Toronto Defiant vs. New York Excelsior Preview & Results – Overwatch League 2023 Week 2

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Toronto Defiant vs. New York Excelsior Preview & Results – Overwatch League 2023 Week 2

The first match of Week 2 will be Toronto Defiant vs. New York Excelsior.

With Defiant shooting for the top, and Excelsior shooting for anything but last, these two teams are coming in from polar ends of the standings.

New York Excelsior

This roster is more promising than anything NXYL have had for a few years now. Still, they are struggling to lift their lower level players up with their high level players. There is a big gap between the best and worst players on this team, resulting in not much getting done even when the better players look like they're gonna make something happen. The likes of FITS and Creative shouldn't be taking such heavy handed losses to some of these other West teams. The lower level players on the team need to step up immediately if NYXL want this to be a season worth remembering.

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Players

Tank

Min-jae “Kellan” Kim

  • Eliminations: 61
  • Deaths: 34
  • Damage: 54,520

DPS

Dong-eun “FITS” Kim

  • Eliminations: 63
  • Deaths: 31
  • Damage: 45,786

Maximilian “Seicoe” Otter

  • Eliminations: 54
  • Deaths: 29
  • Damage: 40,897

Niclas “sHockWave” Jensen

  • Eliminations: 13
  • Deaths: 7
  • Damage: 6,625

Support

Haley “Halo” Hamand

  • Eliminations: 27
  • Deaths: 37
  • Damage: 13,972
  • Healing: 41,894

Young-wan “Creative” Kim

  • Eliminations: 41
  • Deaths: 37
  • Damage: 18,200
  • Healing: 73,017

Joseph “Lep” Cambriani

  • Eliminations: 10
  • Deaths: 9
  • Damage: 5,278
  • Healing: 6,208

Yunhee “Aniyun” Chi

  • No Stats Yet

Toronto Defiant

Its not every day that a Contenders roster makes it to the Overwatch League together. This revival of American Tornado is trying to prove they're not just the top of Contenders, but they're the best in the world together. A win against the Excelsior is minimum of what they need for this game. A 3-0 is what is expected, and what they need to take in order to prove they have stomping grounds here in the league.

Players

Tank

Collin “Coluge” Arai

  • Eliminations: 188
  • Deaths: 65
  • Damage: 89,551

DPS

Isaiah “Hydron” Rodriguez

  • Eliminations: 121
  • Deaths: 33
  • Damage: 62,627

Samuel “s9mm” Santos

  • Eliminations: 82
  • Deaths: 31
  • Damage: 38,206

Nicholas “Speedily” Zou

  • Eliminations: 144
  • Deaths: 46
  • Damage: 77,600

Support

Christan “Ojee” Han

  • Eliminations: 102
  • Deaths: 59
  • Damage: 41,397
  • Healing: 88,498
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Benjamin “UltraViolet” David

  • Eliminations: 96
  • Deaths: 67
  • Damage: 34,338
  • Healing: 129,112

Majed “SirMajed” Alrashied

  • No Stats Yet

Toronto Defiant vs. New York Excelsior Results

Maps

Antarctic Peninsula: Toronto Defiant 2-0 New York Excelsior

Hollywood: Toronto Defiant 3-2 New York Excelsior

Havana: New York Excelsior 1-0 Toronto Defiant

Esperanca: New York Excelsior 1-0 Toronto Defiant

Oasis: Toronto Defiant 2-1 New York Excelsior

Toronto Defiant 3-2 New York Excelsior

Player of the Match

Ultraviolet (Per 10 Mins on Ana)

  • Damage: 3,314
  • Healing: 11,767
  • Enemies Slept: 6.2
  • Biotic Grenade Kills: 8.3
  • Deaths: 3.1
Toronto Defiant vs. New York Excelsior Preview & Results – Overwatch League 2023 Week 2
Joseph Shay
Joseph is Production Director and Writer with experience in the esports field. He has coached Overwatch teams in North American and Pacific Contenders, and has been an avid esports fan for years now. Outside of esports and media, he is a Creative Writing major based out of Virginia, USA.