The London Spitfire will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the inaugural Overwatch League season with two more victories this weekend.
After opening wins over the Florida Mayhem and Philadelphia Fusion, the next hurdle for the all-Korean roster acquired to represent London comes in the shape of the Dallas Fuel.
The game gets underway at 4am GMT on Saturday and currently the Fuel sit on a miserable zero wins and three losses. It is a match that Spitfire are expected to dominate and win, and should they do so they will join Seoul Dynasty and New York Excelsior at the top of the league.
The second match of the weekend for London begins at 7pm GMT on Saturday and sees the Spitfire battle it out with the Los Angeles Valiant. Given that the inaugural season is taking place at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, there is likely to be a strong local contingent in the crowd, rooting for a home victory.
Undoubtedly it will be the Spitfire’s toughest test yet, but moving through to the third week with a perfect record would be a statement of intent.
Seoul Dynasty and New York Excelsior secured perfect records after three games. Seoul brushed aside a meek challenge from Florida Mayhem on Thursday night to keep their unbeaten record while Excelsior made short work of the Los Angeles Valiant.
Spitfire will avoid playing Seoul until early February, in week four of the competition, and they will not face Excelsior until the final week of regular competition. Critics thought London would struggle to adapt to new surroundings but given the run of fixtures momentum could be on their side come the fourth week.
The first weekend of the Overwatch League saw over 10 million people switch on over the four days. The opening night saw over 450,000 concurrent viewers on the English broadcast. Twitch, the streaming site owned by Amazon, paid a reported 90m US dollars (£65m) for the broadcast rights in the first two years.