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Seoul Dynasty Stage 2 Review

Tenth in Stage Placings

Seoul vs Hangzhou Week 5
Tobi
Image Courtesy of the Seoul Dynasty on Twitter

In the final week of regular play before the stage playoffs, Seoul were knocked out of playoff contention by the Hangzhou Spark. The Dynasty fought back from a very rocky start of their second stage. Ending with three series wins and four losses, Seoul were able to even up their map win loss record at fifteen a piece.

The Dynasty were struggling on stage to utilize their new roster properly. It was built around Minseo “Marve1” Hwang and their passive aggressive style. Having Jinmo “Tobi” Yang in as well meant the Support Duo of Lunatic Hai’s past were back and working very well. However, it was only through personal heroics to get the job done. Whether it was Marve1 finding massive Earthshatters or Tobi finding Sound Waves (boops) onto the enemy, the team felt disjointed in what they were looking for.

 

Where to go from here?

Which roster will we see in Stage 3? It doesn’t seem that the meta will be shifting too far apart from the maps that will be played. Depending on playing bunker, dive, Sombra or even triple tank and support, Seoul have a lot of options to choose from. From two different main tank perspectives of being more aggressive to one that is slightly less aggressive. Will Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung make his return in Stage 3 to the starting line up or is Marve1 here to stay in that position?

Highly and ILLICIT at the Blizzard Arena
Image Courtesy of the Seoul Dynasty on Twitter

Do not forget the two pickups that came through at the beginning of March in Jaemin ILLICIT” Park and Sunghyeok Highly” Lee. Both have practice in Korean Contenders and are scratching at the door for the starting position. Who do they replace? Highly would have the same hero pool as team captain Ryu “Ryujehong” Jehong while ILLICIT has a similar hero pool to Byungsun Fleta” Kim and Dongeon FITS” Kim .

It will be interesting to see which variation of Seoul’s lineup fans will see in the third stage of the second season of the Overwatch League. They return on June 6th when they face off against the Florida Mayhem. The Dynasty will have to be careful and ready as the Mayhem now have Panseung Fate” Koo to start at the main tank role. That can change the entire dynamic of the match. With two more stages to go, Seoul sit at ninth position overall in League standings. Can they keep it up and make stage playoffs and overall at the end of the season?

 

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