Overwatch League 2021 Play Off Day 3 and 4 Update is here for you! We will make sure you stay on top of the game no matter how busy you were. Read on to find out more about the Overwatch League Playoffs, Day 3 results and Day 4 updates!
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Overwatch League ’21
Initially intended to be played at the Esports Stadium Arlington, Overwatch League ’21 is quickly approaching the end. Eight teams had battled their way into the playoffs and now only a few remain. Who will win? Who will take the staggering amount of $ 1,500,000? And who will go home sulking?
The results of the last playoff were surprising and we are quite sure that the Grand Finals will surpass the thrill, excitement, surprise and disappointment of the playoffs.
The map pool of the league contains Hanamura, Temple Of Anubis, Volskaya Industries under the Assault category; Busan, Ilios, Lijang Tower, Nepal and Oasis under Control category. Escort includes Dorado, Havana and Route 66 whilst Hybrid contains Eichenwalde, Kings Row and Numbani. On Day 2, Washington Justice faced defeat from Atlanta Reign 3-0 and Philadelphia Fusion lost to San Francisco Shock 3-0.
Chengdu Hunters were sent home reeling by Dallas Fuel 0-3. The Shanghai Dragons stood victorious over Los Angeles Gladiators. Now that we’ve caught up on the happenings of Day 2 let’s move on to Overwatch League 2021 Play Off Day 3 And 4 Update!
Teams That Made It To Playoffs
- Dallas Fuel : Represent Dallas, Texas, USA are Dallas Fuel. They compete in the Western Division and are co-owned by Envy Gaming & Envy Investor Kenneth Hersh
- Los Angeles Gladiator : Represent Los Angeles, California, USA. They compete in the Western Division and are owned by Stan and Josh Kroenke who also own Los Angeles Ram, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Arsenal F.C. etc.
- Atlanta Reign : Represent Atlanta, Georgia, USA. They compete in the Western Division and are owned by Atlanta Esports Ventures.
- Shanghai Dragons : Represent Shanghai China. They play in the Eastern Division and are owned by NetEase. NetEase is a tech company that operates local Blizzard games in China
- Chengdu Hunters : Represent Chengdu, China. They play in the Eastern Division and are both owned and operated by HUYA Inc. a gaming livestream platform based in China.
- San Francisco Shock : Represent San Francisco, California, USA. They play in the Western Division and are owned by Andy Miller, the Co-owner of NRG Esports.
- Washington Justice : Represent Washington, D.C., USA. They compete in the Western Division and are owned by Mark Ein, who also owns Washington Kastles.
- Philadelphia Fusion : Represent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They compete in the Eastern Division and are owned by Comcast Spectacor, a sports and entertainment company based in Philadelphia.
Overwatch League 2021 Play Off Day 3 And 4 Update
On Day 3 Atlanta Reign fights against Los Angeles Gladiators (loser is eliminated from the playoffs) while San Francisco Shock battles it out with Chengdu Hunters (loser is eliminated from the playoffs). Dallas Fuel clashes with Shanghai Dragons (winner goes directly to the Grand Finals) yet none of them make it out unscathed.
Atlanta reigned over Los Angeles Gladiators 3-2. San Francisco Shock won against Chengdu Hunters 3-2 while Shanghai Dragons beat Dallas Fuel 3-1. Today, San Francisco Shock has been trying it’s skills against Atlanta Reign. Dallas Fuel will clash against Atlanta Reign too.
The Losers Bracket Finals end with Atlanta Reign completely destroying Dallas Fuel and San Francisco Shock. The matches was nail-bitingly thrilling and the look on the players’ face when they won was very precious.
Major Highlights of Overwatch League Playoffs Day 3 and 4
Chengdu almost made it. Almost. And the remaining four teams fought tooth and nail but the game is tough and the competition is tougher. Dallas fell quickly despite the hopes and expectations of it’s fans. The match between Atlanta Reign and Los Angeles Gladiators was pretty close.
Both the teams were neck-and-neck till Nepal. In the second round of Control, we find Gladiators attacking the Reign while they were holding control of the point. Having already captured 99% of the point Gladiators only needed to win one fight. Although Gladiators tried to kill the reign it just seemed like they cut off more than they could chew. Blake “Gator” Scott‘s death was evened out by a bomb from Xander “Hawk” Domecq.
Using Transcendence and other such picks the Gladiators didn’t just step back. But the longer that the Gladiators took to win, the worse their situation got. Moving closer and closer to winning, the Atlanta Reign fought against Gladiators’ aggressive front.
The Reign pushed aggressively at the last moment and not even the Gladiators’ EMP & Pulse Bomb could rescue them from a situation they were in. Mike Czarnowski tells us about how Reign got themselves crucial picks and saved their necks in the nick of time.
On the other hand we have Charlie “nero” Zwarg changing the game as Chengdu kept pushing onto the second point on Anubis round two. Although Nero managed an important three-piece Death Dlossom that removed Chengdu’s push capabilities to some extent, they didn’t win. Only a crucial play gave him the chance to turn the tables and win later on in Havana.
Shanghai Dragons were in control of their game the whole time. Their performance in Dorado showed off their skills and also showcased their ability to play without stress, anxiety or nervousness. Kim “Izayaki” Min-chul was caught in a room with Lee “Fearless” Eui-seok in his Primal Rage but the former managed to reduce his Fearless (around 100 HP) and used his ult to let his other mate complete the task.
Shanghai Dragons took the map and the series. They pulled it off perfectly and to rub salt on fresh wounds the fact that Dorado had been the Fuel’s map pick would be enough.
Rewards And Awards
- 1st: $1,500,000
- 2nd: $700,000
- 3rd: $350,000
- 4th: $250,000
- 5th: $200,000
- 6th: $100,000
- 7-8th: $50,000
The Rookie Of The Year Award goes to Oh “Pelican” Se-Hyun whose astounding Echo play sent Atlanta Reign to the playoffs. The Coach Of The Year Award was bagged by Yun “RUSH” Hee-won. Viewers and gamers alike have deemed both the awards as deserving.
Past Role Stars Awards
- Kim “Shu” Jin-seo (Los Angeles Gladiators, Support)
- Lee “LeeJaeGon” Jae-gon (Shanghai Dragons, Support)
- Kim “IZaYaKI” Min-chul (Shanghai Dragons, Support)
- Kwon “Fielder” Joon (Dallas Fuel, Support)
- Lee “Fearless” Eui-Seok (Dallas Fuel, Tank)
- Choi “Hanbin” Han-been (Dallas Fuel, Tank)
- Kang “Void” Jun-woo (Shanghai Dragons, Tank)
- Indy “SPACE” Halpern (Los Angeles Gladiators, Tank)
- Huang “leave” Xin (Chengdu Hunters, DPS)
- Lee “LIP” Jae-won (Shanghai Dragons, DPS)
- Kim “SP9RK1E” Yeong-han (Dallas Fuel, DPS)
- Kevin “kevster” Persson (Los Angeles Gladiators, DPS)