Overwatch League is starting its pre-season on December 6th, and there is a lot of expectation on the Seoul Dynasty. South Korea and eSports just go together, and as shown during previous competitions and Overwatch World Cups, their players really look a cut above the rest. While many players from the region have gone to other teams like the London Spitfire, Seoul is where the expectations lie.
However speaking to ESPN, Dynasty Coach Lee “Hocury” Ho-cheol did air some caution, saying that the perceived gap in skill is not very big. He said:
“I think people are massively underrating all the non-Korean teams. The skill gaps between teams are surprisingly small at the moment. Diligence will decide everything.”
He did, however, say that he doesn’t expect the scale of the competition to get the better of his team. He added:
“We probably won’t suffer as much from stage nerves, since many of our players have so much experience overcoming the pressure to win tournaments. And this is more of an individual thing, but fans should look forward to [Gong ‘Miro’ Jin-hyeok]’s performance in the league.”
As someone not traditionally into eSports, I really am intrigued by the Overwatch League. Not only do I love the game, but the structure of the competition feels revolutionary. Seeing the pre-season kick off will be really something.