Architect
Park Min-ho 
South Korea
San Francisco Shock
Becomes the key to the Shock's win
May 26, 2018
Architect carried his team with stellar coordination in a 4-0 stomp of the Houston Outlaws on Friday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Despite his short time on the team, Architect has become essential to the Shock's strategy. His ability to play Genji, Widowmaker and Tracer makes him incredibly flexible in the diverse Stage 4 meta. His hero pool was in full force this series as he swapped between Genji and Widowmaker in the first half of the series. Architect's Genji was able to coordinate beautifully with super's Winston and ChoiHyoBin's D.Va as the Shock ran full dive compositions on their attack rounds. Their teamwork was able to easily tear Houston from their defensive holds. Then, during Shock's defensive rounds, Architect's Widowmaker continued to be one of the best in the League. His Widowmaker laid down massive pressure in Horizon Lunar Colony and Blizzard World, preventing the Outlaws from scoring a single point.
Slices enemy backline
May 19, 2018
Architect had free reign to play Genji in a 3-1 win over the Seoul Dynasty on Friday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Seoul Dynasty has not adapted to the new meta well and Architect took full advantage of this flaw. Surprisingly, Architect did not bring out any new techniques to defeat Seoul, as he almost solely played Genji the entire time. His Genji was able to melt the Dynasty by simply diving the enemy backline and using his Dragonblade ultimate. On Blizzard World, this basic tactic scored a massive pentakill that allowed San Francisco to capture Point B. The only place Architect stumbled was on Oasis, where Seoul ran Pharah, a target Architect struggled to take out.
Pops off with Genji
May 16, 2018
Architect nearly carried his team on his back in a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Gladiators on Wednesday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Architect continued to be the biggest slaying factor for the San Francisco Shock, nearly turning around some maps thanks to flexible Genji. However, the biggest problem facing him was his teammates' discomfort with the new meta, as he and his teammates fell back to Stage 2 dive compositions. While this would allow Architect to play his signature Genji, it wasn't enough to beat Los Angeles' flexible roster. For example, Architect was able to force a second defense round for San Francisco on Horizon Lunar Colony thanks to an excellent quad-kill Dragonblade on his offense of Point A.
Struggles to avoid enemy bait
May 3, 2018
Architect flexed across his DPS pool to help secure the 3-2 win over the Houston Outlaws on Wednesday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Architect's aggression saw some pros and cons this series. For one, Architect's bold gameplay allowed him to clutch up in tight scenarios to help stop the Houston Outlaws, such as on Numbani and Route 66. However, Architect was easily baited by the Outlaw's superior positioning. Architect played Widowmaker on Volskaya Industry and Numbani where he struggled to out-snipe the enemy sniper that took strange angles. Because of Architect's weak Widowmaker, San Francisco struggled on both maps. It wasn't until Architect used Genji during the Shock's attack round on Numbani that he was able to land the kills needed.
Clutches Temple of Anubis
April 27, 2018
Architect shut down the New York Excelsior for one map in a 3-1 win on Thursday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Architect has slowly been building a name for himself to possibly surpass sinatraa. This match certainly helped make that case. Playing a variety of DPS heroes this series, it was his Sombra on Temple of Anubis that really stole the show. His ability to easily dive New York's backline was the game changer for San Francisco's defense, allowing him to pop EMPs to utterly shutdown all of New York's utility. Also employing clever tricks, like hacking the Health Pack beneath the bridge by second point and setting up his translocator in spawn, meant he could easily build up his ultimate with little worry. Unfortunately, subsequent maps saw Architect struggled to easily dive onto New York mainly due to their strong counter-dive tactics.
Decimates as Widowmaker
April 21, 2018
Architect slowly dismantled the Philadelphia Fusion in a 3-1 win on Friday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Architect showed off the full power of his Widowmaker in this series thanks to a favorable map pool and strong support players. His Widowmaker role was essential in Volskaya Industry and Route 66, both heavy sniper maps. Positioning himself aggressively and making fast challenges, Architect picked off support players and shut down Philadelphia's Carpe. His best map was easily Route 66, where he pinned down his enemies' support players. Constantly snapping Philadelphia's Zenyatta and Mercy as soon as they dared to peek, Architect prevented his opponents from ever managing an offense.
Shows off his top heroes
April 19, 2018
Architect finally showed off his best heroes in a 4-0 win over the Dallas Fuel on Wednesday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
After a disappointing couple of performances due to his hero picks, Architect finally has gotten enough practice to play his main heroes with his teammates, Widowmaker and Genji. Architect's Widowmaker turned out to be key on San Francisco's defense of Temple of Anubis and Blizzard World. Simply sitting back, he could score easy picks as his opponents struggled to pull off any kind of organized assault. Architect's Genji was equally important in the Shocks' offensive rounds. His incredibly patient Genji allowed him to poke damage before diving with a Dragonblade, such as in Shock's attack of Temple of Anubis.
Stubbornly sticks to Sombra
April 12, 2018
Architect stuck closely to Sombra despite the better options in a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant on Wednesday of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Despite being a famous Genji main, Architect rarely played his main hero outside of one map. Instead, he tried to make Sombra desperately work even in circumstances where Sombra's kit was a hindrance. A key example was his time on Ilios. Architect played Sombra into Valiant's Pharah, but because of Pharah's airborne kit, Architect struggled to shutdown or even do damage to the enemy Pharah. This problem was further exacerbated by his teammate's sticking to a close-range dive composition of Tracer, Winston, and D.Va.
Newest DPS for San Francisco
March 13, 2018
Architect has signed with the San Francisco Shock, the team announced Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
With the Shock currently struggling their way through Stage 2 of the OWL, it's perhaps not surprising that they've decided to pick up another body in the form of DPS player, Architect. He will likely slot in as a second DPS to babybay while the team waits for superstar sinatraa to become eligible for play. The trio of babybay, sinatraa, and Architect could very well be quite formidable and enough to help turn things around for the Shock.
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