Dallas ended Stage 1 just shy of playoffs, some players had better performances from others and it affected the team overall. Dallas stuck with a solid roster, only making a few substitutions early on in the stage. This is the Dallas Fuel roster grades from their Stage 1 performance.
Minseok “OGE” Son had a good performance on Reinhardt and a better one on Winston. Every now and then OGE would get caught out and punished for his aggression. However he did learn to play more with his team and often found big value in his Earth Shatters and Primal Rages. OGE started with a desire to carry his team to wins, but that aggression was punished by the enemy team. Eventually OGE adopted a more methodical and measured play style that complimented his team better.
Richard “rCk” Kanerva came from Contenders Europe and fit right in with the OWL level D.Va players. He was consistent on D.Va as well as flexible on Sombra. There were many times when Dallas would be down in a team fight and rCk would somehow pick up two or three kills with a D.Va bomb. Not only that but his awareness and positioning allowed him to eat several Graviton Surges and end the enemies win condition for that fight. On Sombra, rCk had a decent performance, only losing to Boston while running it. This is a great showing of his flexibility and high level of play.
Dylan “aKm” Bignet was a monster on Zarya in Stage 1. He put up great numbers all stage long despite losing a number of matches and really showed up big when the team needed it the most. Also his shot calling and coordination with the team really showed when they would combo ultimates and make decisive engagements onto the enemy. Although not initially starting, aKm was a force to be reckoned with, the only time he didn’t have a stellar performance was his final match against Boston.
This may be due to him being stuck in Brigitte prison, but Zachary “ZachaREEE” Lombardo looked average this Stage. There isn’t a whole lot of flashy plays that a Brigitte can make, they don’t end up in the killfeed much and the best they can do is play with their team. With that being said, he looked like every other Brigitte player this stage, setting up some plays, sometimes getting punished.
Wonsik “Closer” Jung is not a reddit Lucio. He is not a fragger or a feeder, he is a team player. Closer has been a consistent Lucio player for Dallas so far. Closer’s positioning is always safe from Earth Shatters so he can use Sound Barrier and save his team, he makes quick and clean engages/disengages. He typically does not go for flashy environmental kills, rather displacing the enemy and staying alive. However he is not able to make a huge impact and be cosistent, so slightly above average.
Definitely not the worst Zenyatta in the League, but not the best either. Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson is somewhat of a silent carry for the Fuel. It can be hard to see discorded targets and even harder to notice damage from a Zenyatta. He might not get a bunch of solo kills like other Zenyattas but he does consistent damage and is reliable for the team.
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