The elite eight for the 2019 Overwatch League Playoffs are set! On Thursday, Seoul Dynasty takes on Vancouver Titans and L.A. Gladiators battles Hangzhou Spark. Then on Friday, Sep. 6, London Spitfire throws down against New York Excelsior before Atlanta Reign battles the San Francisco Shock. Check out the Overwatch League Playoffs analysis and picks for all four matchups!
Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – September 2nd Edition
- Where: Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, Burbank, CA
- When: 5 – Sep. 8
- TV: Disney XD
- Streaming: Twitch
Thursday, Sep. 5
Seoul Dynasty vs Vancouver Titans
After Stage 4 some questioned whether Seoul Dynasty truly had what it takes to beat Guangzhou Charge. Not only did Seoul Dynasty have what it takes, they actually dominated by a 4-1 score. Now, they move on in the Overwatch Playoffs to battle Vancouver Titans.
The Titans haven’t fought since 8/25. They’ll enter this match off a slight layoff. However, they are 3-1 SU in their last 4 matches. The lone loss was close, 3 to 4 to the San Francisco Shock. Vancouver gets the nod in this match.
eSports Betting Pick: Vancouver Titans
L.A. Gladiators vs Hangzhou Spark
The L.A. Gladiators picked it up versus L.A. Valiant on August 24, beating their inter-city rivals 3 to 1. They won’t have as easy of a time beating Hangzhou Spark on Thursday.
The Spark are on a 4 match winning streak: 3-1 over Chengdu Hunters, 3-1 over Dallas Fuel, 3-2 versus L.A. Gladiators, and 4-0 against Shanghai Dragons. Yes, Hangzhou beat L.A. on August 16. That match was close, though. Do the Gladiators have a shot to turn the tables. Yes. Yes, they do.
eSports Betting Pick: L.A. Gladiators
Friday, Sep. 6
London Spitfire vs New York Excelsior
In their final match in Stage 4, London Spitfire beat the Shanghai Dragons 4 to 3. Spitfire had a strange Stage 4 run. They started out 3-0 before losing 3-of-4.
New York Excelsior hasn’t played that much better. They head into this having gone 2-3 SU in their last 5. In the last head-to-head, Excelsior beat Spitfire 3-2. It’s worth backing London in this match to turn the tables on NYE.
eSports Betting Pick: London Spitfire
Atlanta Reign vs San Francisco Shock
The Reign went undefeated in Stage 4. They won all 7 of their matches. However, not once did they play the San Francisco Shock.
The Shock also went undefeated in Stage 4. San Francisco is actually 9-1 straight up in their last 10 matches. Same with Atlanta. This should be a drop down, drag it out battle. The Shock gets the nod because their level of competition appears slightly better than who Atlanta faced.
eSports Betting Pick: San Francisco Shock