The Justice (1-6) finally managed to get their first win in the Overwatch League against the Florida Mayhem (1-6)! I'm so happy they were finally able to close out a game and end the stage on a good note.
If they can figure out how to fix:
- Janus dying first on every team fight
- The constant conceding of space on payload maps
- Gido's transcendence usage
- Ado dying early in fights as well
I think this team has the potential to make a run for the stage 2 playoffs. I'm looking forward to see how they come back in stage 2, especially with the potential meta changes on the horizon.
Despite my initial thoughts that the Justice would be able to sneak a match win against the Dynasty (3-3), they weren't able to pull off the upset.
Main thought regarding the game this week:
- Janus is now the main focus every teamfight. Teams have zeroed in on his tendecy to be overly-aggressive and he pays for it constantly.
As Week 4 comes to a close, the Justice are sitting at 0-5, 2nd to last in the standings1. It's been a rough Stage 1 as the team is still gelling learning to play with one another. I'm still optimistic that they'll be able to pull off atleast 1 match win in their double-header Stage 1 finale against the Paris Eternal (2-2) and Florida Mayhem (1-4).
The Los Angeles Valiant finished Stage 1 with a 0-7 record and a -9 map differential. The Justice can finish 19th of 20 if they can maintain a -10 or higher map differential. ↩
Kirsten and I finally made it to one of the larger Justice watch parties, which was held at Tenley Bar & Grill in DC.
As we've started attending more events, it's been nice to see some familiar faces. It's also been nice to see a fan base that's super passionate about their home team despite the rocky start to the season.
Some main thoughts regarding the game this week:
- Janus is still dying a bit too early at the beginning of team fights.
- Gido showed a little more patience in not using his transcendence1 so liberally.
I see them improving every game despite not being able to pull off the win. That win could come as early as this week, especially with how the Seoul Dynasty - (2-3) have been playing lately.
This team is starting to flash their potential but some key things have stood out to me:
- Janus is dying too early
- Gido is using trans too early
- Fahzix is dying too early
Hopefully they can rebound against the San Francisco Shock - (2-3).