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Seoul Dynasty Anthology Part 3

The first two seasons of VODs are already up (Season 1 & Season 2), and here is the third season. The Tiger Nation went into Season 3 full of excitement but also nerves. This was the first time that the team would have fewer Lunatic-Hai members than any other team. With Junyoung ‘Profit’ Park, Jaehui ‘Gesture’ Hong, and Seungtae ‘Bdosin’ Choi the meme quickly spread that Seoul was the London Spitfire remake. With an open mind, the Tiger Nation ventured out into Season 3 without knowing the rollercoaster of emotions and events that were around the corner.

Here are the Season 3 VODs for all of the matches that the Seoul Dynasty played.

Season 3

Gen.G Con Pre-Season *Korean Only 

Unfortunately, there is only the Korean cast of this event available. Wolf and Achillios did a re-broadcast cast of it on Twitch, but it is not easily accessible. This is less of a show match than a fun exhibition match between friends. Who would’ve thought a season later Jongryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park and Taesung ‘Anamo’ Jung would be sitting on the other side of the metaphorical table.

RegularNov 9NYXLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY4Jn3OC2y4&ab_channel=SeoulDynasty
MixedNov 9 Mixed Rosterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J85svzwJsoM&ab_channel=SeoulDynasty

Show match:

The Dynasty’s matches kept getting delayed with traveling and Covid-19 issues. This was another fun exhibition match that the team played with the newest hero Echo. This means that the Seoul Dynasty never got to play the beginning weeks when there was no hero ban and instead played all their matches post-hero ban. To watch this match gave some of the fans a bit of doubt, because of the high expectations that the community had of Profit on the newest hero, but the results were not what was expected.

Non-Week Loss3/22/20Shockhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr6a3WUuq_M

 

Week 8 March:

Both of these matches are worth a watch. It will be the only time that the Dynasty will play western teams until they go up against the San Francisco Shock during the Grand Final playoffs. The team had already waited weeks to play because of the complications of Covid-19. This was the first time the community saw the team in action and they won both matches handily.

Week 8 3/28/20Valianthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YWRK4iZX0g
Week 83/29/20 Gladshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKNyN4MMVxI

 

Week 12

Week 12 was when the Seoul Dynasty returned to South Korea but after their quarantine. The match to watch is the game against the Shanghai Dragons. This was the first matchup of many for the Dynasty. It was especially daunting as they were up against their old teammate Byungsun ‘Fleta’ Kim. In the match, it is a good representation of where the team started out versus the last match the Dynasty will have with the Dragons.

Week 124/25/20Sparkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnU-hMnGPY4
Week 12 Loss4/26/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1-JhIV80eU

 

May Melee

Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

The May Melee was a miracle run for the Seoul Dynasty. They went 1 and 3 in the regular matches with one of the worst standings in that tournament. The match Week 14 against the Dragons would be one of the only matches that the Dragons would lose in the regular season. The Final’s match against the Dragons showed great Overwatch on both sides. It shows the mental fortitude of the Dragons but also the drive and passion from the Dynasty.

Week 13 Loss5/2/20Chargehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DY70-GncOw
Week 13 Loss5/3/20Sparkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBPIBw65yaw
Week 145/9/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eay4QPPAKyE
Week 15 Loss5/16/20Huntershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAweOsPHpSA

May Melee Playoffs

Quarter5/23/20Sparkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CK28q647-w
Semi5/24/20Chargehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD4zwXCCQZI
Finals Loss5/24/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JTPzewEszo

 

Summer Showdown

The match to watch is the Dynasty’s quarter’s match against the London Spitfire. This is the first time that the two teams would be facing each other. It was greatly anticipated as two of the London members had connections to Gen.G and Seoul Dynasty. This was a match of Profit showing his abilities on Genji. The famous 5k blade on Nepal as he slashed through the whole of the Spitfire. Profit doesn’t play Genji a lot, but when he does he completely dominates.

