Our favorite highlights from Oceanic esports this week!
The OPL is again! Our native League of Legends… league… returned this week and introduced with it a great deal of hype. The Overwatch League continued, with lone Aussie Custa taking part in for the struggling Dallas Gas. And the native CSGO groups have been battling it out for a solitary alternative to compete at IEM Katowice.
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League of Legends – OPL
The OPL is again, and all the things is a bit bit totally different. The League of Legends competitors opened with a rematch between final 12 months’s finalists, the Dire Wolves and The Chiefs. The rematch was a barnstormer as each did their finest, however the Dire Wolves proved they deserved their place on the high by profitable 2-1. New heavyweight workforce Order took on Tectonic subsequent and gained 2-Zero, though the younger Tectonic workforce actually confirmed some guts in opposition to their older opponents. Sin Gaming dropped to Legacy in two video games, with some gradual rotations seeing Sin battle a bit — however these cobwebs ought to shake afterward. And at last Essendon’s new squad, the Bombers, performed in opposition to Avant Gaming and misplaced each of their early video games. The Bombers ought to come good later within the season in addition to they discover some workforce cohesion. One in every of my favorite video games of the week was Tectonic in opposition to Order. The younger weapons on TTC had been fast to indicate Order they had been nothing to trifle with — watch Shok snag a triple kill under.
CSGO – IEM Katowice OCE Qualifiers
The IEM Katowice Oceanic Qualifiers are drawing forth some improbable CSGO from our high notch native groups, as everybody needs a spot on the present and there is just one out there. Order are trying as scary in CSGO as they’ve been in LoL, and Tainted Minds have discovered their type on the excellent time as nicely. Corvidae and Athletico have been knocked out already, with Athletico coming narrowly lacking out on bumping off the Chiefs alongside the best way. Watch Grayhound Gaming’s Dexter trample his method by means of Corvidae under. What I really like about this clip is that Dexter switches to an AK on the bottom as a substitute of attempting to reload his M4.
And I could not move this spotlight up — Pecks places collectively an Ace in opposition to Tainted Minds with out reloading his FAMAS, which is simply stunning. The Chiefs had been despatched to the Decrease Brackets within the very subsequent spherical.
Overwatch – Overwatch League
An inauspicious continuation for the Dallas Gas this week as they battle to search out some kind of workforce cohesion. The state of affairs wasn’t helped by the (justified) suspension of xQc, who can not help however put his foot in his mouth at each out there alternative. They bumped into an in-form Houston Outlaws workforce final Wednesday and misplaced Four-Zero. They did higher in opposition to the London Spitfire, snagging a win on Oasis earlier than in the end falling. Watch Houston dismantle the boys in blue on Junkertown under.
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