Neko
Park SeHyun 
South Korea
Boston Uprising
Back in action
June 15, 2018
Neko once again joined the rest of the Boston Uprising in a 3-1 victory over the New York Excelsior on Day 2 of Week 5 in Stage 4 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Boston's track record with and without Neko looks to be telling. There's a concentrated feel about the Uprising when Neko plays, and with AimGod they tend to look lost. Neko was constantly in a safe spot on the battlefield, allowing him to both support the rest of the Uprising and apply pressure to the Excelsior. It's clear that Neko is deeply synchronized with the rest of Boston.
Missing from the killfeed
May 20, 2018
Neko didn't scare the Philadelphia Fusion in a 3-1 loss for the Boston Uprising on Day 2 of Week 1 in Stage 4 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Last Stage, Neko's Zenyatta was among the most lethal in the League. However, in this kickoff match, he seemed to have taken a more passive stance. Missing were his long killstreaks, as he rarely filled the killboard at all. To make matters worse, Neko dropped the ball on several of his Transcendences: sometimes this would be missed timing or questionable usage entirely. Hopefully, this can be chalked up to the meta shift, but it remains to be seen if Neko can find his place inside it.
Unable to sway the tide
May 7, 2018
Neko valiantly supported the Boston Uprising in it 3-0 loss to the New York Excelsior in the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Usually, Neko is able to have a great impact on the game due to the lethality he embodies with Zenyatta. However, New York is the home of JjoNaK, the aggressive Zenyatta, and was not afraid to get right in Neko's face at all. Neko was unable to adapt to this new situation, and couldn't have as much influence on the match as he usually does. Coming from the second team in the Stage standings, this shows a hole in their strategy: a weakness in adapting to the situation at hand.
Discord devastation
May 7, 2018
Neko weakened the Los Angeles Gladiators in a 3-0 victory for the Boston Uprising in the first round of the Playoffs in Stage 3 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta had a monumental impact on every teamfight, from Discord Orbs to Transcendence. Not only did he show off his game sense, Discording key targets as they were being shot, but he was quick to respond to low health teammates with a Harmony Orb or Transcendence. Meanwhile, he was constantly putting pressure on the Gladiators from far away and would take out key targets if they got too confident. Neko's Zenyatta should not be trifled with.
Slow start, but solid finish
May 4, 2018
Neko found his foundation behind the Boston Uprising in its 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Valiant on Day 2 of Week 5 of Stage 3 in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta was under an extreme amount of pressure over the course of the series. He was the go-to focus for the Valiant engagements, and it showed during the first two matches. Despite this, Neko was able to hold out long enough until NotE's D.Va or Gamsu's Winston were able to respond, while generating his Transcendence before his parallel. This takes an incredible amount of patience to pull off, and Neko showed he is more than capable in that regard.
Backline foundation, as usual
April 29, 2018
Neko propped up the Boston Uprising in their 4-0 victory against the Dallas Fuel on Day 3 of Week 4 in Stage 3 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta continues to ruthlessly decimate the enemy from the backline. Whether it's split-second Discord Orbs on Gamsu's target or taking out a Tracer by himself, Neko's game sense never falters. He's able to make split-second decisions, and arguably has more of an impact on a match than Jjonak. However, if you didn't know that already, you must have been watching old videos.
Just above water
April 20, 2018
Neko held out against the London Spitfire in the Boston Uprising's 3-2 victory on Day 2 of Week 3 in Stage 3 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta wasn't nearly as influential as it has been in previous matches. While this should be expected against high-tier teams like the Spitfire, there was a general lack of standout performances from Neko. He kept up with baseline performance, sending his Discord Orbs onto key targets and using his Transcendence to sustain a fight, but he was slightly outshined by London's Zenyatta HaGoPeun. This time around his ability held out, but Neko will need to continue to improve in order to stand confidently above other supports.
