With the Olympic games on, it makes the Overwatch community nostalgic for the Overwatch World Cup. This was a tournament that allowed players from different teams but the same country to play with each other. It offered a fun tournament during the off-season of the Overwatch League. Here is a look at who South Korea might have pulled if the Overwatch World Cup was still a tournament. In this article, it is assumed that this would be played on Overwatch 1 with the 6v6 mechanic.
It was would an easy enough argument to pick all the team members from the Shanghai Dragons. The team has shown their grit and perseverance throughout the last two seasons of the Overwatch League. But that wouldn’t be fun, as a major part is the mix of players on each team. Though in previous years of the Overwatch World Cup the South Korean team has been composed of only a few teams such as when half the team was from Lunatic-Hai and the other was from the LW organization.
The captain and first tank would have to be Junwoo ‘Void’ Kang. He is a veteran player that has led the Shanghai Dragons to many victories. He is a flexible player that has a lot of leadership qualities. Void would be paired along with his old partner, Euiseok ‘Fearless’ Lee who is now on the Dallas Fuel. It is hard to argue that Fearless is not one of the best Korean main tanks in the Overwatch League currently. The already existing synergy between the two tanks would bring an impressive wall for the opponents to have to get through.
For the supports, there are so many amazing players. Jinseo ‘Shu’ Kim was a stand-out player for the LA Gladiators, making such an impact that he was up for the MVP in the 2021 season. Shu brings a nasty Ana and Bap to the table that can change the tide of the match easily. To pair with Shu bringing Jaegon ‘Leejaegon’ Lee in would fill in the gaps for Shu. Leejaegon would be able to cover the Brig, Mercy, and Lucio if they were needed in a match. Though these two have not played together both are very aggressive supports that would both pump out damage as well as heal.
There are so many DPS heroes which means that the players need to be flexible with a large hero pool. Therefore the three DPS would be Junyoung ‘Profit’ Park, Byungsun ‘Fleta’ Kim, and Sehyun ‘Pelican’ Oh. All three of these players can swap onto almost anything when it is needed to play. It would all depend on the play style that the head coach would want. No matter the combination that would be picked these three would be able to cover each other’s weaknesses. As these three haven’t played together it would take a bit of work to get the synergy to where it needed to be. With the aggressive front and backline, the communication among the DPS themselves would need to be on point to match the rest of the team.
Fantasy Overwatch World Cup
It would have been nice to see one last big tournament on the Overwatch 1 format. The Overwatch League brought the community together as well as allowed for new talent in other countries to be highlighted. South Korea always has had an enormous pool of talent to pick from when it came to the Overwatch World Cup. Do you agree with the picks for the fantasy South Korean Overwatch World Cup lineup? Or is there a missing piece that you would put in?
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