“So to thank all of you and to thank all of your support, I will become the best tank player in the Overwatch League to the end.”
From Pro-AM to the Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals, Florida Mayhem's Ham "Someone" Jeong-wan has been an unstoppable force all season long. His efforts just got celebrated live at Toronto's Mattamy Athletic Centre! He not only became the 2023 Overwatch League MVP, but also the winner of the Dennis Hawelka Award.
Someone, Florida Mayhem and the Dennis Hawelka Award
Florida Mayhem player Someone received the Dennis Hawelka Award. This award is all about being a positive force on one's team and the Overwatch 2 community. It celebrates the human side of the competition, reminding everyone that being good at video games is just one aspect of what makes a top-tier player.
When asked about what this award means to him, Someone said that it represents getting recognized for how he treats, engages, and interacts with his fans. The player also shared his thoughts about the positive energy within Floridan Mayhem.
"I'm not too sure how my teammates feel about me 'cause we don't really talk about that stuff, but for me, I hope that my teammates felt that positive energy that I really wanted to give out to them," Someone said during the on-stage interview. "And also the communication. We communicate a lot, we talk a lot. So in the game, [when] we have to be serious, we [would] be serious. When it's outside of the game, we could have fun together."
Someone as the MVP of Overwatch League 2023
Right after winning the Dennis Hawelka Award, Someone stood on stage to wait for the MVP's arrival. However, it turned out that Someone also won this title! The attendees cheered and chanted "MVP" in celebration.
"For season MVP, I've known and respected all of the previous-season MVP winners, so this really feels amazing," Someone said. He then promised his fans that he'll do his best to win the Overwatch League 2023 competition for them.
"Throughout my time with the Florida Mayhem, I've been growing and the fanbase has been growing as well," he continued. "So to thank all of you and to thank all of your support, I will become the best tank player in the Overwatch League to the end."
Before Someone left the stage, he did a short dance to keep the positive energy going. The audience cheered loudly when he thanked them himself. More chants of "MVP" continued throughout the venue.
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