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The Grand Finals are the Titans’ to Lose

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Grand Finals of the Overwatch League is fast approaching and the inevitable draws ever closer. With few real obstacles left in their way, the Vancouver Titans seem poised to snatch a championship to crown their dominant season. 

The first seed team has torn through the playoffs competition thus far. The Dynasty fell handily to the Titans, and the Gladiators looked comparatively anemic. Vancouver’s integration of their new main tank player Jang Hyung “TiZi” Hwang, has given them great success. 

By The Numbers

Statistically, the Titans stand far above the competition. Hyeon-Woo “JJANU” Choi has the most damage done per ten minutes in the postseason. Not the most damage done for tanks, mind you – JJANU has more damage done than any othet player who has competed in playoffs. 

Twilight, Seominsoo and Haksal are the top three in terms of eliminations per ten minutes, while JJANU follows shortly under them in sixth. 

OWL Grand Finals
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Additionally, Twilight has done the most damage per ten minutes out of all the support players.

Who Stands In Their Way?

The rookie squad’s postseason record is matched only by their Winner’s Finals rivals, the New York Excelsior. The Excelsior have exceeded expectations after being underrated entering playoffs. Going into Winner’s Finals, some call them the favorites against the Titans.

Statistically, the NYXL aren’t on par with the Titans, with none of their players breaking top five damage done per ten minutes in their respective role. Three NYXL players clock in at fifth in eliminations for their respective roles.

The Titans’ control of this meta and these matches is so commanding, their mechanical skill is steps above any other team, so it almost doesn’t matter that their playmaking and shotcalling is superb. The coaching has been near perfection all season long, and they haven’t faltered in the postseason yet. Vancouver’s unending hot streak continues through playoffs.

The Vancouver Titans have taken the Overwatch League by storm in the franchise’s first season and have continued their domination into the postseason. With the Excelsior looking beatable, and no insurmountable threats in the lower bracket the Grand Finals seem inevitable. At this point, a championship for the team seems to be just another gem in their gauntlet.

 

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