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Top 30 OWL Players Going into the 2020 Season

Going into the 2020 season we’re taking a look back on the players that stood out the most in season two of the Overwatch League. Who are they and what did they do for their team? Many of these players were an important asset both individually and as part of their team. Here is a list of the top 10 Tank, DPS and Support players in the Overwatch League.

Top 10 Tank Players

1. Choi ”ChoiHyoBin” Hyobin: San Fransisco Shock

Choihyobin won the OWL Grand Finals MVP award after he and his team’s victory of 4-0 against the Vancouver Titans. He has been consistent all season, his aggressive play and precise timing allow him to take out the enemy and keep up with the fast pace of his team.

OWL Grand Finals Preview
Photo: Ben Pursell For Blizzard Entertainment
2. Noh ”Gamsu” Youngjin: Dallas Fuel

We all know Gamsu is a soft-spoken person off-stage but in the game, he is a phenomenal player. When traded to the Dragons he led them to their first victory ever against his old team the Boston Uprising. The Dragons had an amazing season leading up to becoming the Stage 3 Champions. We can all agree Gamsu played a big role within the team.

Top 30 OWL players Gamsu
Courtesy of Ben Pursell For Blizzard Entertainment.
3. Matthew ”super” DeLisi: San Francisco Shock

Super is praised for his in-game leadership and shotcalling. His Reinhardt play was the maybe the most important play for the Shock for almost three stages. His perfectly timed Earthshatters and his amazing coordination might’ve just been the push they needed to win the Stage 2 title.

Matthew ''super'' DeLisi
Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

4. Kim ”Fury” Junho: Philadelphia Fusion

5. Hong ”Gesture” Jaehee: Seoul Dynasty

Gesture is a player who you can’t miss, whether it is on stage by taking down the enemy backline or off stage by his outstanding footwear. Gesture has been a key player in the victory of the Spitfire’s Season 1 Championship.

Hong ''Gesture'' Jaehee
2018-07-14 / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

6. Park ”Bumper” Sangbeom: Vancouver Titans
7. Choi ”JJANU” Hyeonwoo: Vancouver Titans
8. Kim ”MekO” Taehong: New York Excelsior
9. Kim ”Mano” Donggyu: New York Excelsior
10. Xu ”guxue” Qiulin: Hangzhou Spark

 

Top 10 DPS Players

1. Jay ”Sinatraa” Won: San Francisco Shock

Sinatraa won the 2019 MVP award for his amazing Zarya play and being one of the vocal leaders of the Shock. For the first three stages of the 2019 season, Sinatraa stepped down from his usual DPS roll and put down some of the best Zarya plays of the season. Compared to the first season, he really grew into a team player.

sinatraa owl
Photo: Ben Pursell For Blizzard Entertainment

2. Lee ”Carpe” Jaehyeok: Philadelphia Fusion
3. Kim ”Fleta” Byungsun: Shanghai Dragons

4. Kim ”Haksal” Hyojong: Vancouver Titans

Haksal has an impressive career under his belt, he has been pro-player since 2016. As part of the Korean Overwatch Contender team RunAway. He won rookie of the year award, and he is only 19 years old. You could say he was easily the best Brigitte in the League, as the meta changed into 2-2-2 he quickly adapted Mei into his hero pool, he also is definitely not shy to whip out his signature hero Genji when needed.

Top 10 Overwatch League players Haksal
Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

5. Yang ”DDing” Jinhyeok: Shanghai Dragons
6. Park ”Profit” Joonyeong: Seoul Dynasty

7. Corey ”Corey” Nigra: Washington Justice

For the first three stages, Corey was bound to Zarya but as soon as role lock came in to play in Stage 4, he could switch back to his signature hitscan heroes Widowmaker and Hanzo. This led the Justice into an incredible climb up the ladder, ranking them fourth during the final stage. Corey’s DPS talents led team USA to gold during the 2019 Overwatch World Cup.

Corey
Image Courtesy of Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

8. Ethan ”Stratus” Yankel: Washington Justice

9. Park ”Saebyeolbe” Jongryeol: New York Excelsior

Saebyeolbe who is also known as the ”Married man SBB” the captain of NYXL, he has been a vital part of the team in the first season of the OWL. In the second season, he was on the bench for the majority of the games due to personal reasons and the then game meta. When 2-2-2 came into the game SBB was given some screen time playing Sombra, McCree and his signature hero Tracer.

Top 30 OWL players Saebyeolbe
2019-03-01 / Photo: Robert Paul for  SSBlizzard Entertainment

10. Jeong ”Erster” Joon: Atlanta Reign

 

Top 10 Support Players

1. Bang ”JJoNak” Seonghyun: New York Excelsior – 2018 MVP

Jjonak’s offensive support playstyle is highlighted when he is on Zenyatta, as he not only heals his teammates but also headshots his opponents making him as lethal as a third DPS. He often saved his team with plays like that. Jjonak isn’t only is a smooth player in-game but also off-stage as his fashion and shoe game is on point.

Top 30 OWL players Jjonak
Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

2. Kim ”SLIME” Sungjin: Vancouver Titans

3. Grant ”Moth” Espe: San Francisco Shock

Moth is the brain behind what we see unfolding on stage. His shotcalling together with Super makes for the perfect formula leading his team to victory most of the time. Moth was a consistent factor on his team joining the Shock in 2018 and playing almost all games until the end of the 2019 season. Making him a valuable factor for the team.

Top 30 OWL players Moth
2018-04-04 / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment
4. Lee ”Twilight” Jooseok: Vancouver Titans

Twilight rolled right from the Korean contender team RunAway into the Overwatch League. Together with his teammates, he steamrolled through stage one of the 2019 season. Even though Twilight wasn’t one of the original members of RunAway his synergy with the other players made him an important asset. He allowed Bumper to play aggressively, as he ensured the main tank’s health would be topped up.

Top 30 OWL players Twilight
Twilight: Image Courtesy of the Overwatch League

5. Kim ”Shu” Jinseo: Guangzhou Charge
6. Park ”Viol2t” Mingi: San Francisco Shock

7. Ryu ”Ryujehong” Jehong: Vancouver Titans

Many know Ryujehong as the loud yelling captain of Seoul Dynasty. Before he joined the Dynasty, Jehong was a consistent main support throughout the pre-Overwatch League tournament APEX. Behind the scenes, he took care of the younger players, which made him a father figure on the team. Ryuehong is well known for his Ana play, therefore he has been called the ‘Ana god’ to praise his outstanding performance on this hero.

Top 30 OWL players Ryujehong
Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

8. Jung ”Anamo” Taesung: New York Excelsior
9. Kim ”Alarm”’Kyungbo: Philadelphia Fusion
10. Park ”iDK” Hojin: Hangzhou Spark

 

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