OW2 World Cup team uses LE SSERAFIM composition to stomp opponent

OW2 World Cup team uses LE SSERAFIM composition to stomp opponent
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Written by 

Sascha Heinisch


30th Oct 2023 17:05

The Overwatch World Cup is back. After a COVID-related hiatus had put the competition on ice since 2019, competitors are vying to take the title off the United States.

Once more, the South Korean national team is among the favourites, fielding a star-studded roster around the season 5 winning core roster of the Dallas Fuel with the additions of former San Francisco Shock flex support Oh "FiNN" Se-jin and Atlanta Reign Damage player Lee "LIP" Jae-won.

During their first match against the weakened Columbian team, South Korea deployed a peculiar composition that recently hit pop cultural status.

The le sserafim composition

This week, Blizzard Entertainment released a music video in collaboration with K-pop band LE SSERAFIM called "Perfect Night."  

The music video highlighted both the five members of the band as well as five of Overwatch 2's heroes on a night out, showing off the expected quality of animation that Blizzard is known for.

Moreover, Overwatch is expected to promote the collab by selling a skin bundle to be revealed later. The group will be performing on the Blizzcon stage, and a new LE SSERAFIM-inspired game mode is also planned.

Coincidentally, the five heroes in the support heroes Kiriko and Brigitte, the DPS heroes Sombra and Tracer, and the tank hero D.Va form a perfectly viable team composition under the 2/2/1 role lock paradigm that had been introduced with Overwatch 2.

South Korea does a bit of trolling

Despite not being the reigning champion of the World Cup, South Korea is largely seen as the team to beat at the event. Since its inception, over half of the Overwatch League's players have been from the East Asian country.

At the recent Overwatch League Playoffs in Toronto, 70% of the participating players in the post-season as well as all but one player of the winning team, Florida Mayhem were from South Korea.

Rest assured, competitive Overwatch’s love language is Korean, and its national team is a star-studded roster of Overwatch League veterans and victors.

Facing off against the Columbian team in their first match of the group stage, it quickly became apparent that the South American team would have little chance against the juggernauts, even more so after its team captain and former Philadelphia Fusion Flex DPS Josue "Eqo" Corona had to bow out of the competition for visa-related reasons.

Halfway between playing with their food and trying things out, South Korea opted for the LE SSERAFIM composition and continued their domination. The team would take the series in a clean 3-0. In a post-match interview, Head coach Yun "RUSH" Hee-won revealed that he had made the call to choose the composition.

The team seemed to agree with the decision. "I think the Sserafim combination is good," said Atlanta Reign Flex support player Kwon "Fielder" Joon. South Korea is set to play Mexico on Tuesday, October 31 at 9 p.m. BST / 10 p.m. CET / 5 p.m. EST. The playoffs are set to be played at Blizzcon, with the event concluding on Saturday, November 4.

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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