Olivia R. August 28, 2019
Atlanta Reign easily took down Boston Uprising during their Homestand Weekend match, as predicted during a press conference the day before.
Even though the crowd was impressed with Atlanta Reign's performance that weekend, what got them the most hyped was when their tank Blake "Gator" Scott was eliminated. And that's because it represented somedeserved karma.
After eliminating Boston Uprising's Do-hyung "Stellar" Lee, Gator began to celebrate by emoting on top of the corpose. His emote of choice was Orisa's dance, which saw him clomping merrily over Stellar's body.
This was even more disrespectful when Boston Uprising's circumstances are added to the situation. Going into Homestand, Uprising had already been eliminated from the playoffs. Not only were Atlanta Reign on their way to a 3-0 victory, but they were now dancing on the corpose of their fallen Mei.
But Gator finally got what he had coming to him.
Widowmaker player Kelsey "Colourhex" Birse landed a swift headhot on the grooving Orisa. Before Gator could respond, Colourhex took another shot, completely wiping out Gator's 400 HP.
“That’s what you get! None of those pesky tactical crouchers in my game says Colourhex," exclaimed a commentator as the crowd erupted in cheers.
Twitch viewers called it "instant karma."
While the Widowmaker play won Colourhex some fans, it didn't quite help Boston Uprising win the map or the series. In fact, Gator even used his dance emoji once again in the fourth game, this time dancing atop the payload from the safety of his barrier. A Mercy by his side may have given him the extra courage required as well.
The Atlanta Reign secured their sixth-place spot in the playoffs, and will now face the San Francisco Shock in the first round of the playoffs on September 8. While the Georgia team will most likely not be as lucky in that match up, the double elimination format will keep them in the playoffs either way.