We continue our look at the best pairings between Overwatch pros and champions.
In part one and part two of our overviews, we’ve gone through most of the DPS and all healers in Overwatch. The idea of these articles is to show people who are some of the best OW players with the given hero. As mentioned earlier, the list is based on our own experience, so it may be different from yours.
The main focus of this article will be on the other remaining DPS we didn’t cover in Part 1. Let’s not forget that some of the names on this list might change because Overwatch is a very dynamic game. There have been many examples of players who weren’t that good before but became much stronger later on.
Jae-won “LIP” Lee – Ashe
The Shanghai Dragons won OWL 2021 for a reason, and one of them was Jae-won “LIP” Lee. The talented 20 years old DPS player is known as one of the best players in the world with several heroes. One of them is Ashe, a ranged DPS that can be a nightmare to play against.
There aren't that many top Ashe players out there, so LIP definitely deserves this place. He is one of the most consistent players. He has proven that he is one of the best snipers in Overwatch. Aside from the top headshots, LIP is also great at utilizing Ashe’s dynamite. This is one of the underrated abilities in the game that can deal a lot of damage.
Huy “MirroR” Trịnh – Bastion
Unlike any other DPS hero in the game, Bastion is not popular among professional players. In fact, most teams never use him because he's just not that good compared to others. Sure, he can deal insane amounts of damage, but the lack of mobility makes him an easy target.
There aren't a lot of players who use Bastion in pro games. Most people will probably think of Profit, but we believe that Huy “MirroR” Trịnh is the best Bastion player in the world. He showed his prowess a couple of times over the years and saved his team from losing.
Despite the high damage and deadly ultimate, Bastion remains the least famous DPS hero in professional Overwatch. That’s one of the big reasons why Blizzard decided to introduce loads of changes in Overwatch 2. We are yet to see whether they will affect his popularity.
Young-woo “Flora” Lim – Cassidy
Also known as McCree, this is one of the standard picks for professional Overwatch players. Cassidy is a hero that provides a lot of damage and kills potential, which makes him the go-to option for a lot of players.
The competition here was fierce because DPS like LIP, is notorious for his fantastic aim. However, we think that Young-woo “Flora” Lim is actually the best McCree player in the world. The 19-year-old player from New York Excelsior is always one of the names that stand out, at least on his team. Hopefully, he will be able to win the most prestigious OW competition in the world.
Ji-hyeok “birdring” Kim – Hanzo
Even though this player is no longer a part of the professional Overwatch industry, it is safe to say he is the best Hanzo player. Birdring proved himself countless times over the years when he played for many teams. Even while he was a part of Cloud9 KongDoo, he was the Hanzo player to look out for.
After becoming a part of London Spitfire, where he stayed for almost two years, he continued to impress with his excellent aim. Needless to say, birdring continues to be a key player for his next team – Los Angeles Gladiators.
Nowadays, the legendary Hanzo player is a Streamer because he decided to retire from professional OWL. We are yet to see whether he will come back.
Yeong-han “SP9RK1E” Kim – Doomfirst
Like Bastion, Doomfirst is a hero that is not popular among professional players. Although he has the power to kill any target in seconds, he is challenging to master. Furthermore, the hero only works in certain scenarios.
A couple of players play Doomfisty more often than usual, and one of them is Yeong-han “SP9RK1E” Kim. Some people may think that MirroR is actually the better Doomfirst, but SP9RK1E shined in almost all of his games.
Kevin “kevster” Persson – Mei
Even though we think that kevster is the best Mei player globally, we also have to mention Se-hyun “Pelican” Oh. The latter was one of the most impressive players during the OWL 2021, so he deserves to be mentioned.
Mei is a hero who requires a specific set of skills to be effective. She is not the best damage dealer in the game, but she makes up for it by providing tons of utility. Ice Wall and her ultimate are more than enough to wipe an entire team if they are used correctly.
Jacob “JAKE” Lyon – Junkrat
Despite the fact that he is currently a coach, Jacob “JAKE” Lyon was one of the most impressive Junkrat players globally. He played for all sorts of teams, including Houston Outlaws. In fact, he has been a part of it since 2017.
After he decided to retire in 2019, he was away from the pro scene until 2021, when he came back to Houston Outlaws. The player spent more years there and is not the team’s coach. Fortunately, we had the chance to watch him and his amazing Junkat in action in the OWL 2021.
Yeong-han “SP9RK1E” Kim – Symmetra
Yeong-han “SP9RK1E” Kim receives the trophy for being the best yet another hero. There aren't that many professional OW teams and players that know how to use this hero. However, those who have tactics with her usually do really well because Symmetra is really powerful.
Yi “JinMu” Hu – Torbjörn
The last DPS on the list that we have to address is Torbjörn. Known as one of the best heroes for defense, he is a standard pick in every skill bracket, including among pro players. Some people may think that Pelican deserves to be on the list, but after watching JinMu in action, we think he deserves the trophy.
The 23-year-old Chinese player shines with several heroes, and Torb is one of them. He is a part of Chengdu Hunters, where he also plays with heroes like Doomfirst, Pharah, and Hanzo.