The Vancouver Titans ran their Overwatch League regular-season unbeaten streak to 17 matches, beating the Hangzhou Spark 3-1 on Thursday in Burbank, Calif., to cap the opening slate of games in the second week of Stage 3.
The Titans went 7-0 in regular-season action in both Stage 1 and Stage 2. They beat the San Francisco Shock in the Stage 1 playoff final but fell to the Shock for the Stage 2 postseason crown.
Vancouver is now 3-0 in Stage 3, having also beaten the Atlanta Reign and Los Angeles Gladiators by identical 3-1 scores last weekend.
In other action, the Houston Outlaws edged the San Francisco Shock 3-2, the Shanghai Dragons held off the Atlanta Reign 3-2 and the Chengdu Hunters beat the Dallas Fuel 3-1.
Vancouver opened with a 2-0 win on Oasis, but then fell 3-2 to the Spark on Horizon Lunar Colony to draw even. The Titans returned the favor 3-2 on Numbani before winning Havana 1-0 to seal the match.
The Shock fell to the Outlaws 2-1 on Nepal, the opening map, but won on Horizon Lunar Colony (1-0) and Eichenwalde (3-0). The Outlaws regrouped to win Havana 1-0 and Ilios 2-0 to seal the victory and avoid falling to 0-2.
The Dragons also fell behind in a rollercoaster match vs. the Reign, opening with a 2-0 loss on Oasis. The Dragons then won Volskaya Industries 5-4, before losing by the same score on Numbani. The Dragons closed out the match by winning 2-1 on Havana and 2-0 on Nepal.
The Hunters won 2-0 on Ilios, but the Fuel answered with a 3-2 win on Paris. The Hunters closed out the victory with a 3-1 win on Hollywood and a 3-2 win on Dorado.
The second OWL season features 20 teams, including eight expansion sides, competing near Los Angeles. The teams are divided into two divisions of 10, Atlantic and Pacific. The regular season consists of four stages, Feb. 14-March 17, April 4-May 5, June 6-July 7 and July 25-Aug. 25.
All regular-season matches consist of four maps, with tied maps not factoring into the score. If a match is 2-2 after the fourth map, a fifth map is played as a tiebreaker.
In the playoffs after the first three stages, the quarterfinals will be best-of-five matches, and the semifinals and final will be best-of-seven matches. The 12-team, season-ending playoffs will follow the fourth stage. The Titans won the Stage 1 playoffs, with the Shock taking Stage 2.
The regular season carries a $1.5 million prize pool, and the playoffs will have $3.5 million up for grabs, with the winner earning $1.1 million.
Week 2 of Stage 3 continues Friday with four matches:
Paris Eternal vs. New York Excelsior
Toronto Defiant vs. London Spitfire
Boston Uprising vs. Houston Outlaws
Los Angeles Gladiators vs. Philadelphia Fusion
Overwatch League Stage 3 standings, with match record (W-L), map record (W-L-T) and map differential:
1. (Pacific) Vancouver Titans, 3-0, 9-3-0, plus-6
2. (Pacific) Seoul Dynasty, 2-0, 8-0-0, plus-8
3. (Atlantic) New York Excelsior, 2-0, 7-2-0, plus-5
4. (Atlantic) Paris Eternal, 2-0, 6-2-0, plus-4
5. (Pacific) Shanghai Dragons, 2-0, 6-3-0, plus-3
T6. (Pacific) Los Angeles Gladiators, 1-1, 5-3-0, plus-2
T6. (Pacific) Hangzhou Spark, 1-1, 5-3-0, plus-2
T6. (Pacific) Los Angeles Valiant, 1-1, 5-3-0, plus-2
T9. (Pacific) San Francisco Shock, 1-1, 5-5-0, even
T9. (Atlantic) Houston Outlaws, 1-1, 5-5-0, even
T9. (Atlantic) London Spitfire, 1-1, 4-4-0, even
12. (Pacific) Guangzhou Charge, 1-1, 3-5-0, minus-2
13. (Pacific) Dallas Fuel, 1-2, 4-7-1, minus-3
14. (Pacific) Chengdu Hunters, 1-2, 4-8-0, minus-4
15. (Atlantic) Toronto Defiant, 0-1, 1-3-0, minus-2
16. (Atlantic) Washington Justice, 0-1, 0-3-1, minus-3
T17. (Atlantic) Philadelphia Fusion, 0-1, 0-4-0, minus-4
T17. (Atlantic) Florida Mayhem, 0-1, 0-4-0, minus-4
19. (Atlantic) Boston Uprising, 0-2, 1-7-0, minus-6
20. (Atlantic) Atlanta Reign, 0-3, 5-9-0, minus-4
--Field Level Media