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Seoul Dynasty Overwatch League 2021 Awards

The Seoul Dynasty might have come to the end of their Season 4, but it is time to celebrate all that the players have brought to the team. Whether they were a consistent starting player or a benched player they were all integrated into the wins as well as losses that the team experienced. It is important to remember that all the players have been putting their hearts into this season and have grown as players and as individuals. Here is what award each player should get and be recognized for in Season 4.

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Junyoung ‘Profit’ Park: Consistency Award

Profit has always been one of the most consistent players throughout his time in the Overwatch League. This season he solidified that even more with a few accomplishments. First, in Season 4, Profit reached 5,000 final blows and was the first player in the Overwatch League to do so. The Seoul Dynasty as a team were much more consistent throughout the regular season. They only dropped two matches in the regular season, which the DPS putting on consistent damage was a major factor. Profit always gets acknowledged for his consistency, but this comes from the hard work and effort that he puts in behind the scenes. He is mechanically gifted but all of the extra time he puts in really supports the team.

Dongeon ‘FITS’ Kim: Pop Off Award

FITS, though an amazing DPS in his own right, has always been overshadowed. First, when he came into the team it was Byungsun ‘Fleta’ Kim who was the all-star of the Dynasty. Then it was Profit who joined the Seoul Dynasty. FITS this season was able to show the potential that Tiger Nation knew he had in him. This was highlighted in their match against the NYXL on Hollywood, where FITS when crazy. To say that he popped off would be an understatement. He was doing over 40% of the damage for the whole team. If FITS is able to harness this energy to be more consistent then the ProFITS duo might help the Dynasty to win it all next season.

Jongryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park: The Outspoken Award

Saebyeolbe has never been one to skirt around issues that he has faced. This season has been challenging as his vocalness on the One China Policy got some fans and teams upset with him. Whether one agrees or disagrees with his stance, it does take a lot to speak up on issues like these. As a global league, there are bound to be disagreements. Saebyeolbe stood firm with his statement, though he apologized for hurting the fans, he did not backtrack to say that his words were wrong. Unfortunately, the community was not able to see him that much in matches this year, but no doubt he was supporting the team. After a win, there was a glimpse of him hugging and congratulating his teammates.

Minseo ‘Marve1’ Hwang: The Tiger Award

Marve1, alongside FITS, is now the longest-tenured member of the Seoul Dynasty. He encapsulates what it means to be a Tiger. He is flexible not just in his heroes, but also in his playtime. Though he didn’t always start he was supportive of the team. When he did start he put everything out on the line. He is a team player and a hard worker, something every team should want. He has seen his long-time tank duo in Minhyuk ‘Michelle’ Choi leave but adapted to make it work.  It is great to see how much Marve1 has fit into the Seoul Dynasty culture, from a mere cub in Season 2 to now one of the senior members on the team.

Jaehui ‘Gesture’ Hong: The Captain Award

Gesture has been the captain for the Seoul Dynasty since his arrival two seasons ago. Though he wasn’t always in the starting lineup, he was a supportive figure for the boys to depend on.  He was able to help the team keep a strong mental in some matches that could have gotten away from them. His leadership can be seen through the overall wins and losses of the season as well as the fact the Seoul Dynasty have the most reverse sweeps this 2021 Season.

Hyeonwoo ‘Toyou’ Lim: Rookie of the Season

Toyou was a late addition to the Seoul Dynasty last season. That means that this is truly Toyou’s first full season. He has shown how essential he is to the team with Marve1 no longer flexing onto an off-tank. Toyou had to be a rock to anchor the team. He was able to both support his main tank but also defend the supports. Though he wasn’t perfect, he is arguably the one who learned the most this season. Toyou was able to also have some pop off moments such as their match against the Charge on Numbani.

Youngwan ‘Creative’ Kim: The Lynchpin Award

Creative has proven himself. He has stepped into the large shoes that were empty a few seasons ago. Those players who were the flex supports before Creative had a long legacy of success. But Creative has been able to step up to the plate. It was not just his Ana but also his Zen that were able to open up so many opportunities for the team. His Ana sleeps and charged shots on Zen allowed him to be a major factor in many games.

Just like Toyou, Creative is young and has a long career in front of him. If he is this good now, imagine where he will be in a few years? Creative kept the team together, whether it was healing his support duo, ulting to support the tanks, or pocketing the DPS to allow them to shine. He really was the lynchpin of this team this year.

Taesung ‘Anamo’ Jung: The Risk Taker Award

Anamo came into the season replacing a beloved Seoul Dynasty player. He proved that he was willing to take risks, which netted him a few fails but many more wins. Though many people think of Lucio when Anamo’s name is brought up, he showed his abilities on Brig this season. Just as the coaches were able to help Jinmo ‘Tobi’ Yang with his Brig play last season, Anamo also saw improvements. On Volskaya Industries there is the iconic double stun on the ulting Sombra on point B, and also falling off the map when trying to shield bash a Sombra. These are the risks that Anamo made this season. It is better to take the risk and fail than never to take a risk at all. His plays were able to help the team stay afloat and were a foundation for all the other players to build upon within the matches.

The Seoul Dynasty

The Seoul Dynasty awards shouldn’t just be for these small moments, but a celebration of everything that they have accomplished. It is so easy for the community to be negative when a match doesn’t end with a win, but it is hardest on the players who have worked hard in preparing for it. With Role Stars, the League has started to give those well-deserved shoutouts to the players who played their hearts out. But all the players deserve that ‘you did well’ and ‘thank you for your hard work” when the season is all said and done.

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