| Tags: Overwatch
| Author Zlosterr
Overwatch Pros Best Champions Combos Part 4
We continue our look at the best combos of Overwatch Pros and Champions, and this time we're talking about the tanks.
After covering every healer and DPS hero in our previous articles, this one is for the tanks. Everyone who plays Overwatch knows tank is probably the most crucial role in the game. If a given team has no tank, it will have loads of problems, especially against people who are good at the game.
Unsurprisingly, there are loads of professional players that are unique tanks. Some are versatile and can play numerous heroes, whereas others “specialize” in one or two options.
As we’ve said in our previous articles regarding the top players, everything you are about to see is based on our experience. Your list might be different, and the top players will definitely change a few years from now.
Tae-sung “Mag” Kim – Reinhardt
The first hero we’d like to talk about is the most popular option in every skill bracket. Needless to say, Reinhardt is also one of the go-to heroes for some pro teams. One of them is the Washington Justice.
This OW squad has a couple of notable players, but when it comes down to tanks and Rein, we have to mention Tae-sung “Mag” Kim. The South Korean is one of the most consistent players and always has a key role for his team. Furthermore, he has one of the best KDA ratios compared to other tanks.
Even though his team was unable to impress during the OWL 2021, we expect it to start dominating soon. After all, they have one of the best tank players in the game.
Han-been “Hanbin” Choi – D.Va
Some tanks are good in the specific meta, whereas others can be used in almost every scenario. Needless to say, D.Va is definitely in the second category because this hero has always been a vital part of every team. Besides being hard to kill, D.Va does a lot of damage and can remove some ultimates from the game.
Although every team has its own D.Va player, we believe that Han-been “Hanbin” Choi deserves more attention. He has been focusing on Sigma and Zarya lately, but his incredible tanking skills have tremendously impacted Dallas Fuel and their results.
D.Va will most likely continue to be the preferred option for pro OW players even in Overwatch 2.
Xander “Hawk” Domecq – Sigma
Although most tanks are relatively easy to play, there are some exceptions. One of them is Sigma, a hero that requires good timing, excellent aim, and overall map awareness.
Unsurprisingly, almost every top Overwatch team has at least one person who plays Sigma on a world-class level. Some of you may think that this trophy should go to Piggy because he’s always had a crucial role in his team. However, we believe that Xander “Hawk” Domecq is the best Sigma player in the world.
Although Atlanta Reign focused more on other tanks in the last couple of months, the team always has the option to go for Sigma. This hero can deal a lot of damage and has the power to block a variety of spells.
Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong – Roadhog
Unlike all of the other tanks mentioned above, Roadhog is not that popular among professional teams, at least in the last couple of years. The fact that he has no shield is a huge drawback because teams use it to push.
Road’s power is his closer range damage and the fact that he can heal himself. There are only a couple of teams and players that try to make him work, and one of them is Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong. Although the South Korean superstar doesn’t always dominate with the hero, he is among the few that can make him work.
Keep in mind that Gesture is no longer an active player. He was a part of the Seoul Dynasty, but after retiring, he became New York Excelsior’s coach.
Blake “Gator” Scott – Orisa
Despite the fact that the double shield combos might not be that popular, some players made it work. One of the key heroes for this combo is Orisa, and we had a couple of top-rated players that tried to utilize the hero. One of them was Blake “Gator” Scott and his team Atlanta Reign.
Orisa may not seem like the strongest tank hero on paper, but it has a lot of potentials. Besides the shield and damage input, pro players love using the hero for its Halt! ability. Of course, let’s also not forget the ultimate, which is really strong in every scenario.
Qiu “GA9A” Jiaxin – Wrecking Ball
There is no arguing that Wrecking Ball is one of the most interesting heroes in Overwatch. His incredible movement speed and unique abilities make him unpredictable in all sorts of situations. Needless to say, professional teams always use this to their advantage and try to make the most while playing.
One of the teams that rely on WB to be effective is Chengdu Hunters. Even though the roster used Rein most of the time in the last few months, Qiu “GA9A” Jiaxin and his Wrecking Ball had the chance to shine.
Pan-seung “Fate” Koo – Winston
Unlike Wrecking Ball, who is one of the most complex heroes to master in Overwatch, Winston is notorious for being easy to play. Of course, this is only true up to a point because people need to know what they’re doing.
Winston can work pretty well in all sorts of combos, so it shouldn’t be surprising that many teams use him. A couple of names stand out, but we believe that Pan-seung “Fate” Koo deserves the crown here. He and the Shanghai Dragons dominated 2021, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise he was one of the best tanks in the world.
Min-jun “PIGGY ” Shin – Zarya
Once one of the go-to options for almost every team, Zarya is not as popular as before. Only a few squads even tried to use her in the last few months (including in 2021), and one of them was the Houston Outlaws.
Min-jun “PIGGY ” Shin is one of the best all-around tank players in Overwatch, so he deserves the title of the best Zarya player in the world. We hope this hero will become viable again because we always love to watch combos with her ultimate.