The Overwatch League announced the MVP award this week, offering fans the chance to influence the vote. Users can vote for their Overwatch League MVP favourites via Twitter by using the hashtag #OWLMVP.
Five months in, the stars of the Overwatch League have already started to establish themselves. As expected, fans have been quick to put the usual names at the top of the MVP leaderboard.
A lot can change between now and June, but Final Kill has put together a shortlist of players deserving of the inaugural Overwatch League MVP award.
Lee “Carpe” Jae-hyeok of Philadelphia Fusion, a key player that is this season fighting for the title, is one of the favourites to take the MVP title. In a time when the best Tracer wins, Carpe has brought his squad many victories.
Carpe is a popular player among the fans. On the Overwatch League website leaderboard, Carpe stands in first place. He has the fan vote, now all he had to do is finish the season on a good note.
Despite his young age, Carpe is not afraid to take control and lead his team to victory. His strong leadership qualities make him the MVP for the Philadelphia Fusion and quite possibly the entire league.
Bang “JJoNak” Seong-hyun is the only support on the shortlist and for a good reason. Considered by many as the best support player in the Overwatch League, JJoNak is known for his game-changing Zenyatta.
JJoNak is a smart player with incredible mechanical skills ready to help his team. He may be a support player but his game style is far from passive. It is because of his performances that New York Excelsior were capable of reaching such heights this season.
He’s a big fan favorite that has the skills and popularity to take the prize. JJoNak has been in the scene for less than a year, but he has already made an impression on the Overwatch community. Players try to imitate his style and plays, but few can produce the same end result as the NYE support.
Kim “Fleta” Byung-sun is keeping the Seoul Dynasty dream alive. A consistent and positive player that secures results for his team, Fleta is a talented DPS that plays Widowmaker like no one else.
A key piece to his team, Fleta keeps Seoul Dynasty moving forward. He’s a game-changer and some would say that his team is nothing without him. Analysts, casters and fans always have something to say about Fleta. Just remember, Fleta is the meta.
Another New York Excelsior player, Kim “Libero” Hye-sung has also made a big impact on the Overwatch scene.
Libero is considered one of the best DPS players in the league. He’s is a team player that uses a broad pool of heroes. Flexibility is the key to a great player and Libero has mastered that skill. He is a playmaker that can change a match, always focused on doing what the team needs to win.
An MVP is a player that makes his team shine and Libero does just that for New York Excelsior.
Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung has been with Los Angeles Gladiators for a couple of months. An outstanding Tank player, he is considered by the majority of fans as the best at his role.
Fissure is a young player and started his career in 2017 with Team KongDoo Panthera back in
Korea. In a short time, he has made a big impression on the community.
Los Angeles Gladiators are currently promoting his candidacy online. Fissure is a beloved player that fans enjoy watching. This title would be his first individual achievement as a professional player.