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Overwatch League Recap: Paris Eternal vs Florida Mayhem

PARIS ETERNAL (1-1) VS. FLORIDA MAYHEM (0-2)

STARTING SIX

Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen

Finnbjörn “Finnsi” Jónasson

Terence “SoOn” Tarlier

George “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha

Luís “Greyy” Perestrelo

Harrison “Kruise” Pond

SUBS

Karol “Danye” Szcześniak

PARIS WINS 3-1

OASIS: PARIS 2-0 FLORIDA

Paris Eternal
2019-03-17 / Photo: Stewart Volland For Blizzard Entertainment

Paris started out their day with a trip to Oasis. Coming off on their rather convincing loss to Chengdu, Paris wanted to start out on the right foot. They did just that as it looked like a completely different side that played against The Hunters. This time Paris’ DPS compositions seemed to pay off in a big way. Specifically, ShaDowBurn looked like he had returned to his old form with some of his Pharah play. He didn’t die once on the first map City Center.

Moving over to University Paris kept the pedal to the metal. This time they ran a more GOATs heavy lineup and a bright moment was that SoOn looked much more comfortable on the Zarya. Paris had an easy time taking the second map of Oasis and it looked like – all thing considered – fans might be in for a rather short series.

HANAMURA: PARIS 4-3 FLORIDA

Hanmura played out like most Hanamura maps do these days. The attacking team will run DPS compositions and the defending team will run bunker. Much of the same was seen between Florida and Paris but some clever plays by Paris were used to break the bunker composition. A high thrown anti-grenade from Greyy’s Ana landed right on top of the bunker set up. With that, Paris were able to dive in and blow up the bunker leaving Florida’s defense in ruins. Paris would press the advantage and capture Point B as well with a 5 minute and 53-second time bank.

On Defence, Paris too would bring out the bunker composition. Greyy again had some really nice moments this time on Baptiste almost playing as a pseudo-DPS at times. Due to some miscommunication in ultimates and lack of coordination Paris lost both points on their first defense giving just a little over 2 minutes to Florida. Their second defense didn’t start off great either with SoOn getting caught out of position on the Bastion. Luckily for Paris, they were able to hold Florida at the second point before Florida could capture it all. On Paris’ attack, some more heroics from Greyy on the Ana allowed Paris to take the second capture point and win the map.

BLIZZARD WORLD: PARIS 3-2 FLORIDA

Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

On Blizzard World, Paris had a hard time dealing with the bunker composition that Florida brought on their defense. Florida ran a Torb/Bastion/Widow bunker composition that managed to hinder Paris quite a bit. Only because of an EMP were they finally able to break the bunker composition from Florida and capture the first point. Things did not get easier for them though, after the capped Point A they were promptly spawn camped by Florida for quite some time. Only after a switch to GOATs and a few ultimates were they able to break the hold Florida had on them.

On defense, Paris would bring out more DPS compositions and it worked out pretty well for them. Unfortunately, SoOn had some issues getting caught out on Sombra and not being able to farm up his EMP quickly. Once Florida capped the first point Paris would swap over to GOATs and a lot of their issues from the previous Stage began to show. However, their GOATs would end up holding Florida before the last point.

GIBRALTAR: PARIS 1-2 FLORIDA

Gibraltar seemed like a map that Paris had a very hard time dealing with. Paris would play mostly Winston GOATs composition and it ended up being stalled out quite often by the defense from Florida. The team seemed a bit frazzled and disjointed. Paris wasn’t even able to get the payload to the second point capture.

Paris would then have to deal with the Pirate Ship, Bastion composition. They seemed completely unable to stop the ship once it got going and Paris had a hard time making composition switches to deal with the composition. Paris would eventually get rolled over into the last point of Gibraltar and weren’t able to take the 4-0.

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