Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.

OWL 2022 Power Rankings – #11 Atlanta Reign

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At 11th place in our Overwatch League 2022 Power Rankings is Atlanta Reign.


The team kept its iconic tank duo and signed new DPS and support players for this upcoming Overwatch League Season. But while this new roster seems better than others in the Western Division, it is not nearly as good as the Reign’s previous squad – at least, on paper.

Atlanta Reign 2022 Roster

Tank:

  • Blake “Gator” Scott
  • Xander “Hawk” Domecq

The Atlanta Reign tanking duo is back for a new Season. Blake “Gator” Scott and Xander “Hawk” Domecq were both with the team last year, helping Atlanta secure second place in the Overwatch League 2021 Playoffs. These two players have a complementary hero pool, Gator mastering main tank heroes while Hawk specializes in off-tanks.

Support:

  • Benjamin “UltraViolet” David
  • Christian “Ojee” Han

Benjamin “UltraViolet” David is a rookie from Contenders making his first steps on the Overwatch League stage with Atlanta Reign this Season. This flex support player dominated the North American Contenders. He won most monthly competitions in 2020 and 2021 with his different teams, starting with Tier 2 Drama Alert Nation before joining American Tornado and finally Redbird Esports.

The new main support of Atlanta Reign is Christian “Ojee” Han. He played almost a year as a duo with UltraViolet in American Tornado, stomping over the North American Contenders. When his partner joined Redbird Esports, Ojee played with Bobby Wasabi, ending third in the Contenders 2021 NA Season 3–September.

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DPS:

  • Kai “Kai” Collins
  • Charlie “nero” Zwarg
  • Dong-keun “Venom” Lee
  • Nicholas “Speedily” Zou

Kai “Kai” Collins is the hitscan specialist of Atlanta Reign. He joined the team last year, mainly playing Cassidy, Hanzo, and Ashe to help his team secure wins. And even if Atlanta Reign didn’t win any monthly competition, it was a serious contestant that ended second in the Overwatch League 2021 Playoffs.

After playing with Guangzhou Charge and San Francisco Shock, Charlie “nero” Zwarg is now joining Atlanta Reign for the upcoming Overwatch League Season. If Kai mainly plays hitscan heroes, nero is more of a projectile specialist. If he didn’t manage to help San Francisco Shock get its three-peat, nero signed a solid performance last year.

Dong-keun “Venom” Lee is an unexpected signing for Atlanta Reign. He played on and off for a few years in Contenders, lastly playing with Odyssey in the North American Contenders before announcing his retirement. Venom is known for his Tracer plays, so he might replace Kai and nero if the team needs a Tracer – but otherwise, chances are he won’t be part of the starting five.

The fourth DPS player signed by Atlanta Reign this Season is Nicholas “Speedily” Zou. This flex DPS won’t be playing the first months of the Overwatch League Season, as he is still underage and will turn 18 on August 26. He mainly plays flanker heroes, like Doomfist or Sombra, making him a real threat to enemy backlines. He played in Contenders with American Tornado, alongside the two support players Ojee and UltraViolet.

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Atlanta Reign 2022 Power Rankings

Last year, Atlanta Reign reached the Overwatch League Grand Finals for the first time in its history. But the off-season saw DPS players Se-hyun “Pelican” Oh and Tae-hoon “Edison” Kim leave the team, as well as support players Seung-hyun “Ir1s” Kim and Petja “Masaa” Kantanen.

If Atlanta Reign signed new players to replace them, the new players lack the experience of the former ones. However, both the tank and support duos have experience working together and complementary hero pools. This should help Atlanta Reign defeat some teams playing against them in the Western Division, but may not be enough to reach the Playoffs once again.

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