Washington Justice Held to Two Eliminations vs Hangzhou Spark

Matt Buchholtz,

June 16, 2019 11:16 AM

The Overwatch League saw one of it's most dominant rounds this weekend, with the Hangzhou Spark only suffering two eliminations on Hollywood against the Washington Justice.

It may not be uncommon in the Overwatch League to see a support player take home the top damage in a map, but in the recent match between the Washington Justice and the Hangzhou Spark, Nikola "sleepy" Andrews took home the Most Healing, Most Damage, and was the Elimination Leader for the Justice, with a whopping one kill on Hollywood. That’s right, one. Uno. Hana.

With nearly 13,000 damage done in the map, it’s hard to believe that only one kill was secured by Justice’s support player. However, with the massive meat-bags that typically make up the three-tank meta—as well as the three supports that tend to back them—there can be a lot of hit points to make one’s way through.

(Photo Credit Stewart Volland for Blizzard Entertainment)
(Photo Credit Stewart Volland for Blizzard Entertainment)

This first kill was notched for the Justice on Point A of Hollywood as Sleepy sniped the Spark’s Lucio, Ho-jin "iDK" Park. Unfortunately, this was the only elimination that Washington Justice was able to secure as the Spark electrified their way through Hollywood, setting a new map speed record. With 3:39 seconds remaining, the cotton-candy-colored team was able to break the record by over 19 seconds. Having this record set against them caused the Justice to tie a much less-desirable record: they have now had six map speed records set against them throughout the course of the season.

Luckily for Sleepy, he ended up not being the only player on the Washington Justice to earn an elimination. Gihyeon "Ado" Chon was able to take down a single Spark player as well on the Justice attack turn of Hollywood.

A lack of focus seems to be the main cause behind Washington’s lack of eliminations. Instead of picking a target, their attention seemed to be scattered, chipping away insignificant amounts of damage to multiple characters while allowing Hangzhou to be able to burn down their main tank, Jun-hwa "Janus" Song. Without their tank, the rest of the Justice were easy pickings, making the fights short and the ultimate economy quite unbalanced.

Hopefully, the Justice are able to get things together before they go into their next game, where they’ll face the London Spitfire on June 22nd.


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