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Dynasty rally to reach 5-0 in Summer Showdown qualifying

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Sep 29, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Fans react during the Overwatch League Grand Finals e-sports event between the Vancouver Titans and San Francisco Shock at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Seoul Dynasty held off the Philadelphia Fusion to remain unbeaten at Overwatch League Summer Showdown East Region qualifying on Saturday.

The Dynasty (5-0) had swept all 12 maps before running into a tough battle with the Fusion (1-4).

Philadelphia kicked it off with a 2-0 win on Oasis, but Seoul fought back with a 4-3 win on Hollywood. The Fusion took the lead again with a 3-2 decision on Circuit Royal before the Dynasty answered with a 1-0 win on Colosseo and a decisive 2-1 victory on Busan-UAT.

The Los Angeles Valiant (1-5) rallied for their first win with a 3-2 decision against the Chengdu Hunters (2-4) and the Guangzhou Charge (4-2) remained in third place with a 3-1 defeat of the Hangzhou Spark (1-4).

The Hunters opened with a 2-1 win on Lijiang Tower. After a 2-1 loss on Paraiso, Chengdu went back in front with a 5-4 win on Watchpoint: Gibraltar. The Valiant rallied with 1-0 and 2-1 wins on Colosseo and Oasis, respectively.

The Charge won 2-1 on Oasis. After the Spark’s 1-0 win on Midtown, Guangzhou posted back-to-back 1-0 wins on Watchpoint: Gibraltar and New Queen Street.

Qualifying concludes Sunday, with the top four teams from the East and the top eight from the West advancing to the $330,000 Summer Showdown starting on Thursday.

The Dragons, Dynasty and Charge already have clinched in the East.

Sunday’s qualifiers in the East Region:
–Philadelphia Fusion vs. Hangzhou Spark
–Seoul Dynasty vs. Shanghai Dragons

West
1. Dallas Fuel, 6-0, +11, 6 points
2. San Francisco Shock, 5-1, +10, 5
3. Toronto Defiant 4-1, +6, 4
4. Washington Justice, 3-2, +5, 3
5. Vancouver Titans, 3-2, +3, 3
6. Houston Outlaws, 3-2, +1, 3
7. London Spitfire, 2-3, +1, 2
8. Los Angeles Gladiators, 2-4, 0, 2
9. Atlanta Reign, 2-4, -3, 2
10. New York Excelsior, 2-3, -5, 2
11. Florida Mayhem, 1-3, -6, 1
12. Boston Uprising, 1-4, -9, 1
13. Paris Eternal, 0-5, -14, 0
East
1. Shanghai Dragons, 5-0, +14, 5
2. Seoul Dynasty, 5-0, +13, 5
3. Guangzhou Charge, 4-2, +1, 4
4. Chengdu Hunters, 2-4, -5, 2
5. Philadelphia Fusion, 1-4, -6, 1
6. Hangzhou Spark, 1-4, -8, 1
7. Los Angeles Valiant, 1-5, -9, 1

–Field Level Media