All champions want an incredible story.
For both finalists of OGN's Overwatch APEX Season 4, an exciting finish to compelling storylines awaits. GC Busan aims for a Royal Road, a title granted to an amateur team that wins its first major tournament. RunAway, a year after almost closing up shop, aims to put a bow on its survive-and-thrive story.
The finals are scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday.
Map 1: Control
Map 2: Assault/Escort
Map 3: Assault
Map 4: Escort
Map 5: Assault
Map 6: Escort
Map 7: Assault/Escort
GC Busan toppled several favorites on its road to the finals as a rookie team. It took down Lunatic-Hai twice in the double-elimination quarterfinals group stage and destroyed Cloud9 KongDoo in the semifinals.
Lee "Hooreg" Dong-eun and Park "Profit" Joon-yeong are two of the best DPS players in South Korea right now. Hooreg is extremely flexible for the team, diving in on Doomfist or standing back and raining bullets as Soldier 76. Profit is GC Busan's Tracer specialist and rarely disappoints in that role.
Sung "WOOHYAL" Seung is GC Busan's D.Va player and may be one of the best in the league, always in to protect his team with the defense matrix at the right time and ensure that the offense and support lines of the team are functioning. GC Busan has the whole package, and taking it down will be incredibly difficult.
RunAway looks up to the task, however. After its early exit in Season 3 of APEX, RunAway has come back stronger than before. Lee "Stitch" Chung-hee's Tracer will match up against Profit in the finals and will likely be one of the key fights to the series. Even if they don't duel one-on-one, the better flanker of the two will tee up the rest of his team by assassinating backline units and forcing other players out of position.
The entire RunAway lineup is solid overall, and Kim "Haksal" Hyo-jong on Genji and Hwang "TiZi" Jang-hyeon on Winston stand out. The interesting thing about RunAway, however, and a potential wildcard, is the presence of Ryu "Kaiser" Sang-hoon. He rejoined the team before the season started but hasn't been on the starting roster, making him an unknown quantity. Despite his incredible play that made him a standout player in previous seasons, he's been biding his time quietly on the bench. If he subs in and plays anything close to how he used to, though, Kaiser's presence can be a game-changer.