Former OWL players form dream team for Korean FlashOps event

Former OWL players form dream team for Korean FlashOps event
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Written by 

Sascha Heinisch

Published 

6th Nov 2023 12:39

An Overwatch dream team has formed for the Korean FlashOps tournament under the name โ€œISOHAN.โ€ The line-up consists of some of the all-time greatest players of both the early as well as the late Overwatch League era.

Other historic teams are also reuniting, with more entrants expected for the open bracket tournament.

No contracts mean no limits

With a vast majority of Overwatch League players having been released from their contracts, players and coaches are using their newfound freedom to play with teammates they previously couldnโ€™t. According to the official website, a monstrous assortment of some of the best players in Overwatch League history has formed.

The Exodia lineup consists of recent Overwatch League winners Ham "SOMEONE" Jeong-wan, Sung "CH0R0NG" Yoo-min, and Choi "MER1T" Tae-min as well as season 4 rookie of the year Oh "Pelican" Se-hyun, former Boston Uprising tank Shin "Kalios" Wooyul and Atlanta Reignโ€™s flex support Kim "vigilante" Joon.

The team appears to be coached by two-time Overwatch League winner and once runner-up Park "Crusty" Dae-hee, who started a dynasty at the San Francisco Shock after his departure from the Boston Uprising in season 1.

Moreover, former Shock hitscan DPS Lee "ANS" Seon-chang is also part of the roster presumably in a coaching role, given that the former RoleStar had switched to coaching with the South Korean organisation SLT starting in May this year.

Run it back

In September, one of the most productive talent forges in Overwatch history, O2 Blast, went on hiatus citing exhaustion on the playerโ€™s part after a close call that saw them barely miss out on the Overwatch League playoffs.

While the team isnโ€™t officially back in action, a team of approximately two former squads of the team have reformed. Under the name ์˜คํˆฌ๊ณ ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต (O2 High School), former Overwatch League players Park "Junbin" Jun-bin, Park "Babel" Sang-jun, Kim "Prophet" Hyun-been, Jung "Probe" Jun-young, Kim "Bliss" So-myung, and Chae "HeeSang" Hee-sang have teamed up again.

Various other rosters with former Overwatch League players have formed for the Korean qualifier of FlashOps and with signups still open until November 9th, others are expected to sign up for the open tournament too.

For the Asian region, three South Korean, two Japanese, and one South East Asian team will be invited to the WDG eSports Studio in Seoul to play in front of a crowd for the prize pool of $50,000 (~ ยฃ40,255).

The South Korean qualifiers start on November 11th and are set to conclude on December 3rd.

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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