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).
Went to our first Overwatch League (OWL)1 watch party in Potomac tonight. Even though the Justice2 lost 5-4 in a reverse sweep3 to the defending OWL Champions4, it was a nice introduction to the local Overwatch community and I’m looking forward to getting more involved this season.