Stage 4, Week 2 of the Overwatch League is in the books and there has been some significant changes to the Overwatch League power rankings. The new role lock meta in Stage 4 undoubtedly led to what were some surprising wins, shocking upsets and some leap-frogging in the rankings, unlike we have ever seen before.
Last week’s results included a few minor upsets with teams like the Florida Mayhem and the Washington Justice beating top-ten teams like the London Spitfire and Vancouver Titans. It was not enough for either team to break their way into the Overwatch League power rankings Top 10. The New York Excelsior remain just outside the Top 10, sitting in 11th place after a comprehensive loss to the Chengdu Hunters currently sitting pretty in 5th place.
|RANKING||TEAM||MATCH RECORD||MOVEMENT (+/-)|
|1.||San Francisco Shock||2-0||+1|
|4.||Los Angeles Gladiators||2-2||+6|
|9.||Los Angeles Valiant||2-1||-3|
The San Francisco Shock have climbed one place to sit in the no.1 spot of the Overwatch League power rankings Top 10 this week. Last week saw them snatch a narrow win against the Los Angeles Gladiators. The shift from triple-triple meta to role lock meta didn’t seem to faze them at all, and they remain uncontested at the top despite some rather narrow victories.
For the London Spitfire it was also a positive week, climbing two places from 4th to 2nd despite a shocking 3 – 0 loss to bottom of the table Florida Mayhem. Currently holding more wins at 3 – 1 than the 2 – 0 Shock, it was the nature of their commanding victories that have earned them their spot as no.2 in the Overwatch League power rankings. Last year’s champions have a talent packed roster, so don’t count them out after one surprising loss.
The Guangzhou Charge had an up-and-down week, losing to the London Spitfire and defeating the Hangzhou Spark to leave them standing at 3 and 1. They complete the top 3 after climbing two places and are currently showing better cohesion than in the earlier stages. This cohesion will stand to them well going forward, though their recent successes can be more accurately attributed to some strong individual performances than team-cohesion, something to keep an eye on in the later stages.
The Los Angeles Gladiators have managed to climb 6 places to no.4 after a huge 3 – 2 victory against the Chengdu Hunters and a frustratingly close 2 – 3 loss to league-leaders the San Francisco Shock. The Hunters sit just under the Gladiators at 5th place following their 4 – 0 win over the Excelsior.
The Vancouver Titans sit at 2 and 1 in 6th place after a shocking 4 – 0 loss to the Washington Justice. This is a major upset and caused a major fall in the Overwatch League power rankings Top 10 falling 5 places since last week. In 7th are the Atlanta Reign, who climbed a whopping 7 places and currently hold a 3 – 0 record. Korean team Seoul Dynasty rose 5 places into 8th spot after a nail-biting 3 – 2 win against the Los Angeles Valiant who currently sit just below the Dynasty at 9th spot after falling 3 spots respectively. The Shanghai Dragons sit at 10th spot, holding up the rest of the Top 10 but will need to find an improvement in their form if they are to remain in the rankings for much longer.
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