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Author: @Loadscr33n

Uprising Stage 2 Week 2 Preview: Hangzhou Spark

Let’s throw some crazy new comps out there. Let’s stick Blase on Baptiste in new and exciting ways. We can be the ones to show what this new hero can do. How about we drop Sombra for a week and let rCk pop off and show just how good a DVa he is. Colourhex should get perma locked on Widow just to put a nail on the whole ‘one match fluke’ fake news I’ve seen percolate around Reddit.

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Monday Morning Shotcaller: Stage 2 Week 1

You have to give it to the Uprising – they do everything they can to make it interesting. Because after opening Stage 2 with a pair of reverse sweeps (3rd in a row in stage play) the entire league is catching on to the interesting story of of the Uprising. A team whose GM will make any roster change he can to better the team, fans be damned. A team full of players perceived to be ‘unknown’ or ‘unproven’ or ‘inexperienced.’ And a group who never says die and can’t be counted out till the last fuse of overtime burns out.

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Boston Uprising’s Watch Party in Worcester, MA:

Going into Thursday night’s matchup against the Atlanta Reign, the Boston Uprising looked to come out strong in the first week of stage 2. On the other side of the country, Boston Uprising’s staff were similarly looking to come out strong with their first watch party in Worcester, MA. While the team had hosted two standing room only watch parties in downtown Boston (and one in Foxboro) – Worcester was the team’s first foray outside of the Boston metropolitan area. Would Uprising fans come out hyped to support their team outside of Boston?

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Uprising Stage 2 Week 1 Preview: Reign and Defiant

After a whirlwind Tuesday it’s become even more unclear what to expect this opening week of Stage 2. First, Persia becomes the team’s fourth support player. Second, Note has been shipped off to Dallas in exchange for rCk. Lastly, Overwatch’s next balance patch continues to distort what the meta will be. In short, the tea leaves ain’t any easier to read. Here’s a shot in the dark.

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Monday Morning Shotcaller: Stage 1 Review

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Finally, the Overwatch League resumes after a week long break between stages. We saw the Vancouver Titans complete their Stage 1 undefeated streak and win the stage title. Will anyone be able to dethrone the seemingly unbeatable expansion team? To answer that, we have to look at how Overwatch will be played in Stage 2. We saw in Stage 1 a dominance of the meta by the 3-3 composition (known as GOATs). Players, fans, and casters all seemingly disliked this high health, teamwork, and ultimate focused...

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MONDAY MORNING SHOTCALLER: STAGE 1 PLAYOFFS

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. After a difficult Stage 1, the Boston Uprising showed they are in the top tier of the Overwatch League and surprised everyone by making it into the Stage 1 playoffs. Let’s start with some hype. Hey @BostonUprising & @UprisingFans I think it's time to get hyped for Stage 1 Playoffs huh? Let's gooooooo! @Fusions @NotEvenBleu @Colourhex217 @aimgod_ow @KellexOW @blaseOW @AxxiomOW @alemao182 @LorangerChris #BostonUp https://t.co/63PZEg5s2w— LoadScr33n (@LoadScr33n) March 19, 2019 Whatever it takes.Showtime starts at 11 pm. pic.twitter.com/Lv3AKfta4Z— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) March 21, 2019 As teams came...

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Uprising Stage 1 Playoff Preview

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Thursday, March 21th @ 11 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. Vancouver Titans After an epic reverse sweep against the Dallas Fuel last Thursday and getting some help from other teams around the league, Boston has secured the 8th seed. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, they have to play the undefeated and top seeded Vancouver Titans. You’ll be hard pressed to find any pundit giving the Uprising a prayer. If you’re drinking the Kool-Aid on Boston, how do you chart a path to victory? Let’s take a...

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Monday Morning Shotcaller: Stage 1 Week 5

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. After an up and down start to the 2019 season, the Boston Uprising enter the final week of stage 1 with their playoff hopes still alive. While the hypotheticals are too much to go through, beating Dallas would certainly be a good first step. With Dallas playing well recently, many doubted the Uprising’s chances. Specifically, the Fuel have rCk on their roster – a well known Sombra player. Boston had a lot of things that needed to go right if they were going to win. They’d...

