The first week of the Overwatch League in Season 5 brought a lot of surprises to the community of what the professionals were able to do with Overwatch 2. One of the biggest surprises was the Houston Outlaws. Instead of seeing Minjun ‘Piggy’ Shin as the main tank the DPS player of Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz was the Doomfist main tank. This brings to light how the community has been assuming roles would play out. Though Overwatch 2 is similar to Overwatch 1, there are changes that could change a player’s role. Is it possible the Seoul Dynasty could see a three DPS starting lineup?
For a while, Dongeon ‘FITS’ Kim has been the Seoul Dynasty’s Doomfist player. Back in the day he even did a Twitch tutorial for the hero. FITS has always enjoyed heroes that have a lot of mobility. It wouldn’t be out of the question to see FITS being a flex player when flex is essentially dead with role lock. His prior knowledge of the hero and his comfortability could be a huge asset.
FITS and really most of the Seoul Dynasty have not been streaming much of Overwatch 2. There was a few instances of it, but nothing that was serious. Therefore it is hard to know what FITS and the other Seoul Dynasty DPS has been preparing.
With APAC having yet to play it is still up to speculation of what the APAC region will be playing. If the initial thoughts are correct, dive seems to be the go-to Meta. That means the DPS would be a mixture of potentially Tracer, Sombra, and Genji. The good news for the Seoul Dynasty is that they have three extremely good dive DPS. Though Jinyoung ‘Profit’ Park is known as the Tracer of the League, FITS and Hakyong ‘Stalk3r’ Jeong both are also Tracer players. All three are also known Genji players.
This gives the DPS a lot of flexibility of who plays what and when. Now with the movement of Doomfist to a new role, this could give the Tiger Nation an opportunity to see all three of the DPS on the maps at the same time.
This brings up the opportunity that potentially all three DPS may be in the starting lineup. Though Winston is the go-to dive tank, Danteh has proven that Doomfist is just as viable. From the previous season, the synergy between Profit and FITS has proven to be a strong point for the team. FITS being able to tank would allow for the Profit and Stalk3r to dive in with him on the opponents.
Of course, this brings the argument of flexibility into the picture. Though FITS would be hyper-flexible, jumping from DPS to tank, his tank flexibility would force a composition that the team wouldn’t be able to deviate from. This was a complaint from fans when Minseo ‘MARVE1’ Hwang was put onto the off-tank role as a main tank. Smurf is a much more well-rounded tank on the traditional tanks. Therefore a shift of FITS to the tank would leave the Seoul Dynasty more vulnerable to being predicted purely off of the lineup that was in.
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Can't wait for Apac #owl2022 to start😭⏳️
— 박준영 (@ProfitOW) May 8, 2022
As the APAC season inches slowly closer, fans continue to guess what the APAC teams might show to the community. No doubt they all have been practicing to show new tech as well as new iterations of NA Overwatch. With the possibility of all three Seoul Dynasty DPS in the lineup, fans are feeling a lot like Profit, unable to wait for the APAC matches to start up!
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