As we gear into week 10 of the Overwatch League, there are ironically 10 matches. Week 10 of the Overwatch League appears to have lots of good matches to watch and enjoy.
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1st match: Hangzhou Spark vs Chengdu Hunters
The match to kick off the week at 4 am EST is the Chengdu Hunters vs the Hangzhou Spark. This match has some key things to look at. I’m mainly focused on the tank battle between Guxue and Ameng. Other than that, the DPS battle might be fun to watch if it could be Bazzi vs Jimnu or maybe even a swap to Ado. My prediction is a 3-1 by Hangzhou; I don’t think the Hunters can match the Spark if they run meta.
2nd match: Vancouver Titans vs Guangzhou Charge
The second match of the day is bound to be a good one. Undefeated Vancouver is facing Guangzhou, both strong teams. Honestly, this game could go back and forth. I’m going to pick Guangzhou because they have played in the meta more, and Vancouver is going to have to play at 3 am PST, so 3-2 Guangzhou. Key battles of this match, I think, will be Jjanu vs Cr0ng. Cr0ng is a newcomer and looked good so far. This will put him to the test if, in fact, he is the real deal.
3rd match: Philadelphia Fusion vs Paris Eternal
After the late games at 4 pm EST, Philly and Paris will again play each other. The last time these two met, it was one of the best matches of the year. Xzi was a major key part of defeating the Fusion. Will he play? We’re not sure. This match is going to be like Guangzhou vs Vancouver where I think this is going to 5 again. One of Philly’s newest players, Heesu, has only played one match so far, and Paris might not be ready for him. I believe Philly is stronger here, but it will come down to clutch plays, and the Fusion have the best clutch players, so 3-2 Philly.
4th match: Houston Outlaws vs Boston Uprising
Oh boy, its the toilet bowl rematch! This slobber knocker of a game is going to be a tough one to watch. Last time, Boston won 4-3 in 7 maps, the longest game in Overwatch League history. I’m going to be honest, readers; there are no key battles. The only thing that matters is who sucks more. Sadly, I have to pick a winner, and this time I believe Houston will win the tank bowl 3-1. A key match can be Muma vs Fusions. I’m interested to see who can will the tank duel.
5th match: Washington Justice vs Dallas Fuel
This match is going to see where both teams are. Washington has struggled so far and just lost to Philly. The Fuel just played the Valient and won in 5 maps but the Valient isn’t that great of a team. A key matchup this week is definitely the hitscan battle of Decay vs Corey. I know this is an odd match-up, but I believe Closer vs Ark can be interesting and might be a key to who wins. Picking a winner is tough, but I believe this going to five and the Fuel is pulling it out. 3-2 Fuel.
6th match: Chengdu Hunters vs Vancouver Titans
For the 6th match, it’s another late game with the Hunters and Titans. The Titans are a question mark right now, because they haven’t played since week one which makes it difficult to see where they are. Chengdu is in an odd spot because their record says they’re bad, but they can play some good Overwatch. However, this is Vancouver, and if they get beaten by the Charge then I see them squashing Chengdu the next day, so I’m picking a 4-0 for Vancouver. This can show an excellent DPS battle between Jimnu and Haksal, so keep that on your radar.
7th match: Shanghai Dragons vs Guangzhou Charge
Concluding the late matches this week are Shanghai and Guangzhou. Shanghai has a top team, in my opinion, and the only thing that could hurt them is running weird comps and swapping out players. Depending on how Guangzhou does against the Titans, it could end nasty for them this week. I honestly can’t see Guangzhou winning. After all, Fleta is the meta, so 3-1 Shanghai. A key match is IZaYaKI vs Shu for flex support, because they both are good, and it’ll be nice to see who gets the better hand in the matchup.
8th match: Houston Outlaws vs Toronto Defiant
At 4 pm EST, Houston and Toronto will slug it out against one another. This game is going to be wacky, but what makes the biggest difference is Sombra being banned. Both teams like to run Hackfist, but now it might just a Doomfist battle between Blase and Agilities, so that’s a key matchup. Toronto can win this, but never count out Houston. However, Toronto is stronger, so 4-0 Toronto.
9th match: Philadelphia Fusion vs Atlanta Reign
Following the Houston and Toronto match, the battle for the Atlantic south division is here between the Fusion and Atlanta. This is a good match to watch, as both teams can be classified as the best in the league. Atlanta has everything the Fusion do, but the one thing they have more than the Fusion is firepower with DPS players. Atlanta likes to swap Edison, Babybay, and Sharp for certain maps, so I see Atlanta winning in 5, 3-2 Atlanta. A key match, in my opinion, is going to be off-tank, because Gator is good. But he faces Fury and Poko, so look out for this.
10th match: San Francisco Shock vs Los Angeles Gladiators
To end week 10 of Overwatch League, we get a rematch of the two California goliaths (sorry Valient and Custa). Last time, the Shock weren’t ready for the Gladiators and paid the price, losing 3-1. Can it happen again? Yes. Will it happen? Not sure. If the Shock keeps playing musical chairs with their lineups, it’s going to be difficult, because the Gladiators pretty much keep the same 6, maybe subbing Jaru or Mirror, and that’s it. Key match up this match is definitely the tank battle of Oge vs Super, and last time Super got outplayed. I’m biased towards the Gladiators because of Birdring, but they really are a top Overwatch team, so I’m picking them to win 3-2.