Author: @Loadscr33n

Uprising Stage 3 Week 2 Preview: Outlaws and Fusion

With Stage 3 in full gear, the Boston Uprising look to earn what eluded them opening week – a win. After getting swept by the London Spitfire and only winning a single map against the Paris Eternal, things couldn’t get much worse for Boston. Another week brings a new set of opponents and opportunities to get things going in the right direction. Here’s what lays in front of them.

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Monday Shotcaller: Stage 3 Week 1

After a month long break to think about getting reverse swept by the lowly Washington Justice, the Uprising launch Stage 3 against the London Spitfire and Paris Eternal. One pretty great team and a fellow mid-tier team. What could go wrong? Turns out, everything.

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What OWL could learn from the Uprising’s Collegiate Cup

Boston Uprising’s second annual Collegiate Cup was held this past Sunday at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston. Defending champion Northeastern University found themselves in the semifinals along with Boston University, UMass Amherst, and Emerson College. A different type of venue, crowd, and competitors brought a different experience than the typical Overwatch League match. I think the league could learn from the good and bad that the college tournament showed. Good: Hype Videos While some Overwatch League matches have short vignettes that try to establish some personality to the players, I haven’t seen one that could hold the...

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Monday Morning Shotcaller: Stage 2 Week 3

Admit it. Down 2-0 at halftime against both the London Spitfire and Vancouver Titans, you thought Boston could come back and reverse sweep. You thought there was some magic left down in the well. That the spark that lit the fire against Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto was still burning. It’s ok, I did too.

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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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