As Season 3 draws nearer and everyone is talking about matches that will be a highlight of the season (top 5 matches to look forward to for the Seoul Dynasty), here’s a look back at some of the best matches for the Seoul Dynasty fans over the past two seasons.
The rise of the RyuJeKong. This match was a rollercoaster of emotions. When the team walked out on stage with no designated Main Tank, Tiger Nation was worried and confused. Was Gido ‘Gido’ Moon, who played Main Tank in the past, going to play on stage? Was that why he hadn’t been playing, that he had been grinding Main Tank? Nope. Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu came out on the stage, clicked Winston and the RyuJeKong meme came alive. What was even better for the Tiger Nation was that Ryujehong didn’t just play Main Tank, but they beat Houston 4-0. It was a match to behold not just in the absurdity of it, but that it actually worked.
4. LA Gladiators
What is there not to like? This was the first day of matches of Season 2 and it was against Chanhyung ‘Fissure’ Baek’s old team the LA Gladiators. In this match Tiger Nation got to see the newest members flex in game. Minhyuk ‘Michelle’ Choi was seen on Pharah, D.Va, Reaper and Sombra. Ryujehong was playing his old and true heroes of Zen and Ana but also was seen on Junkrat and Bastion. It was a day of surprise picks that would light up the crowd. Fissure in this match really stepped up having some game-changing shatters. Ryujehong also was able to farm his ultimates on Zen so fast that were key in winning team fights.
The London Spitfire, the eternal kryptonite of the Seoul Dynasty. These two teams have a long history that goes back to pre-Overwatch League. The GC Busan roster stopped the two time APEX winning team of Lunatic Hai. From APEX to Season 1 of the Overwatch League, the Seoul Dynasty were not able to win. In the London Spitfire’s defense, Stage 1 was not their best looking stage. It was still a big moment for the Tiger Nation to see Ryujehong finally gain a win against the Spitfire. It would have been nice for Jinmo ‘Tobi’ Yang and Joonhyeok ‘Zunba’ Kim to have been a part of it.
This was one of the most hype matches that Seoul fans had in Season 2. It was the one play-in tournament game that the Dynasty had to play. The day before the Charge had beaten Chengdu Hunter. Most were expecting a Pharah on Pharah match between Charlie ‘Nero’ Zwarg and Byungsun ‘Fleta’ Kim. But on the first map, Busan, Fleta brought out the McCree stopping Nero’s Pharah in his tracks. That essentially set the tone of the match. Minseo ‘Marve1’ Hwang was a stand out on his Sigma. His accretion kills stood out showing how fast he had mastered the new hero.
The Seoul Dynasty and the NYXL’s close friendship always made the matchup between these two teams fun to watch. Pre-Overwatch League, in the third and fourth seasons of APEX that LW participated in, Lunatic Hai won the Championship two times. When both teams were picked up for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League many people were excited to see the old cores battle it out, but it was a surprise with the addition of Seonghyun ‘JJonak’ Bang how easily they dominated the Dynasty who used to dominate them. This was a flip of the script for Tiger Nation.
The matchup between these two teams before this match the Seoul Dynasty full held NYXL on Numbani, and Seoul fans in the front row literally collapsed on the floor of the Burbank arena in tears of happiness. That wasn’t even a win of the match but just a map. The same emotions rang true when Seoul defeated NYXL for the first time and during their first stage playoff. The most iconic moment that is remembered here is Yeonkwan ‘Nenne’ Jeong’s almost 500 IQ play of grav-ing an invisible Michelle Sombra. This is definitely a match to rewatch.
As Season 3 creeps closer. Sit down with a cup of cold brew coffee and binge on the best Seoul Dynasty matches that will hype any Tiger Nation member up. As always, #RoarOn!
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