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Philadelphia Fusion Draws First Blood in Overwatch League Quarterfinal Against Boston Uprising

by Joe O'Brien
Blizzard Entertainment

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Philadelphia Fusion claimed the first series against Boston Uprising in their Overwatch League quarter-final.

The Fusion took down the Uprising 3-1 in the opening series of the Overwatch League playoffs, putting them 1-0 up in the best-of-three super-series.

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The two teams will clash in another best-of-five on Friday July 13th, followed by a deciding third best-of-five on the same day if necessary. The team that wins two best-of-five series will advance to the semi-finals.

The Fusion drew first blood with a convincing win on Dorado, but a more competitive Oasis went the way of the Uprising to tie the series up.

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After clinching an overtime Eichenwalde for series point, Philadelphia closed out the series in surprising fashion, taking Volskaya to secure the 3-1 victory. Prior to this match, Boston Uprising had been undefeated on the map across the entire season.

The playoffs will be re-seeded for the semi-finals, meaning that if the Philadelphia Fusion advance they are guaranteed to face the New York Excelsior as the Fusion are the lowest-seeded team in the playoffs, while the NYXL are the highest. 

The third-seeded Uprising, meanwhile, would face the Los Angeles Valiant if they are able to reach the semi-finals.