Imagine if you could create a super roster of players that represented the best players in the league in their respective roles—who would you pick? The 2019 Overwatch League Role Stars class is our ultimate top-tier roster of the year, a standout team that represents the best-of-the-best of professional Overwatch.

To develop this roster, we invited general managers, head coaches, broadcast talent, and members of the media to cast four votes per role for players who are eligible to be measured via the Player Impact Rating system. The votes have been counted and now we are proud to present the 2019 Overwatch League Role Stars.

Role Stars: Damage

Corey “Corey” Nigra, Washington Justice

For most of the season, a matchup against the Justice looked very winnable—but that was before Corey got rolling. In Stage 4, Corey was able to shift off Zarya duty and get back on damage, where he destroyed teams with his efficient, carry-worthy play on Hanzo and Widowmaker.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in final blows/10 mins as Hanzo in teamfights (19.3)
  • 1st in hero damage/10 mins as Hanzo in teamfights (14,807)
  • 1st in first elimination rate as Hanzo (19.7%)
  • 1st in first elimination rate as Widowmaker (20.1%)
  • 1st in final blows/10 mins as Widowmaker in teamfights (15.6)

Jin-Hyeok “Dding” Yang, Shanghai Dragons

Dding helped transform last season’s winless Dragons into a playoff team in 2019. His mastery of Pharah and flexibility with Sombra put the league on notice that Shanghai is a force to be reckoned with.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in teamfight win rate with Barrage (66.8%)
  • 2nd in hero damage/10 mins as Pharah in teamfights (16,311)
  • 5th in teamfight win rate as Pharah (57%)
  • 2nd in hero damage/10 mins as Sombra in teamfights (10,311)
  • 5th in teamfight win rate as Sombra (50%)

Hyo-Jong “Haksal” Kim, Vancouver Titans

Haksal helped power the Titans to a Pacific Division title and the league’s best record in 2019. His deadly Genji play consistently wrecked opposing teams and his stellar off-role Brigitte play made Vancouver the masters of the triple-tank, triple-support meta.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in hero damage/10 mins as Brigitte in teamfights (8,082)
  • 1st in healing/10 mins as Brigitte in teamfights (13,584)
  • 1st in final blows/10 mins as Genji in teamfights (16.0)
  • 1st in teamfight win rate with Dragonblade as Genji (67.3%)
  • 2nd in final blows/10 mins as Mei in teamfights (8.2)

Jay “Sinatraa” Won, San Francisco Shock

Sinatraa is a fearsome and aggressive damage player—just ask anyone who has faced his Doomfist. But he also deserves recognition for his impressive ability to flex to Zarya, which helped propel the Shock to the second-best record in the league.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in hero damage/10 mins as Doomfist in teamfights (12,414)
  • 1st in teamfight win rate as Doomfist (56%)
  • 1st in hero damage/10 mins as all heroes in teamfights (15,577)
  • 1st in hero damage/10 mins as Zarya in teamfights (16,488)
  • 1st in teamfight win rate with Graviton Surge (69.1%)

The following players just missed the top-four cut for damage, but still deserve honorable mention:

  • Min-Sung “Diem” Bae, Shanghai Dragons
  • Jun “Erster” Jeong, Atlanta Reign
  • Yi “Jinmu” Hu, Chengdu Hunters
  • Dong-Jun “Rascal” Kim, San Francisco Shock

Role Stars: Tank

Hyo-Bin “Choihyobin” Choi, San Francisco Shock

Choihyobin’s steady off-tank play anchored the Shock throughout the 2019 season. His timely D.Va Self-Destructs triggered plenty of teamfight victories, and his ability to swap to Roadhog and control the ground game in Stage 4 was equally impressive.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in teamfight win rate as D.Va (59%)
  • 3rd in deaths/10 mins (fewest) in teamfights as D.Va (4.4)
  • 1st in teamfight win rate as Roadhog (66%)
  • 2nd in final blows/10 mins as Roadhog in teamfights (13.4)
  • 2nd in hero damage/10 mins as Roadhog in teamfights (9,426)

Qiulin “Guxue” Xu, Hangzhou Spark

There was a lot of optimism around the Spark entering the season, and a lot of that was because of Guxue’s potential. Hangzhou’s main tank didn’t disappoint, exciting fans and carrying his teammates to the playoffs with a steady dose of solid Reinhardt, Orisa, and Winston play.

