Saturday, 28 April 2018

Aces High: An Interview With Spitfire General Manager Susie "LilSusie" Kim

When you think of Susie Kim there's one thing that come to mind, that she is the original esports Mum. Susie has been helping to guide young professional gamers through the rigours of the Starcraft II and League of Legends esports scene over the last decade. After working as an esport specialist for Twitch.TV, Susie has now come over to the Spitfire as General Manager to help guide the team to the league title and to help the teams Korean players acclimatise to living in the United States of America.   

Thursday, 26 April 2018

A Seagull Stuck In The Fuel Spill

(Picture from Blizzard)
On the 23rd of September 2017, Team Envyus announced the signing of former NRG star player and popular streamer Brandon “Seagull” Larned. There was a buzz of excitement around the signing of Seagull, as he filled a much needed void within Team Envyus with his ability to play Flex DPS, in particular his Genji and Pharah and his potential partnership with Effect. Projectile DPS was a position that Envyus were desperate to find someone to play and they had their guy in Seagull. Just days before the North American Contenders Season One finals on 8th of October 2017, Team Envyus officially announced that they would be taking part in the Overwatch League representing the City of Dallas as the Fuel. Envyus fans had a confidence that they had a chance to contend in the Overwatch League and they were about to see their new signing help beat Faze Clan in the finals 4-0.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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

Week three was on paper the toughest week of the stage for the Spitfire as they had to play not one but two undefeated teams in the Boston Uprising and the LA Valiant. Despite being 1-3 for the stage so far, the team still currently have an outside shot of reaching the stage playoffs with a top four finish. While they are 1-3 going into the week, the Spitfire could very easily be 3-1 instead with a couple of 2-3 defeats that could have swung the other way. 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Underestimation Of Hooreg

When you think of the London Spitfire's DPS core, the first two names that come to mind are Ji-Hyeok "Birdring" Kim and Joon-Yeong "Profit" Park who are widely known for their hyper carry styles of play that can turn a game on it's head. There is however, a third DPS player within the Spitfire team that seems to be largely under appreciated when it come to his play style, that DPS being Dong-Eun "Hooreg" Lee.


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Aces High: An Interview With Spitfire Off-Tank Seung-Hyun "WooHyaL" Sung

(Photo Credit: Blizzard Ent)

Looking back from the start of the Overwatch League to being at the mid-way point of stage three, there has been one hero that has been a must pick in every composition so far. D.Va! With the ability switch from attack to defence with ease and with how influential she can be with a well-placed Self-Destruct Ultimate or a well-timed Defence Matix to eat up an ultimate, having a player on your team who can play her well is a key component for any team in OWL right now. Luckily for the Spitfire they have one of the best D.Va players in the league in former GC Busan player Seung-Hyun “WooHyaL” Sung.

Monday, 16 April 2018

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

I thing it's official to say that the Overwatch gods have forsaken the Spitfire when it's come to the schedule as it's one thing of the few things that hasn't gone in the Spitfires favour all season. Having to play two of our strongest opposition in NYXL & Philadelphia Fusion and out kryptonite in the Houston Outlaws means that we have a harder start to the season than almost anyone else. Week two started with a game against the Florida Mayhem and ended with that rematch from the stage two playoffs with the Fusion

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

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

We're now into the second part of the season after seeing the Spitfire finish with their second top three finish of the season. Once again it started with the rival week with games with the Houston Outlaws and the New York Excelsior meaning that it was likely to be an all or nothing week results wise. With a change in meta and the Excelsior coming off winning stage two. Everything was up for grabs to start the stage. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

2018 Overwatch League Transfer Window Grades

The signing window is officially over! The players on the roster from April 4th are the players who will be playing for OWL teams from now until the end of the season. With the window now closed, it’s the perfect time to review the current team rosters and evaluate what moves worked, what moves need time and what moves look like they’ll bomb from the get go. The first tests of team management are in, so let’s take a look at the outcomes.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Aces High: An Interview With Spitfire Coaches Chang-Geun “Changgoon” Park & Jeong-Min “Jfeel” Kim

The first two stages of Overwatch Leagues inaugural season have been successful for the London Spitfire and has resulted in winning the first stage and coming in third in stage two. This has made the Spitfire one of the front runners for the overall season title, that many thought they would be prior to the season starting. The team looks a little different now to the one that started the season, with departure of former Head Coach Beoum-Jun "Bishop" Lee halfway through stage two, the challenge of leading the Spitfire has fallen to the teams other two coaches: Chang-Geun "Changgoon" Park and Jeong-Min "JFeel" Kim.