A low key savior
April 15, 2018
Neko lifted up the Boston Uprising in their 3-2 victory over the Florida Mayhem on Day 4 of Week 2 in Stage 3 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta was a critical factor in the reasoning behind the Uprising's victory. His timing on his Transcendence was a huge influence for this and kept Boston alive even when things looked tragic. At the same time, Neko constantly backed up his team with constant Discord Orbs on high-value targets. With both combined, Neko formed a backbone for the Uprising that allowed them to stand tall against the Mayhem.
Impactful positioning
April 8, 2018
Neko kept the Boston Uprising alive in their 4-0 victory over the Houston Outlaws on Day 4 of Week 1 in Stage 3 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta and Mercy were a huge thorn in the side of the Outlaws. Not only were his Discord Orbs on point, but he was incredibly slick as Mercy and was able to maneuver his pursuers. This resulted in fights that were easily won, as the Uprising would either be able to outlive their opponents or focus down weakened targets quickly. If he wasn't already on your radar, Neko may be a support player you want to add to your roster.
Great survivability
March 28, 2018
Neko had solid awareness in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Gladiators on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Neko did a great job of evading the enemy Tracer and keeping himself alive so that he could help mitigate damage for his team with well-timed Transcendance ultimates for easy kills thanks to multiple Gladiator overextensions. Neko's greatest talent this day would have to be his ability to stay alive so much longer than most other Zenyatta mains.
Crazy good synergy
March 18, 2018
Neko was on point during an eventful 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Valiant on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta far outshined the opposing Zenyatta, played by Unkoe as Neko worked tirelessly in tandem with Gamsu to make huge plays and keep his tank buddy alive. Neko also did very well in avoiding the enemy Tracer, played by the notoriously annoying Soon. Overall Neko's play this week was nothing short of spectacular, and the Uprising are slowly creeping their way up the standings because of it.
Kicks to the face sometimes aren't enough
March 10, 2018
Neko's Zenyatta bravely fought against the London Spitfire on Day 3 in Week 3 of Stage 2 in the OWL during the Boston Uprising's 0-4 loss.
ANALYSIS
Based on today's match, Neko while playing Zenyatta clearly isn't afraid of anything. He picked up kills from both far away with his orbs, or even flanking around the back and kicking his enemies in the face. Despite this confidence, Neko wasn't able to kick down the wall that is the London Spitfire. A Zenyatta can only do so much when a Winston, Tracer, and Genji are dancing around him.
Puts in work with Zenyatta
March 10, 2018
Neko was electric all throughout the Boston Uprising's 4-0 sweep of the Shangahi Dragons on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Neko's Zenyatta was a force to be reckoned with during this lopsided win for the Uprising. What made him most dangerous was that he managed to perform at such a high level both offensively and defensively. He put out a ridiculous amount of damage to rack up kills for his team, while simultaneously keeping his team alive with perfect uses of Transcendence and the other abilities in his kit. It may have just been against the Dragons, but he was no less impressive with his play.
Thrives in new meta
February 24, 2018
Neko had a nice performance despite his team's 4-0 loss against the Philadelphia Fusion on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Neko was clearly ready for the new meta, as his use of Moira and Zenyatta were on point from the jump. Without needing to be pigeonholed into Mercy, Neko was able to shine on some of the more dynamic support heroes, While it was often tough to keep his teammates alive, that was perhaps not all that surprising in the face of Carpe and Eqo's ridiculous amount of pressure.
Dies too much for Uprising to win
February 12, 2018
Neko found himself caught by the Houston Outlaws too many times on Saturday in the Boston Uprising's 3-2 loss.
ANALYSIS
Neko's performance this series, especially at the end, included too many times where he got caught out. One such example is on Lijiang Tower where he was forced to use Zenyatta's Transcendence in order to live. While understandable, that ultimate was crucial in order for the Uprising to win over the Outlaws ultimate advantage. In order for the Uprising to make it into playoffs, let alone win, this issue needs to be fixed.
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