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The Houston and Dallas Lone Star Challenge Download

39:55 Download May 22nd, 2020

The OWLs Nest is CheckpointXP’s official podcast dedicated to the Overwatch League. Every week Robbie Landis is joined by Jake Lyon to discuss the latest league moves, matches, and more. This week they breakdown the match-up between the Dallas Fuel and the Paris Eternal. They also talk about the Toronto Defiant taking the Los Angeles Valiant to a game five. The Seoul Dynasty also found themselves losing in another 3 – 0 sweep. The Lonestar Challenge concluded with the Houston Outlaws coming out on top over the Dallas Fuel. Finally, Robbie and Jake set the stage for the May Melee Tournament.

Week 15 Recap: Last week was full of a lot of clean sweep, including the match between the Dallas Fuel and the Paris Eternal. Given how much Dallas has improved recently, a lot of people thought this match would be closer than it was. Jake walks us through how and why the Paris Eternal were able to burn the Fuel. The Toronto Defiant and the Los Angeles Valiant are both sitting lower in the standings than either would like. That didn’t stop them from putting on a hell of a match in Overwatch. The series went the distance in a game five before the Valiant walked away with the win. Finally, what happened to the Seoul Dynasty to make them backslide from a game 5 win over the Shanghai Dragons to a full sweep at the hands of the Chengdu Hunters?

Lonestar Challenge: Over the past three weeks the Houston Outlaws have been playing the Dallas Fuel in a series of challenge matches in the Lonestar Challenge. This past Monday those matches culminated in the true Battle for Texas as they duked it out in a 6 v 6 first to four wins. Even though the Fuel has won the last two times they’ve met the Outlaws in battle, it was Houston who came out on top. Jake tells us how they managed to do it despite Dallas winning three out of four of the challenges. There is also a three-part docu-series recapping the rivalry and the action that can be found on the Outlaws and Fuels Youtube channels.

The May Melee:  This week kicks off the tournament format for the May Melee in the Overwatch League. In North America and the Asian Region, teams will be competing for a nice chunk of a cash prize as well as some bonus wins to add to their final regular-season score. Robbie and Jake break down what the meta might look like with no hero bans on the table. They discuss why Shanghai will likely walk away with the Asian region title and who has the best change in North America.

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