Overwatch League: Blizzard Reveals Stage 4 Map Pool

Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/04/27/overwatch-league-blizzard-reveals-stage-4-map-pool/

A recent update to the Overwatch League website reveals the new map pool for Stage 4 of the OWL. While most of the set-up stays the same, there are some notable differences in there that might be important to the teams regarding their comp strategies.

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Dallas Fuel’s DPS EFFECT Takes Break From Team

Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/04/26/dallas-fuels-dps-effect-takes-break-from-team/

Dot Esports reported this week that Hwang “EFFECT” Hyeon took time away from the team to go back to South Korea. His leave of absence was due to the fueling problems within the team. Prior to the Overwatch League, the Dallas Fuel was highly touted to be a top contending team because of prior results from Overwatch APEX as Team EnVyUs.

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Agape Returns to London Spitfire Coaching Staff

Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/04/16/agape-returns-to-london-spitfire-coaching-staff/

The London Spitfire welcomes back Cheol-yong “Agape” Hong to their coaching staff. Before working with the London Spitfire, Agape achieved success with LW Red, reaching 1st place in IEM Gyeonggi and Overwatch APEX Challengers Season 4. He was also involved with LW Blue that went on to become the juggernaut New York Excelsior.

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LA Valiant and Dallas Fuel Swap Players

Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/04/03/la-valiant-and-dallas-fuel-swap-players/

Internal Conflicts

More roster changes occurred prior to Stage 3 of the Overwatch League. Earlier today, Dallas Fuel and the LA Valiant agreed on a trade — Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson goes to Dallas while Scott “Custa” Kennedy goes to Los Angeles. uNKOE was a mainstay in the support role for the Los Angeles Valiant since Stage 1 of the Overwatch League. He has been solid for the team due to his flexibility in the support role with heroes such as Zenyatta, Mercy, and Moira. During Stage 2, roster swaps occurred moving Young-seo “KariV” Park from Support to DPS and Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo coming into the starting roster as another support. Conflicts within the team occurred including uNKOE and Verbo in Episode 2 of “Inside L.A. Valiant”. This video displayed conflicts and miscommunication between the two players during their Stage 2 Week 3 games. As a result of the transparency of these videos, the fans were concerned about the Valiant’s future. These concerns intensified with rumors of a trade between the Fuel and Valiant. A week later, those rumors came to fruition. uNKOE’s move to the Dallas Fuel reunited him with his old teammate Dylan “aKm” Bignet from Rogue.

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LA Valiant Acquires Bunny From Seoul Dynasty

Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/04/02/la-valiant-acquires-bunny-from-seoul-dynasty/

The Los Angeles Valiant’s DPS has recently strengthened with the addition of Joon-hyuk “Bunny” Chae after Valiant a rollercoaster ride during Stage 2. The Valiant’s performance from Stage 1 carried over to the first two weeks of Stage 2 going 3-1. After Week 3 however, their flaws started to show.

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