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  1. GIGO

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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019 SEASON
    PLAYOFFS & GRAND FINALS
    (8/30/19 - 9/13/19 @LA, & 9/29/19 @ Philadelphia)


    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)
    SEASON LEAGUE STANDINGS
    ## ) W-L-MP (DIFF)

    01) 25-3-28 (+61) [PAC] Vancouver Titans
    02) 23-5-28 (+66) [PAC] San Francisco Shock
    03) 22-6-28 (+40) [ATL] New York Excelsior
    04) 18-10-28 (+12) [PAC] Hangzhou Spark
    05) 17-11-29 (+19) [PAC] LA Gladiators
    06) 16-12-28 (+19) [ATL] Atlanta Reign

    -------------- Top 6: POSTSEASON PLAYOFFS CUTOFF ------------
    07) 16-12-28 (+6) [ATL] London Spitfire
    08) 15-13-28 (+14) [PAC] Seoul Dynasty
    09) 15-13-28 (+4) [PAC] Guangzhou Charge
    10) 15-13-28 (-3) [ATL] Philadelphia Fusion
    11) 13-15-28 (-10) [PAC] Shanghai Dragons
    12) 13-15-28 (-11) [PAC] Chengdu Hunters

    -------------- Top 7-12: POSTSEASON PLAY-IN CUTOFF ------------
    13) 12-16-28 (-5) [PAC] LA Valiant
    14) 11-17-28 (-21) [ATL] Paris Eternal
    15) 10-18-28 (-27) [PAC] Dallas Fuel
    16) 9-19-28 (-22) [ATL] Houston Outlaws
    17) 8-20-28 (-33) [ATL] Toronto Defiant
    18) 8-20-28 (-33) [ATL] Washington Justice
    19) 8-20-28 (-37) [ATL] Boston Uprising
    20) 6-22-28 (-39) [ATL] Florida Mayhem


    https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/standings/season/2019/league

    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019 SEASON

    PLAY-IN BRACKET
    (8/30/19 - 8/31/19)
    [​IMG]

    8/30/19
    8pm (CT) Guangzhou Charge vs. Chengdu Hunters​
    11pm (CT) Philadelphia Fusion vs. Shanghai Dragons​
    8/31/19
    2pm (CT) London Spitfire vs. Shanghai Dragons​
    5pm (CT) Seoul Dynasty vs. Guangzhou Charge​


    PLAYOFF BRACKET
    (9/5/19 - 9/13/19)
    [​IMG]

    9/5/19
    6pm (CT) Vancouver Titans vs. Seoul Dynasty​

    9pm (CT) Hangzhou Spark vs. LA Gladiators​

    9/6/19
    6pm (CT) New York Excelsior vs. London Spitfire
    9pm (CT) San Francisco Shock vs. Atlanta Reign

    9/8/19 Winners' Semifinals
    2pm (CT) Vancouver Titans vs. LA Gladiators​

    5pm (CT) New York Excelsior vs. Atlanta Reign​

    9/13/19 Winners' Finals
    6pm (CT) Vancouver Titans vs. New York Excelsior​
    9/15/19 Loser's Finals
    2pm (CT) NY Excelsior vs. SF Shock​

    9/29/19 GRAND FINALS @ Philadelphia, PA
    2pm (CT) Vancouver Titans vs. San Francisco Shock
    Twitch VoD: twitch.tv/videos/488050184?t=1h28m4s (map set)


    FYI: Playoffs Bracket (winners' & losers') & Grand Finals (scores displayed)



     
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    The Grand Finale was on ABC yesterday, I wasn't expecting to see eSports on network TV.
     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE
    HOUSTON OUTLAWS




    Houston Outlaws acquire Harsha as head coach
    10/17/19
    DOT ESPORTS


    Someone get this man a cowboy hat. The Houston Outlaws have acquired Harsha Bandi, former assistant coach of the Vancouver Titans, as their new head coach. The Houston native will head home as the Overwatch League goes global for the 2020 season.

