Janus
Song Jun-Hwa 
South Korea
Free Agent
Parts ways with New York Excelsior
August 31, 2018
The New York Excelsior announced via Twitter that the team had agreed to part ways with main tank Janus.
ANALYSIS
This move comes as a bit of a shock as Janus had been a quality main tank player, despite playing behind Mano for the majority of the season. Janus will be a quality tank for whichever team picks him up. It is unlikely he will spend any time in the Korean Contenders League, but if he does he will not be there for very long.
Falls out of sync with his teammates
July 21, 2018
Janus failed to coordinate with his team in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion on Saturday in the Overwatch League Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Janus, New York's aggressive tank player, stumbled over himself in the brief moments he played. Substituting in for Mano on King's Row, Janus stuck mainly to Reinhardt as New York's lead tank. However, Janus utterly failed to coordinate with his teammate. He was often split from the Excelsior by the Fusion's Dragonstrikes, rotating the opposite way from the rest of his team. This left him easily exposed to his opponents. Janus also struggled to engage for his team on anyway level as Philadelphia were easily able to pick him off from his teammates.
Pressures his oppenents for a map
June 15, 2018
Janus made strange flanks in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Uprising on Thursday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Janus has filled out a niche for himself on the Excelsior. Unlike Mano, Janus played more aggressively in order to pull his opponents out of cover as opposed to Mano's more defensive Winston. This worked on Blizzard World as the map's open areas in Point B allows for a variety of strange positions for Janus' Winston to attack. But by Lijiang Tower, Janus didn't have the support to truly bully his opponents. This forced Janus to play more defensively, a role he struggles to excel at.
Kicks the Valiant out from cover
June 3, 2018
Janus played close to his teammates in a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Janus has long since fixed his mistakes from Stage 3, perfecting the art of engaging and retreating. On Blizzard World and Oasis, he blew away the Los Angles Valiant with his Winston, zoning the enemy for his team. His Primal Rage, for example, helped bully the Valiant out of cover for Saebyeolbe and Libero to pick off. Then, on New York's defense, Janus' Orisa was able to fill a similar role to create clean targets for his team. In the end, that wasn't enough to stem the tide of an all-out attack from Los Angeles that ultimately took down New York.
Zones a weak oppenent
May 4, 2018
Janus had little resistance in a 4-0 sweep of the Dallas Fuel on Thursday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Janus struggled slightly at the start of Stage 3 in organizing with his teammates. However, his aggression proved to be a vital key in crippling the Dallas Fuel. Playing Winston, his main hero, Janus easily pounced onto the enemy backline to zone his team, such as in Temple of Anubis. In New York's attack, he was dived onto Dallas' backline and caught four players, effectively dividing the team's tanks from the rest of the team. From there, Janus stood in front of one entrance and prevented Dallas' DPS and support from entering the point.
Plays into the enemies' hands
April 20, 2018
Janus fell straight into the Philadelphia Fusion's hands in a 3-2 loss on Thursday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Janus has always been one of New York's more aggressive tanks which has put him out of sync with the team's passive gameplay. The Philadelphia Fusion was able to exploit Janus' fault in the first two maps of the series. On Temple of Anubis, Janus often tried to secure the kills of his DPS teammates. This meant diving on Philadelphia's backline with a Winston. However, Philadelphia played a very aggressive game that saw their tanks diving onto the likes of Janus, forcing him to awkward positions where he'd either have to retreat or commit to a fight. Usually choosing the later, Janus tried to kill off his enemies backline, only to fall straight into 4-vs-1 fights where he was easily picked off. This meant the New York was often left with a core Winston tank on maps like Temple of Anubis and Numbani, maps where Winston can make or break a game.
Struggles on Volskaya Industry
April 16, 2018
Janus played a passive game against aggressive opponents in a 3-2 win over the Houston Outlaws on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Janus continued to be the starting tank for New York Excelsior despite his struggles on maps like Volskaya Industry. New York have yet to fully figure out Volskaya Industry, and it shows in Janus. Sticking to Winston, Janus often struggled to fully pressure Houston's backline to protect his teammates, such as in New York's final offensive fight for Point A in the Time Bank round. This is partly because New York plays the point, focusing on the healthy pack room, which often narrows their offense and defense. However, on Blizzard World Janus was able to excel thanks to Pine's assistance and the map. The wide, open map allowed Janus to easily dive while also always giving him an easy escape.
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