As October 4th nears, we look at some of the Top Overwatch players currently queued up to reign Overwatch 2.
We already talked about the difficulties Overwatch has coped with and still needs to overcome in the future. However, if you take a look at these top players, you’ll see that the competitive game is well and alive.
These fantastic players are among the world’s most skilled and beloved gamers. Some of them are also good at other competitive games, such as Valorant and battle royale shooters. In fact, some of them are so good at the game that you can always count on them scoring top results and even place a few bets on Overwatch eSports matches.
Although Overwatch 2 beta is available and many pro streamers are using it, today, we focus on the original Overwatch players that excel in the game. Here’s our shortlist of top ten gamers—in no particular order—that currently are or were top dogs in the Overwatch scene.
Sung-Hyeon “JJoNak” Bang
JJoNak is one of the best Overwatch supports out there. Although he is famous for keeping a low profile at the dawn of his career, everything changed after New York Excelsior when he played with Zenyatta.
What’s really interesting is that JJoNak insists on playing aggressive support. His unconventional playstyle keeps giving high DPS to opponents while being helpful to his team.
Thanks to his revolutionary game style, JJoNak is regarded to be one of the top Overwatch players out there, and it is estimated he has grossed over $300,000 thanks to his results.
Matthew “Super” Delisi
Super is one of, if not the most, dominant tank players currently crushing the competitive Overwatch scene.
Naturally, Super is superior when he picks Reinhardt and is known to be surprisingly successful when he joins as Winston or Roadhog.
He is regarded as one of the most decorated competitive Overwatch players, thanks to many respectable titles such as Overwatch League Champion (two times), World Cup Champion, Stage 2 Champion, and many more.
In the 2020 Overwatch League Grand Finals, Super won $1.5 million tanking for the San Francisco Shock team.
Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong
Gesture, similar to Super, is considered one of the top tankers in the Overwatch League. He’s currently playing for the Seoul Dynasty team.
Gesture really shines when playing heroes like Orisa, Winston, and Reinhardt. He isn’t a new face in the gaming community. He has been competing since 2017, the same year he won APC Premier and APEX Season 4 with GC Busan.
In 2018, when he won Overwatch League’s Inaugural Season Playoffs 2018, it was clear that he is one of the top Overwatch players. He is still competing and grossing millions of dollars for his teams.
Joon-yeong “Profit” Park
Profit is a flex DPS player that made his name when playing for the Seoul Dynasty team. He is king when it comes to using Tracer or any other DPS hero.
Profit drew attention when he debuted and won the Overwatch APEX Season 4 and APAC Premier 2017 as Gesture’s teammate playing for GC Busan.
Since 2017, Profit has been competing for the London Spitfire. He won the Overwatch League Inaugural Season Playoffs with this team and came in 2nd to San Francisco Shock in 2020.
One of Profit’s most significant achievements in 2020 was becoming the first player with 10,000 eliminations during a single Overwatch League.
Joo-Seok “Twilight” Lee
When you think of the best flex support players in the world, you can’t skip Twilight. He is famous for his top utilization of Ana and Zenyatta in Vancouver Titans and San Francisco Shock.
Twilight wasn’t satisfied with a more than great second place in the Overwatch League Playoffs in 2019, so he joined the San Francisco Shock team.
Thanks to this transfer, Twilight won the 2020 Overwatch League Playoffs Grand Finals with the San Francisco Shock, thanks to some of his match-decisive plays.
Minki “Viol2t” Park
Viol2t is one of the top Overwatch players, assuming the role of top flex support. He’s another player from San Francisco Shock. He is believed to be one of the top-tier players in the Overwatch gaming community.
He has won the Overwatch League 2019 Playoffs, and in 2020 his team beat London Spitfire in the Overwatch League Grand Finals, earning his team $1.5 million in prize money.
Some of the players argue that Viol2t’s flex support play is godlike. He specializes in Baptiste, Ana, Zenyatta, and sometimes even Brigitte and Moira.
Viol2t is consistently ranked among the Top 500 Overwatch players in the world and reached a whopping 4700 SR when playing all three roles in competitive games.
Kim “IZaYaKI” Min-chulI
Shanghai Dragons took home the 2021 Overwatch League championship for a reason. The team is known to be so deadly as its unconventional tactic overwhelms its opponents.
Their secret weapon is a high DPS coming from every player on the map. That means even support players like IZaYaKI have frightening DPS.
As one of the key supports on the team, IZaYaKI also deals tremendous amounts of damage with his deadly Ana and Zenyatta tactics.
Huang “Leave” Xin
Of course, this top list won’t be top without one of last year’s Overwatch League MVPs. Leave took the MVP title in 2021, thanks to his fantastic DPS performance for the Chengdu Hunters.
Chengdu Hunters also celebrated one of the most successful seasons in 2021, and a great deal for that celebration is thanks to Leave’s stellar performance.
He is currently known to be one of the fastest Genji and Tracer players, who frustrated many other pro players in the previous year.
Lee “LIP” Jae-won
Of course, you can’t talk about DPS without mentioning Shanghai Dragon’s players. Hence we must include Lip on our list of top Overwatch players.
Lip was one of the fearest DPS players in 2021 when he played with Cassidy, Ashe, and Sombra.
His terrifying DPS had a considerable role in both of the Shanghai Dragons’ tournament 2021 wins.
Thanks to his skill, the Dragons had no problems taking down the Atlanta Reign in the 2021 Grand Finals. Lip was named MVP in the same tournament as proof of his superiority.
Lee “Fearless” Eui-Seok
Fearless is one of the top talented Overwatch main tanks of today. His career began with the famous Shanghai Dragons in 2020, when he led his team to many tournament victories.
It’s no surprise that Dallas Fuel signed him up for 2021 when he proved just how great of a player he is.
He mostly played with Wrecking Ball, Reinhardt, Winston, and Orisa last year and tanked so hard that his team won May Melee League.
Oh “Pelican” Se-Hyun
We finish our shortlist with one Rookie of the Year. Thanks to his DPS performance with heroes like Echo and Tracer, Pelican dominated his opponent despite being a rookie in 2021.
He joined Atlanta Reign that year, but nobody thought he could prove himself that quickly. His sheer focus was devoted to landing wins after wins in every round.
Pelican shows his resilience on and off the screen. In other words, after one of his lungs collapsed, he couldn’t travel by plane, so he traveled cross-country to play in the Overwatch League playoffs.
Pair his mental strength with his skills, and you get one of the top Overwatch players at the moment.
Top Overwatch Players: Conclusion
Given that Overwatch is a fast-paced game that constantly evolves and updates, it’s no wonder we can’t include all of the greatest players currently playing the game.
With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, we are sure there will be more new players proving to be one of the best, as well as some experienced players managing to use their knowledge to hang at the top.
However, the players we showcased here all share one thing in common. Thanks to their unshakable dedication to the game, they are still at the top.