Los Angeles Gladiators vs London Spitfire
A lot of eyes are set on this match mainly because this will be the first showing from the London Spitfire team. When Cloud9 got accepted into the Overwatch League, they proceeded to merge their C9 KongDoo roster with the existing GC Busan team. It’s also important to note that GC Busan essentially looked and played like the best Overwatch team around for quite some time now. They looked incredible whenever they played lately which allowed them to win not only the Overwatch APEX Season 4 but also the APAC Premier 4 that was being played in October. They bested RunAway in both finals.
When news came that Cloud9 merged the GC Busan roster with their KongDoo one - a roster that placed third at APEX Season 4 and second at APEX Season 3 - a lot of Overwatch fans got incredibly hyped. Not only will we get to see an incredibly talented Korean roster showcase their skill in the Overwatch League but will also see them fight against Seoul Dynasty (ex Lunatic-Hai), a team many consider their main opposition and obstacle in front of the Overwatch League inaugural trophy.
In other words, regardless of the opponent betting on the London Spitfire will always be a good idea except in some rare cases. Their first opponents will be the Los Angeles Gladiators. They’re considered a middle-of-the-pack team at best, however they mostly occupy the lower part of the rankings. While they have a solid roster that is built from a combination of CONBOX’s DPS Asher, a couple of ex-Kungarna players and the fantastic Finnish support duo consisting Shaz and BigGoose from Team Gigantti. They’re all players with mixed amounts of success, and while a lot of people want to see their DPS Surefour succeed it’s a question how high this team could go given the level of their competition. Don’t expect a lot, at least not in the early stages of the League. With time they might be able to surprise but not right now and especially not against one of the best Overwatch teams in the world.
Bet as big as possible, because the London Spitfires won’t have a lot of losses on their record - if any.