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A fantastic week for the Boston Uprising paves the way for a possible Stage 1 playoffs position. By defeating Seoul the week before, and successfully sweeping the Florida Mayhem this past Sunday, the Uprising have put themselves in a very good position. Resting at ninth place, they’re poised to take the position of the Guangzhou Charge, resting at eighth just above them. However, this feat won’t be easy to accomplish, as the game they’ve got set up for Saturday night won’t be easily conquered without a strong fight.

Boston Uprising Review

FLORIDA MAYHEM (1-5)
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Photo Courtesy of the Florida Mayhem on Twitter

While the Florida Mayhem are showing promise in good gameplay, the Uprising were readily prepared to show them up. Despite some close calls on Numbani and Horizon Lunar Colony, the Uprising successfully won the series 4-0, their first of the season. With the additional four maps to their differential, they’ve skyrocketed to ninth place overall. Exceptionally good gameplay from Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse, Lucas “NotE” Meissner, and Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth secured their spot, and showed the rest of the League that they’re not the team to be sleeping on.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: AimGod

The Overwatch League and the fans decreed that Fusions was player of the game, but Minseok “AimGod”  Kwon consistently proved otherwise. Some of his plays clutched intense moments—at the end of Dorado, the entirety of the Uprising suffered from a shatter at the hands of Seong-won “Swon” Yoon. However, racing back from spawn was AimGod. With a beautifully timed transcendence, he saved the team, and enabled them to fight back once more. With wonderful positioning that kept him away from Sang-bum “BQB” Lee’s strong Sombra play as well, AimGod is certainly a player to keep tabs on.

Boston Uprising Preview

Dallas Fuel (4-2), Mar 16

This game will make or break the Uprising’s chances for playoff potential. They face the Dallas Fuel before the Charge face the powerful Vancouver Titans. So, if the Uprising can manage to pull out a win here, the chance still remains. However, the Dallas Fuel have proven themselves as worthy opponents throughout the entire stage. Just recently, they swept the Shanghai Dragons, who had pushed them to a map five just the week before. With how strong their synergy is, this game won’t be easy for the Uprising. If they can focus on strong support player Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson, and if Fusions can stand up to Min-seok “OGE” Son, there might be a chance after all.

PREDICTION: Dallas Fuel wins 3-2

Player to Watch:

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Image Courtesy of British Hurricanes.

When it comes down to it, all eyes are on Fusions. Going up against one of the best main tanks in the League is no small feat. Even for someone who’s completely changed the game for the Uprising, OGE is a beast to behold. If Fusions can stand up to him, the Uprising will have a chance. With how strong their tank line was last week, there’s room for Boston to take the unexpected upset. There’s kinks to smooth out among team gameplay. However, hearing Fusions shot calling gives you a sense of why the team trusts him so much. With Fusions leading the way, there’s a real chance Boston can clinch this, and beat the odds.

Featured Image Courtesy of the Overwatch League.

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