The New York Excelsior will face the lowest-seeded team that advances out of the semifinals at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles on July 18. We’ve put together an Excelsior team report and assembled some of the best photos of the team from this season, taken by league photographer Robert Paul.
New York cruised to a 9-1 record in Stage 2, capturing the stage title against the Fusion.
As part of his pre-match ritual, Jong-Ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park places a photo of his wife next to his keyboard.
The Excelsior place an emphasis on protecting Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang, making him and the other NY supports the hardest to eliminate in the league.
New York watched Boston run up a perfect 10-0 record in Stage 3, but showed they were still top dogs when they beat the Uprising 3-0 in the stage title match.
New York flex Do-Hyeon “Pine” Kim was fifth in the league in final blows (9.26) during Stage 4.
Yeon-Jun “Ark” Hong was very efficient as Mercy in Stage 4, finishing fifth in healing and third in deaths.
Not to be outdone, Tae-Sung “Anamo” Jung finished Stage 4 third in healing and second in deaths.
Tae-Hong “MekO” Kim was one of six Excelsior players named to South Korea’s World Cup roster.
The Excelsior will face the lowest-seed team that advances out of the quarterfinals on July 18 at 7 p.m. PDT, and tickets are still available! The entire playoffs will be streamed live on Twitch, OverwatchLeague.com and the Overwatch League app, and on MLG.com and on the MLG app.