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

Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

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 13, 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.

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