Control was the downfall of the Los Angeles Gladiators in Week 15. While the author has pointed out in the past the poor record on control maps the Gladiators have had, it’s unbelievable how that really made a difference against one of the weakest teams in the league, that being the Boston Uprising.
Reviewing Week 15
Boston Uprising: 1-10
Another week, another problem in LA as the 1-10 Uprising upset the 4-4 Gladiators. Their control woes were well on display throughout the year, and they had tacked on an additional three losses as well as whole match loss this game.
Three control maps were played this game because Maps 1 and 5 are control maps, as well as a whichever map is a “tiebreaker” map. While you might consider that a questionable rule, it doesn’t excuse the Gladiators from the fact they seriously need to improve their play for this type of map.
This match featured the debut of new Uprising main tank Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist, filling in for Brussen and Axxiom. Here is how the match unfolded.
Previewing Week 16
The May Melee Tournament starts this week, but the field is still to be determined. Thus, their next match is yet to be decided. The Gladiators are labeled the seventh seed in the North American bracket. We will keep you updated on future Gladiators matches for the Overwatch League 2020 season.
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