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Overwatch League Power Rankings Season 3: Week 14

Overwatch League Power Rankings

This week in the Overwatch League the brand new Vancouver Titans took the stage. This squad of former T2 players looked good, although they were unable to secure a win for the team. We also had the Dynasty vs Dragons rematch, this time going the way of the Dynasty. If you missed it, it is well worth the VOD to see these two juggernauts face off. This week, the must-see game belongs to the Shock and Reign, two DPS focused teams that love to flex. Heading into Week 15, the hero pools ban out Mei, Tracer, Orisa, and Moira. All that being said, here’s how The Game Haus crew ranked the Overwatch League teams.

(High is the highest an individual ranked the team, Low is the lowest an individual ranked them, and LW= Last Week’s Power Ranking Position)

T1. Shanghai Dragons (High: 1 Low: 3 LW: 1st)

The Dragons went the distance in their rematch against the Dynasty, and what a match it was. Although the team wasn’t able to pick up a win, they remain in their top ranked position this week, largely due to the incredible play and teamwork they continue to exhibit. Yes they just lost to Seoul in five maps, and needed five maps to take down the NYXL, but those are two other top ranked teams. Whenever Shanghai gets to pad the stats against the Pacific teams, their record is going to soar.

  • Dalton Jewell

T1. Philadelphia Fusion (High: 1 Low: 2 LW: 2nd)

The Fusion continued their tear through the league with a hard fought 3-1 win over Dallas. The Fuel showed that they are here to play in giving the Fusion a run for their money. The Fusion face a brand new Titans team this weekend and look to keep their streak alive.

  • Rocco Romeo

3. San Francisco Shock (High: 2 Low: 6 LW: 4th)

Despite the lopsided scoreboard, the win over the Toronto Defiant was much closer than many anticipated. The cracks in the Shock’s armor started to show, especially as they could not find their footing in the loss on Oasis. They will need to tighten up to take down the Atlanta Reign next week.

  • Matthew Kennedy

4. New York Excelsior (High: 3 Low: 6 LW: 3rd)

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The NYXL were defeated thanks to the Charge by a 3-1 margin for their third loss of the season. This team generally performs well, but the clutches just aren’t there against stiffer competition. Thankfully, Lee “WhoRU” Seung-jun has performed well as DPS, taking over the majority of the starts. This week they’ll go against the Spark, which are similar in rank to the Charge. They’ll need to get a win if they want to right the ship and get back in control of their May Tournament destiny.

  • Dalton Jewell

5. Seoul Dynasty (High: 4 Low: 9 LW: T6th)

The Dynasty achieved their revenge against the Dragons, taking an intense map five against the strongest team in the Overwatch League. Seoul had been on a downward trajectory, seemingly unable to put everything together like they had in the beginning. With another win, and the team setup against easy prey in the Hunters this week, Seoul should continue their surge.

  • Dalton Jewell

6. Paris Eternal (High: 4 Low: 9 LW: 8th)

The Eternal were rolling with their lineup in the beginning of the season, and although the team looks different now, the results have stayed the same. Kwon “Fielder” Joon has performed exceptionally well, and Nicolas “NiCOgdh” Moret continues to impress since taking over the starting job. This team has essentially been the worst top-tier team lately, but they always play with the chance to defeat anyone. This week they’ll face the Fuel who are looking to claw their way towards being a top-tier team themselves.

  • Dalton Jewell

7. Los Angeles Gladiators (High: 5 Low: 10 LW: T6th)

With what should be an easy win against the Uprising this coming weekend, the Glads could continue to move up these rankings. The team has the talent and they have shown it throughout most of the season but the May tournament will be when they really get a chance to shine.

  • Robert Hanes

8. Atlanta Reign (High: 5 Low: 12 LW: 5th)

The Reign added a 3-0 victory to their record last weekend against a Houston Outlaws team that did not go quietly into the night. An excellent performance by Nathan “frd” Goebel served to remind everyone of the incredible depth Atlanta’s roster has, and provided some much needed momentum going into their next match. They’ll face the San Francisco Shock on Saturday, and the history between these two teams (there’s just a little) should promise an exciting bout. If Atlanta can come up with a win here, it could be the boost they need to punch their ticket back to the top.

  • Rhiannon Boyce

9. Guangzhou Charge (High: 6 Low: 13 LW: 9th)

Overwatch League Power RankingsThe Charge had an exceptionally good week, pulling off an upset over the NYXL and taking down the returning Spitfire. In Week 15, the Charge will face the Hunters, a matchup that also looks to favor the boys in blue. Charge stonks are on a rising trend as they power through the May tournament, looking to be the #1 seed.

