Meanwhile, Hangzhou Spark players achieved their second reverse sweep.
Overwatch League 2023 Playoffs Day 2 just concluded with three sweeps in total! These were achieved by London Spitfire, Houston Outlaws, and Florida Mayhem. Meanwhile, the Hangzhou Spark versus Boston Uprising matchup ended with another 3-2 reverse sweep!
Overwatch League 2023 Playoffs Day 2 recap
The opening match of Day 2 featured Atlanta Reign and London Spitfire, and the latter team earned a 3-0 sweep. London Spitfire took home Ilios, Blizzard World, and Flashpoint's Suravasa map. The winning team held the final point with confidence and even delayed the enemy Tracer from reaching it at the very last second.
"We're really happy about the whole play and run. Now we're in Playoffs. Everything's just amazing for us," London Spitfire's Hadi "Hadi" Bleinagel, known for his Reinhardt gameplay, said in the post-match interview. "We're just happy to be here, honestly. We're just having fun."
Hadi also recalled that his team played really well on Ilios. In terms of Blizzard World, Hadi attributed the success and strategy to his team's coaching staff.
Houston Outlaws goes 3-0 against Seoul Infernal
The esports action didn't stop there as it was the Houston Outlaws versus Seoul Infernal next. Just like London Spitfire, the Houston Outlaws took out the enemy team 3-0 on Ilios, Blizzard World, and Suravasa.
Near the end of the Suravasa game, Oh "Pelican" Se-hyun made an incredible play as Sombra. He waited for the perfect time to use the hero's EMP ultimate, which resulted in multiple eliminations. Although Seoul Infernal players did their best during overtime, it was not enough as they got melted one by one. This resulted in the Houston Outlaws getting a 3-0 sweep.
Hangzhou Spark secures 3-2 victory against Boston Uprising
After an epic reverse sweep on Day 1, Hangzhou Spark returned to secure another win of the same caliber. This time, they went head-to-head against Boston Uprising. Although the latter team took Lijiang Tower and King's Row, Hangzhou Spark didn't give up on Suravasa. The team then went on to win New Queen Street and Route 66 for another reverse sweep!
"So we are a little bit of a team that has a slow burn," Hangzhou Spark's DPS player Huang "leave" Xin said in the translated post-match interview. During the final game, he achieved four Pulse Bomb kills with Tracer. "Even though we do take a little bit of time to warm up, that does not mean that we don't have the abilities to defeat the other teams."
Florida Mayhem sweeps Dallas Fuel 3-0
The final match of Overwatch League 2023 Playoffs Day 2 concluded with Florida Mayhem sweeping Dallas Fuel 3-0. After taking home Lijiang Tower and King's Row, Florida Mayhem players kept their momentum and won on Suravasa.
With help from his supports, Ham "SOMEONE" Jeong-wan was undefeatable near the end of the final game. Rupal "Rupal" Zaman on Baptiste, for example, timed his Immortality Field perfectly alongside some right-click heals. Meanwhile, the team's DPS players and Lucio kept Dallas Fuel busy. Dallas Fuel players weren't able to touch the point before it hit 100%, which resulted in a 3-0 score for Florida Mayhem.
Below are all of the Day 2 results:
Overwatch League 2023 Playoffs Day 2 Results: Sept. 29
London Spitfire 3 - 0 Atlanta Reign
3 - 0
Houston Outlaws 3 - 0 Seoul Infernal
3 - 0
Hangzhou Spark 3 - 2 Boston Uprising
3 - 2
Dallas Fuel 0 - 3 Florida Mayhem
0 - 3
All of the match results and scores can be found here.
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