The Seoul Dynasty has so far in the Summer Showdown has had a perfect run. There are two more matches that the Seoul Dynasty needs to win to be undefeated. This last weekend is going to be the final test for the team when they face the final boss of the Shanghai Dragons. A lot will ride on the shoulders of the DPS players of both the Seoul Dynasty and the Shanghai Dragons in this match.
Battle of the DPS: Genji
The Shanghai Dragons are also the other undefeated team in the APAC region. The heavy Genji meta plays straight into their Genji specialist’s wheelhouse. Seungjun ‘Whoru’ Lee has been a veteran presence though he is one of the youngest members of the Shanghai Dragons. He is going to be matching up against one of the Dynasty’s youngest in Hakyong ‘Stalk3r’ Jeong. Both players have been scooping up POTMs in their previous matches. Though Stalk3r has a wider range of heroes at his disposal, Whoru’s Genji stats are better. Whoru is known as a Genji who can get just as much done without his ult as when he pulls his dragon blade. It is going to be important for Stalk3r to match Whoru, if not hamper his freedom around the map.
Jaewon ‘LIP’ Lee and Dongeon ‘FITS’ Kim have both been playing the hitscan role for their team. FITS has been splitting his time equally between Ashe and Sojourn. Meanwhile, LIP has only been playing the Sojourn in the Dragon’s matches. His overclock ultimate makes LIP a very dangerous entity, as he can easily wipe out over half the time just by himself. FITS is going to have to play toe to toe with LIP to ensure he doesn’t run away with the game.
The Difference Maker ?
Junyoung ‘Profit’ Park could be that difference maker that the Seoul Dynasty needs. The community is used to seeing him as the carry DPS, but since the Summer Showdown Profit has been on a very different role. Seoul is blessed with three hyper-flexible DPS players who all have overlapping hero pools. The main duo has been Profit and FITS, but for the Summer Showdown FITS has shared the DPS duties with Stalk3r. Profit instead of sitting out moved to the Brig.
When GOAT meta was prevalent in the Overwatch League Profit was mostly on the Zarya and not Brig. But this isn’t new for the Seoul Dynasty when they challenged Jinmo ‘Tobi’ Yang, now head coach of the team, to improve his Brig back in the day. His stats shot up to 2nd in many categories despite not playing on her as much as other main supports. He, no doubt, has the knowledge to help guide Profit into that role. Profit has been playing Brig like a DPS hero. He has been aggressive in his whip shots and has been racking up the kills on her.
In the end, this match is the last match of the Dynasty in this tournament cycle. Though it is the DPS that will carry a heavy burden, the support, tanks, and coaches will be integral as well. Tobi and Whoru had played with each other for such a long time, will either of their knowledge of the other’s preferred playstyle tip the odds? Hopefully, the last match will be a show of amazing Overwatch no matter the results.
Follow The Game Haus for more sports and esports coverage:
For more high-quality esports analysis and memes, check out Lauren’s Twitter, @Daebakowl
“From Our Haus to Yours”