Dragons, Dynasty pick up wins in Countdown Cup qualifying

The Countdown Cup qualifiers continued in the Eastern Region of the Overwatch League on Sunday with the Shanghai Dragons, Seoul Dynasty and Chengdu Hunters picking up wins.

The Dragons (12-4, 20 points) picked up their second straight victory with a 3-1 series win against the Guangzhou Charge (3-11, 3 points).

Shanghai, which opened Countdown Cup qualifying with two straight losses, dominated early against the Charge, winning Lijiang Tower 2-0 and Havana 3-0. Guangzhou responded with a 1-0 win on Hanamura, but the Dragons sealed the series with a 4-3 win on Numbani.

Seoul (12-4, 12 points), the East’s second-ranked team, rallied to beat the Philadelphia Fusion (10-6, 10 points) despite losing the first two maps.

The Fusion opened with a 2-0 win on Oasis and a 3-0 win on Havana, but the Dynasty responded with 3-2 wins on Volskaya Industries and King’s Row. Seoul closed out the comeback with a 2-0 win on Nepal.

Finally, the Chengdu Hunters (9-5, 11 points) took a 3-1 series win against the New York Excelsior (7-9, 7 points) to move up to third in the East. The Excelsior started strong with a 2-0 win on Nepal, but the Hunters won Rialto 3-1, Volskaya Industries 2-1 and King’s Row 3-1 to take the series.

The Countdown Cup qualifiers continue later Sunday with three matches:
Boston Uprising vs Florida Mayhem (West)
Atlanta Reign vs Dallas Fuel (West)
Vancouver Titans vs Washington Justice (West)

Overwatch League standings by region, with win-loss record, map differential and league points

West:
1. Dallas Fuel, 11-4, +16, 17
2. Atlanta Reign, 10-5, +18, 11
3. San Francisco Shock, 10-4, +14, 10
4. Houston Outlaws, 10-4, +11, 10
5. Los Angeles Gladiators, 9-5, +15, 9
6. Toronto Defiant, 8-6, +1, 8
7. Washington Justice, 8-7, 0, 8
8. Boston Uprising, 7-8, -2, 7
9. Paris Eternal, 7-7, -2, 7
10. Florida Mayhem, 4-9, -10, 5
11. Vancouver Titans, 1-12, -28, 1
12. London Spitfire, 0-14, -33, 0

East:
1. Shanghai Dragons, 12-4, +19, 20
2. Seoul Dynasty, 12-4, +18, 12
3. Chengdu Hunters, 9-5, +11, 11
4. Philadelphia Fusion, 10-6, +13, 10
5. Hangzhou Spark, 7-7, +4, 7
6. New York Excelsior, 7-9, -3, 7
7. Guangzhou Charge, 3-11, -22, 3
8. Los Angeles Valiant, 0-14, -40, 0

–Field Level Media

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