The six Overwatch League playoff teams have been confirmed, with Philadelphia Fusion joining New York Excelsior, Los Angeles Valiant, Boston Uprising, Los Angeles Gladiators and London Spitfire in the stage playoffs.
Houston Outlaws suffered defeat against season leaders New York Excelsior in the final game of Stage 4, which saw Philadelphia Fusion finish ahead of them, with at least one extra win from their 40 games this season.
Had the Outlaws won the game, they would have moved into sixth place in the stage standings, having finished the season with a greater map difference. Although, their fate would have relied on the Fusion losing their final game.
However, with just three games left to play in the regular season, the top six cannot be changed.
The likes of London and Los Angeles will head to New York for the Overwatch League Grand Finals, which get underway next month on Friday, 27 July.
Overwatch League playoff teams confirmed: Player reactions
With Stage 4 coming to an end, here are how the teams in playoff contention reacted after the Overwatch League playoff teams were confirmed:
Los Angeles Valiant’s Space (2nd)
GGs @DallasFuel they deserved that win we have a lot to work on for playoffs.
— Indy Halpern (@spaceOW) June 16, 2018
Boston Uprising’s Mistakes (3rd)
Feels amazing to be the only team who finished 10-0 😛
— Stanislav Danilov (@MistakesOW) June 16, 2018
Los Angeles Gladiators’ Surefour (4th)
1st Stage – 8th
2nd Stage – 5th
3rd Stage – 4th
4th Stage – 1st
— Lane Roberts (@Surefour) June 16, 2018
Philadelphia Fusion’s Poko (6th)
I knew it today was the big day! We are in playoffs!!! So happy
— Poko (@poko) June 16, 2018
Houston Outlaws’ Rawkus (7th)
By losing to @NYXL we’re officially out of playoffs. We’ve overcame some rough patches, difficulties and obstacles along the way to get where we are and we never gave up. We’re all optimistic and excited for season 2 going forward. thank you all so much for rooting for us. 💚💚
— Shane Flaherty (@Rawkus) June 16, 2018
Seoul Dynasty’s Munchkin (8th)
I am sad because today’s game was the last game of the season. Personally, it was really a disappointing season for me, and I did not show much that I could show, and as a result, it ended badly as a team and as a player. I am sorry to all the fans .
— Munchkin (@MunchkinOW) June 16, 2018