The Top Tank Players The Overwatch League's Pacific Division Offers

Nicholas Barth,

February 20, 2018 8:44 AM

The tank role is the backbone for any Overwatch team, as they are called upon to be the anchor of their team. The Pacific Division knows this very well, as it has its fair share of talented tank players.

Tank players are integral part of an Overwatch League's team success, as they are the absorbing the majority of the enemy team's damage, while carving out enough space to allow their teammates to do their jobs effectively. The role of the tank player is not a glamerous position, but it is the difference between a team succeding or faltering against their competition. There are many talented tank players in the Atlantic Division of the league, but there a few who consistently put their teams in position to win.

Andreas "Nevix" Karlsson

Nevix focusing on his duties for the match.

Nevix focusing on his duties for the match.

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Nevix is one of the main tank players for the San Francisco Shock and does the majority of his damage with D.Va. Quick reflexes and strong knowledge of the character allows Nevix to get into the best positions to pick up eliminations and protect his teammates. While the San Francisco Shock did not have the greatest Stage 1, Nevix was often at the forefront of their victories. His best performance coming against the Florida Mayhem where he grabbed 52 eliminations to only 26 deaths in the 4-0 sweep by the Shock. The Shock will need Nevix to help lead the team to a more successful run in Stage 2. 

Pan-Seung "Fate" Koo

Fate entering the Overwatch League arena.

Fate entering the Overwatch League arena with the rest of the Los Angeles Valiant.

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The first half of the dynamic Los Angeles Valiant tank duo, Fate was able to put together a very impressive Stage 1 to help the Valiant be in the playoff discussion until the very end. As the Valiant's main Winston player, Fate is tasked with being one of the first to engage the enemy and cause as much damage as possible. He excels at this objective and is able to scatter his opponenets, allowing the rest of his teammates to clean up what he started. Fate's best performance of Stage 1 came against the Seoul Dynasty, as he racked up 46 eliminations to 32 deaths and was constantly harassing the Dynasty's support and DPS players.

Pongphop "Mickie" Rattanasangchod

Mickie is always ready to lighten the mood with his teammates.

Mickie is always ready to lighten the mood with his teammates.

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Mickie came into the Overwatch League as one of the most well known D.Va players in the world. While he has continued his strong D.Va play, he showed his true talent as a tank player in Stage 1, with his ability to learn and dominate with Roadhog. Mickie was able to take everything that made him one of the best D.Va players and transalate that into his play with Roadhog. This resulted in the Dallas Fuel now having the ability to have a Roadhog in the team composition, even when Timo "Taimou" Kettunen was not in a match. Mickie's best performance with his newly learned hero came against the San Francisco Shock, as he secured 47 eliminations to only 25 deaths in the 3-0 victory. If Mickie continues to develop his hero pool, his natural talent will make him a force to be reckoned with. 

Kang-Jae "Envy" Lee

Envy is one of the many talented players that make up the Los Angeles Valiant.

Envy is one of the many talented players that make up the Los Angeles Valiant.

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Envy is the second half of the Valiant's strong tank duo and is the main D.Va player for the team. With a tendency to clean up kills and to out duel DPS players, Envy is a damage dealing master. With the Valiant pushing to make the playoffs at the end of Stage 1, Envy stepped up his play when it mattered the most and drove his team to victory on numerous occasions. Utilizing mastery knowledge of how D.Va's abilities should be used in certain situation, Envy was able to completely dominate the Philadelphia Fusion in one of the Valiant's most impressive victories of Stage 1. Collecting 58 eliminations to only 20 deaths, there was nothing that the Fusion were able to do to contain Envy from completely destroying any kind of strategy they threw at the Valiant. Envy will be a major contributor, if the Valiant want to repeat their success from Stage 1.

Jin-Hyuk "Miro" Gong

Miro is one of the more entertaining faces on the Seoul Dynasty roster.

Miro is one of the more entertaining faces on the Seoul Dynasty roster.

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Considered to be the best Winston player in the enitre world, Miro quickly made a name for himself before the Overwatch League started. He has continued this excellent Winston play into the league and helped Seoul become one of the top teams. Consistently causing mayhem among his enemies, Miro is able to get his opponents into prime positions to be taken out by his teammates. Not afraid to dive headfirst into the enemy, Miro will take out any unsuspecting support player without a moment's hesitation. One of Miro's best performances came in a 4-0 sweep of the upstart Boston Uprising, as he collected 30 eliminations to 21 deaths. His constant harrassment of Boston's support and DPS players did not allow the Uprising to execute any strategy they had in mind. While Seoul had a rough end to Stage 1, Miro will be looking to help lead his team to a much better showing in Stage 2. 

Tank players might not always get the attention they deserve, but if you are looking to see some of the most talented players in the Overwatch league play the tank role at the highest level, make sure to keep your eye on these five exceptional players. 

Interested in more Overwatch content? Check out our list of the best tank players in the Atlantic Division of the Overwatch League!



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