Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Aces High: An Interview With Main Tank Jae-Hui “Gesture” Hong

Week four of Overwatch Leagues first stage is here and the London Spitfire have started the split well. They currently have a record of 5-1, putting them in tied first place with both the New York Excelsior and the Seoul Dynasty, cementing themselves as a contender for the stage at the very least. Week four also means that we’re starting to see which players are taking their opportunities to claim regular places with in the first team. Today’s Aces High features an interview with one player who's been a regular first team player in the early stages. Main tank Jae-Hee “Gesture” Hong.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

OWL: Five Free Agents That Should Be Signed Before Stage Two

We're just over half way through stage one of OWL and we're just getting an idea of which teams are in a good position and which are in need of some sort of improvement to turn their fortunes around. The free agency period began January 22nd and any players not assigned to an OWL team can be picked up. Today I'm going to be choosing five players who I feel would make an intimidate impact to these teams. I'll state what team I feel would be the best fit for both player and team. 

Friday, 26 January 2018

London Spitfire: Stage One, Week Three - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Stage one, week three technically should have been an easier week for the London Spitfire with games against the San Francisco Shock and the Boston Uprising both being more than winnable. While the Shock went a long with the script, in a 3-1 win for the Spitfire. Boston decided that they were going to have their own revolution against their British overlords and handed the Spitfire a 2-3 loss and their first defeat of the season.

Monday, 22 January 2018

London Spitfire: Stage One, Week Two - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Week two of the London Spitfire’s inaugural season was expected to be harder than the week before with the Spitfire facing off against two of the best teams in the west, The Dallas Fuel and the Los Angeles Valiant. The results however were the same as the week before, smashing Dallas 3-1 on Friday (early hours Saturday for us European fans) dropping The Fuel To 0-4 and then being pushed to the very last map against a strong Valiant side, putting them 2-2.


Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Fuel Pipes Leaking In Dallas

Week two is officially in the books and if there's one big story to talk about, it's the fact that the Dallas Fuel are not living up to expectations. Dallas were everyone's preseason favourites to be the best team from the west, with the right skill set to challenge the three Korean teams (Seoul Dynasty, New York Excelsor & London Spitfire). Two weeks in however, the Fuel are currently sitting at 0-4, have lost the battle of Texas and the first meaningful eClasico in Overwatch League history. 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

London Spitfire: Stage One, Week One - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

On Thursday January 11th the Spitfire kicked off their campaign in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League against the Florida Mayhem. If your anything like me, you've been counting down the days since preseason for opening weekend to begin and you wouldn’t have been disappointed. Now that the games are meaningful and the first week is complete, I’m going to provide my views on how the weekend went with The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.


Monday, 8 January 2018

Aces High - Meet The Spitfire

The London Spitfire are the sole European team to participate in the Overwatch Leagues inaugural season, so they carry the hope and expectations of an entire continent on their shoulders. The Spitfire are a combination of teams and organisations who have all come together with the intention of winning OWLs first season. They are currently based in Los Angeles ready to start season one before they move on to London for Season two. The second part of my Aces High series focuses on the team and their background ready for the start of the season.

Monday, 1 January 2018

OWL: Blackwatch Watch List - Stage One

There's officially one hundred and thirteen players that comprise the twelve teams that partake in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. With the season set to start on Wednesday January 10th and to be split up into four stages, I've comprised a watch list of players who's performances I'm most interested in for various reasons. I've chosen eight players from across the four main positions of play (DPS, Tank, Support & Flex) with an explanation as to what part of their game I’m looking into the most. So let’s begin the Blackwatch: Players to watch list.