Review: Stage 2 Week 2
Paris’ week two of Stage 2 had ups and down much like their first week of the Stage. Their first match was against a struggling Florida Mayhem that has switched over to a full Korean roster. Paris looked much better in this game than in their second one where their former coach Julien “daemoN” Ducros managed to get the one-up over his previous team.
Florida Mayhem: 3-1
Paris bounced back pretty well from the trouncing that they took from the Chengdu Hunters last week. Even though they still had a lot of issues with their coordination and their team play, the new Florida Mayhem roster had many more problems on their roster. There were a lot of bright spots for Paris though and the brightest player was Luís “Greyy” Perestrelo, specifically on Ana. Greyy had an amazing performance on Ana hitting many clutch anti-nades as well as sleep darts that would win Paris fights.
Paris’ GOATs still had a few issues that could be exploited. There was a point where they were even spawn camped by Florida at their point A spawn. However, it seems like this new roster for Paris has been taking shape. Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen looks very comfortable on Winston and his Reinhardt doesn’t look too shabby as well. If Paris can continue to gel and beat the teams they should be beating, playoffs might not be completely out of the realm of possibility.
Dallas Fuel: 1-2
This match was sort of a French battle royale. Both teams had French players and staff. Specifically, daemoN who was the previous head coach of Paris before he left for the Dallas Fuel to be an assistant coach. Many of the players on both teams were on the Paris Overwatch World Cup team so they all knew each other pretty well. The person that really stood out this game though was Minseok “OGE” Son. Paris as a whole had an incredibly hard time dealing with his Winston and Reinhardt. If there was ever a game where Paris showed cracks in their main tank play it was this game. There was nothing Paris could do to stop OGE’s rampage.
Things didn’t look horrible for Paris though during the loss. They were able to look a lot better with their ultimate coordination and most of the fights that they won were because of their great ultimate usage and coordination.
Preview: Stage 2 Week 3
Paris will not have any games to play in Week 3 as they prepare to head to Dallas for the Dallas Fuel homestand. They will be playing against the London Spitfire and the Hangzhou Spark. Tune in next week to find out more about the matchups.
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