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Overwatch League Recap: Seoul vs Dallas

Seoul WIN 4-0 vs Dallas


Lijiang Tower – Seoul 2-0 Dallas 

Seoul Dynasty Starting Lineup
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Dongeon “FITS” Kim’s Doomfist found disruption early and caught Dallas off guard. He was able to throw off resources from the supports as the Fuel were engaging each fight. Through support ultimates, Seoul took control along with Control Center 100%-99%

Once on night market, the Dynasty would play standard. Only in composition, however, as main tank Minseo “Marve1” Hwang came to life. The most aggressive and dominant game thus far, he cleaved space for his team. Setting Jehong “Ryujehong” Ryu to find damage on the staggered tanks of the Fuel, along with Jinmo “Tobi” Yang the tanks were never eliminated. Seoul would take the final stage and the map in a convincing 100-0.

Hanamura – Seoul 3-2 Dallas 

Fits and Marve1
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Seoul took a lot of time to cycle two fights before getting the jump on first. They then struggled to eliminate Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson’s Ana. The Fuel evaded and pushed back until Marve1 shut down Minseok OGE” Son’s shatter on the high ground. Seoul Dropped to point and picked up on the scattered members of Dallas. Though taking longer than expected Seoul were able to keep a decent time bank of 2:33.

Defending with Ryujehong on his tried and true Ana, Seoul held Dallas to overtime. FITS hid and showed great communication, shutting down the push decisively. Dallas were looking lost looking for their rotations. They were walking in first without capture progress until they pushed back against Seoul eliminating key members to capture point A and B soon after.

With less time than Seoul, the Fuel would have to attack first. The Dynasty were able to full-hold Dallas through chasing members that were low from taking damage on their win. Sangbeom “Munchkin” Byun was enabled to waltz with his primary fire on Brigitte for the cleanup. The win condition would be met. Ryujehong would find an opening elimination onto Dylan “aKm” Bignet and get the one tic needed for Seoul to go up 2-0 in the series.

Eichenwalde – Seoul 2-1 Dallas

Down to two minutes Seoul struggled to find an opening to engage into Dallas. The Fuel were doing well with maintaining pressure on Marve1 and FITS. Dallas didn’t need to invest support ultimates before the point unlocked. Because of all the time exhausted to just unlock the payload, Seoul would have little time to complete the second capture point. With the payload just meters in front of the capture point, Dallas would hold.

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The Dynasty were off tempo, disjointed and unable to stop the aggression of Dallas. Losing two straight fights had the Dallas Fuel meters within a map victory. Holding at the bridge for three and a half minutes, Tobi was able to find massive value in his usage of Lucio. “Booping” multiple members off the side of the bridge, and shutting down a transcendence set Seoul up three times over. Even in the final fight, Tobi found two more environmental eliminations to have his team take the map and the series.

Watchpoint: Gibraltar – Seoul 5-3 Dallas

Seoul were able to force their way around the terrain of Gibraltar. It wasn’t until the third point that Dallas fully pushed Seoul into a reset through back to back fights. Then a well-coordinated Rally to force OGE out of position allowed Marve1 to find an opening with his Shatter to have Seoul capture the last point with 58 seconds.

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Dallas were finding Seoul in their new-found aggression with Marve1, and punished it continuously. through every engagement to the second capture point had Dallas deflecting Seoul with their pristine ultimate economy. The Fuel had 5:30 to capture the last point of the map and had yet to be thrown off their resource management. Even when Seoul had ultimates and a long fight was drawn out, they struggled to find enough eliminations to gain control. A well placed Graviton Surge from aKm had Dallas emphatically capturing the final point with 4:19 in the bank.

Five-member biotic grenade set Marve1 up to consume 80% ultimate charge to his primal rage off the first engagement. With Seoul’s Munchkin playing Ana allowed them to “over-heal” the point. No tank on the Dynasty could be pressured enough to drop control of the point. Overtime was started in the beginning of the second stage of the map, but Seoul would not let go. They bulldoze through every ultimate Dallas had as they got off the point entirely and overtime dissipated.

The final defense of Seoul was much slower and methodical baiting Zachary “ZachaREEE” Lombardo and OGE into poor positioning to take too many resources from Dallas to stay alive. This allowed Seoul to disengage and maintain control of the ultimate race. Timely engagements from the Dynasty allowed two contests on the second point where the series would get wrapped up from a Graviton Bomb combo from Fits and Minhyuk “Michelle” Choi.


Tobi Player of the Match
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Player of the match: Tobi

Through the environmental kills to in-battle leadership, it’s good to have Tobi back. Looking better than ever, he was able to keep Seoul together and alive through the stickiest situations. He has been the true enabler to the aggressive style Seoul put on today.



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