After a nationwide recruitment drive in August, Gen.G esports today announced its Overwatch League team, Seoul Dynasty’s roster lineup for Overwatch Contenders™ Korea Season 3.
Lee Si-woo has been named the team’s new Head Coach — he joins the team with vast experience in esports, both as a journalist and a professional FPS player. Si-woo will set the foundation for Seoul Dynasty with a focus on in-game strategy and understanding of the gaming industry as a whole. He’ll be supported by Assistant Coach Moon Sung-won, better known as ‘MMA’ from his days as a professional StarCraft player.
Gen.G also recruited six promising players, including Ye ‘Agnes’ Hyun-seo (main DPS), Jeong ‘Stalk3r’ Hak-yong (sub DPS), Kim ‘LUKE’ Hyun-jun (main tank), Bang ‘Shubil’ Min-joon (sub tank), Moon ‘LVLZ’ Sung-min (main support) and Kim ‘DNCE’ Se-yong (sub support). They round out a balanced Seoul Dynasty Contenders team that has its sights set on taking home the Overwatch Contenders™ Korea Season 3 championship title.
“We are pleased to officially announce our Contender’s team roster for Season 3. We have built a well-rounded team of players with great potential, despite being relatively unknown.” Said Lee Ji-hun, GM of Gen.G esports. “They bring a high-level of passion and enthusiasm, and we will help them to maximize their abilities to become one of the best teams in the league.”
“Our goal is to provide the top players in Korea with the training and preparation needed to go pro. For that reason, we expose them to coaching systems that resemble the way OWL teams play,” said Gen.G Chief Growth Officer Arnold Hur. “So many factors come into play at the next level, which is why we provide English lessons, physical and psychological well-being programs, and PR & marketing training so players can be better equipped once they move up. Simply put, we’re not just trying to just build a Contenders team for Seoul Dynasty, Gen.G is looking to set the gold standard for how a minor league team should be run.”
Overwatch Contenders is a high-level tournament series for aspiring pro players who dream of ascending to the Overwatch League. There are seven Contenders regions, some home to Overwatch League Academy teams. In each region, 12 teams put their skills to the test in three regular seasons per year, followed by regional playoffs. Teams compete for a total prize pool of $3.2 million.
Seoul Dynasty represents Seoul, South Korea in the Overwatch League and features accomplished players who have won the APEX championship, the predecessor of Overwatch Contenders Korea, in season 2 and season 3.
Seoul Dynasty will compete in the upcoming 2019 Overwatch League championship.