The Overwatch League’s first tournament begins tonight with the start of the May Melee. If a team loses twice, they are out, so it’s all to play for!
Here’s a look at the teams involved as The May Melee Begins!
The May Melee Begins
The Chengdu Hunters come into the May Melee as the number one team from the APAC region after the Philadelphia Fusion lost their qualifier to the Shanghai Dragons. The Hunters have excelled this year as they have toned back their iconic wacky team Comps for some more standard ones.
With a highly flexible DPS line, it will be interesting to see how they fair in their opening match against the Dallas Fuel.
The Dallas Fuel only made it into the May Melee by a map, but boy did they take their chance. Having defeated the San Francisco Shock in their first match 3-0, they took on the Houston Outlaws in the second, still with a massive task at hand.
Another 3-0 victory however has put them as firm favourites for the May Melee title. “Fearless'” performances have also made it clear that he is the best main tank in the league, and “SP9RK1E” on DPS has been ridiculous.
The Shanghai Dragons performed brilliantly against the Philadelphia Fusion in their qualifier. It was sad for the Fusion as this was possibly their best chance at winning a trophy for the first time in a while.
The Dragons however, with MVP Fleta, have a hard game against the Florida Mayhem to kick things off. I can’t see them beating Florida, but a rematch against Chengdu in the losers’ bracket could be one of the most hyped games of the tournament.
The Mayhem seemed to have all the answers against a Washington Justice team that couldn’t get things going in their qualifier. Florida’s chances are high as well, and many tip them to win their opening match against Shanghai. If OGE and Gargoyle keeps up their form, they are tough to beat, and it could end up being an all NA grand final.
The Last Word On Gaming Viewpoint
I’ve backed Dallas every week, and the one week I felt hopeless, they won against the two top teams in the league, the San Francisco Shock and the Houston Outlaws.
Honestly, I see no one getting near the flexibility of the Fuel, and a win this early on in the year, would be massive for the organisation.