Ch0r0ng: 'Even if we are being a little cocky right now, we will still win it all'

Ch0r0ng: 'Even if we are being a little cocky right now, we will still win it all'
Image via Toronto Defiant

Written by 

Sascha Heinisch


30th Sep 2023 18:33

The Florida Mayhem are on a roll in the Overwatch League playoffs, defeating the entire state of Texas back to back in a 3-1 against the Houston Outlaws and a 3-0 against the Dallas Fuel.

An aura of confidence, perhaps even cockiness surrounds the team. Fueled by the belief that they are the best team at the event, the Mayhem are assured a top 4 finish.

After their match against the Fuel, DPS player Choi "MER1T" Tae-min and support Sung "CH0R0NG" Yoo-min shared their thoughts on their recent performances. Future champions or overconfident competitors setting themselves up for a bad beat?

Rolestar at the airport

As of day 2 of the competition at the Overwatch League Grand Finals in Toronto, eight out of twelve Rolestars have been eliminated from the season which may raise questions about the credibility of these accolades.

Ch0r0ng shared, “I personally think it’s a little bit of a shame that APAC gets two cemented Rolestars per role. NA has more players and has the stronger talent.

Mer1t showed regret about his season, adding in a moment of reflection: “I keep having this feeling that if I had just played a little better, would that Rolestar pick have been mine?

Cocky or accurately confident?

The Mayhem has shown a deep pool of compositions and strategies, dictated by their flexibility on all positions. With the meta in flux at the playoffs, their strength to improvise and adapt has become their greatest boon.

Delving into the team's strategy, Ch0r0ng revealed, “We butt heads a lot with our coaching staff but we also utilise each other's strength and have moulded and synchronised it into strong cohesive gameplay.” 

Addressing their diverse compositions and how they prepare for them, Ch0r0ng trolled the answer, sharing: “We did a lot of image training and foresight in our practice so we didn’t really spend too much time on each comp.” Mer1t disclosed that they put a balanced share of time into each of their various strategies.

Throughout the two post-match conferences, the Mayhem’s players were surrounded by an aura of confidence and perhaps a bit more. 

We all truly believe in each other and we also truly believe that our entire team and is better than every other team that’s out there right now. Even if we are being a little cocky right now, we will still win it all,” ch0r0ng stated, smirking through his answer.

Mer1t, speaking personally, admitted, “I don’t know about the team, but personally speaking, I’m trying my best to not be overconfident, but rather just being assured in my own ability. I don’t think I’m in too much trouble in going off the deep end.”

The Mayhem are locked in for the top 4 and will face the winner of the battle for Texas who will seek revenge against the confident favourites.

Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch is a Senior Esports Journalist at GGRecon. He's been creating content in esports for over 10 years, starting with Warcraft 3.

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