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Uprising Stage 1 Week 5 Preview

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Saturday, March 16th @ 6 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. Dallas Fuel We’ve reached the final week of Stage 1 of the 2019 Overwatch League season. For some teams, this weekend’s game is nothing more than an exhibition and opportunity to retool before Stage 2. Those teams are on the outside looking in. For other teams, this is an opportunity to sharpen their swords as they prepare to capture the Stage 1 title. Then, there are 5 teams whose fate is undecided. Boston Uprising are one...

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Exclusive Interview with Boston Uprising Main Tank Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth

After releasing star players Neko and Striker in the offseason, the Boston Uprising came into the 2019 Overwatch League season with several question marks. Surprisingly, unofficial team captain and main tank Gamsu was traded to the Shanghai Dragon just days before opening night. With no time to spare, Boston called up main tank Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth from their Contenders team to fill in. Critics and observers were shocked when the Uprising nearly defeated expected champion NYXL. What followed has been an up and down Stage 1 that has many believing Boston can be a playoffs team and a force...

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Monday Morning Shotcaller: Stage 1 Week 4

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. With two matches left in Stage 1, Boston has to take advantage of each map if they want to keep their Stage 1 playoffs dream alive. With several teams hovering at or above the .500 mark, the 2-3 Uprising can’t afford to give a map. Remember, after wins/losses, rank is determined by head-to-head, then map differential. With that pressure surround them, Boston faced off this week against the 1-4 Florida Mayhem. Fans of the Boston Uprising have reason to feel confident. Let’s take a look at...

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Uprising Stage 1 Week 4 Preview

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Sunday, March 10th @ 6 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. Florida Mayhem Overwatch League’s 2019 season rolls on as the Boston Uprising continue to reach for the one thing that has alluded them all season – consistency. This roller coaster of a season has featured highs, like pushing the NYXL to the limit opening night, and lows like losing to the then-winless Shanghai Dragons. Last week was supposed to be different, though. It was at that moment that we had all our players (off of suspension,...

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Monday Morning Shotcaller: Stage 1 Week 3

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Welcome to the Monday Morning Shotcaller column. For all you New Englanders, I hope you’ve shoveled yourself out and get a chance to build yourself a snow hero. Well played.— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 20, 2017 It’s been somewhat of a cluster for the Boston Uprising this year. Our new DPS player was suspended the first two games. Our star, called up from our minor league team, had to negotiate a new contract two games into the season. But no more! There’s nothing like waiting until 3...

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Uprising Stage 1 Week 3 Preview: Dynasty & Defiant

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Thursday, February 27th @ 8:30 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. Seoul Dynasty Sunday, March 3rd @ 3 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. Toronto Defiant What a long week for the Boston Uprising. It’s not a typical one when you consider they just became the first team to lose to the Shanghai Dragons. On top of that, many wondered if Fusions could get a full OWL contract negotiated before Thursday’s game. Boston’s schedule isn’t giving them a breather, either. Let’s check in with where this week’s opponents, Seoul and...

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Huk and Toronto slinging the mud before Sunday’s match

The Fusions situation has hung over the Uprising all week. Would the upstart rookie get his contract solved before Thursday’s match? Enter Christopher “Huk” Lorringer, President of Gaming for the Boston Uprising. With the news that Fusions would be good to go for Thursday, someone had to alert the Seoul Dynasty and Toronto Defiant of what was in store for them this weekend: I know what you’re thinking: not all heroes wear capes. I agree. Well, with shots fired, would anyone respond? Ok now we’ve got us gunfight. Well, who’s gonna lay down a killing blow? Ooof. Huk taking...

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Monday Morning Shotcaller: Stage 1 Week 2

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. How much drama can you squeeze into one match of the Overwatch League season? Given the heights reached by the Boston Uprising and Shanghai Dragons on Friday night, the answer is – plenty. Controversy outside the team, the first example of possible officiating misconduct, personal rivalries between the teams, and heightened fan support led to an all-time memorable matchup. Pregame News broke earlier in the day that Uprising’s owner Robert Kraft was being charged with solicitation of prostitution. While none of the players nor staff have...

