2019 is here. For the London Spitfire, there is an aura of confidence and swagger. Not much has changed for the Overwatch League Season 1 champions. However, new players and new opponents bring new opportunities. Here are some New Year’s resolutions of the London Spitfire.
Win Game One
The first game of the second season of the Overwatch League pits the two Season Playoff competitors against one another. The London Spitfire will take on the Philadelphia Fusion on Feb. 14, 2019. Their first game will set the stage for the rest of these two team’s seasons. For the Spitfire, they will be looking to make a statement, showing that they still have the firepower to be number one. They will look to be hitting hard, making a statement for the other teams looking to challenge them.
Fit New Pieces In
The London Spitfire brought in Hee-dong “Guard” Lee and Yung-hoon “Krillin” Jung. Guard, a prominent DPS player, specializes in Sombra and Tracer. Krillin shocked the Overwatch world by getting offered a spot on the reigning champions roster. Krillin has very little experience in the professional Overwatch scene. He played in the Tier 3 scene with CRusher in Open Division.
The London Spitfire will be looking to bring these new players into the squad. The chemistry between the starting squad of the first season will be hard to meet, especially with the two new pieces. The current DPS rotation has Ji-hyeok “birdring” Kim and Joon-yeong “Profit” Park, two of the best DPS in the league. The support players have Seung-tae “Bdosin” Choi and Jong-seok “NUS” Kim can be great inspirations and teachers to young Krillin. They will need to make sure that their substitutes are ready to roll.
Defend The Title
Probably the most obvious of the resolutions: defend their title. The Spitfire are the only winners of the Overwatch League. They boast the star on their logo. They have fought valiantly, and came out on top. With eight new expansion teams, revamped rosters and already strong teams, a title defense will not come easy. The New York Excelsior specifically will be looking to spoil the Spitfire’s reign.
Their title defense starts against Philadelphia, then continues with the Paris Eternal that same week. The rest of their Stage One opponents include the Washington Justice, the Hangzhou Spark, the LA Gladiators, and Shanghai Dragons. Their game against the Gladiators should prove to be a interesting one, as well as the newly revamped Dragons team.
The League has already announced which players are starting out the year on suspension, which you can read about here. Luckily the Spitfire do not have anyone on this list.
The Overwatch League resumes on Feb. 14, 2019. Teams are itching to get back into the action. Fans are equally itching to get back to watching their favorite players.
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