Saebyeolbe
Park Jong-Ryeol 
South Korea
New York Excelsior
Zips behind enemy lines to take Finals win
May 8, 2018
Saebyeolbe named the MVP in a 3-0 win against the Boston Uprising at the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
New York is a team full of great players, but Saebyeolbe exceeded all his teammates this series. Sticking to his signature Tracer, he zipped and dived behind enemy lines to harass the Boston Uprising's backlines. His biggest challenge, however, was his Tracer duels with Boston's Striker. Saebyeolbe's quick-thinking allowed him to out-position Striker, a tank-killing player, as they both tried to out-dive, and out-damage, each other. Saebyeolbe was vital in New York's win on Nepal and Numbani. In the last seconds of the match, Saebyeolbe landed a triple kill as Boston scrambled to push the payload. He also had an uncanny ability to Pulse Bomb key targets, usually by going after tanks.
Tears apart his opennents
May 4, 2018
Saebyeolbe breezed past the Dallas Fuel in a 4-0 sweep on Thursday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe performed his job of flanking and slaying excellently. There were hardly any mistakes from the all-star Tracer as the Dallas Fuel proved to be an ineffective opponent this series. His key rounds were Temple of Anubis and Route 66, where he went toe-to-toe against Dallas' Tracer. However, Saebyeolbe was smart enough to actually avoid fighting the enemy Tracer and instead focus down key support targets. This allowed him whittle down his enemies easily and with little effort.
Slips past the tanks and slays the support
April 27, 2018
Saebyeolbe cruised through the San Francisco Shock's support players in a 3-1 win on Thursday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe was the clutch factor for New York this series. Implementing a series of counter-dives, he attempted to shut down the Shock's aggressive and powerful dives across the series. While he wasn't successful in snapping kills on the first map, Temple of Anubis, he began to play a slower game. Saebyeolbe played patiently, waiting for San Francisco to dive his team first before going out and counter diving on the Shock's backline. This worked excellently on both Numbani and Junkertown. The places he struggled, Temple of Anubis and Nepal, were because of the map and Shock's DPS. Shock ran a heavily effective Sombra on those two maps, making it difficult to pin down the flexible San Francisco.
Pokes and annoys his oppenents
April 22, 2018
Saebyeolbe harassed the Los Angeles Gladiators with his tight Tracer game in a 3-2 win on Saturday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
When Saebyeolbe has room to make plays, he takes advantage. The first two maps of Temple of Anubis and Blizzard World were surprisingly rough for him and his signature Tracer. On New York's attack of Temple of Anubis, he struggled to find an opening while he and Janus had a tendency to get caught outflanking. It wasn't until the Junkertown that Saebyeolbe really found the openings he needed. With New York's tanks playing more defensively, he easily harassed support players without worrying about losing the fight over objectives. This was especially true on Oasis where the cramped control points gave Saebyeolbe tons of openings.
Slow to adapt
April 13, 2018
Saebyeolbe struggled to whittle down the Boston Uprising in a 3-2 loss on Thursday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe had a remarkably slow game. The world-famous Tracer main just couldn't slay out or puzzle out the Boston Uprising's dive composition with their strong tank core. A key example of Saebyeolbe's slow game would be in Volskaya Industry where, when on both attack and defense, he struggled to secure kills onto Boston's Winston despite whittling him down several times. While Saebyeolbe quickly switched targets onto the Uprising's backline on Numbani, this time finding key kills and stalling fights while on defense, he was surprisingly inconsistent in his slaying.
Clutches early rounds with Tracer
April 8, 2018
Saebyeolbe found openings in London Spitfire's defense in a 4-0 win on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe continues to be a standout Tracer thanks to his uncanny ability to poke holes in his opponents' defenses. This was particularly important in the first half of the series as it allowed New York to gain a foothold over their eternal rivals, the London Spitfire. This was best seen in Temple of Anubis on New York's second attack round. The Excelsior were struggling to break London's defense of the first point over the course of three minutes, but Saebyeolbe was able to hunt down the Spitfire's supports and get a game-changing Pulse Bomb that scored three kills. After the triple kill, New York was easily able to win the map.
