Choi Hong-Jun 
South Korea
Philadelphia Fusion
Big explosion, big win
July 19, 2018
Hotba squashed the New York Excelsior with a single big ultimate, getting a 3-0 victory in the first Best-of-Five Semifinals set in the playoffs.
While the spotlight shone on both Eqo and Carpe, Hotba got a massive Self-Destruct off on D.Va in Oasis, killing four at once. While big ultimate kills are not uncommon in the Overwatch League, the Excelsior were on the verge of winning Oasis, and if they had, a 3-0 would not have happened. Hotba was a hero in Oasis.
Solid ultimate usage in big win
June 10, 2018
Hotba used his ultimates in perfect tandem with his teammates in a 3-2 reverse sweep over the Seoul Dynasty on Friday.
Hotba rebounded after a tough Week 3 to get his team back on the right path here in the final Stage of the OWL. He used Zarya for most of the series and showed people why he deserves the starting nod over Poko. He never wasted an ultimate, always waiting until he was able to combine it with a teammate's ultimate, such as a Rocket Barrage from Eqo, to completely shut the Dynasty down. They're certainly not out of the woods yet, but this was a solid win that shows off the kind of resiliency that the team will need to put on full display come playoff time.
Looks lost against Fuel
May 28, 2018
Hotba made some crucial errors throughout a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Dallas Fuel on Saturday.
Philadelphia continued to go with the hot hand and stuck with Hotba during this series, but it didn't pan out so well this time around. Normally stout on the frontline, Hotba simply looked lost in this series. Often throwing out ultimates at the wrong time or in the wrong place for little to no impact, his deficiencies were clear and ended up costing the Fusion in the end. Perhaps even worse was the fact that Mickie was lighting it up for the Fuel, making Hotba's performance look even worse in comparison.
Plays well in upset win
May 19, 2018
Hotba was a welcomed sight for the Philadelphia Fusion in their 3-1 win over the Boston Uprising on Thursday.
We may not have seen much Hotba so far this season, but he certainly held his own throughout this entire series against one of the best teams in the league. Even more impressive than his play alone was the fact that he slipped right into the new meta with impressive ease. In his three games during this series, he played D.Va, Zarya, and Brigitte. In particular, his Brigitte was the first time we had actually seen the hero in an off tank role, as she had mainly been played by flex DPS players up to this point. With the Fusion having two reliable tanks to backup both Fragi and Poko in SADO and Hotba, respectively, things are looking quite good for this team here in Stage 4.
Solid fundamentals shown in loss
February 1, 2018
HOTBA was valiantly defending the Philadelphia Fusion from the Los Angeles Valiant in their 0-4 loss in Week 4 of Stage 1 in the OWL.
As powerful as D.Va's defense matrix is, most players in the OWL focus on aggressive play. HOTBA's D.Va play, on the other hand, is a great mixture of both offense and defense. Early on, he was responding to the Valiant's aggress well and protecting key targets on his team. However, this coordination deteriorated as the match progressed. Hopefully, with more experience, we'll see him evolve into a terrifying force.
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