Now that the Overwatch League inaugural regular season has come to a close, we're taking a look back at the top performers in each category. Fridays topic: main tanks.
The main tank may have proved itself the most important role in the Overwatch League, with star players like Chan-hyung "Fissure" Baekas seeming to single-handedly pull teams out of the doldrums. Here are our picks for the five best main tanks in the Overwatch League.
As half of the Los Angeles Valiant's excellent tank line, Pan-seung "Fate" Koo has managed strong stats in final blows, ultimates earned, and first kills picked up. While not the show stopper some other members of this list are, Fate quietly puts in work for his team every week, and it showed most recently in its Stage 4 finals victory.
Austin "Muma" Wilmot is the tank that never dies. With the lowest deaths per 10 minutes of any Winston in the league, and second lowest as Reinhardt, Muma's ability to stay alive while creating crucial space for his team carried the Houston Outlaws to its first and only stage playoffs.
Min-seok "OGE" Son stormed into the Overwatch League with a vengeance, jumping immediately to the top of the charts and bringing the Dallas Fuel along with him. While he not be the standout best in any category, OGE plays at so high a base level that even his worst days he can shock and awe.
Jae-hee "Gesture" Hong came into the Overwatch League as one of the best main tanks in the world, and for most of the season he held that title with zeal. While his aggression has often caught his team off-balance, its just as often cracked opponents open like the ground beneath a Reinhardt Earth Shatter. There is only one tank in the league scarier than Gesture.
Despite an incredibly aggressive style, Chan-hyung "Fissure" Baek maintains an improbably low death rate with Winston while picking up more first kills than any other main tank in the league and holding top five stats in nearly every major category.
Ever since the Los Angeles Gladiators picked him up in February he's been the dynamo powering the team. Now that they've qualified for playoffs, the world will get the chance to see even more outstanding Fissure plays.
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