Last week we talked about the amazing work of Meta Athena as they basically crush their way through the Overwatch APEX Tournament with oddball styles. While we wait to see if it will carry them to the finals, we already have half of the final picture in place as another longshot team just stamped their ticket to the April 4 final bout. And stamped is the appropriate verb of the day as the final death nail came from a pro.
Ryu "Kaiser" Sang Hoon is the ace of Team RunAway to a degree and is essentially one of the most well-known Korean players for Overwatch in its brief existence. He is a master at the tank character Reinhardt and throughout the tournament was receiving praise for his work. In the Semi-Finals of APEX, RunAway were facing off against LW Blue, who were predicted to be one of the odds-on favorites headed into the event. The rounds for this series were tied up 2-2, going into a final battle on the Eichenwalde level. In the final area of the escort, Kaiser hits one of the most devastating ultimates you'll ever see in tournament play, and took the game for his team. Below is the round that sent them into the finals. Go to 2:40:50 and watch the glory as he takes out most of LW in a single shot.
If Meta Athena make it to the finals tonight, you'll be looking at one of the best underdog vs. underdog stories that tournament could ever build. Athena will face off against Lunatic-Hai on Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm KST (6AM EST).