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Overwatch League Recap: Seoul Dynasty vs Vancouver Titans

Seoul Dynasty vs Vancouver Titans

Vancouver Titans 4 – Seoul Dynasty 0

Seoul Dynasty vs Vancouver Titans
Image Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

The Seoul Dynasty’s initial matchup against the Vancouver Titans was a strong showing of Vancouver just three weeks ago. Seoul have looked strong in the three games since, starting Minseo “Marve1” Hwang over Chanhyung “Fissure” Baek. The Dynasty came into today clearly seeking revenge after being dealt their previous loss, but unfortunately the Seoul team fell quite short in the end.

Lijiang (Vancouver 2 – Seoul 1)

Seoul Dynasty vs Vancouver Titans
Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Starting on Gardens, the Dynasty ran a very heavy dps comp. They began with Sangbeom “Munchkin” Byun on Widowmaker, Dongeon “FITS” Kim on Pharah, Minhyuk “Michelle” Choi on Sombra, Jehong “Ryujehong” Ryu on Ana, Jinmo “tobi” Yang on Mercy. When the Titans went back to spawn to swap, Seoul gained an easy initial cap. They used the momentum from this to keep control all round, and easily won 100-0.

On Night Market, the Dynasty took the initial cap once again. Marve1 unleashed a huge shatter that stopped they Titans in their tracks on the attempted retake. However, Marve1 overextended after this and they lost control at 58%. The rest of the round was a back and forth affair, but in the end, Vancouver took it 99-95.

On Control Center, it was Vancouver  who took initial point. Seoul did gain control for a few seconds in the initial fight chaos, but the Titans recapped quickly. The rest of the match was fairly one-sided, with Vancouver taking it 100-8 in the end.

Anubis (Vancouver 2 – Seoul 1)

Seoul’s initial defense started out successful, but they were taken out by Vancouver after only a minute had passed. Vancouver went on to take B with strong pushes and ended with 4:30 on the clock left. On the Dynasty’s offence they once again ran a DPS heavy composition. While it took a tad bit longer, they were able to turn their quick ultimates into a fight win, and secure A.

Despite having over six minutes in bank for B, the Dynasty struggled and never could make any successful pushes. Their one big key to victory, Michelle with an EMP, was foiled when a quick reaction from Hyojong “Haksal” Kim stunned him out of it mid-animation. Seoul was unable to take a single tick, going down 2-0 at the half.

Blizzard World (Vancouver 4 – Seoul 3)

Seoul Dynasty vs Vancouver Titans
Photo via Overwatch Wiki.

The defense from Seoul was nearly non-existent on Blizzard World. Vancouver came close to setting a time record for completion, and Seoul got zero kills and suffered 23 deaths in the round. It was as one-sided as you could get. On Round 2, the Dynasty took two ticks effectively, but were denied right before third could be taken. A few pushes later, a Michelle D.Va double kill finished off point A for the taking. The push on both B and C were slow, but the Dynasty rallied together and finished the third point in Overtime.

On the third round, Seoul effectively needed to play for the draw. This meant they needed to defend Point A for over three minutes against the Titan’s quad DPS strategy. The fight was back and forth as kills came in from both sides. A Michelle bomb killed two and gave them hope, but immediately after Haksal on Genji decimated the entire team, giving the Titans the win.

Junkertown (Vancouver 3 – Seoul 1)

On their initial defense, Seoul gave up decent ground quick, but set up a solid hold on Point A. However they eventually lost A when Vancouver regrouped and used a dominant showing of ultimates. Both B and C were taken relatively quickly, and the Dynasty lost the point with 49 seconds left in the bank for the Titans. On their offense, the Dynasty punished Vancouver’s aggressive hold to start by having Marve1 charge Minsoo “SeoMinSoo” Seo off the cliff by the spawn. It took a long time, but Seoul finally completed out A with a similar amount of time as Vancouver did. However, the Dynasty found themselves stalled before they could reach the end of B, and after several minutes of failed pushes, lost the map as a whole.

Conclusion

Seoul definitely had a tall order facing off against the League’s number one team right now. They showed a lot of promise, and despite the loss, this is clearly the Dynasty’s optimal lineup at the moment. The Dynasty sit just under the playoff cusp at the moment, so hopefully for them they show a strong level of play against the Hangzhou Spark tomorrow.

 

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