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TGH’s Top 50 OWL Players List (#10-#1)

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10: Jooseok “Twilight” Lee – Vancouver Titans

If there’s any flex support who can live up to the legacy that JJoNak set in 2018, it’s Twilight. Mechanically impeccable and frustratingly difficult for his opponents to kill, Twilight’s biggest strength is his spectacular game sense and his ability to always find himself in the right place at the right time. Twilight hasn’t faltered in his march to the top even for a moment in all of 2019, and there’s no reason to suspect that 2020 will be any different. – Gabby “Tattletale” Hidalgo


9: Dong-gyu “Mano” Kim – New York Excelsior

Considered by his teammates to be an infallible leader, Mano is by far one of the most respected and revered main tanks in the game. Equally talented on both Winston and Reinhardt, his only weak spot seems to be with Orisa, but even then he’s far from mediocre. With a meta shift and new patches, Mano can continue to be the shield we all could get behind. – Mandii “Mand0lyn” Kennedy


8: Grant “moth” Espe – San Francisco Shock

Moth was not a very widely discussed name back in 2018, but 2019 was absolutely this main support’s year. He came into this past season providing a full year of San Francisco experience from Season 1 and played virtually every game on a team that went to three Stage Finals and won the league overall. Then, on top of all that, he popped off in the 2019 OWWC, leading Team USA to an insane 1st place finish.

He’s calm and collected most of the time, but when this Lucio main gets angry he can tear the league apart by himself and looks to continue doing so as the wisest player of the 2019 Championship team’s core roster. Get ready for the power of the boop! – Ethan “BruNestor” Seftor


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7: Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong – Seoul Dynasty

The first-ever OWL Grand Finals Champion main tank has made himself hard to ignore. Almost every Overwatch strategy starts with the tank, and Gesture’s confidence both in-game and out serves him well in the position — enough so to make him the highest-ranking MT on our list. Few players could be expected to bring more swagger to the Seoul Dynasty, but Gesture isn’t most players. He’s one of the greatest ever, and he knows it… and he wants to be damn sure you know it too. – Rainee “JeziBelle” Scott


6: Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang – New York Excelsior

What is there to say about JJoNak that hasn’t already been said? The 2018 Overwatch League MVP, Zenyatta god, and the cornerstone of the NYXL can give as good as he gets, dishing out damage without sacrificing healing. It’s an essential skill at the professional level, and JJoNak has it down to a science. – London “pHydron” Bishop


5: Hyo-bin “ChoiHyoBin” Choi – San Francisco Shock

Despite placing in Gold for Overwatch’s Competitive Season 18, ChoiHyoBin has been consistently the cream of the off-tank crop in the Overwatch League. His exceptional D.Va play bolstered the Shock’s dominance throughout the season and his Sigma led them to win the Grand Finals. He was awarded Finals MVP, a much-deserved recognition showing just how crucial he is to this team. – Matthew “Setanta” Kennedy


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4: Hyojong “Haksal” Kim – Vancouver Titans

The man, the myth, the massacre. Fans who didn’t follow RunAway in Contenders Korea might not have gotten the Haksal hype for most of 2019 who was, like many great DPS players, confined to Brigitte Jail in the 3-3 meta. But, as soon as those shackles came off, the Overwatch League learned to tremble before his blade… and ice blaster… and especially his gauntlet. The Titans are a well-oiled machine, but few players in the league can take over an entire team fight like the 2019 Rookie of the Year. – Rainee “JeziBelle” Scott


3: Joon-yeong “Profit” Park – Seoul Dynasty

To be considered in the top tier at any hero in the game is a great honor. To be top tier with nearly every character you’ve played, you’d have to be Profit. From Tracer and Genji to Pharah, or even Brigette, Profit has proven to be one of the best DPS players to ever touch the game. – Brad “BradRK” Killion


2: Jay “sinatraa” Won – San Francisco Shock

2019 OWL MVP, 2019 Overwatch World Cup MVP, 2019 OWL Grand Finals Champion. Need I say more? Yes? No problem, there’s plenty to say about sinatraa.

Sinatraa was one of the biggest difference-makers in the Shock’s rise from 2018 to 2019, in large part due to his versatility and dominance on a few key heroes like Doomfist and Zarya. But, even more than his gameplay, sinatraa has proven that he has also matured as a teammate and a leader for the Shock. If he can keep this up, there are big things in store for sinatraa in 2020 and beyond. – Connor “GoopyKnoopy” Knudsen


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1: Jun-ho “Fury” Kim – Philadelphia Fusion

Confident. Committed. Consistent. All words you could use to describe quite possibly the best off-tank in competitive Overwatch. Fury has been captivating viewers for several years with his impressive game sense and glorious usage of match-saving ultimates. Perhaps sometimes overshadowed by London’s equally impressive DPS duo, Fury now joins their season 1 rivals, the Philadelphia Fusion, in an effort to reclaim his throne as a Grand Finals Champion. – Mandii “Mand0lyn” Kennedy

 

And with that, we wrap up this year’s TGH top 50 OWL players list! Get involved in the conversation about the list and let us know your thoughts on Reddit, Twitter or in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!

 


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