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Shock win again, off to 8-0 start in Midseason Madness qualifying

Field Level Media
20 Jun 2022, 13:05 GMT+10

The San Francisco Shock ran their record to 8-0 with a sweep of the Boston Uprising in the Overwatch League's Midseason Madness qualifying competition on Sunday.

The Shock (8-0) are two games ahead of the pack in the West standings. All four of the day's matches were from the West. The Houston Outlaws (5-2) also won in a sweep, and the Florida Mayhem (5-3) and Paris Eternal (1-7) added victories.

Qualifying for the Midseason Madness tournament continues through July 10, with double-elimination bracket play the following week.

The Shock began their match with the Uprising (2-6) with a 2-0 win on Ilios. They put Boston away with a 3-0 win on Eichenwalde and a 2-1 victory on Route 66.

The Outlaws also began their conquest of the Vancouver Titans (0-7) with a 2-0 win on Ilios. They followed up with wins on Midtown, 3-0, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar, 3-2.

The Mayhem won the first two maps against the Toronto Defiant (4-4), first 2-1 on Oasis and then 3-2 on Midtown. The Defiant rallied for a 3-2 win on Circuit Royal, but Florida clinched the match with a 1-0 victory on Colosseo.

The Eternal had to go the distance to defeat the New York Excelsior (1-7). Paris opened with a 2-0 win on Lijiang Tower, but the Excelsior stormed back with victories on Eichenwalde, 4-3, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar, 3-2. The Eternal recovered, however, winning 1-0 on Colosseo to tie the match, and clinching it with a 2-1 victory on Ilios.

Action resumes Friday with five matches:

East

--Philadelphia Fusion vs. Los Angeles Valiant

--Chengdu Hunters vs. Seoul Dynasty

West

--London Spitfire vs. New York Excelsior

--Florida Mayhem vs. Dallas Fuel

--Atlanta Reign vs. Vancouver Titans

Overwatch League Midseason Madness standings, with win-loss record, map differential and league points:

West

1. San Francisco Shock 8-0, 19, 9 points

2. Los Angeles Gladiators, 6-2, 12, 9

3. Dallas Fuel, 5-3, 4, 7

4. Houston Outlaws, 5-2, 6, 6

T5. Florida Mayhem, 5-3, 8, 6

T5. Atlanta Reign, 5-3, 5, 6

7. London Spitfire, 5-3, 1, 5

T8. Washington Justice, 4-4, 1, 5

T8. Toronto Defiant, 4-4, -1, 5

10. Boston Uprising, 2-6, -10, 2

T11. New York Excelsior, 1-7, -13, 1

T11. Paris Eternal, 1-7, -15, 1

13. Vancouver Titans, 0-7, -17, 0

East

1. Seoul Dynasty, 4-2, 6, 7 points

2. Hangzhou Spark, 5-1, 8, 6

3. Shanghai Dragons, 5-1, 4, 6

4. Philadelphia Fusion, 3-3, 2, 5

5. Chengdu Hunters, 2-4, -4, 2

6. Los Angeles Valiant, 1-5, -5, 1

7. Guangzhou Charge, 1-5, -11, 1

--Field Level Media

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