    Harsha was hired as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Titans as the team was being assembled early last year. During the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, he was an analyst for the San Francisco Shock. The Vancouver Titans had a remarkable season in the Overwatch League with a stage championship win and a runner-up finish at the 2019 Grand Finals.

    “I will do my best to achieve strong results this season and am happy to have such a talented team alongside me,” Harsha said on Twitter. The Houston Outlaws recently released head coach Kim “TaiRong” Tae-yeong and assistant coach Kim “Hyunwoo” Hyun-woo after two seasons with the team. In the 2019 season, the Outlaws finished 16th with a 9-19 record.

    Harsha has an undeniable record with experience on two championship teams, but the future of the Houston Outlaws is still in question. The team’s ownership organization, Infinite Esports & Entertainment, was acquired by Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) earlier this year.

    IGC also owns the Los Angeles Valiant. Due to Overwatch League regulations, one organization cannot own two teams, so the Houston Outlaws have been looking for a buyer. Real estate investor Lee Zieben was on deck to purchase the team for $40 million, but the deal has reportedly stalled. Despite these issues, the Houston Outlaws will be hosting two homestands during the 2020 season.​


     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE
    HOUSTON OUTLAWS



    The Houston Outlaws sale has reportedly stalled
    10/14/19
    DOT ESPORTS


    Negotiations between the Overwatch League Houston Outlaws and the real estate investor Lee Zieben have stalled according to a report by The Esports Observer.

    Immortals Gaming Club is selling the franchise after it bought Infinite Esports & Entertainment in June 2019, which used to be OpTic Gaming’s parental company. The OWL doesn’t allow any single entity to own more than one team within the league, meaning Immortals, who owns the Los Angeles Valiant, would be required to sell the Outlaws to comply with league rules.

    According to a report from ESPN in July, Zieben had agreed to buy the Houston Outlaws for $40 million. He is a Houston resident that is a “strong advocate for his community,” according to his company website.

    The deal was expected to close in late August and had to be approved by the OWL. But there hasn’t been an announcement by either the league or the organization since. The Esports Observer’s sources said the deal has run into issues in recent weeks and it’s unclear whether the two parties have reached an agreement.

    This isn’t entirely bad news for the Houston Outlaws. The OWL has several other interested buyers if the deal with Zieben doesn’t happen.

    Whoever buys the Houston Outlaws will want to invest in the roster since the franchise is yet to qualify for OWL playoffs.


     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE
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    Houston Outlaws add Hooreg as coach
    11/25/19
    DOT ESPORTS



    Former Vancouver Titans DPS Lee “Hooreg” Dong-eun has joined the Houston Outlaws as a coach, the organization announced via Twitter today.

    Hooreg announced last week he’d be parting ways with Vancouver to pursue coaching in an Overwatch League setting. The Houston Outlaws have taken him up on that offer.

    Hooreg, a former RunAway player, played for the London Spitfire in addition to Vancouver. He has built a reputation as a “good luck charm” since every team he’s played substitute DPS for has won a championship of some kind. The Outlaws are likely hoping that this, along with his DPS expertise, will travel with him to Houston.

    Earlier this year, the Houston Outlaws’ parent organization was sold to Immortals Gaming Club, which also owns the Los Angeles Valiant. After months of limbo, the Outlaws were recently sold to the Beasley Media Group.

    With financial backing and stable ownership, the Houston Outlaws organization has spent the Overwatch League offseason massively restructuring their management. Harsha Bandi, former assistant coach for the Vancouver Titans, was brought on as head coach. Kim “rapel” Jun-geun, former flex support for the Vancouver Titans, followed Harsha to Houston.

    Multiple high-profile trades have raised the Outlaws’ stocks. This includes the acquisition of DPS duo João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles and Jeffrey “Blasé” Tsang from the Los Angeles Gladiators and Boston Uprising, respectively. The addition of rapel and off-tank Kim “MekO” Tae-hong signifies the Outlaws’ transition to a mixed-language roster.

    The Houston Outlaws will host two homestands during the 2020 Overwatch League season.


     
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