Widowmaker shuts Fusion down
March 26, 2018
Saebyeolbe's performance on Widowmaker in the last 3 games of the Stage 2 Finals secured a 3-2 reverse-sweep victory against the Philadelphia Fusion.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe's always been in contention as one of the top DPS in the league but his ability to spark a reverse-sweep in such high stakes games is legendary. Philadelphia's Carpe has a better Widowmaker in general but it was Saebyeolbe who came out on top in Game 4 on Hollywood with his own Widowmaker. Not only that, his Tracer all series was stellar.
Continues to impress
March 10, 2018
Saebyeolbe once again was on fire in the New York Excelsior's 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Fusion on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe continues to show why he is perhaps the best DPS player in the OWL. While some players tend to force the issue and make plays on their own, he shows that if you just let things develop naturally, the end result can be even better. He seemed to always lie in wait while his teammates set him up to just storm into the backline and destroy the supports and carries of Philadelphia. With the Fusion putting up a formidable fight, his production provided the team a slight edge to lock up the win.
The best POV in the league right now
February 12, 2018
Saebyeolbe darted around the London Spitfire in the New York Excelsior's 3-2 victory on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe single-handedly required the attention of 2-3 members of Spitfire every fight. Additionally, he typically stayed alive while forcing a pick or support ultimate. To be able to do that on a consistent basis at this level of play is insane. Saebyeolbe had as much, if not more, as any of Excelsior's tanks. He is one of the best Tracers in the OWL right now.
Looks top notch against Dallas
February 5, 2018
Saebyeolbe brought his A-game as the New York Excelsior held off the Dallas Fuel in a 3-1 victory.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe spent time as Tracer and Widowmaker, reeling off incredible plays on both heroes. As Tracer he managed to buy time for his team, but he dished out a truckload of damage. He also secured several attacks with deep flanks early and hiding when his team was forced back, only to reappear in the back lines of the Fuel when a new fight broke out.
Keeps the enemy guessing
January 26, 2018
Saebyeolbe played an incredibly versatile and strong series to help the New York Excelsior to a 3-2 win over the Seoul Dynasty on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe was doing it all for his team on Friday. Not only was he popping off on his usual heroes of Tracer and Roadhog, but he even pulled out the McCree and Widowmaker to really show off his versatility. From start to finish, it simply looked as though the Dynasty had no answer whatsoever to his special mix of play, which allowed the Excelsior to lock up the win.
Tries to stand against Carpe
January 26, 2018
Saebyeolbe was the most successful DPS throughout the series as New York fell 3-2 in overtime against the Philadelphia Fusion.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe found himself in a continual dual with Carpe on each map, with the two DPS players often mirroring each others hero selections. Saebyeolbe seemed to have the upper hand before half time, usually getting the better of Carpe, but slowed down as his opponent heated up in the second half.
Specialized DPS
January 22, 2018
Saebyeolbe was rotated into the New York Excelsior's 4-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Gladiators several times.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe spent nearly all of his time for the Excelsior as Tracer. As his fellow DPS Libero laid down plenty of chip damage, Saebyeolbe would follow up by zipping into the back lines to finish the kills. His keeping the Gladiators attention added to the efficiency of his teammates dives, even on defense.
Pulls in winstreaks despite loss
December 15, 2017
Saebyeolbe tried his best to help New York Excelsior walk away with a win, but they were no match for Seoul Dynasty in the 1-3 loss.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe was rolling from start to finish in this series, even if it wasn't enough to pull in a win. He was on Tracer for most of the series and went on some of the most impressive streaks you can imagine. In his team's only win, he finished with a pair 10 elimination streaks, as well as a handful of Pulse Bomb kills to boot. Even when his team started getting steamrolled in the final three maps, he still managed to use his Tracer to give Excelsior a fighting chance at stealing away a victory in this series.
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