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02-23-2018

Overwatch

Following the Stage 1 Finals that saw London Spitfire prevail against New York Excelsior, the Overwatch League picks back up today with the start of Stage 2. New maps, new players, and new tactics brought on by changes to Mercy and Junkrat -- I'm excited to see how it all unfolds over the coming weeks.

For day one of Stage 2, we've got Seoul Dynasty vs. Los Angeles Valiant at 4:00pm Pacific, Dallas Fuel vs. Shanghai Dragons at 6:00pm, and Los Angeles Gladiators vs. San Francisco Shock at 8:00pm.

I'll be tuning in as best I can tonight, but I'm most looking forward to seeing London Spitfire face the Outlaws again on Thursday and NYXL on Friday. These are the rematches I live for!

If you plan on following along for Stage 2, you may want to take the time to set up your Overwatch account to earn League Tokens (for team skins). The instructions can be found over here, but essentially you can earn one token per map win by watching on Twitch, MLG, or OverwatchLeague.com.

That's not a whole lot considering individual skins cost 100 tokens each (the equivalent of $5), but it can certainly add up over time. Blizzard and Twitch are also offering League skins "not yet available in game" as viewers collectively meet global Cheering milestones. Find more on that here.

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