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OWL 2022 Power Rankings – #12 Boston Uprising

Boston takes from throughout to make an Overwatch League stew.


From Pacific to Atlantic, and even from retirement. Boston is grabbing anyone they will discover with sufficient of a profession to show their value one thing. Solely a single Contenders participant joins this well-liked roster for his or her 2022 season. With Namjoo “Striker” Kwan even returning to the workforce, how may one not be excited? Effectively, there are a couple of causes.

Boston Rebellion 2022 Roster

Tank

  • Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist
  • Minseo “Marve1” Hwang
  • Chang-hee “ITSAL” Kim

It will be greatest to speak concerning the standout participant right here. Probably the most spectacular participant by far, however with loads of restrictions. Marve1 is a Contenders Champion, Stage Finals runner-up, and League Championship runner-up. So why would his solo tank skills not assist this workforce place greater? Its as a result of his explicit skillset is not going to be wanted on a regular basis, and presumably will not be wanted for almost all of the time. Probably the most telltale signal of that is Boston’s late offseason signing.

ITSAL was signed to Boston from the academy workforce in late March. Educated guessing would have us assume its due to his distinctive Off Tank function specialization. It appears Boston have discovered an absence of success of their two Primary Tank gamers throughout follow and scrims. Positive Marve1 is a good Sigma specialist, however all his different heroes are Primary Tanks. ITSAL goes to have plenty of accountability fall on him in a short time.

Punk has been with Boston for 2 seasons now. That is about the one notable factor to say about Punk. He isn’t a standout participant, and gives not one of the flexibility Boston wants, given why ITSAL needed to be signed.

Help

  • Hong-gyu “Religion” Kim
  • William “Crimzo” Hernandez
  • Jeong-ho “MCD” Lee

Probably the most evenly ranked line on the Rebellion roster. A reasonably first rate and considerably underrated group of Help gamers. Going into his second season with Boston, Religion is probably going the least spectacular participant on the road. That is inconsequential although, as he is the groups solely Primary Help. He’ll possible see each minute of play time except a double Flex Help meta arises.

Crimzo and MCD have by no means had nice seasons within the league, bit they’re considered first rate expertise to have in an necessary place. Probably the most fascinating a part of Boston’s season could also be seeing which Flex Help leads to the beginning spot. With a majority Korean roster, MCD will be the default alternative, however no proof of that exists but.

DPS

  • Gi-hun “Victoria” Oh
  • Nam-joo “Striker” Kwan
  • Byeong-ju “Valentine” Kim

Yet one more case of a Boston veteran holding a spot with two extra proficient gamers combating for the opposite. Valentine in a median, or lower than common DPS. He would not stand out on any heroes particularly, and is not on the highest of any DPS energy rankings. As the one Flex Help participant, he’ll nonetheless see virtually each minute of recreation time regardless of all of this.

The return of Overwatch League legend Striker. As a lot as it might be nice to see him making spotlight clips on each map of each match, he can have competitors for the spot. He has a lot overlap with Victoria in hero pool. Victoria could even be a greater Hitscan participant than Striker. Striker remains to be nice in his personal proper, and gives a little bit of flexibility on different heroes that Victoria is not fairly identified for. It is a signal that Striker might even see a majority of playtime within the Hitscan DPS place if Rebellion followers are fortunate.

Coaches

  • Seung-hyun “Lori” Kim
  • Dennis “Barroi” Matz
  • Valentin “Ascoft” Wulfman

Boston’s teaching employees hasn’t been modified from final season, although it virtually was. Ascoft was launched from the employees for a couple of month in late 2022 earlier than becoming a member of again up with the Rebellion. This employees has confirmed unable to make something out of first rate gamers. So now, handed some notable gamers which have expertise within the league, they should show that they’ve the power to show macro, workforce organized types to this roster. They have not confirmed to be the most effective workforce of coaches, however they’ve additionally by no means been given expertise that may make the job simpler on them.

 Boston Rebellion 2022 Energy Rankings

There are holes throughout this roster. The group has put assets into buying succesful expertise from different groups, however seemingly did not have sufficient left over to exchange the weak gamers they’d nonetheless been left with. Regardless of these holes, they’ve expertise that has confirmed the power to carry out on the very highest stage. What they want is follow and coordination that may allow them to play that means 100% of the time. This workforce will begin by being carried by its strongest gamers. Within the face of groups just like the Shanghai Dragons and LA Gladiators although, groups that operate as a single unit, this is not going to deliver them success. If this workforce goes to succeed, consistency within the later levels goes to require extra work than different groups will want.

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