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OVERWATCH News: Washington Justice part ways with roster, coaching staff

The Washington Justice are starting anew with their Overwatch League team after the organization parted ways with all five of its remaining players as well as...

  • OVERWATCH News: Shax among three released by London Spitfire

    The London Spitfire released damage dealer Johannes “Shax” Nielsen of Denmark, tank Gael “Poko” Gouzerch of France and Emir “Kaan” Okumus of Germany on Monday. Shax was the longest-serving player on the team to be released. He had spent the past two seasons with the Spitfire after a nearly two-year...

  • OVERWATCH News: San Francisco Shock release four after runner-up finish

    Despite a successful second-place finish in this year’s Overwatch League Grand Finals, the San Francisco Shock announced Friday that four players have been dropped from the team. On the chopping block were DPS players Samuel “s9mm” Santos and Kwon “Striker” Nam-joo and tanks Michael “mikeyy” Konicki and Colin “Coluge” Arai....

  • OVERWATCH News: Fusion release five players; Carpe heading to Valorant

    The Philadelphia Fusion began their 2023 rebuild by releasing five players. The Overwatch League team announced Friday night it has parted ways with tanks Junho “Fury” Kim and Hwang “Belosrea” Gyu-tae, supports Kwon “FiXa” Yeong-Hun and Minseok “AimGod” Kwon, and DPS Jaehyeok “Carpe” Lee. Carpe is leaving the OWL scene...

  • OVERWATCH News: Atlanta Reign release six to begin roster overhaul

    The Atlanta Reign released six players on Friday, jumping into the fray of Overwatch League teams making massive offseason roster overhauls. Supports Christian “Ojee” Han and Benjamin “UltraViolet” David, damage dealers Charlie “nero” Zwarg, Lee “Venom” Dong-keun and Nicholas “Speedily” Zou, and tank Blake “Gator” Scott will not be returning...

  • OVERWATCH News: Fuel edge Shock to capture Overwatch League championship

    The Dallas Fuel came from behind to earn their first Overwatch League championship, edging the San Francisco Shock 4-3 in the grand final on Friday in Anaheim, Calif. San Francisco led 2-1 and 3-2 in the best-of-seven finale, but Dallas captured the last two maps to emerge with the $1...

  • OVERWATCH News: Fuel advance to Overwatch League’s grand final

    With fans in attendance for the first time in three years, the Dallas Fuel stormed back after dropping the first map to win three straight and down the Houston Outlaws 3-1 in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday night, advancing to the grand final of the Overwatch League playoffs. The loss sends...

  • OVERWATCH News: Fuel, Outlaws lone unbeatens left in Overwatch League playoffs

    The Dallas Fuel and Houston Outlaws are each one win away from the Overwatch League grand final, as both breezed to the upper-bracket final with convincing semifinal wins Wednesday at the Overwatch League playoffs. Earlier in the day, the San Francisco Shock and Hangzhou Spark stayed alive in the lower...

  • OVERWATCH News: Shock, Gladiators stay alive in Overwatch League playoffs

    The second-seeded San Francisco Shock and third-seeded Los Angeles Gladiators kept their seasons alive by winning lower-bracket, first-round matches on Tuesday in the Overwatch League playoffs. However, one of the teams will be ousted on Wednesday when they square off. The Shock beat the Shanghai Dragons 3-1, and the Gladiators...

  • OVERWATCH News: Outlaws, Spitfire pull off Overwatch League playoff upsets

    Two of the Overwatch League’s top four regular-season teams dropped their playoff openers on Monday, falling into the lower bracket in the double-elimination tournament. The Houston Outlaws outlasted the second-seeded San Francisco Shock 3-2 in the upper-bracket quarterfinals, and the London Spitfire downed the third-seeded Los Angeles Gladiators 3-1. The...

  • OVERWATCH News: Four teams sweep opening matches in Overwatch League playoffs

    All four winning teams swept their respective matches Sunday on the first day of the Overwatch League playoffs in Anaheim, Calif. The London Spitfire, Hangzhou Spark, Florida Mayhem and Houston Outlaws posted victories to advance to the upper-bracket quarterfinals, which are scheduled for Monday. The Spitfire defeated the Philadelphia Fusion,...

  • OVERWATCH News: Mayhem top Defiant in final of Countdown Cup play-ins

    The Florida Mayhem defeated the Toronto Defiant 3-1 on Saturday in the upper-bracket final of the West region play-ins at the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup. With the win, the Mayhem secured their spot in the OWL Season 5 playoffs. The Defiant went on to sweep the Boston Uprising in the...