Week 19 Loss6/13/20NYXLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7L_HjfdtmM
Week 20 Loss6/20/20Chargehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Su1ldH1GAw
Week 21 Loss6/27/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da1kYCHn1Vo
Week 216/28/20Huntershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B8MIKWnn7I

Summer Showdown Playoffs

Quarters7/4/20Londonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb76Wu7RPlU
Semi Loss7/5/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXgL3LC6dU

 

Countdown Cup 

The losses against the Spark are important to watch. It makes what happens in the playoffs even more incredible. This is the first two of three matches leading up to the playoff match that the Dynasty loses to the Spark. Though it might be hard to watch the Dynasty getting crushed, it gives a better catharsis later on in the VOD watching.

Week 24 Loss7/17/20Sparkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke7uXLVFdSA
Week 25 Loss7/24/20Huntershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hACo39v_Gg
Week 25 Loss7/26/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN55INZ0-jY
Week 26 7/31/20Chargehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfA8yoay9Bw

Countdown Cup Playoff

Quarters Loss8/8/20Sparkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4uZErMM5uE

 

August 

To ease one’s nerves for the upcoming playoffs, take a break and watch some more relaxing Overwatch. This month was London versus Seoul match up free for all. It was great to see how from Week 28 to Week 29 the London Spitfire improved. It was also the season that was the opposite of Season 1 of where the Dynasty never won against the Spitfire, but that London didn’t win against Seoul.

Week 288/14/20Londonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce5IR-zojbM
Week 288/15/20NYXLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXOMjWENE3U
Week 288/16/20Londonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfEsz_4yvPM
Week 29 Loss8/21/20Sparkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHZth0rUcWA
Week 298/23/20Londonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH0DtqCGNB4

 

Playoffs

Final four
Courtesy of Blizzard

For the playoffs, each match was like fighting to stay asleep because the dream is just too wonderful. All the matches no matter whether the team won or lost are worth a watch. But the top highlight again the Shanghai Dragon, this match in the Grand Finals, Loser Final showed the improvement that the Dynasty had made. They defeated the Dragon, metaphorically and literally. The teamwork, individual skill, and confidence showed a completely different team than from the first time that the Dynasty faced the Dragons.

Of course, the Grand Final is also a match to watch. It was one of the closest finals that the Overwatch League has had, as in the previous years it was more of a steamroll. It was great to see the Seoul Dynasty take Hanamura from the Shock.

Play-ins

Round 29/5/20Sparkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKVX5bFdfTk

 

Playoffs APAC

Semis9/6/20Chargehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZV4iwcViNE
Winner Final Loss9/12/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFovQi4-msM
Loser’s Final9/13/20NYXLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4A816wTty4

 

Grand Finals

Semis Loss10/8/20Shockhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3VeFZZjg8E
Loser R110/9/20Fusionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWv1UQkQ6Pc
Loser Final10/9/20Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX4N9orHmZ4
Grand Finals Loss10/10/20Shockhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd_vJq1vC3U

 

Ryujehong Companion Stream Playoffs *Korean Only 

Anthology
Courtesy of Ryujehong’s Youtube

Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu returned to the Gen.G HQ to do a companion stream for all of the playoffs. This is all in Korean. It might be hard to understand the details if one doesn’t speak Korean. But body language and tone don’t lie. Ryujehong eating food and leaning back in his chair for the Philadelphia match versus the tense quietness and leaning forward to watch against the Shock. It showed how much Ryujehong still cared about the Dynasty.

Semi’s Shockhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rWsWyfOKoE&t=2s
Loser R1 & Loser FinalFusion and Dragonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJfnWkCL6lU&t=53s
Grand FinalsShockhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQX8EBf0fM&t=709s

Season 3 Anthology

Season 3 seemed like the season of the Dragon versus the Tiger. The Seoul Dynasty was constantly met with questioning the coaching, players, and strategies. In the end, the Dynasty proved that they were the team that fans should feel proud of. It seems as if Season 4 will bring more changes, but if this season showed the community anything it is that the Dynasty players are resilient.


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