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Uprising Stage 1 Week 2 Preview: Shanghai Dragons

New to Overwatch? Get caught up on everything Overwatch League by reading our introduction. Friday, February 22nd @ 10 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. Shanghai Dragons ​​​After opening week the Boston Uprising see themselves having scaled from bottom tier in most preseason rankings to tenth in the league standings. With only a Friday game on the docket, Boston has had a week to prepare for their one opponent – the Shanghai Dragons. Winless in the inaugural Overwatch League season and already 0-2 this year, can the fan favorite Dragons break through for their first win? It’s High Noon Most...

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Monday Morning Shotcaller – Stage 1 Week 1

New to Overwatch? Please read our introduction to learn about and get caught up on everything Overwatch League here. Overwatch League’s opening week is in the bag. All the preseason power rankings and hot takes are starting to fade out against the cold indifference of reality. Unexpected heroes, disappointing performances, and POG plays abound throughout the league. Now it’s time to pull up the VODs, crunch the numbers, and have a realistic look at how the Uprising look. Boston Uprising vs. New York Excelsior Much has already been said about what this match means and what many expected. Would...

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Knee Jerk Reaction – Uprising vs. NYXL Week 1

As I take the T out to the burbs on my way back from the Hard Rock Cafe, juiced on adrenaline, I have to dump my thoughts. Here are a few things that popped up as I watched the game and that I’ll investigate further this weekend for the next Monday Morning Shoutcaller. In no specific order: The good -The entire Overwatch League is on notice. All those preseason power rankings putting the Uprising in lower tier territory will need to be scrapped. Look out tomorrow for all the pundits to thaw their hot takes and come back to...

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Uprising Week 1 Preview: Excelsior and Outlaws

Thursday, February 14th @ 8:30 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. New York ExcelsiorSunday, February 17th @ 3 P.M. – Boston Uprising vs. Houston Outlaws Boston Uprising vs. New York Excelsior Whoever is running the Overwatch League clearly knows the Boston – New York rivalry is import. Boston’s match opens up the season right after the Grand Finals rematch between Philadelphia and London. How does the Uprising follow up an inaugural season where they claimed the only undefeated stage and surprised everyone by making the playoffs? If you’re Robert Kraft’s team you charge headfirst against the juggernaut that is the...

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Who are the Boston Uprising? A beginner’s guide

It can be a bit overwhelming to get into any new sport, let alone one of the biggest eSport league in the world. In an attempt to get you up to speed, I will be presenting a five part series to introduce everyone to the Overwatch League, the four different game modes, the basics of Overwatch’s heroes, some common terminology, and a look at the Boston Uprising’s roster. In this article, I’ll be looking at the Boston Uprising’s roster. Roster Moves Boston Uprising’s first season was nothing less than a rollercoaster. Experts predicted the unknown players would sink to...

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Gamsu traded to Shanghai Dragons and it’s not looking rosie right now

In a bombshell announcement two days before the season is starting, the Uprising’s main tank Gamsu has been shipped to the Shanghai Dragons. Boston’s star main-tank, a fan-favorite and considered the captain, is now tasked with helping the Dragons secure their first win. Where does this leave us? Looking back Boston already is reeling from an off season where breakout players Striker, Neko, and Mistakes all departed. While new players Axxiom, Alemao, Blase, and Colourhex all have potential, the Uprising already are low on returning players. Going into the 2019 season it seemed Note, Kellex, and Gamsu were the...

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Basic Overwatch terminology. A beginner’s guide

It can be a bit overwhelming to get into any new sport, let alone one of the biggest eSport league in the world. In an attempt to get you up to speed, I will be presenting a five part series to introduce everyone to the Overwatch League, the four different game modes, the basics of Overwatch’s heroes, some common terminology, and a look at the Boston Uprising’s roster. In this article, I’ll be looking at the Uprising common terminology. If you talk to Overwatch League fans or listen to a broadcast, you will hear some terminology you don’t know....

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