Cover picture by Robert Paul via Blizzard Entertainment.
During the quarterfinal playoff matches on July 11, the NYXL Korean support Bang "JJoNak" Sung-hyeon was voted the OWL’s inaugural season Most Valuable Player by the fans, casters and staff alike.
Coming in as a player without any true professional experience, JJoNak dazzled everyone with his Zenyatta play and amazing stats. Used as NYXL’s spearhead due to his deadly accuracy, he redefined the limits of what can be achieved with the hero, often dealing the most damage on his team, and is unanimously acknowledged by the pros as the best Zen in the world.
Taking second place in the votes is LA Gladiators main tank player Baek "Fissure" Chan-Hyung who has put his team on his back over and over again throughout the season. Placing third is another Korean, the Philadelphia Fusion DPS player Lee "Carpe" Jae-Hyeok who proved to be one of the most versatile and consistent damage dealer in the League, notably on Widowmaker.
Finishing first of the Atlantic Division, JJoNak and the NYXL will be waiting for their opponents in the semi-finals for a series beginning on July 18 and ending on July 22 for a shot at making it to the Grand Finals a week later at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.