Teams And Players Generating Buzz For OWL Season 2
Posted 15th February 2019 By: Derpina    514 Views
Esports News – The Overwatch League Season 2 is finally underway, and it’s even bigger than before. A new prize pool of $5 million (increased from $3.5 million last year), a new set of expansion teams, and a series of home events await players and fans of the tournament. Here’s a preview season 2’s most talked about teams and players to get started:
Seven of the expansion team’s 10 players come from Seven and X-6 Gaming of the Korea Contenders. Team Seven won the Contenders Season 1. From the lineup, the most anticipated player spotlights the Chinese main tank of the team, Qiulin “Guxue” Xu. At the 2018 Overwatch World Cup, Guxue was responsible for China’s victory in the quarterfinals. For the first time ever, the region finished as a runner-up behind South Korea. Guxue was also the highest-rated player of Reinhardt (1478) and Winston (1470).
Dynasty had a disappointing run last season, they went home early and missed the playoffs. According to analysts, one of the biggest reasons for their loss was the inconsistent performance of their main-tank position. Dynasty started the first few stages of the first season with Jin-hyuk “Miro” Gong playing main tank, then decided to replace him with former flex support player Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu. This season, their best option at main tank is Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek, the former MVP player of Los Angeles Gladiators.
Four of the players coming in for Defiant this second season came from O2 Ardeont, the second-placed team in Korea Contenders Season 1. But they’re not the only strong players defending the banner of Toronto Defiant as they signed Kang-jae “envy” Lee as team captain and flex support player. Joining him are OWL Season 1 veterans Jun-Sung “Asher” Choi and SeHyun “Neko” Park.
The Shanghai Dragons was the infamous team who finished their OWL Season 1 run with 0 wins (0-40 with a -120 map differential). But we can expect a new set of tactics and strategies from the team this season as they only returned three of their former players to revamp the roster. Four of the team’s seven new players are former KongDoo Panthera members–the team who finished second in Overwatch Contenders Season 2.