May 24, 2020Emily RandArda OcalFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Shanghai Dragons' victory over the Seoul DynastyThe Shanghai Dragons' rise from an 0-42 loss streak (that included an 0-40 season) has been well-documented and has been since they won their first match and their first stage final last year. Yet even that success is different than the attitude of the current Dragons team. The Dragons are now favorites, with a roster of veterans and rookies all hungry to win and a strong coach in Moon "Moon" Byeong-cheol. Although the Dragons dropped a match to the Seoul Dynasty earlier this month, making them the second-seed in the Asia-Pacific May Melee tournament, they were still favorites to take it all this weekend, and they delivered in spectacular fashion. Who better to challenge them in the finals than the Dynasty, surprise finalists who have been inconsistent with flashes of brilliance (hero pools depending) all year? For all of the legitimate concerns over the Overwatch League's myriad struggles in 2020, this was the best and most entertaining Overwatch we've seen in a while. The seven-map reverse sweep of the Dynasty by the Dragons had everything: Choi "Bdosin" Seung-tae and Hong "Gesture" Jae-hui returning to championship duo form.
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