Best Overwatch Players 2024: Who Are The Top Overwatch Players?

Best Overwatch Players

The best Overwatch players for 2024 leave the OWL and now compete in a new format. With the Overwatch 2024 season incoming, we’ve gathered our picks for the top 10 best Overwatch players below.

The Best Overwatch Players in 2024

Especially considering how different Overwatch 2 has been, these rankings are only a suggestion of what these Overwatch pro players are capable of. For this list, we’ve used the publically available database at Esports Earnings tracking earnings at Overwatch tournaments.

Also worth noting is that we’re only taking a look at the best Overwatch Player of All-Time!

RankNameOverall Earnings
1Myeong "smurf" Yoo$355,350
2Grant "Moth" Espe$353,964
3Matthew "super" DeLisi$353,614
4Choi "ChoiHyoBin" Hyo Bin$352,823
5Park "Viol2t" Min Ki$349,567
6Kim "Rascal" Dong Jun $347,275
7Kwon "Striker" Nam Joo $335,590
8Kang "Void" Jun Woo$324,351
9Park "Profit" Joon-yeong$302,800
10Lee "Twilight" Joo Seok$300,558

10. Lee “Twilight” Joo-seok

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Image Credits: Boston Uprising

Playing for several OWL franchises across his interesting career, Lee “Twilight” Joo-seok has proven to be a truly flexible player.

Winning a World Championship with San Francisco Shock, achievements also streamed in thanks to his time at Vancouver Titans and Toronto Defiant.

Heading into 2024, he’ll be joining a few other veterans on Boston Uprising, rumoured to be the best players in Overwatch 2.

  • Earnings: $300,558
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Final, OWL 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs

9. Park “Profit” Joon-yeong

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Image Credits: OWL

In 2024, very few players are those who have been present since the very beginning of the Overwatch League. 

One such example is Park “Profit” Joon-yeong, who is known for multiple achievements in his career. Apart from being the first player to ever reach 10,000 total eliminations in the Overwatch League, he’s known for partnering with Gesture, who’s now retired.

Since winning the Inaugural Season Playoffs with London Spitfire, he has stayed loyal to Seoul Dynasty, winning as recently as 2022 – earning his spot as one of the best Overwatch players on some of the best Overwatch teams.

  • Earnings:$302,800
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2022 Kickoff Clash, Inaugural Season Playoffs, APAC Premier 2017

8. Kang “Void” Jun-woo

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Image Credits: OWL

Another top Overwatch organization with a decorated legacy is Shanghai Dragons. Crowned as World Champions back in 2021, one key player enabling this success was none other than Kang “Void” Jun-woo.

Despite officially retiring in 2022, Seoul Dynasty announced the signing of the veteran in the 2023 season – we can’t wait to witness his return to the limelight and perhaps rise to be one of the best Overwatch 2 players.

  • Earnings:$324,351
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2021 Playoffs, OWL 2021 June Joust, OWL 2022 Summer Showdown

7. Kwon “Striker” Nam-joo

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Image Credits: OWL

Just another San Francisco Shock player on the list.

In seventh place on our best Overwatch players list, Kwon “Striker” Nam-joo is a two-time World Championship who has his accomplishments up his sleeve.

Namely, his first season in 2017 on Boston Uprising featured an MVP performance, allowing the organization to go a full stage with zero defeats. Since 2022, the veteran returned to Boston Uprising, hungry to win again.

  • Earnings: $335,590
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Finals, OWL 2019 Playoffs, OWL 2020 Countdown Cup

6. Kim “rascal” Dong-jun

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Although coming in at fifth place on our list of the best Overwatch players, Kim “rascal” Dong-jun has achieved what no other player has.

Yes, apart from his contributions to helping San Francisco Shock dominate the Overwatch League for two years, his retirement led to a coaching opportunity like no other.

Helping Dallas Fuel achieve a World Championship last season, he’s the only individual to win the World Championship three times – twice as a player, once as a coach. Undoubtedly, one of the best players in Overwatch and a contender to be one of the best players in Overwatch 2 while being one of the best Overwatch streamers.

  • Earnings: $347,275
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Finals, OWL 2019 Playoffs. (As coach – 1st at OWL 2022 Playoffs)

5. Park “Viol2t” Min-Ki

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Image Credits: OWL

While Tanks were considered the essential role back in the original Overwatch, Overwatch 2 places more importance on Support.

As one of the best Support players in Overwatch, Park “Viol2t” Min-Ki is a star-studded veteran whose claim to fame is once again, thanks to success found at San Francisco Shock.

Departing last month, his new role on Houston Outlaws will be a great test to see if this player can perform in a new organization.

  • Earnings: $349,567
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Finals, OWL 2019 Playoffs, OWL 2020 Countdown Cup

4. Choi “ChoiHyoBin” Hyo Bin

Image Credits: San Francisco Shock

As one of the most dominant Tank players in the game, Choi “ChoiHyoBin” Hyo Bin helped San Francisco Shock on their dominant run which we’ve spoken so extensively about.

Retiring in 2021, his playstyle is still emulated and he is recognized as one of the top Overwatch players of all time.

