The time has come to give the players of the Florida Mayhem their report cards. Stage 1 of the Overwatch league is over, and with it comes a look back at each player’s individual performances. Each player who had significant play time will be graded. Here are the Stage 1 player grades for the Florida Mayhem.
Kevin “TviQ” Lindstrom
TviQ was started 5 out of the 7 matches played this Stage for the Florida Mayhem. His abilities on Brigette have improved, but he did get to spend some time on actual DPS heroes at different points. He showcased his skills on Pharah, Mei, and even a little Hanzo, but these were short-lived counters for holds or last ditch pushes. This Meta does not suit TviQ well, but with the meta shift in Stage 2, we could see the DPS player we all know and love.
Overall Grade: C+
Sangbum “bqb” Lee
During Stage 1, bqb was a force to be reckoned with for the Mayhem. He showed great ability to play Zarya, but also got to show off his unique Sombra gameplay. Whenever bqb was on Sombra, he would completely shut down the enemy team and take control of the game. With the meta possibly shifting between Stages, bqb may see some more DPS picks in his future. Going into Stage 2, bqb needs to work on peeling back from certain situations so he doesn’t get staggered.
Overall Grade: A-
Damon “Apply” Conti
Starting as a two-way contracted player to eventually being moved up to the main roster, Apply showed his great abilities on Brigette right away. For many players the first time on the stage is daunting, but Apply fit in and was right at home. Being a Projectile DPS player like TviQ, Apply is not able to show off his skills as well in the current meta. The changing meta should prove to be more in Apply’s favor and give the much needed DPS boost to the Florida Mayhem roster.
Overall Grade: B+
Caleb “McGravy” McGarvey
A last minute pickup for the Mayhem, McGravy was quickly put onto the starting roster, and with good reason. His ability to cancel Ultimate Abilities was evident from the start. McGravy is one of the most consistent D.va players in the league and he is able to make clutch plays to save team fights. With the meta changing for the next stage, McGravy will still be a valuable asset to the Mayhem roster.
Overall Grade: A
Jaemo “xepheR” Koo
After a sub-par season last year with the Seoul Dynasty, xepheR was acquired by the Florida Mayhem to fill the off-tank position. During the off season, xepheR has improved his skills to make sure that last season was just a fluke. XepheR’s abilities on Zarya are impressive, but fell short when it was needed in team fights. Many times the Graviton Surge was used too early and failed to combo with anyone to secure the team fight wins. If xepheR wants to see more action next Stage, he has to continue to work on his Ultimate combos and over team fight performance.
Overall Grade: C-
HyeonWoo “HaGoPeun” Jo
Another player that shined at the beginning of Season 1, HaGoPeun popped off with the London Spitfire during Stage 1. However, London did not feel the same and cut HaGoPeun from the roster in Stage 2. He made his way to Mayhem Academy and showed signs of improvement. With the start of Season 2, HaGoPeun hasn’t popped off like in Season 1, but still makes big plays. His Zenyatta is very good, but often dies in team fights second, only after SWoN falls. If HaGoPeun wants to improve for the next Stage, he has to keep SWoN alive at all costs so team fights can be won the first time.
Overall Grade: C
Sangwon “SWoN” Yoon
To say that SWoN is not ready to be a starting Main Tank is an understatement. His dive calls need work and his peeling needs to drastically improve. SWoN needs to learn when to pull back from a failed push, and disengage so the team can reset fully without being staggered. That’s not to say all of his plays are terrible, but most fall very short. The Florida Mayhem need to either pick up a new Main Tank before Stage 2, or run the risk of having another horrible Stage full of losses.
Overall Grade: F+
Junsu “Kris” Choe
Coming into the new Season, Kris was looking good on paper, but he needed to prove himself on stage, and he did just that. Being one of the more consistent players on the Mayhem roster, Kris made some big plays to help his team. Always using his Ultimate at just the right time, Kris kept the fight going and for many situations won it for the Mayhem. With the Meta shifting for Stage 2, Kris may see himself on a new hero, keeping the fight going and help the Mayhem come back from a bad Stage 1.
Overall Grade: A
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