The Florida Mayhem, New York Excelsior and Dallas Fuel kicked off Summer Showdown qualifiers with wins Thursday.
Florida defeated the London Spitfire 3-1 to take the early lead in the standings. New York rallied to beat the Houston Outlaws 3-2 and Dallas outlasted the Los Angeles Gladiators by the same score.
The Mayhem muscled out low-scoring victories to take care of the Spitfire. Florida scored a 2-0 win on Busan-UAT and a 1-0 win on Hollywood. London responded with a 2-1 win on Watchpoint: Gibraltar before Florida closed it out with a 1-0 result on Colosseo.
The Excelsior fell behind two maps to none when the Outlaws won 2-1 on Nepal and 3-2 on Midtown. A 5-4 triumph on Dorado got New York back into the game, and it powered through from there with a 1-0 win on New Queen Street and a 2-0 victory on Oasis.
The Fuel kicked off their match by winning 2-1 on Oasis and 3-2 on Paraiso. The Gladiators responded with a 3-2 victory on Junkertown and forced a fifth map by taking Colosseo 1-0. The fifth map was Ilios, where Dallas squeaked out the deciding 2-1 victory.
Qualifying for the Summer Showdown tournament continues through Sept. 4, with double-elimination bracket play scheduled to begin in Toronto on Sept. 8.
Overwatch League Summer Showdown standings, with win-loss record, map differential and league points:
1. Florida Mayhem, 1-0, 2, 1 points
2. New York Excelsior, 1-0, 1, 1
2. Dallas Fuel, 1-0, 1, 1
4. Toronto Defiant
4. Atlanta Reign
4. Paris Eternal
4. Washington Justice
4. Vancouver Titans
4. San Francisco Shock
4. Boston Uprising
11. Houston Outlaws, 0-1, -1, 0
11. Los Angeles Gladiators, 0-1, -1, 0
13. London Spitfire, 0-1, -2, 0
1. Seoul Dynasty
1. Shanghai Dragons
1. Hangzhou Spark
1. Philadelphia Fusion
1. Chengdu Hunters
1. Los Angeles Valiant
1. Guangzhou Charge
--Field Level Media