Winning the fan vote and taking the expert vote, Fleta became Overwatch League's 2020 regular-season MVP.

11:17, 14 Sep 2020

Fleta is the meta. Shanghai Dragons flex DPS Byung-sun "Fleta" Kim has won the regular-season Most Valuable Player trophy. He beat out top performers like Philadelphia Fusion's Jae-hyeok "Carpe" Lee and Kyung-bo "Alarm" Kim as well as his teammate Jun-woo "Void" Kang. According to Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector "Fleta won the fan vote and had more than double the votes of the next closest player from our panel of teams, talent, and media."

The result was especially impressive as the race for MVP was considered the closest this year, with hero pools requiring professional players to be very flexible in their playstyles and the heroes that they played across the season. Ten players had made it on the voting ballot and at least a handful were considered to reasonable choices given their performances.

Throughout the season Fleta and convinced on a large range of heroes from projectile to hitscan heroes, playing the majority of the season for the dominant Shanghai Dragons. Not many DPS players were fielded for as much playtime as Fleta did, playing 21 hours of the approximately 23 hours the Shanghai Dragons had to play this season.

During his career, Fleta rose to fame as the hard carry for South Korean team Flash Lux, who became notorious for being carried by Fleta during his time on the team. In season 1, Fleta joined the Seoul Dynasty and was one of their star players though the team never managed to cash in on their potential. Joining the Shanghai Dragons in season 3, Fleta finally got his breakthrough, winning two of the three tournaments in the Asian region and finishing on top of it in the regular season. Moreover, the Dragons managed to qualify for the final four on Saturday and stay in the race for the Overwatch League trophy during the grand final week which will be played out next month.

 

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