Two big things happened in the Overwatch OGN Apex Tournament, held in Seol in South Korea.We had team NC Foxes won in their brutal show best of five versus LW Red. On the otehr hand we also had a much bigger surprise, as the grand favorites Lunatic-Hai team, also defending champions of the tournament, failed to win even one map of three played versus the uprising team of GC Busan.
Lunatic-Hai confronted GC Busan on three maps: Oasis, King’s Row and Volskaya Industries.
Oasis was looking like the beginning of the end for the Lunatic team, having GC Busan team crushing them offensively, especially trough players Park “Profit” Joon-Yeong, and Lee “Hooreg” Dong-run, that gave LH no time to breathe. These two guys played army of heroes from Doomfist to Zarya to McGree, and more. GC Bushan team came perfectly prepared, prepared to counter anything that LH would try. King’s Row, the second map, was an awfully close-combat that made its way to all over to the timebank stage, where both teams should have only some time to fight for the first point. Rather than that, Busan made a run for the gate but instead ended being stopped in front of point C. The lunatic was again stopped by Busan, having Profit took care that Zunba did not use a well-timed Graviton Surge, giving his team 2-0 lead in the series.
In the third map, Lunatic started a rescue operation, having Lee “LEETAEJUN” Tae-jun replaced with Kim “EscA” In-Jae, who provided some blows to the opposite team, but Bushan returned the favor, and eventually having both of the teams captured both points on the first part of the map, also in the timebank stage. In the pursuit in the timebank stage, Lunatic- failed to prvide the strong defense that the team showed on Point A. With the LH players from Lunatic visibly upset and frustrated, it wasn’t surprising to see how difficult, and eventually impossible a victory would have been. Lunatic has fallen to the losers bracket but they are not out of the game yet. At the same time, we have GC Busan pushing forward stronger than ever.
What does this represent for team Lunatic-hai
Having these disappointments, it is essential to keep things in order. This team may lose game or two in early stages of the tournament, but they can adapt and they always had. Coming up with new tactics and game styles is the best way in order to turn the situation in their favor. Lunatic-hai strength lies mainly in how good is their support and tank or flex line is. Yang “Tobi” Jin-mo and Ryu “ryujehong” Je-hong have always been some of the best support combinations a team could have.Also having Kim “zunba” Joon-hyuk and Gong “Miro” Jin-hyuk as a 2 incredible tank players, what a team could want more? Miro is considered as one of the best if not the very best Winston hero players in the world, and Zunba is top man performer for Zarya and flexibility.Despite all of this, team’s first lineup did not perform well. If they fall out of the Apex competition now, it would be a great opportunity for them to revise the current line of DPS and to think how to make things better for them in future.