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Overwatch League Recap: Florida Mayhem vs. Seoul Dynasty

Seoul Dynasty 4 – 0 Florida Mayhem

It was the Seoul Dynasty coming out on top in today’s match, dispatching of the Florida Mayhem quite effortlessly. It was on the new map, Havana, that the Mayhem found some fighting spirit. However, it was not to be on that map either unfortunately after quite a tragic series of events on their attack. Scott “BEARHANDS” Tester did, however, say during the broadcast, that they have further reinforcements coming in the next few weeks. This suggests that Florida was playing with an incomplete roster today, so there may still be some hope for Mayhem this stage.

Oasis (Seoul Dynasty 2 – 0 Florida Mayhem)

Oasis was not a very competitive map to begin the set. The Seoul Dynasty dominated the first several team fights on the University stage of Oasis. Seoul gained the first 99% control on this map before the Florida team had the Ultimates available to take control for themselves. However, the Dynasty had the superior Ultimate economy and because of this, they were able to complete the map quite easily. It was a much better debut map for the Dynasty’s Lee “Highly” Sung-hyuk than it was for Seong “Byrem” Joo-lee.

On the City Center stage of Oasis it was even more one-sided. The Seoul Dynasty tank duo looked much more coordinated than the Florida Mayhem’s tank duo. Koo “Xepher” Jae-mo whiffed his first Graviton Surge of the series here, with many more to come. It was a map to forget for Florida.

Paris (Seoul Dynasty 2 – 1 Florida Mayhem)

The Florida Mayhem was just as unimpressive here on this map. On the initial push by Seoul, they were able to displace Choi “Kris” Jun-soo from the high ground. This allowed Seoul to dive onto Florida without being booped away. The Dynasty was able to snowball their first point capture onto the second point, taking both points quite effortlessly. Koo “Fate” Pan-Seung was playing passively, being knocked all over the place and not able to contribute at all to Florida’s defense.

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On the Mayhem’s attack, they switched it up, playing a Wrecking Ball Dive composition with Pharah, Sombra and Widowmaker. Seoul was on the weaker composition here however, they were able to muster up a solid defense. Eventually, the Mayhem captured the first point. But on the second point, they could not for the life of them, take even a tick. Each fight looked as if Florida would win, each resulting in a Florida loss. Seoul put up a great defense on Paris and took the map quite easily in the end.

Hollywood (Seoul Dynasty 3 – 2 Florida Mayhem)

On the first point of Hollywood, Kim “FITS” Dong-eon doubled Lee “BQB” Sang-bum’s ultimate charge on Zarya from the low ground. And although Fate looked a little bit more settled, the Mayhem were dumpstered on this map. On the final point, the Mayhem all gathered away from the objective to push into Seoul. However, the Dynasty put their Lucio on the payload and back capped… right in front of the Mayhem’s eyes.

On Florida’s attack, they actually linked three or four team fight wins in a row. They managed to cap the first point and push into second without really being halted. Fate was able to carry Florida to a second point cap. Florida was again subject to an amazing defense by Seoul on the final point. The Mayhem just could not break the hold on this point and had quite a terrible Ultimate economy. Seoul won the match after this map, and go up 3-0.

Havana (Seoul Dynasty 2 – 1 Florida Mayhem)

Apparently, there were whispers around the league that Florida was doing really well on the new map in scrims, and they showed it here. Florida, whilst not getting many eliminations on the first point, were able to stall really well on their defense. Xepher played a sneaky Mei and bought a lot of time for his team. After swapping to a GOATs composition for the second point, Florida was able to keep Seoul to just the one point captured on their attack.

Florida  steamrolled over Seoul on their attack, reaching Seoul’s final capture spot with over two minutes remaining. However, in what may go down as the worst set of team fights in Overwatch League history, the Mayhem wasted two minutes and used all of their Ultimates to clear Seoul off the point, before allowing the Dynasty to respawn and wipe the Mayhem in overtime in the space of 12 seconds. It was a tragic way to end a series for the Mayhem, especially after looking quite good on Havana.

 

OWL Alternate Jerseys
Image clipped from OWL stream

Conclusion

They lost today, despite looking good in flashes, BUT, the Florida Mayhem have the best alternate jerseys in the league. So the Mayhem wins the fashion matchup today.

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