However, for the popular Seoul Dynasty player, that hasn’t been the case. Despite making the season two playoffs, the Dynasty were eliminated by the Hangzhou Spark in a crushing 4-1 defeat - prompting streams of tears from ryujehong and his teammates.
Immediately after the playoff match, the popular pro was handed the mic for a post-game interview but struggled to find any words - sobbing for a few moments before trying to address his fans.
After finally composing himself, the Seoul Dynasty star was able to thanks his fans for sticking by him and his team. “To all the Seoul fans, I am deeply sorry that we couldn’t win today’s match," he said, thanks to a translation from Danny Kim.
“Throughout the whole season, we really tried to improve ourselves and the whole gameplay and everything that we could do to go higher up in the playoffs and win everything but we, unfortunately, fell short and couldn’t do that - so I deeply, deeply apologize.”
However, if that clearly emotional interview wasn’t enough to draw tears from fans, the South Korean even criticized himself on Twitter in the aftermath of the defeat - agreeing with the criticism of himself being a major disappointment.
“I agree, I’m the biggest bust in the Overwatch League but you need to know that I always tried my best. Sorry,” he tweeted.
I agree. im the biggest bust in overwatch league but you need to know that i always tried my best. Sorry.
— ryujehong (@ryujehongsexy) September 8, 2019
While ryujehong promised his fans that the team will get better ahead of next season, it remains to be seen if the roster will stick around in its current form or if they’re headed for a major shake-up.
Despite the Seoul Dynasty’s exit from the Overwatch League playoffs, the action will only continue to ramp up as the top four teams try to make it to the Grand Finals in Philadelphia on September 29.