Week 8 Preview & Predictions - OWL 2020

Week 8 Preview & Predictions – OWL 2020

This weekend, Week 8, most of the Overwatch League teams finally return to action as matches will now be played offline. The teams, for the time being, will be divided into three groups, the Atlantic Conference teams, the American Pacific teams plus Korea, and the Chinese teams, and the matches will be played within those groups for the time being. While we have seen all the Atlantic teams play, but now, after a few false starts, we finally get to see the League’s Asia-based teams play. With 16 matches played this weekend and per weekend for the next few weeks, the format for these articles will change to account for that number. Here is what we can see this weekend.

OWL Week 8 Matches

Guangzhou Charge vs. Shanghai Dragons

Chengdu Hunters vs. Hangzhou Spark

Toronto Defiant vs. Boston Uprising

Paris Eternal vs. London Spitfire

New York Excelsior vs. Atlanta Reign

Florida Mayhem vs. Washington Justice

San Francisco Shock vs. Los Angeles Gladiators

Seoul Dynasty vs. Dallas Fuel

Chengdu Hunters vs. Shanghai Dragons

Hangzhou Spark vs. Guangzhou Charge

New York Excelsior vs. Boston Uprising

Toronto Defiant vs. London Spitfire

Florida Mayhem vs. Atlanta Reign

Los Angeles Valiant vs. San Francisco Shock

Vancouver Titans vs Dallas Fuel

Seoul Dynasty vs. Los Angeles Gladiators

What To Look Out For

The League’s four Chinese teams will finally play, and even though they will only play each other for now, their matches should still be worth watching. Guangzhou can finally show off their weird mixed roster with the likes of Neptuno, Wya, and Cr0ng while Shanghai has its star-studded lineup now featuring Fleta, Void, Stand1, and former Dragon now rejoining the team Fearless. Something that should be expected from the teams that have not played yet is they probably had more time to properly adjust to the changes steadily introduced in the first few weeks of the League. At least we finally get to see the zaniness of Chengdu back on display when they get their time to shine. Among the other matches, there should be intense Atlantic matches when Paris take on London and New York fight Atlanta. And it will be intriguing to see how San Francisco can properly adapt to the hero pools format, how its roster will mix and match to suit its needs.

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