And the OWL Season 1 MVP Goes To…JJonak

2018-02-10 / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard has announced the winner of the Overwatch League’s Inagural Season MVP. Congratulations to Jjonak of the New York Excelsior.

2018-05-25 / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment


Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang, support player for the New York Excelsior, is the Overwatch League’s inaugural season MVP, presented by T-Mobile. Jjonak was selected by a combination of an online fan vote, as well  as a poll of Overwatch League head coaches, casters, analysts and media.

New York’s star support player earned 30 first-place votes and 117 points from polling. Los Angeles Gladiators tank Chan-Hyung “Fissure” Baek finished in second place with six first-place votes and 58 overall points, and Philadelphia Fusion offense player Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee finished third with six first-place votes and 36 overall points.

The Excelsior finished the regular season with the league’s best overall record, and Jjonak was a big reason why. Jjonak revolutionized the way Zenyatta – a support hero with a powerful team healing ultimate ability – is played, leading all Zenyatta players in hero damage, final blows and eliminations per 10 minutes of gameplay. Jjonak also had the second-fewest deaths per 10 minutes amongst Zenyatta players.

Jjonak’s New York Excelsior have a first-round bye in the playoffs and will face their first postseason opponent next week. You can watch Carpe, Fissure and some of the other top players in the league in this week’s quarterfinals. The full schedule is available at

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The Press Release finally answers both the question of “Who’s better than Fissure”, and gives the dynamic, 1/2 support 1/2 unofficial DPS JJonak his deserves.

In a world of sport that is dominated by awards going to the attackers, it’s nice to see a Support focused player earning the top individual award in the OWL.

So for all the Support mains out there, remember two things;

  1.  When your DPS isn’t putting out enough dmg. to pressure the enemy back-line, don’t be afraid to do it yourself.
  2. When your DPS is screaming at you that “They need healing”, kindly remind them that they don’t need healing…if you’ve already killed the enemy team.
Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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