Signature stats:

  • 2nd in final blows/10 mins in as Orisa in teamfights (7.3)
  • 4th in teamfight win rate with Reinhardt (53%)
  • 3rd in teamfight win rate with Primal Rage (67.3%)
  • 5th in final blows/10 mins as Winston in teamfights (8.0)
  • 5th in hero damage/10 mins as Winston in teamfights (10,952)

Dong-Gyu “Mano” Kim, New York Excelsior

Mano quietly stars on a very talented NYXL team, but his mechanical mastery of tank heroes—in particular Reinhardt, Winston, and Orisa—spoke very loudly on his behalf. Mano’s decisive timing and positioning made him a factor other teams had to plan around.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in final blows/10 mins as Reinhardt in teamfights (9.3)
  • 1st in teamfight win rate as Reinhardt (60%)
  • 1st in teamfight win rate with Earthshatter (70.5%)
  • 3rd in final blows/10 mins as Winston in teamfights (8.1)
  • 5th in teamfight win rate as Winston (53%)

Matthew “Super” DeLisi, San Francisco Shock

Super teamed up with fellow Role Star Sinatraa to form one of the league’s most formidable tank lines during the 3-3 meta. Super’s super-consistent play on the frontline allowed his teammates to find space, play aggressively, and keep opponents off-guard.

Signature stats:

  • 2nd in teamfight win rate with Primal Rage (69.4%)
  • 2nd in teamfight win rate with Earthshatter (68.2%)
  • 3rd in hero damage/10 mins as Reinhardt in teamfights (11,722)
  • 3rd in final blows/10 mins as Reinhardt in teamfights (8.7)
  • 3rd in teamfight win rate as Reinhardt (59%)

Honorable mention:

  • Menghan “Ameng” Ding
  • Sang-Beom “Bumper” Park, Vancouver Titans
  • Jun-Ho “Fury” Kim, London Spitfire
  • Hyeon-Woo “Jjanu” Choi, Vancouver Titans

Role Stars: Support

Ho-Jin “IDK” Park, Hangzhou Spark

IDK’s stability and balance on Lúcio allowed the Spark to navigate numerous meta shifts and shifting tactics, and ultimately helped the team secure the fourth-best record in the league.

Signature stats:

  • 2nd in environmental kills/10 mins as Lúcio (0.49)
  • 5th in hero damage/10 mins as Lúcio in teamfights (6,448)
  • 5th in deaths/10 mins (fewest) as Lúcio in teamfights (5.1)
  • 7th in teamfight win rate as Lúcio (51%)
  • 4th in teamfight win rate with Amplification Matrix (67.0 %)

Young-Seo “Kariv” Park, Los Angeles Valiant

Kariv’s steady and effective support play helped the Valiant overcome a disastrous start to the 2019 season, and several standout Ana performances were the catalyst for a strong Stage 4 push that fell just short of the playoffs.

Signature stats:

  • 4th in final blows/10 mins as Zenyatta in teamfights (6.6)
  • 5th in teamfight win rate as Zenyatta (53%)
  • 1st in enemies slept/10 mins (7.3)
  • 4th in final blows/10 mins as Ana in teamfights (3.9)
  • 10th in teamfight win rate as Ana (51%)

Grant “Moth” Espe, San Francisco Shock

Moth, the fourth member of the Shock to land a Role Star spot, was a constant in the lineup. His dependable performances on Lúcio, combined with his strong decision-making and communication, kept San Francisco among the league’s elite teams regardless of meta.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in teamfight win rate as Lúcio (58%)
  • 2nd in healing/10 mins as Lúcio in teamfights (8,424)
  • 2nd in hero damage/10 mins in teamfights as Baptiste (4,977)
  • 2nd in teamfight win rate with Amplification Matrix (71.4%)
  • 3rd in final blows/10 mins in teamfights as Baptiste (4.7)

Ju-Seok “Twilight” Lee, Vancouver Titans

Twilight has drawn a lot of comparisons to 2018 Overwatch League MVP Jjonak because of his ability to deliver both high-end damage and healing on Zenyatta and Ana. His support skills forced other teams to account for him, opening up further opportunities for his talented teammates.

Signature stats:

  • 1st in hero damage/10 mins as Zenyatta in teamfights (12,696)
  • 1st in teamfight win rate as Zenyatta (59%)
  • 2nd in final blows/10 mins as Zenyatta in teamfights (6.7)
  • 2nd in hero damage/10 mins as Ana in teamfight (5,485)
  • 3rd in final blows/10 mins as Ana in teamfights (4.5)

Honorable mention:

  • Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang, New York Excelsior
  • Jin-Seo “Shu” Kim, Guangzhou Charge
  • Seong-Jun “Slime” Kim, Vancouver Titans
  • Min-Ki “Viol2t” Park, San Francisco Shock

The 2019 Overwatch League Role Stars will receive special recognition during the 2020 season, so keep an eye out on the Overwatch League Twitter account for an announcement soon!