Road to the Finals: Untitled Spreadsheet

ConRoar / LUSH / Mosh / yuki / Refz / Gnb

Untitled Spreadsheet entered ZOWIESTAH as the Number One seed and has remained favourite to take out the Grand Final throughout the League’s qualifying stages. After becoming the first team to beat Chiefs ESC during JAM-stah, they maintained their unbeaten run right up to Week 5 of ZOWIESTAH. It was fitting that Chiefs ESC were the ones to break the unbeaten run, setting up a regional rivalry between the two teams that will be played out in the League Finals on Saturday. Untitled Spreadsheet’s “Road to the Grand Final” will require them to beat Orbit in the Quarter Finals, and then the winner of Chiefs vs Thanks in the Semi Final.

Their first hurdle is going to be getting past Orbit, who will be playing with two subs. But so will USS – they’ve lost rqt and raz right before the Finals, and have substituted in ConRoar and Lush. While you’d be forgiven for expecting them to take the Quarter Final, the Semi Final match against Chiefs ESC, who have had two weeks now to settle into their roster along with the new meta, will be a different story. There’s a preface to that story, though, as most recently USS beat Chiefs ESC in Heroes League – with their new lineup.

And so we come to the League Final, the final chapter in the ZOWIE Gamestah Overwatch League. Untitled Spreadsheet are seeded first and any team that expects to win the Grand Final will have to get past them at one point or another.

Untitled Spreadsheet play their Quarter Final against Orbit at 14:30pm AEST on www.twitch.tv/gamestahtv1 – don’t miss it!



Road to the Finals: thanks

davi / nanokip / ayr / zee / jaceydaisy / dogobgyn / phrax / weaponfire

Team thanks have fought through every qualifier each Week in ZOWIESTAH and have submitted varying performances from week to week. Twice, they qualified for the weekly playoffs, only to get knocked out both times by The Wood Cucks. In other weeks, they’ve dropped games to teams they should not have, and have been excluded from the playoffs altogether.

Their fifth seed in this weekend’s League Finals is a tenuous one. From week to week they have both beaten and lost to teams seeded below them in the League Finals. However, they have yet to take a game off the higher seeds in the ZOWIESTAH competition. The League Finals will be a huge test for this team, starting with their Quarter Final match against Chiefs eSports Club. Thanks will want to put their last outing against the Chiefs aside and bring innovation to the Finals in a true David vs Goliath match-up.

Thanks’ Quarter Final vs Chiefs ESC opens the League Finals broadcast at 12pm AEST. Join us on www.twitch.tv/gamestahtv1 for all the action!



Road to the Finals: JAM Gaming

Jimeb / Peelz / Aetar / rqt / Mitchello / Dozza

JAM Gaming is looking like a team eager to break past their top 4 Power Ranking with this weekend’s League Finals. They seem to have adopted a high risk / high reward approach to the event, with a roster change just prior: Mokyun has been replaced with rqt, arguably one of the best support players in the region. Overwatch isn’t just about individual brilliance, though, and the question will be whether the new roster will successfully integrate in time for their first match, against Avant Garde in the Quarter Finals.

To be fair, changes needed to be made to the team, as all season long they have struggled to take out any of the top three in the region. When approached for comment, Chris “Pulse” Bridle, owner of the franchise, said:

“Our results have been very consistent over the Zowiestah competition, never finishing lower than the semi-finals. We are hungry to take our game to the next level and look forward to putting on a good show.”

JAM Gaming’s Quarter Final match against Avant Garde kicks off at 13:40 AEST. Tune in to GamestahTv1 from 12pm to catch all the ZOWIESTAH league finals action!



Road to the ZOWIE Gamestah Overwatch League Finals: Chiefs…

ory / rep / Dorky / HeyKatie / aporia / termo / Smauglet

Chiefs ESC would be considered by most as at least second seed, at best first seed, for winning the League Finals outright, but they’re sitting down at fourth due to being unable to compete in Week 4 of the qualifying stages. This means they missed out on both the 12 points available to them that week and any bonus points that were on offer for making it to the Week 4 Playoffs Final (or winning it). Nevertheless they have done enough to qualify for League Finals and will have to fight through a tough bracket to take out the Grand Final and top prizes.

At the launch of Overwatch, Chiefs ESC appeared to be unbeatable. Week in and week out they dominated every team that fought against them, until Untitled Spreadsheet found their groove, beating Chiefs during JAM-stah and holding onto unbeaten status until the Chiefs bounced back in Week 5 of #ZOWIESTAH, becoming the first team in almost two months to beat USS, and collecting a handsome bounty that had been set by Gamestah for “the head” of USS.

While some put the win down to Chief’s stronger hitscan suiting the current meta, Ory, coach and substitute support player for the Chiefs, had this to say:

“[It was a result of ] positive attitude. Hard work and lots of time put in as a team.”

The Chief’s Quarter Final match against thanks will be the first match of the day, starting at 12pm AEST on Gamestahtv1. If they can dispatch the fifth seed, they’ll likely meet Untitled Spreadsheet in the Semi Finals!