Tis the season for leaked scrim codes. This time the present to the community came from Leave when he was on stream. The gift comprised four codes of when the Hangzhou Spark scrimmed against the Seoul Dynasty. This is scrim set was composed of Junkertown, Rialto, Colosseo, and Esperanca. Here are the top 5 takeaways from the Seoul Dynasty fans from these scrims.
1: Better Defense than Attack
On the first two maps of Junkertown and Rialto, it was the defense of never allowing the Spark to get past the first few points. The Dynasty looked really good when they were able to hold a certain area defensively.
When Seoul was attacking at times they would be out of position so that the enemy team would be able to pick them off. This coupled with the overextensions that would happen, which would then put the team at a disadvantage number-wise. This in turn would run the clock down. On the maps where it was constantly attacking like Push, there was a discoordination of when they were going in and where they were going in. The Spark was able to separate them and rush past Void to eliminate the DPS and supports.
2: Dive, but D.Va over Winston!
On Rialto Void was on D.Va, one of his best heroes, and the Dynasty looked great. Between Void and Profit on D.Va Tracer, they both were also to ping out many of the enemy positions. Void looked comfortable on D.Va through the movements, spy checking, and ultimate usage. He did a great job going back to protect his supports when they were being harassed by the enemy DPS. The team was able to full hold the Spark on Rialto. Void has the second most kills and damage done just behind Profit.
Meanwhile on Colosseo and Esperanca Void was on Winston. Unlike on D.Va, he looked not as comfortable on the Winston. He was poking a lot with Winston and not diving in as much. He would wait for Qiulin ‘Guxue’ Xu to dive and then would counter-dive. Guxue is one of the world’s best Winston players. Void didn’t do a bad job on Colosseo keeping up with Guxue. The game was close 80.42m to 79.59m when the clock hit OT, but it was the Spark who pushed it through. In the end, Void had more eliminations but Guxue had more damage done.
On Esperanca that was another story. In the first fight, Void got 3 kills but afterwards many times Void was diving alone and was unable to secure the kills. Spark was more aggressive in this match and Huang ‘Leave’ Xin was occupying a lot of Profit’s attention so he could not dive with Void as much. There was a big MTD on Esperanca.
Both Krillin and LeeSooMin played multiple support heroes. While on Rialto it was the first look of LeeSooMin on Kiriko. While he did passable damage he shots were not the most consistent when landing, though he did outpace the Spark’s Kirko.
Krillin did not look the best on Lucio. The Dynasty has a legacy of aggressive support players, but Krillin wasn’t as aggressive as Tiger Nation might be used to with their Lucios. It felt as if the timing was off. It looks like there needs to be more time for the two new support players of the Dynasty to get to know each other’s play style better.
4: Push isn’t it!
While the first two maps looked favorably to the Seoul Dynasty, the push maps were not as pretty. Once the momentum was taken it was hard for the Dynasty to get back in the game. This is partially a part of the map type, but Seoul wasn’t able to turn these maps. They looked more disorganized. Unlike the other maps where they were able to set up and then defend or attack this constant statement of action, threw the team off. This was most apparent on Esperanca. After the first two fights, the Dynasty was steamrolled where the Spark capped with time left on the clock.
Junkertown widow of Prophet was nasty, showing his potential on the hitscan. Since Byungsun ‘Fleta’ Kim, the Seoul Dynasty hasn’t really had a designated Widow player. Dongeon ‘FITS’ can play the Widow, but was not a specialized player on that hero. Prophet on the other hand is known for his Widow skills. Prophet was going up again Yangjie ‘ Shy’ Zheng who is also a profound Window player who has been in the league now for a while, but Prophet was able to match him, if not overtake him at certain moments.
Meanwhile, Profit was able to show that he has not slowed down. He played many characters from Hanzo, Genji to his signature hero of Tracer. From one MVP to another he went toe to toe with Huang ‘Leave’ Xin. He was taking a lot of risks of flanks and over-extending from time to time, which sometimes would work out and others would not.
It looks like the Prof(phet)s needs a little more time to synergize. The ProFITS duo had been around for a long time, and there was some uncertainty with switches but then going back to what originally was. Timings and positionings also looked like they were not as stable, but this comes with time and experience of playing together. With time this will be worked out.
Hopeful Seoul Dynasty Fans
Though scrim bux do have a worth to some point, it is important to remember that during scrims it is not like an Overwatch League match where the teams are try-harding. This is a time that the players and team are able to try new strategies and compositions.
If you are interested in taking a look at the scrims, the codes are courtesy of @hh_varuna tweet.
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