Author: Brock

Meet Your Playoff-Bound Uprising Academy

In case you missed it, the Overwatch League has a development league akin to baseball’s Triple-A and basketball’s G-League. It’s called “Overwatch Contenders” and the Boston Uprising’s team, the Uprising Academy, are having one of their best season’s to date.

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2-2-2 Brings New Issues for Boston

This past weekend showcased some truly incredible Overwatch play. Sadly for us, none of that came from Boston. Against Guangzhou, Boston looked like an academy team trying to figure out how to simply keep up. Then against Chengdu, Boston got sucked into the chaos where the Hunters thrive.

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Uprising’s Stage 3 by the Numbers

Sadly Stage 3 was pretty awful for the Uprising. Games weren’t close at the start of the stage and everything looked uncharacteristic of Boston. Thankfully this nightmare is over, and we can look back and use this experience as a learning opportunity. Just like any good math class, you need some numbers in order to learn!

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Uprising’s Stage 4 Strength of Schedule

Stage 4 is finally here and Boston has a small, but very real chance of sneaking into the season playoffs. Boston is one of 6 teams that are 8-13 or 9-12 sitting on that 12th place bubble. Then there are teams like Dallas, Philly, and Shanghai that are comfortable now but must have a successful Stage 4 to ensure their playoff birth.

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Rock Bottom is Just a Detour for the Uprising

If there’s one constant with Boston Sports throughout the years, it’s that you can never count out the Bean Town boys. The Red Sox did it in 2004 when they came back from an 0-3 deficit to win the ALCS. In 2011 the Bruins roared back after going down 2 games to 0, by scoring 8 goals and winning at home. Then there’s my personal favorite, the Patriots coming back from a 28-3 deficit against the Falcons in 2017.

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Team Fight Tuesday: Hackfist is Finally Here

Welcome back to Team Fight Tuesday! Even though the weekend as a whole was devastating for Boston, we finally got some winning team fights to discuss! For this week, we are going to talk about the Uprising’s use of the new-hotness going around both OWL and contenders – the comp known as “Hackfist”.

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Defeating Danteh: A Player Preview of Houston’s Sombra

For this weeks player preview, I originally wanted to discuss Philadelphia Fusion’s star DPS Carpe. I wanted to talk about how the transition from a DPS meta to the GOATS meta has drastically affected Carpe’s play making ability. But then Houston beat San Francisco so I threw all that nonsense out to discuss Danteh and his Sombra.

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Team Fight Tuesday: Boston’s Last Stand at Gibraltar

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Welcome to Team Fight Tuesday! In this segment we revisit team fights from the past weekend and dive into why this fight is worth watching. While this weekend was a particularly rough one to watch, I went back through the mess because there are still some good takeaways from lost fights. The London game was interesting as we saw the introduction of both Persia and Alemao, but it’s the Paris game that we are going to look at today. The Surprise Early Fight In a shocking...

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Uprising’s Stage 3 Strength of Schedule

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. The Uprising can be a really frustrating team to watch. At times they can be world beaters, smashing even the best of teams without breaking a sweat. Then at times they look like their monitors are turned off in the midst of high-pressure games. As we head into a pivotal Stage 3 for Boston, we are hoping that the boys in blue are able to play like the top tier team they can be. The only problem is their difficult schedule ahead. Stage 3 Schedule The...

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Meet Bryan Rockwood, the New Uprising Writer

Hey there! I’m new here so I’ll introduce myself real quick. My name is Bryan Rockwood and I will be joining the Boston Sports Extra team to discuss the Uprising. I am a software developer by trade, and a video game enthusiast on my time. I went to school in upstate New York with a dream to become a video game developer. A quick 4 years later I realized I wasn’t quite cut out for it. What I did find out though, was that I was quite good at discussing games instead of playing them. After a couple of...

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