The Overwatch League is now two weeks into its second season. All of the teams from last season have returned, along with a handful of new expansion teams. The second season was packed with more of the best Overwatch play in the world and some memorable moments that included the Shanghai Dragons' first win in franchise history.
Now that the Overwatch League is back, Shacknews is here to help fans, be they old, new, or curious, keep up with the state of the league all season long.
Let's take a look at the early standings after the second week of competition.
Standings after Stage 1, Week 2 (Win-Loss, Map Differential)
- 1. New York Excelsior (4-0, +8)
- 2. Vancouver Titans (3-0, +7)
- 3. Paris Eternal (2-0, +3)
- 4. Atlanta Reign (2-1, +5)
- 5. Seoul Dynasty (2-1, +4)
- 6. Toronto Defiant (2-1, 0)
- 7. Chengdu Hunters (2-1, -2)
- 8. Philadelphia Fusion (2-2, 0)
- 9. London Spitfire (2-2, -1)
- 10. Hangzhou Spark (2-2, -1)
- 11. Dallas Fuel (2-2, -4)
- 12. Guangzhou Charge (1-2, +2)
- 13. San Francisco Shock (1-2, +1)
- 14. Boston Uprising (1-2, -2)
- 15. Los Angeles Gladiators (1-2, -2)
- 16 (tie). Florida Mayhem (1-2, -4)
- 16 (tie). Shanghai Dragons (1-2, -4)
- 18. Washington Justice (0-2, -3)
- 19. Houston Outlaws (1-3, -4)
- 20. Los Angeles Valiant (0-3, -3)
Stage 1, Week 3 schedule
Thursday, February 28
- Washington Justice vs. Philadelphia Fusion - 4PM PT
- Seoul Dynasty vs. Boston Uprising - 5:30PM PT
- Florida Mayhem vs. Guangzhou Charge - 7PM PT
- San Francisco Shock vs. Hangzhou Spark - 8:30PM PT (Disney XD)
Friday, March 1
- Los Angeles Gladiators vs. London Spitfire - 4PM PT
- Toronto Defiant vs. New York Excelsior - 5:30PM PT
- Vancouver Titans vs. Los Angeles Valiant - 7PM PT
- Shanghai Dragons vs. Chengdu Hunters - 8:30PM PT
Saturday, March 2
- Paris Eternal vs. Atlanta Reign - 12PM PT
- Florida Mayhem vs. Houston Outlaws - 1:30PM PT
- San Francisco Shock vs. Washington Justice - 3PM PT
- Shanghai Dragons vs. Dallas Fuel - 4:30PM PT
Sunday, March 3
- Boston Uprising vs. Toronto Defiant - 12PM PT (Disney XD)
- Hangzhou Spark vs. Los Angeles Gladiators - 1:30PM PT (Disney XD)
- Los Angeles Valiant vs. Guangzhou Charge - 3PM PT
- New York Excelsior vs. Seoul Dynasty - 4:30PM PT
Game to watch
Just like last season, the New York Excelsior are proving that they're the team to beat in the regular season, sitting alone atop the standings with a 4-0 record. Following its postseason disappointment, the XL roster is back with a vengeance. But it's more than the core roster, it's also a new face that's doing some serious damage. Yeon-Gwan "Nenne" Jeong was promoted from the XL's Overwatch Contenders roster and is making quite the early impression, leading the league in eliminations over the first two weeks. He's making for a strong one-two punch alongside Tae-Hong "Mek0" Kim.
The Excelsior face their biggest test to date, as they take on the Seoul Dynasty, entering Week 3 with a 2-1 record. The 2018 MVP runner-up Chan-Hyoeng "Fissure" Baek made all the headlines with his arrival, but it's ByungSun "Fleta" Kim and Min Hyuk "Michelle" Choi who are leading the team in eliminations and setting the table for Seoul's top level play.
The Seoul Dynasty will look to keep their hot start going and hand the NYXL their first loos of the season. But keep in mind that some of the NYXL's players have gotten off to slow starts, so this isn't even their final form! This game will close out Week 3 as the final match on Sunday.