The Seoul Dynasty, the only Korea-based team and one of the most likely candidates to win the finals, will debut in the first season of the league as part of the Pacific Division. Here's everything we know about them.
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Seoul Dynasty team information
- Owners: KSV Esports
- Dynasty are owned by Kevin Chou, founder of the intensely successful Kabam mobile gaming company and now CEO of KSV Esports, a partnership between the USA's Silicon Valley and Korea's thriving esports scene. He also has a hand in streamlabs and has invested in a number of gaming projects over the years.
- Division: Pacific
- Social links: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram
Seoul Dynasty roster
The Dynasty roster is the old Lunatic-Hai squad mixed with a few players from other high-performing Korean APEX teams. Only London Spitfire boast more players from the highest echelon of competition.
- In-Jae ‘EscA’ Kim, DPS, South Korea
- Sang-Beom 'Munchkin' Byun, DPS, South Korea
- Byung-Sun 'Fleta' Lim, DPS, South Korea
- Gi-Do ‘Gido’ Moon, DPS/Flex, South Korea
- Joon-Hyuk ‘Zunba’ Kim, Flex, South Korea
- Jae-Mo 'xepheR' Koo, Flex, South Korea
- Je-Hong ‘ryujehong’ Ryu, Support/Flex, South Korea
- Jin-Mo 'Tobi’ Yang, Support, South Korea
- Jin-Hyuk ‘Miro’ Gong, Tank, South Korea
- Seok-woo 'Wekeed' Choi, DPS, South Korea
- Joon-hyuk 'Bunny' Chae, DPS, South Korea
- Dae-kuk 'KuKi' Kim, Tank, South Korea
Coaching will be done by Kwang-jin Baek, Ho-jeong 'alwaysoov' Chae and Yo-han 'nuGget' Kim. Harry 'MaSsan' Cheong, former Hearthstone pro, is the global business director for KSV and Seoul Dynasty.
Seoul Dynasty skins
The Dynasty team skins and jersey use a black, gold, and white pallette. Here's their t-shirt and jersey:
Like all team jerseys and t-shirts, these are purchasable on the Blizzard gear store.
Seoul Dynasty schedule
Seoul Dynasty played three matches in preseason, and they won all three, only dropping a couple of maps all that time. 4-0 over Shanghai Dragons put paid to our wonderings about the strength of the Chinese region versus Korea, while beating Houston was expected, taking New York down 3-1 shows that even the other all-Korean squads will struggle versus the Dynasty. In a preseason of upsets, Dynasty winning without too much of a sweat was the least surprising result of the tournament.
Season One - Stage One
- Thu Jan 11 @ 11:00 KST vs. Dallas Fuel
- Sun Jan 14 @ 08:00 KST vs. Los Angeles Gladiators
- Thu Jan 18 @ 11:00 KST vs. Florida Mayhem
- Sat Jan 20 @ 09:00 KST vs. Boston Uprising
- Thu Jan 25 @ 11:00 KST vs. Shanghai Dragons
- Sat Jan 26 @ 09:00 KST vs. New York Excelsior
- Fri Feb 2 @ 11:00 KST vs. London Spitfire
- Sat Feb 3 @ 11:00 KST vs. Houston Outlaws
- Thu Feb 8 @ 13:00 KST vs. Los Angeles Valiant
- Sat Feb 10 @ 11:00 KST vs. San Francisco Shock
Stage one title matches will be that final weekend on Sunday, February 9 at 10:00 or 12:00 KST - likely the later slot as that is the purpose of the Pacific Division. The Dynasty are very likely to be part of these proceedings.