  • OVERWATCH News: Mayhem, Defiant open Countdown Cup play-ins with victories

    The Florida Mayhem and Toronto Defiant earned 3-0 sweeps Friday on the first day of West region play-ins at the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup. Florida beat the Boston Uprising and Toronto swept the Washington Justice. The play-ins will conclude Saturday when two teams clinch the final available berths in the...

  • OVERWATCH News: Defiant, Uprising win in Countdown Cup qualifiers, move to play-ins

    The Toronto Defiant and Boston Uprising closed out qualifying for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup with victories Sunday. The Defiant beat the Houston Outlaws 3-1 and the Uprising took down last-place Paris Eternal by the same score. The three teams in the East that finished the regular season with the...

  • OVERWATCH News: Shock, Uprising, Mayhem claim wins in Countdown Cup qualifiers

    The San Francisco Shock, Boston Uprising and Florida Mayhem all picked up victories on Saturday in West Region qualifiers at the Overwatch League Countdown Cup playoffs. The Shock, who have already clinched a playoff berth thanks to their 20-4 regular-season mark, defeated the London Spitfire 3-2. The Uprising downed the...

  • OVERWATCH News: Spitfire, Shock, Mayhem earn sweeps in Countdown Cup qualifiers

    The London Spitfire, San Francisco Shock and Florida Mayhem all won matches by 3-0 scores Friday to kick off the final week of West region qualifiers for the Overwatch League Countdown Cup. The Spitfire swept the New York Excelsior, the Shock took down the last-place Paris Eternal and the Mayhem...

  • OVERWATCH News: Defiant competing remotely after COVID outbreak

    Four members of the Toronto Defiant organization have tested positive for COVID-19, the Overwatch League team confirmed Monday. In a statement posted to Twitter, the team said it is monitoring the remaining players and coaches for signs and symptoms and will provide further updates as needed. In the meantime, the...

  • OVERWATCH News: Gladiators remain undefeated in Countdown Cup qualifiers

    The Los Angeles Gladiators remained perfect atop the West region by cruising to a 3-1 win over the Boston Uprising on Sunday in a qualifying match for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup. Los Angeles took the first two maps, winning 2-0 on Ilios and 3-0 on Paraiso. The Uprising stayed...

  • OVERWATCH News: Seoul Dynasty stay hot in Countdown Cup qualifiers

    The Seoul Dynasty strengthened their lead atop the East region on Sunday by outlasting the Philadelphia Fusion in a qualifying match for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup. The Dynasty recorded a 2-0 win on Nepal before dropping 3-2 and 1-0 decisions on King’s Row and Route 66, respectively. Seoul responded...

  • OVERWATCH News: Outlaws upset Fuel in Countdown Cup qualifiers

    The Houston Outlaws pulled off a stunning upset of one of the top-ranked teams in the West on Saturday, defeating the Dallas Fuel 3-1 in a qualifying match for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup. Houston went ahead early with a 2-1 win on Oasis, but the Fuel quickly evened things...

  • OVERWATCH News: Charge stay in second place in Countdown Cup qualifiers

    The Guangzhou Charge stayed in the thick of the standings in East region qualifying matches for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup, defeating the Hangzhou Spark 3-0 on Saturday. The Charge maintained their hold on second place with a 2-1 win on Busan-UAT, followed by a 3-2 victory on Eichenwalde and...

  • OVERWATCH News: Justice, Mayhem, Outlaws notch wins in Countdown Cup qualifying

    The Washington Justice and Florida Mayhem went the distance to earn wins on Friday in West region qualifying matches for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup. The Justice topped the Boston Uprising 3-2 to move into fourth place in the region, while the Mayhem rallied from down 2-0 to defeat the...

  • OVERWATCH News: Dynasty suffer first loss in Countdown Qualifiers

    The Seoul Dynasty suffered their first loss in East region qualifying matches for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup, falling 3-2 to the previously winless Hangzhou Spark on Friday. The Spark opened with 2-1 wins on Oasis and Eichenwalde before the Dynasty forced a fifth game with victories on Circuit Royal...

  • OVERWATCH News: Gladiators reach 4-0 in Countdown Cup qualifiers

    The Los Angeles Gladiators moved to 4-0 with a win Sunday during West region qualifying matches for the Overwatch League’s Countdown Cup. The Gladiators outlasted the New York Excelsior 3-2 to tie the Dallas Fuel at the top of the West standings, though Dallas owns the tiebreaker via map differential...

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