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Fuel advance to finals of Overwatch League East play-ins

Field Level Media
17 Sep 2023, 00:40 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

The Dallas Fuel captured one spot in Sunday's final round of the Overwatch League's East Region play-in tournament.

The Fuel cemented their berth in the final with a 3-0 sweep Saturday of the Seoul Dynasty, winning 2-1 on Lijiang Tower, 3-2 on Eichenwalde and 3-0 on Suravasa in upper-bracket play.

The Dynasty moved to the lower bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will meet the Guangzhou Charge, which qualified with a 3-2 win over the Shanghai Dragons in a closely contested lower-bracket semifinal. Tae-hoon "Edison" Kim was the MVP for Seoul.

The Charge and Dragons alternated wins, with Guangzhou striking first with a 2-1 win on Ilios. The Dragons then were victorious on Eichenwalde, 4-3, with the Charge coming back to grab a 3-1 contest on New Junk City. The Dragons followed with a 1-0 triumph on New Queen Street before the Charge finished off the match, 3-2 on Dorado.

Yi "JinMu" Hu was the MVP for the Charge.

The Dynasty and Charge met in the first round, with Seoul sweeping the contest 3-0.

Play-in action in the East continues Sunday:

--Seoul Dynasty vs. Guangzhou Charge (lower-bracket final)

--Dallas Fuel vs. TBD (final)

East Region play-in results:

1. TBD -- qualifies to playoffs

2. TBD

3. TBD

4. TBD -- Shanghai Dragons

--Field Level Media

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