  • Earnings: $352,823
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Finals, OWL 2020 Countdown Cup, OWL 2020 May Melee

3. Matthew “super” DeLisi

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Image Credits: San Francisco Shock

Playing alongside Choi “ChoiHyoBin” Hyo Bin, the true main tank for San Francisco Shock was Matthew “super” DeLisi, known for his epic Reinhardt play in the Overwatch League.

Retiring in 2022, his achievements are that of the San Francisco Shock dominant run as aforementioned.

  • Earnings:$353,614
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Finals, OWL 2020 Countdown Cup, OWL 2020 May Melee

2. Grant “Moth” Espe

The Best Overwatch Players in 2024
Image Credits: San Francisco Shock

With only a two-year fling on San Francisco Shock, being part of their World Championship roster, Grant “Moth” Espe supported his teammates both figurately and literally as a Support.

Following his Francisco run, he also competed on Los Angeles Gladiators to win the OWL 2021 Countdown Cup – since then he is now retired.

  • Earnings: $353,964
  • Best Achievements:1st at OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Finals, OWL 2020 Countdown Cup, OWL 2020 May Melee

1. Yoo “smurf” Myeong-hwan

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Kicking off our list is one of the best players in Overwatch whose achievements will set a common theme in this top 10 list of best Overwatch Players.

Thanks to his successful time at San Francisco Shock, he has been crowned a World Champion twice.

In addition, what helped propel him to his number one spot, has been his performance on Seoul Dynasty in the past two years too. Currently signed on Boston Uprising, this legendary Tank still seems hungry to win more and continue being one of the top Overwatch players of all-time and now one of the best Overwatch 2 players.

  • Earnings: $355,350
  • Best Achievements: 1st at OWL 2019 Playoffs, OWL 2020 Playoffs Grand Finals, OWL 2022 Kickoff Clash

Who is the best Overwatch Player of All Time?

A classic question for any esports scene – who is the best Overwatch player of all-time?

Naturally, such an open-ended and subjective question yields quite a number of answers from the community. For such questions, there are varying criteria for what it takes to be the ‘best’ – perhaps the number of event wins, total prize earnings or simply their effect on the community.

Regardless, there are several names which always crop up when discussing this topic, let’s take a look at the usual suspects:

  • Jehong “ryujehong” Ryu – respecting for his wins in the early APEX Championships, his support role also earned him a total of two back-to-back Overwatch World Cup wins. Retiring a few seasons ago, he remains active in the community as a content creator and a contender for the best there ever was.
  • Joon-yeong “Profit” Park – apart from being one of the best Tracer players of all-time with record-breaking DPS performances, he is one of the most popular faces in the scene thanks to his incredible performances both before and in the inaugural year of the Overwatch League. He competes alongside other players such as Gesture respected as the best Overwatch players of all-time.
  • Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park – is another notable name associated with both his time on OGN, weird hero picks and dominating the first season of the Overwatch League until retiring in 2021. As one of the early investors in competitive Overwatch, Saebyeolbe is respected as one of the best to ever do it in the community.

Those are just three examples of players respected to be the best Overwatch Players of All-Time. Of course, there are many other contenders, all with different roles both in-game and outside the game to help bring competitive Overwatch to its current state.

Who is the best female Overwatch Player?

Who is the best female Overwatch Player?

With the Overwatch League being open to female Overwatch Players, only a handful have left an impact on the scene.

If we were to offer our pick for the best female Overwatch Player, it would have to be none other than Gabriela “Win98” Vieira.

In her short career of two years, the talented player showed up in a big way in Tier 2 Overwatch, being the first ever female player to win Overwatch Contenders and prove that female players can compete with the rest.

In addition, she was nominated for the 2019 Brazil Esports Award for Best Overwatch Player to celebrate this achievement. Although retiring since then, her achievements resulted in steps forward for female Overwatch esports.

What percentage of players are Masters in Overwatch?

Do you think you have what it takes to compete with the best of the best?

One way to figure this out is by taking a look at your rank and whether or not you fall in the top 2 ranks – Master or Grandmaster. Here’s how the percentage of players are split into these rankings:

  • Master – 3% of players
  • Grandmasters – 1% of players

Only 4% of players are at least Masters in Overwatch 2. If you’re ranked that high, it might be time to compete.

Conclusion

Now with Overwatch 2 being the new title and the Overwatch League over, we’ll be curious to see which players rise to become the best Overwatch 2 players.

So, would we say that Overwatch is dying? Well, with a brand new title, a new season format and a list of the best Overwatch 2 players which is constantly changing, we have high hopes for 2024.

Images courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best overwatch player of all time?

The best Overwatch player varies, but Jehong “ryujehong” Ryu, Joon-yeong “Profit” Park, and Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park are often considered among the top contenders.

Who is the best female Overwatch Player?

The best female Overwatch player is Gabriela “Win98” Vieira. She made a significant impact in Tier 2 Overwatch and as the first female player to win Overwatch Contenders, demonstrated that female players can compete at the highest level. Her achievements earned her a nomination for the 2019 Brazil Esports Award for Best Overwatch Player.

What percentage of players are Masters in Overwatch?

Around 3% of Overwatch 2 players are at least ranked as Masters, making them eligible to compete with the best in the game. 1% of the player base in Overwatch 2 are Grandmasters.
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