  • Tiffany “Alpha Sheek” Purcell

T10. Hangzhou Spark (High: 9 Low: 15 LW: 10th)

Hangzhou continues their back and forth season with a 0-3 loss to Shanghai after showing some promise against Seoul in the previous week. The Spark still maintains their middle of the pack status as a team that can 3-0 certain teams, lose 0-3 to others, and pull off the occasional 3-2 when prompted. However, without another high profile win against a team like Shanghai, the team will not be able to reach its goal of surpassing their 4th place record of last season. Thus, they are not going to move up any spots anytime soon with these types of performances.

  • Jordan Garcia

T10. Florida Mayhem (High: 7 Low: 16 LW: 12th)

It’s been seven weeks since the Mayhem last lost a map, and it’s boosted their place in the standings quite dramatically. Despite not having played against any particularly strong opponents, this run of wins has definitely helped transform the players into the confident and aggressive style of team they need to be.

  • Sam O’Dwyer

12. Los Angeles Valiant (High: 8 Low: 15 LW: 11th)

Like many expected the Valiant moved to 2-0 after a 3-0 victory over the Boston Uprising. Kai “KSP” Collins has been one of the best rookies in OWL this year and their support line is extremely underrated. They will look to go 3-0 and attempt to secure the top seed in a match vs the Toronto Defiant. It should be an interesting match considering how close they played the Shock this past week.

  • Christian Wisniewski 

13. Dallas Fuel (High: 10 Low: 16 LW: 13th)

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Photo: TYLER DEMOGENES for Activision Blizzard Entertainment

After riding high against mid-to-low tier competition, the Fuel were taken down a notch by the Fusion. This team still has a ton going for it, NotE-ably Lucas “NotE” Meissner’s play, and can continue to be a top mid-tier team. They’ll have another great test this coming weekend against the Paris Eternal, who have been gatekeepers to the top-tier teams this season.

  • Dalton Jewell

14. London Spitfire (High: 9 Low: 18 LW: 14th)

The Spitfire split the week, taking down the Hunters and being overpowered by the Charge. This plucky team full of rookies continues to impress and improve their rankings, mostly through incredible plays from Lim “Glister” Gil-seong. This team is still chock full of potential, and they’ll continue to surprise any who underestimate them.

  • Dalton Jewell

15. Houston Outlaws (High: 13 Low: 18 LW: 17th) 

Oh Houston, what to do about this team? They win against most of the bottom teams but can rarely pull anything out against teams above them. This trend will continue until they can find some continuity or they may need to make some roster changes before the season slips away from them.

  • Rob Hanes

16. Toronto Defiant (High: 14 Low: 18 LW: 18th)

The Toronto Defiant “shocked” fans in their game against San Francisco last week. Though they did not finish with a victory, the series was much closer than the scoreline would imply. New main support Harrison “Kruise” Pond looked to be a natural fit for the team. Other stand out players include Andreas “Logix” Berghmans, Youngseo “KariV” Park and Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson. With one more game to go for seeding for the May tournament, the Defiant will need to pull out all they’ve got against the Los Angeles Valiant on Sunday.

  • Brad Killion

17. Chengdu Hunters (High: 13 Low: 18 LW: 16th)

While everyone is making moves around them the Hunters seems to be mired in a bad spot. Every team that they play in the new Asian region is better than them making it hard for them to get wins. This team is probably better than this but because their competition is extremely tough, they will likely continue to lose.

  • Robert Hanes

18. Vancouver Titans (High: 16 Low: 20 LW: 15th)

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The Vancouver Titans came into this weekend with a brand new roster. One that had next to no time practicing together, with two players operating on high ping. In short the weekend didn’t go all that well as they lost both games only taking one map. That being said, players like Dalton “Dalton” Bennyhof, Alhumaidi “KSAA” Alruwaili and Abtin “ShRedLock” Shirvani still showcased some incredible play. With time to practice and grow as a team, they could be a serious threat.

  • Ethan Butler

19. Washington Justice (High: 17 Low: 20 LW: 19th)

Losing Corey and Stratus has nearly ended the season for this team. Unless they pull a rabbit out of their hat, it is possible that their last win for awhile came this past weekend against the brand new Titans.

  • Robert Hanes

 

20. Boston Uprising (High: 19 Low: 20 LW: 20th)

Boston is having one tough season. Losing the past 3 matches in horrible 3-0 fashion has left a terrible impression on its fans. The recent addition of Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist could add some new life to the struggling roster, but there remains much to be seen from the Uprising.

  • Bryan “Brock” Rockwood

 

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Our voters for OWL Power Rankings: Jezi Scott, Ethan Seftor, Mallory, Robert Hanes, Dalton Jewell, Lotte, Sam O’Dwyer, Bryan Rockwood, Brad Killion, Seneca, Mandii, Rhiannon, Laruen “Daebakowl” Olson, Matthew Kennedy, Christian Wisniewski, Jordan Garcia, Rocco Romeo, Tiffany Purcell, Joe Gvora, London Bishop, Sebastian Quintanilla, Ethan Butler, 

 

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