The Florida Mayhem edged the Los Angeles Gladiators 3-2 in the lower-bracket final on Sunday, securing a Midseason Madness berth at the Overwatch League's West Region Spring Stage Knockouts.
The Mayhem jumped out to a lead with a 2-0 win on Oasis and a 2-1 triumph on Blizzard World, before the Gladiators evened the score by taking Shambali Monastery 2-1 and Esperanca 94.80m-78.80m. In the decisive game, the Mayhem prevailed 2-0 on Antarctic Peninsula to secure the berth.
To advance to the final, the Mayhem first defeated the Washington Justice 3-1 on Sunday in the lower-bracket semifinal.
Against the Justice, the Mayhem took a 2-0 lead with a 2-0 win on Ilios and a 1-0 victory on Hollywood before the Justice bounced back to take Shambali Monastery 3-2. However, the Mayhem advanced to the final in impressive fashion by taking Esperanca 128.95m-15.19m.
The teams that finished third through 10th in the month-long qualifying round competed in the double-elimination knockout round, with two places in Midseason Madness on the line. The Boston Uprising clinched the first Midseason Madness berth Saturday.
The Atlanta Reign and Houston Outlaws booked their spots in Midseason Madness by finishing first and second, respectively, in qualifying.
Overwatch League's West Region Spring Stage Knockouts results
1. Boston Uprising -- Berth in Midseason Madness
2. Florida Mayhem -- Berth in Midseason Madness
3. Los Angeles Gladiators
4. Washington Justice
5-6. San Francisco Shock, New York Excelsior
7-8. Vancouver Titans, Toronto Defiant
--Field Level Media