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Overwatch League Recap: Vancouver Titans vs Los Angeles Valiant

This matchup between the Vancouver Titans and the Los Angeles Valiant was looking very one sided coming into the match. The Vancouver Titans are currently undefeated at 3-0 and the LA Valiant are without a win at 0-3. This would be a must win match for the Valiant if they have any dream of picking up a win this stage. For the Titans, this match would continue their dominating streak over the league and keep them on the heels of the New York Excelsior. Here is your Overwatch League Recap for the Vancouver Titans vs the Los Angeles Valiant.

 

Map 1: Nepal

Vancouver: 2 LAV: 0

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If you blinked, you missed it. The first map of the series was Nepal, and the Titans had control from the moment the doors opened. The Titans controlled the map and made a display of their dominance over the Valiant. With big plays from the Vancouver tank line, they swept the Valiant away with the rest of the dust from Nepal. The Valiant did not go down without a fight however, and did manage to make up some percentage on the point, but the Titans proved too much for the Valiant to handle on this opening to the series.

 

Map 2: King’s Row

Vancouver: 3 LAV: 2

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The Valiant would have the opening attack, and it was a very strong attack to start off the map. The Titans were able to hold the Valiant for most of their time bank and almost sent the match into Overtime on Point A. The Valiant would make a small comeback and push the payload through streets with relative ease. The Titans were ready however, and made the push towards Point C a nightmare for the Valiant. The Valiant would be pushed off the payload and fail to capture Point C.

On the Titans’ attack, the Valiant came out with a strong defense and managed to hold them for a good chunk of time. The Titans had another amazing D.Va bomb from Choi “Jjanu” Hyeon-woo and took Point A. The Titans pushed very aggressively down streets and took Point B with just under 4:00 in their time bank. A big D.Va bomb from “Space” held the Titans at bay for one more push. Finally, the Titans would easily move the payload into the score zone after a strong push from Park “Bumper” Sang-beom and win the map and take a series lead of 2-0.

 

Map 3: Horizon

Vancouver: 1 LAV: 0

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The Valiant came out with the first attack and used the Reaper/GOATS composition. It would prove not to be useful, as the Titans would fully hold them on both attacks. The Valiant switched back to a traditional GOATS, but the Titans would again hold the Valiant from gaining any percentage on the point. The Titans proved too strong for the Valiant to overcome and did not even pick up a single tick on the point. On their attack, the Titans chose to run the stairway path and completely decimated the Valiant and take a swift tick on the point to close out the map quickly. For the map differentials they went on to Map 4, but the Titans had taken the series 3-0 for the win.

 

Map 4: Rialto

Vancouver: 2 LAV: 3

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The Titans had the first attack and the Valiant held the Titans in their spawn for two attacks, but were eventually wiped and allowed the Titans to push the payload. After one more team fight, the Titans would score Point A with little difficulty. Point B was more in favor of the Valiant, and they held four pushes from the Titans before giving up the point just before Overtime. The Valiant came back however, and held the Titans just past the Point B Archway.

On their attack, the Valiant had a strong first push, but the Titans would answer with a strong defense of their own. The Valiant kept up the pressure and pushed through Point B with dominating plays.  The Titans gave up the final push and allowed the Valiant to take the map, ending the series with a final score of 3-1.

 

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