Seoul Dynasty has announced four new acquisitions ahead of Overwatch League Season Two.
The signings include three players – flex tank Choi ‘Michelle’ Min-hyuk, main tank Hwang ‘Marve1’ Min-seo, and support Lee ‘Jesce’ Seung-soo – along with coach Lee ‘WhyNot’ Ju-hyeop.
Tank duo Michelle and Marve1 previously played for Lucky Future Zenith in Contenders China, where they won both Season One and Season Two without ever losing a series. Jesce, meanwhile, comes from Element Mystic, the Contenders Korea team that looked dominant in the group stages of both seasons but never managed to deliver on their championship potential in playoffs.
WhyNot is a former player who competed in APEX, both in multiple seasons of Challengers and Season Two of the main tournament, for MVP Infinite. After hanging up the mouse as a player, WhyNot became the coach of O2 Ardeont, who most notably pulled off an upset run to the grand finals of Contenders Korea Season One.
The new additions bring Seoul Dynasty back across the eight-player minimum threshold to a squad of nine, with the acquisition of super-star main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung from the LA Gladiators having been announced previously.
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Coming into Season One of the League, Seoul Dynasty – who had signed back-to-back APEX champions Lunatic-Hai, the most successful team of the pre-OWL era – were expected to be among the heavy favorites for the title.
Unfortunately, the team never really found its footing in the league, failing to reach any of the stage playoffs and falling short of the end-of-season playoffs with a final placement of eighth in the regular season.
Despite being the only team actually representing a South Korean city, Seoul Dynasty floundered while the all-Korean rosters of New York Excelsior and London Spitfire ultimately became the two most successful teams in the league.
With six players having departed the team and four new faces joining for Season Two, the Dynasty will look to finally establish themselves among the league’s elite when it returns on February 14, 2019.