Overwatch League 2021 Week 6 – Predictions and Overwatch 2 Update
The Overwatch League is about to kick off its second tournament of 2021. The June Joust is going to get underway this weekend. Just before that though, we’ve seen some interesting new details about the development of Overwatch 2 and big changes to the game’s dynamic. These details have definitely pushed Overwatch back into the spotlight for the weekend. The changes in Overwatch 2 will completely rework the way that the League functions.
This is what you need to know about the changes and Overwatch League 2021 Week 6.
Overwatch League Week 6 – June Joust
Overwatch League 2021 Week 6 is about to open up this weekend. It is going to be the second cup of the 2021 Season, a new format for the League this year. It comes after the shocking results of the May Melee, which saw two-time champions Shock knocked out before the full bracket started. A shock loss to Houston in week 1 started a bad tournament for them, which left them finishing in 9-10th. The eventual winners were Dallas Fuel, who went from outsiders to favorites in the last week of the event.
The June Joust is running in the same way as the May Melee. Teams are competing in preliminary matches in Overwatch League 2021 Week 6 through to Week 8. This is followed by a tournament bracket that will find a final winner. This event is looking pretty open. After all of the upsets of the May Melee, it is hard to predict who is going to come out ahead this time around. If you’re looking at Overwatch betting though, Dallas Fuel will be looking to capitalize on their success. Equally though, Shock definitely has something to prove going into this tournament.
Overwatch League 2021 Week 6 is seeing a lot of other teams playing though. There are a few which look fairly easy to call a winner in, but a good amount of close games too. This is our predictions for Overwatch League 2021 Week 6’s matches with the winners in bold:
Overwatch League Week 6 Predictions
- Paris Eternal – Toronto Defiant
- London Spitfire – Florida Mayhem
- Guangzhou Charge – Hangzhou Spark
- Shanghai Dragons – Chengdu Hunters
- New York Excelsior – Philadelphia Fusion
- Paris Eternal – Washington Justice
- Houston Outlaws – Atlanta Reign
- Toronto Defiant – Boston Uprising
- Shanghai Dragons – Hangzhou Spark
- New York Excelsior – Guangzhou Charge
- Philadelphia Fusion – Chengdu Hunters
- Atlanta Reign – London Spitfire
- Washington Justice – Boston Uprising
- Florida Mayhem – Houston Outlaws
This is just the first round of matches, and the League has been unpredictable lately! So be sure to check esports odds around the games too. We propose going for a 12/14 system bet selection across all matches. For a 20$ bet you are looking at a potential 3000$ in returns.
Overwatch 2 Team Changes
Overwatch 2 got its first substantial update since BlizzCon just a day before Overwatch League Week 6 kicked off. This development update was short, but it shared some major news from the game. The big takeaway is that team sizes are reducing from six to five. Rather than two of each role, they will be composed of only one tank, two DPS, and two support. This is a pretty major change. To accommodate it, most of the Tank characters are going to be seeing some changes to better balance them. In all, it looks to be pushing the game into a more standard FPS direction. However, it is still a bit far out to make any big judgments.
In his first developer update, Game Director Aaron Keller chats briefly about two upcoming opportunities for players to learn a little more about Overwatch and Overwatch 2.
🎮 PvP livestream on May 20
💬 AMA on May 24
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 11, 2021
The new changes will definitely shake things with the League. Although, we don’t know how long it will be until the title actually gets released. This year is incredibly unlikely. The series’ director, Jeff Kaplan, has only just left the project. Few details were given about why, which rarely points to a particularly smooth development process.
We have quite a whole to wait for the next Overwatch title to release. However, in the meantime, there is loads of competitive action going on with the Overwatch League. So, if you’re interested in esports betting, be sure to watch the Overwatch League 2021 Week 6 and see how the June Joust develops. If it is anything like the last tournament, it is sure to be surprising.