000

5th/6th – Los Angeles Gladiators – $50,000

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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.