The First Overwatch League Season One Grand Finalist Has Been Decided - Dexerto

The First Overwatch League Season One Grand Finalist Has Been Decided

Published: 21/Jul/2018 0:45 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien


The London Spitfire dominated LA Valiant in the semi-finals to secure the first spot in the grand finals.

A second 3-0 series victory for the Spitfire secured a 2-0 win in the match against the Los Angeles Valiant, marking twelve consecutive map victories for London in the playoffs.

London Spitfire put together arguably the most formidable roster on paper for the start of the league, but after winning the Stage 1 playoffs the squad fell into a gradual decline that ended with a 9th-place Stage 4, just holding onto a spot in the overall playoffs.

It looked like the team would continue in that vein and meet an unceremonious end at the hands of the LA Gladiators in the quarter-finals, with London losing the first series of that match 0-3.


After that first day, however, something seems to have clicked for the Spitfire. They came back with back-to-back 3-0 sweeps against the Gladiators to reach the semi-finals, and have now dispatched the Valiant – who many were touting as favorites for the trophy – in the semi-finals without dropping a map.

London Spitfire is the first team to secure a place in the grand finals, which will take place in the Barclays Center in New York on July 27-28. Their opponent will be the winner between Philadelphia Fusion and New York Excelsior, a match that Philadelphia currently leads 1-0.