The Boston Uprising and Toronto Defiant each won their upper-bracket semifinal matches on Sunday during play-in action in the Overwatch League’s West Region.
Boston beat the London Spitfire 3-1, while the Defiant edged the Vancouver Titans 3-2. The Uprising will face Toronto in the upper-bracket final next Saturday, with the winner qualifying for the playoffs.
The fourth- through 10th-place teams from Summer Stage Qualifiers are competing in a double-elimination bracket, with the top two squads locking down a playoff berth. There is an upper and lower bracket, and all matches are best-of-five.
The ninth- and 10th-seeded teams opened play-ins with a knockout match on Saturday. The Washington Justice ousted the New York Excelsior in that meeting.
On Sunday, London opened with a 2-1 victory on Ilios before the Uprising stormed back with wins on Midtown (3-2), Suravasa (3-1) and Esperanca (1-0) to claim the match.
The Defiant had to pull off a reverse sweep to avoid the lower bracket. They dropped a 2-0 decision on Ilios and a 4-3 result on Numbani before prevailing 3-1 on Suravasa, 1-0 on New Queen Street and 4-3 on Dorado.
With the losses, Vancouver and London have been relegated to the lower-bracket quarterfinals, where they will face the San Francisco Shock and Justice, respectively.
Play-in action in the West continues next Saturday:
–Boston Uprising vs. Toronto Defiant (upper-bracket final)
–San Francisco Shock vs. Vancouver Titans (lower-bracket quarterfinals)
–Washington Justice vs. London Spitfire (lower-bracket quarterfinals)
West Region play-in results:
1. TBD — qualifies to playoffs
2. TBD — qualifies to playoffs
7. New York Excelsior
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