New York Excelsior JJoNak Wins the first Overwatch League MVP as Zenyatta

The best player from end-to-end gets the proper recognition as the Overwatch League’s first most valuable player. Bang ‘JJoNak’ Seong-hyun, a Zenyatta main, who in many ways revolutionized the flex-support meta with his damage hybrid style wins the MVP. JJoNak ended second in total damage among all qualified players as a support player. Nuff’ said

The story of a talented, rather unknown player, to the top of the Overwatch League and the best player on the best team. The rise of the New York Excelsior is certainly a team effort, but it’s an undeniable fact that JJONak brings something to the table that no other player in the league can offer. In terms of actual value, losing JJoNak would likely hamper every aspect of the NYXL roster. He’s that much of an impact player.

JJoNak doesn’t have any glaring deficiencies in his game and even with more modest healing numbers, he uses Zenyatta’s transcendence for maximum value more than every other Zenyatta which makes up for his focus on damage. He’s the most unique player in the league. No other player can offer the type of impact he can on any given match.

He is the heart and soul of the NYXL and that the coaching staff is still finding new uses for his talent. Consider this, the Excelsior popularized pocketing Mercy onto Zenyatta to keep JJoNak alive and let him do maximum damage with the damage-buff. The entire NYXL strategy is centered around this guy finding kills and it hasn’t failed them yet.

As JJoNak takes home the MVP trophy that he rightfully deserved, the NYXL will look to not let his dominating season go to waste. A refocused NYXL team will provide a much different look in these playoffs than what we saw at the end of stage four, and a big reason for that will be JJoNak.

Congrats to New York Excelsior JJoNak!

 

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2gg: Hyrule Saga Good Test for Players before Summer Super-Majors

2GG’s latest tournament is Hyrule Saga and as always the player list is filled with recognizable names and past champions. The California local, James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson, is coming off a win at Smash N’ Splash earlier this month, a win he earned over Evo champ Saleem “Salem” Akiel Young. Those two players will be the two to keep an eye on as we head into Sunday.

On top of those names, the current world number one Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez will be in attendance. It’s a long list of players who are capable of going on a run and winning it all. In total, 9-10 players are legitimately capable of winning, and that’s what is going to make this a wild weekend of Smash.

Here’s a list of players attending. As I stated earlier, it’s just another tournament in a long line of 2GG tournaments with an excellent lineup.

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