Following seven weeks of Overwatch League action, we've reached the Finals of the league's inaugural year. Defying everybody's expectations, the two teams at the Finals will be the London Spitfire and the Philadelphia Fusion. While both teams had their moments during the regular year, they entered the playoffs as the fifth and sixth seeds respectively.
The Fusion's rush to the first ever Overwatch League Finals conducted first throughout the Boston Uprising in the Playoff's quarterfinal stage. Though the Fusion gained the upper hand in the series, both teams took their series all the way to the third game where Philly managed to shoot down Boston 3-1, winning a series that many thought would be the biggest upset of the Playoffs.
However, what no one was prepared for was what Philly did in the semifinals against league favored's NYXL. At the first match, the Fusion dismantled the Excelsior 3-0 and putting them on the back foot for the next game. On day two of the show, Philly once more came out swinging and shot NYXL down 3-2, finishing off a very dominant series and making them a place in the Finals.
In terms of the Spitfire, the road wasn't much simpler. In the group's quarterfinal series, London was tasked with taking down the red hot Los Angeles Gladiators. After falling to the LA team from the very first game 3-0, things looked bleak for the Spitfire. On the other hand, the group bounced back and was able to take the Gladiators in back-to-back 3-0 wins on the second day of contest.
But, after that first playoff victory, another LA team blocked the route between London and also a trip the Finals: the Valiant. Commonly regarded as one of those Overwatch League's two greatest teams coming into the series, the Valiant appeared like they were going to be too much to the Spitfire to overcome. However, as soon as the series began, it became evident that London was ready to win since they shot the Valiant 3-1 in the first match and 3-0 in the second.
Presently, two teams with equally improbable runs will confront in New York at the Barclay's center. The two smallest seeds at the Playoffs might need to fight for the title of Overwatch League Champion this weekend.