London Spitfire wins Overwatch League's first Stage Finals

New York Excelsior and London Spitfire Locked in for Overwatch League Stage 1 Playoffs     
                    
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The three top-seeded teams - London Spitfire, New York Excelsior and Houston Outlaws - battled for supremacy and a share of $125,000 Dollars. Overwatch League's second stage kicks off on February 22 AEDT.

The first game of the day saw London and NY face off, with Excelsior winning 3-2.

In other Overwatch League news, after last Saturday's match the Houston Outlaws" player Austin "Muma' Wilmot, the first League player to openly come out as gay, has reportedly received so many death threats he has removed direct messaging from his profile.

The day began a bit rough for the London Spitfire, losing 3-2 to the New York Excelsior in the first regular match of the day.

Having secured their spot they faced the Houston Outlaws and won the match 3-1 setting up a rematch of the first match of the day.

He also assured fans who may already have tickets for the final Saturday of Stage 2 that they will be provided with free tickets for Sunday too.

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Shockingly, the Shock demonstrated a more commendable rival than might have been expected.

London had a tough start in the last series, dropping two maps to New York's equally-tough opposition.

With the Overwatch League's Stage 1 Finals now complete the teams will take a break before Stage 2 commences. The final standings placed New York Excelsior at the top of the leaderboard, Houston Outlaws in second seed and London Spitfire in the third-seeded position. The top team from the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will be entered into a first-round bye of the Semi-Finals, and the next four highest-ranked teams in the standings (regardless of division) will make up the remainder of the contenders for the first season's championships.

Stage two will definitely see a switch of heroes as the changes to Mercy will finally be live.

The groups that figure out how to do as such will battle it out for the Stage 1 title, and the $100,000 reward prize that goes to the champion.

Nanzer has spoken before how the league would like to avoid these situations, giving the teams the full amount of time between matches to prepare.

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