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Catch up on the Overwatch League’s inaugural week

South Korea and LA pick up wins while Dallas and Florida hit a wall

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The first week of the Overwatch League has come to an end and while some teams have already started pulling ahead, others are forced to go back to the drawing board and figure out where things went wrong in week one.

Among those struggling teams are the Florida Mayham and the Shanghai Dragons, who each barely managed one map win across the six they competed on in the Overwatch League’s first week. Meanwhile, on the other side of the table, teams like the Los Angeles Valiant and the London Spitfire showed why they were highly regarded before the season started, going undefeated in the first week.

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While the first week of the 2018 Overwatch League season had teams that were dominant and teams that were disappointing, no match hit all the notes quite so well as day one’s Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty series.

Match of the Week - Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty

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Regarded as two of the to teams coming into the Overwatch League season, the Dallas Fuel and Seoul Dynasty’s first week face off certainly didn’t disappoint. The series started off on Junkertown with a the Fuel barely coming out on top 3-2, then headed off to Temple of Anubis for for an electric 6-5 win for the Dynasty in what was easily the most intense and well played map of the entire weekend.

The Dynasty found a bit of a rhythm after their nail biting win and took map three, Ilios 2-0, before the two teams tied the final map, Numbani 3-3, giving Seoul the edge in the series, at 2-1.

While the quality of the series will leave little room for doubt as the to the quality of both teams, the two couldn’t have had more different starts to the season overall. After their victory against the Fuel, Seoul went on to crush the Los Angeles Gladiators, 4-0 and start the Overwatch League season undefeated. The Fuel, on the other hand, faced off against another LA team, the Valiant, and were beaten 3-0, despite forcing a tie in map two, putting Dallas at an 0-2 start and at the bottom of the Overwatch League standings.