Saebyeolbe
Park Jong-Ryeol 
South Korea
New York Excelsior
Lackluster in first defeat of playoffs
July 19, 2018
Saebyeolbe had minimal impact during 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion in first semifinals match on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
While his Tracer was still extremely spot on, his Widowmaker was rendered ineffective due to the opposing DPS combo of Eqo and Carpe, specifically the latter. Saebyeolbe is going to be a key factor in if New York wins the semifinals, so if he can bring it together back to his usual standards of play, then the team has a chance.
Gets starting nod for Atlantic Division
June 26, 2018
Saebyeolble has been voted to the starting roster of the Atlantic Division at this year's All-Star Game.
ANALYSIS
After being one of the best DPS players in the entire league during the regular season, Saebyeolble will look to lead his division to a win at the All-Star Game. He will be joined by Excelsior teammates JJoNak, Pine, and ArK, as well as Carpe and Gesture on this all-Korean starting roster. The Pacific Division will surely have its work cut out trying to go against this stacked Atlantic roster.
Crumbles on Blizzard World
June 19, 2018
Saebyeolbe fell completely flat in a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant at the Stage 4 Finals of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe only played two maps, Hanamura and Blizzard World, but he was a shadow of himself in both. This was despite Saebyeolbe sticking to his best characters, Tracer and Widowmaker. On Hanamura, Saebyeolbe struggled to assist Libero in slaying out the map, only able to harass the backline to help capture Point A. In his assault of Point B, Sabyeolbe struggled to even get on the point let alone get into the enemy's backline. His defense on Hanamura, however, was far stronger due the map's easy choke points. Blizzard World was disaster for him from start to finish. Failing to land even a single kill, Los Angeles easily steamrolled both his Tracer offense and his Widowmaker defense.
Pulls out an impressive Widowmaker
June 9, 2018
Saebyeolbe scored key picks in a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Shock on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe may have become an even better Widowmaker than Pine. The flex DPS for the Excelsior seemed poised to struggle in the Stage 4 meta thanks to bountiful counters to Tracer. However, Saebyeolbe adapted and has begun to main Widowmaker. In this series, his Widowmaker was nearly flawless as he was able to clutch Hanamura and King's Row. On Hanamura, Saebyeolbe secured New York's win with his impressive sniping abilities during his second defense round. He landed important kills on players like sinatraa, playing Zarya with an ultimate ready, preventing the Shock from scoring a single tick.
Flexes his large hero pool
May 30, 2018
Saebyeolbe brought flexibility to his team in a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Fusion on Wednesday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe has slowly grown to be as important as JJoNak to the New York Excelsior. Now having a very versatile DPS hero pool, Saebyeolbe is able to adapt to nearly every situation that his opponents could throw at him. This series, especially, saw him switch between a variety of heroes, from Widowmaker to Tracer to Brigitte to McCree. On top of that, he can make the big plays needed to clutch maps. This was best seen on Oasis where Saebyeolbe's McCree allowed New York to take the map 2-0. His Deadeye ultimate was key in overturning a chaotic Oasis: University, scoring a triple kill that swung the entire match in his team's favor.
Takes up the role of Brigitte
May 26, 2018
Saebyeolbe took up new heroes in a 4-0 win over the Seoul Dynasty on Friday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Saebyeolbe is known for his Tracer and Widowmaker, but now he's added Brigitte to his hero pool. While only a single addition, Brigitte has proved to be an invaluable hero in the Stage 4 meta, essentially shutting down dive compositions and enemy Tracers. Saebyeolbe, however, added an extra twist to the new hero: pocketing JJoNak. Above stunning players, Saebyeolbe used his Brigitte to stack JJoNak, the best Zenyatta in the league, with armor. This not only allowed Saebyeolbe to stun targets, but gave JJoNak insane durability throughout the series.
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.
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