There are a few players that have certain plays named after them. This can be heard in reference in the Overwatch League or also when people talk about past iconic moments in Overwatch history. Lunatic-Hai is one of the teams that have had many of said player-specific move moments. Here is a look at the four well-known player moves associated with Lunatic-Hai and how they influenced the next generation of players.
The Miro might be the most well-known of these ‘player specific moves’ pre-Overwatch League. Even after Jinhyuk ‘Miro’ Gong had left the Overwatch professional scene it would still be referenced in the terms of other main tanks doing the same. The Miro first occurred in APEX when Lunatic-Hai was playing against Misfits on Ilios Well. Kevin ‘TVIQ’ Lindstrom was on the Pharah, he and his mercy flew off the point to get away from Miro who was ulting on Winston.
Eric ‘DoA’ Lonnquist and Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles both thought that Miro was dead as he jumped off the side of the map to smack about the Mercy and Pharah. But not only did he kill the Mercy but also made it back to land using his cooldowns efficiently.
something stirs deep in my heart when I watch winstons go for the Miro pic.twitter.com/5rsKHeRfWj
— BackpackMatt (@MattMersel) May 7, 2021
The Miro has been referenced to plays such as Eui-Seok ‘Fearless’ Lee juggling Hanzo off the map and, maybe the more well-known one was Chanhyung ‘Fissure’ Baek juggling Brady ‘Agilities’ Girardi on Pharah off the map on Oasis city center. This has become a trademarked term for any ulting Winston that jumps off the map to kill a player.
The Ryujehong is when an Ana sleeps a nano-ed Genji who is ulting. This came about in the APEX games when Lunatic-Hai faced Runaway. Hyojong ‘Haksal’ Kim, one of the best Genji’s in the world, would get nano-ed to try and wipe the whole team out, but would get slept mid-dragon blade.
This has been a motif throughout Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu’s whole Overwatch career. He has been highlighted in many different matches. Many players are not compared to Ryujehong because of his legacy and skill on the character. Sunghyeon ‘Jjonak’ Bang is a rare exception to this rule. Though whenever Ryujehong is on Ana and there is a Genji on the map there the casters will inevitably bring up the possibility of another famous Ryujehong sleep dart.
The Tobi is the most referenced in the League. This is the iconic boop that he did on Lucio on the Eichenwalde bridge. Doa coined the nickname the Boop God for Jinmo ‘Tobi’ Yang, but the more specific event was against the Dallas Fuel. It was right on the bridge and Tobi booped off multiple members of the Fuel. Though this is not used to reference any other player, as Jaegon ‘Leejaegon’ Lee has had some legendary environmental kills via boops, none of them have been on the infamous bridge.
The Zunba is one of the lesser-known player named moved. This first occurred in Season 1 of the Overwatch League against the Dallas Fuel. This chaoticness started long before that and could be seen in his Twitch streams when he duo-ed alongside his other members.
The Zunba is when he is on D.Va and is ulting on top of a slept Winston. This has been a favorite move of his for a while. He would D.Va ult any slept member, but the Winston’s seem to be his favorite. Joonhyuk ‘Zunba’ Kim was not in the League long enough for this is to be widely known other than the original Lunatic-Hai and Seoul Dynasty fans. He recently just happened again on his re-emergence into the Overwatch community for one tournament. With Gido ‘Gido’ Moon sleeping Miro, Zunba planted his ult right on top to eliminate Miro. The fans could almost hear his gleeful screams even though the voice comms were not available.
Player Specific Moves
But why does this matter? It shows how players can impact the game and the community. It would be great for Blizzard or the Overwatch League to honor specific spots on the map or a place to see the amazing moments that span across all the teams in the League. PUBG has a wall in-game where players can visit to see the great achievements made on the maps and tournaments. As Overwatch 2 is on the horizon, to remember the veterans that help craft the narratives of rookie players even now years later.
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