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Boston Uprising: Stage 1 Week 4 Preview

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Another week down, and another week to go. Heading towards the end of the first stage, this Boston Uprising preview tackles the upcoming Week 4. Lately, the Uprising have landed in the middle of the pack. From an excellent turn out against Seoul Dynasty, to an unfortunate loss against the Toronto Defiant, Boston continues to be a team that’s still finding their footing. With their preferred roster finally starting every match things seem to be on the upswing. This week, they’re looking to earn another win.

Boston Uprising Review

SEOUL DYNASTY (2-3)

A game that went the distance, the Uprising held their own against the Seoul Dynasty. With Min-hyuk “Michelle” Choi as an imposing threat on Sombra, the team rallied together to defeat their greatest weakness. In a tough matchup that was close until the very end, the Uprising managed to keep their wits about them. They ended up taking the series 3-1, and earning themselves a rightful comeback after their devastating loss the previous week.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: AimGod
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Photo Courtesy of Liquipedia.

Without a question, Min-seok “AimGod” “Jeff” Kwon was the player who did the most for the Uprising. With Sombra still a posing threat, AimGod made sure to always be on his toes. He managed to avoid getting affected by several EMP’s. Because of this elusive play, he was always ready to sustain his team during a large fight. On top of that, his impressive skills as a damage support shined through. The team as a whole truly came together, but AimGod came through time and time again.

TORONTO DEFIANT (3-2)

Where they shined against the Dynasty, the Uprising faltered against the Defiant. One of the better looking teams in the League, the Defiant easily picked apart the core of Boston during their game. By constantly isolating Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse and ensuring that big plays were stalled due to staggered deaths, they found a victory. Boston did end up taking a map away from Toronto, and were on the path to a map five in the end. However, they ended up falling just short losing the series 1-3, as predicted,

PLAYER OF THE GAME: NotE
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2018-04-12 / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.

Though the team seemed pretty disorganized as a whole, Lucas “NotE” Meissner managed to maintain a steady rhythm. Being outplayed is bound to happen among such top tier talent. However, NotE held his own against Kang-jae “envy” Lee, and provided some sick combo’s with Colourhex when they could. Additionally, NotE played intelligently in every team fight. If the rest of the Uprising were wiped, he wouldn’t waste a second before tossing himself off a cliff to regroup on time. With how painfully teams can stall out a D.va out of her meka, NotE kept his wits about him. Survivability is just as important as big plays.

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Florida Mayhem (1-4), Mar 10

As one of the weaker teams in the League, this should be an easy win for the Uprising. It can’t be ignored that the Mayhem did manage to pull a win over one of the strongest contenders in the League, the Philadelphia Fusion. However, since then, they haven’t been able to conquer anyone else. With how strong the Uprising looked in both of their games last week, regardless of the outcome, they have enough power to keep Florida at bay. It might not push them past the playoffs line, but a win is a win. Overall, the Uprising still have something to prove.

PREDICTION: Boston Uprising wins 3-1

Player to Watch:

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Image courtesy of the Overwatch League.

While Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth is clearly the breakout star of the Uprising, Colourhex should be a player on everyone’s radar. With how well he performed in both of their games this past week, he’s proven himself to be a worthy adversary in the world of Zarya play. Additionally, with how hard he was focused by the Toronto Defiant, it’s clear that he’s a threat. Going against a team that doesn’t spark as much worry, it’ll be interesting to see how Colourhex can truly shine.

 

 

 

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