One of the new teams to join the Overwatch League – Paris Eternal – will have to prove it has what it takes to stand among the best of the best. Can they do it?
A lot of the new teams that are joining the Overwatch League in Season 2 are a wild card. Making any preliminary analysis can be hard without seeing the team play. That being said, some speculations can be made about what can be expected from the Paris Eternal.
It is the only team in Overwatch that hails from continental Europe and therefore the only one to field an entirely European roster making it quite unique in that regard. However, the old saying “All is fair in love and war” fully applies here, everything will be on the line during the competition. Can the best of Europe truly rival the sheer raw talent that comes from South Korea? A question fans will soon have an answer to.
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Paris Eternal is certainly not going to lack in terms of strategic advice. Assistant coach Kyle “KyKy” Souder is a veteran so to speak and does not lack any experience. Player development coach Félix “Féfé” Munch has a proven track record with Contenders EU champions Eagle Gaming. And finally, head coach Julien “Daemon” Ducros is known for his work with the Los Angeles Valiant. In addition, Joni “Seita” Paavola would be acting as strategic coach, specializing in the development of tanks and supports. Between all four of them, the roster will hopefully unleash their potential and surprise the rest of the more seasoned teams who already have experience in Season 1.
Harrison “Kruise” Pond and Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen are not exactly nobodies either. Both players have the charisma and leadership skills needed to fit in as strong shot callers. Some players of their roster already have an idea of what to expect. Finnbjorn “Finnsi” Jonasson and Terence “Soon” Tarlier were both part of the Los Angeles Valiant. Hopefully, there’s already a built-in synergy between the two Valiant players. Those two should also already be familiar with the methodology of their head coach in theory. Georgii “Shadowburn” Gushcah played for Philadelphia Fusion last season so he isn’t exactly a newcomer either.
It’s hard to say what Paris Eternal is capable of yet. However, they do have an advantage in terms of unpredictability and the element of surprise. This is particularly true against some of the weaker teams in the League. If they manage to utilize that to their advantage, it’s possible that those early critical wins give them the push and experience needed to capitalize on their strong sides when it really counts.
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