The Overwatch League’s inaugural season just came to its end. Everyone loves a redemption story. And fans of the London Spitfire got exactly that. The Spitfire had a stellar Stage 1, even going so far as to defeat the NYXL in the Stage Finals. However, following a handful of complications, the team struggled throughout the remainder of the regular season. Their star DPS player – Birdring – was off his game for quite some time. The team lost one of its Tanks – Fissure – to the LA Gladiators. And the team’s Support players had extreme difficulty staying alive. Despite this, they did well enough, early on, to make their way to the Playoffs. And what happened? They got bamboozled.
Despite that rather demoralizing loss in the first game against the Gladiators, the Spitfire made a comeback. Not only did they pull off a complete reverse-sweep against the Gladiators, they shut the Valiant down completely, only dropping one map to the top-seeded LA team. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Fusion showed the results of their practice, taking the win against the NYXL in their own Semifinal matchup. Although the Fusion didn’t pull off quite as dominant a showing, that much was to be expected. The NYXL was the number one team in the Overwatch League. With the finalists decided, it came down to the Barclays Center in New York to decide who would walk away the champions. And everything came up Spitfire.
In a repeat of their battle with the LA Valiant, the Spitfire defeated the Fusion in dominant fashion. Throughout the event, they only lost a single map. But that isn’t to say the Fusion didn’t put up a tough fight. It was remarkably close. And a major factor of the victory was the Spitfire flex DPS, Profit. The man played out of his mind, almost singlehandedly winning several fights for the Spitfire. He absolutely popped off. So much so that he won the MVP title for the Grand Finals, complete with a shiny, solid metal trophy. Carpe never got the chance to do Carpe things. And a good portion of this came down to the Spitfire’s superior tank play, zoning him and EQO out and making sure Profit and Birdring had all the space in the world.
So congratulations are in order for Profit. It was a well-deserved honor. And to the London Spitfire – Champions of the Overwatch League Inaugural season. Where the game goes from here should prove interesting. Blizzard already plans to expand the Overwatch League in the next season, with the addition of new teams. Time will tell where the players will wind up, and who the next round of champions will be.