The Seoul Dynasty played their first two official matches this weekend. Before playing, they had had one show match against the San Francisco Shock where they were stomped. Many people didn’t know where to put the Seoul Dynasty on power rankings. Their full abilities had not been seen yet. The LA Valiant and the LA Gladiators were the opponents for the Dynasty after the schedule rework. Here are the Top 5 things the Tiger Nation learned about the Season 3 Seoul Dynasty team.
1. Flexible Playstyles
The Seoul Dynasty highlighted how dangerous they were by their ability to play multiple playstyles at a high level. In their first match of the weekend, the Dynasty played a mixture of no shield Wreckingball and D.Va as well as their Orisa Sigma. Their reactions were quick but also not ultimate ability expensive. In the second match against the LA Gladiators, it was purely the Orisa Sigma tank layout. The Dynasty was more calculated in their approach to this match. Many times when they were being flanked, the team would aggressively push forward. Even map to map there was a lot of rotation of supports playing different heroes. In the future, it will give teams scouting the VODs a hard time predicting what the Dynasty will run as they can switch up their playstyle so drastically.
2. Main Tanks Synergy
The Tiger Nation wasn’t sure who would be starting for the Dynasty. Jinmo ‘Tobi’ Yang and Seungtae ‘Bdosin’ Choi was an obvious choice because of their veteran status, but the real question mark was the tanks. In Season 2, Minhyuk ‘Michele’ Choi and Minseo ‘Marve1’ Hwang had been the tank duo. They have been playing with each other since before joining the Overwatch League. That is a lot of synergy that they have built up. Michelle is the only true ‘flex’ tank on the team, as both Jaehui ‘Gesture’ Hong and Marve1 have previously played the main tank position. Marve1 did go on the off-tank role at the end of Season 2 when Sigma came out.
It was Marve1 and Gesture that came out and played all of the matches this first weekend. Marve1 was the one to flex onto off tanks like D.Va as well as his signature Sigma. What was amazing was how flawless they were in watch when it came to working together. Gesture’s pulls into Marve1’s Sigma accretions. It was also seen in their shield economy. Whenever one shield would break the other would have their shield recharged and up.
3. London to Seoul
‘Diet London’ was a term floating around the Overwatch League community. Once the third ex-London Spitfire player, Bdosin, joined the team the memes went crazy. This weekend showed that Seoul isn’t just a thinned out London Spitfire, but they have their own flair. It wasn’t the old Seoul Dynasty but also not trying to mimic the London Spitfire. They were their own unique team and that shined through in their matches.
Ironically, there is one of the newer members paired with the old guard Seoul roster from Season 2 in each position. Neither the newer members or the older members were fighting for attention as they all worked seamlessly together. They worked as a team and not for individual glory.
Final numbers for @Fits_ow:
77 final blows
2.6 final blow:death ratio
19.25 final blows per map
if we had gone to 5 he would have broken the record for final blows by a Dynasty player in a match (83)… a record held by Fits
i think he's the "fangs" #OWL2020
— BackpackMatt 🦉 (@MattMersel) March 29, 2020
When Seoul Dynasty had Byungsun ‘Fleta’ Kim on the team all DPS was in his shadow. Now in Season 3, FITS is given the opportunity to shine. His McCree pick shut down so many players such as Mirror in the matches. He also showed many different heroes other than McCree like Hanzo, Widow and Doomfist. In the past, he has had Fleta Deadlifts. It is now that the Overwatch League community is starting to recognize the great potential. Even though FITS was playing alongside many great players he was granted the honor of Player of the Match. Not only was his play on point, but his imitation of Roadhog is on point.
— Seoul Dynasty 🐯 (@SeoulDynasty) March 30, 2020
5. In It to Win It
The Dynasty are serious. After two seasons of good but not great performances, Seoul is ready to live up to their name. They came in being one of the Dynasties of Overwatch in Season 1 as Lunatic Hai. Profit, Gesture, and Bdosin have their own dynasty from GC Busan to winning Season 1 of the Overwatch League. These two Dynasties combining on paper and now in practice show that the Dynasty is not playing around. With the two disappointing matched that the Shock had this last weekend, it is looking hopeful for the Dynasty.
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