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AMA with Fl0w3r - Ask Us Anything and Win Free Blizzard Balance!

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Greetings, this is Inven Global.

The Overwatch World Cup 2017 ended with South Korea’s victory, and now fans are waiting for the Overwatch League.

To contribute to the excitement, we have prepared an event for Overwatch fans: an AMA with an Overwatch pro who played for South Korea at the Overwatch World Cup! Inven Global is holding this AMA so that the Overwatch fans can have a chance to directly communicate with professional gamers.

The 10th pro gamer we invited is Yeon-oh "Fl0w3r" Hwang, the DPS for team South Korea.

 


Fl0w3r debuted as a pro as a DPS for LW Blue and proved his skills in many different tournaments like the Overwatch Power League, APEX, and IEM. DPS mains are usually good at either hitscan or projectile heroes, but Fl0w3r can show amazing gameplay with any types of DPS heroes. Fl0w3r led team S. Korea to victory in the Overwatch World Cup with Widowmaker and showed what One Shot One Kill is.


We will be holding a live AMA via our comment section at the bottom of this article, starting from November 13th, 22:00 PDT (November 14th, 14:00 KST). Fl0w3r will be reading all your questions from the comment section, and he will personally answer them, so feel free to ask all you want! Anything is okay- from Fl0w3r’s gameplay to personal questions regarding hobbies! He will also be answering your questions after the live AMA, so feel free to leave questions and comments below right now!


Also, we are holding two more AMA sessions for two more players from team South Korea, Jong-yeol “Saebyeolbe” Park (from November 12th 22:00) and Dong-gyu "Mano" Kim (from November 13th 20:00). The links to Saebyolbe’s AMA and Mano’s AMA are:


AMA with Saebyolbe - Ask Us Anything and Win Free Blizzard Balance!

AMA with Mano - Ask Us Anything and Win Free Blizzard Balance!

 

 

We will be giving $20-worth Blizzard Balance to 5 randomly selected people who participate in the AMA event. We are holding the same event for the AMA sessions for Saebyeolbe and Fl0w3r, and hope that many Overwatch fans will join in on asking the pros questions and win free Blizzard Balance!


※ The AMA with Fl0w3r is for people from all around the world, and the answers will be given to him in English. We would appreciate that you leave comments in English via Google Translator for those who would like to check them out. (Fl0w3r 선수와의 AMA는 전세계의 유저를 대상으로 진행 중이라 영어로 답변을 드릴 예정입니다. 구글 번역기 등을 활용하여 가급적 영어로 질문을 남겨주시면 이를 확인하는 많은 분들에게 큰 도움이 될 것으로 예상됩니다.)

 

※ AMA with Fl0w3r Event by Inven Global

- This event is for everyone who participates in the AMA with Fl0w3r via the comment section of this article.
- Prize: $20 Blizzard Balance Gift Card (5 people)
- Event will be held until November 14th 0:00 PDT.

 

※ Important notice regarding event prizes

- Blizzard Balance cards are for the North American server and cannot be redeemed on other servers.
- Blizzard Balance will be provided in a code format via the e-mail address you registered with at Inven Global website.

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  • 8

    Daram

    Now AMA start!

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    MelM

    1

    When was the most tilted you've ever gotten in a professional Overwatch match? How do you overcome times when the game annoys/upsets you?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @MelM

      Every matches in Season 3- I didn't have enough time to completely recover from my injury, but I had to play anyway, which was hard for me. And during these games, I try not to say much and be done with it as quickly as I can and play another game.

  • 0

    Pattrick36

    1

    Hi from Poland ,

    Do you know any hobbies you like other than Overwatch/gaming ?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Pattrick36

      Hi from South Korea!

      Going to karaoke with my friends!

  • 0

    coolestusername

    1

    Beside Team Fortress 2, what kinds of game did you play before you got into Overwatch? Also have you always wanted to be a professional player?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @coolestusername

      Quake & Warsow, and it was a dream I had since elementary school, but I didn't know I'd actually become one.

  • 0

    peanutbutter21

    2

    Touchy subject, but why are Korean people so sensitive to your past comments, while on the contrary, American fans do not care at all and just want to see you play?

    • 0

      Mrddab

      @peanutbutter21

      Nowday, Korean fans don't care about his past comments at all. Some shitty korean fans still being like a judge, but i think it isn't important now.

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @peanutbutter21

      I don't mind much since I play well now.

  • 0

    supdotcom

    1

    Since you are too young for OWL, what competitions can we expect to see you competing in next year?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @supdotcom

      You'd probably get to see me playing in the Contenders or APEX.

  • 0

    Tanky_Chan

    1

    Which was the most difficult team you guys face in the tournament?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Tanky_Chan

      Runaway in Season 2, and Lunatic-Hai from Season 3.

  • 0

    Cheyenne_Chua

    1

    What is your favorite game besides Overwatch?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Cheyenne_Chua

      Ghost Recon Wildlands, which I started playing recently.

  • 0

    Nancy

    1

    Any advice for those who want to go pro?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Nancy

      I don't have much to say since I got my experience from playing games so much, and became a pro gamer just like that... Always do your best!

  • 0

    Hendrick_Chan

    1

    Who's your favorite hero?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

  • 0

    melissa

    1

    Do you think you will be able to recover before joining the league? Do you have any special concerns for your wrists and fingers? What is a black line in a nail?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @melissa

      I think 1 year should be enough for me to recover completely, and my concern is that I can't play for long time due to not having much strength. And as for your last question, I am not certain but I think it's from stress.

  • 0

    Estanevando

    1

    Will you start streaming again soon? I'm really looking forward to it :D
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Estanevando

      I will once I get to LA :D

  • 0

    Mafirva

    1

    Hello Fl0w3r!

    Congrats on your win in World Cup. What is the best and also the worst part of being a pro player?

    Waiting for you to join OWL in S2. Fl0w3r fighting!

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Mafirva

      Hello Mafirva!


      The best part of being a pro gamer is playing tournaments and fans supporting you, while the worst part is missing my school life. Thanks, fighting!

  • 0

    noodlesan

    1

    Besides playing video games, what else do you enjoy doing?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @noodlesan

      Hanging out with friends!

  • 0

    Mrddab

    1

    Your Widow and pharah was amazing. What champ do you most prefer except those 2?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Mrddab

      Soldier: 76 & Bastion.

  • 0

    Sojoyou

    1

    Are there special way in practiceing genji?

    I'm very impressed with your genji in worldcup.

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Sojoyou What I did most was practice using Dragonblade in the custom mode. I've started practicing for 2 hours everyday. 
  • 0

    Yeanahwang

    1

    You are very young yet you have one of the most strongest and scariest aim skills and intelligence in understanding the game. Do you have any tips on how to improve your aim?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Yeanahwang

      Thanks for your compliment!

      What I did was practicing using "muscle-memory"- by practicing a lot, I let my bodies remember what to do naturally.

  • 0

    Yeanahwang

    1

    What kind of new dps hero would you like blizzard to add in overwatch in the future? 
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Yeanahwang

      A new DPS hero that is short-ranged.

  • 0

    iloveNY

    1

    Why are you not broadcasting on twitch? I can tell that all of your fans are DYING to see your broadcast!!!
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @iloveNY

      Sorry, I'll start broadcasting once I get to NY T^T

  • 0

    ack4times

    1

    Do you pay any other games besides OW?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @ack4times

      Ghost Recon Wildlands.

  • 0

    bunzOverwatch

    1

    How was your first blizzcon/overwatch world cup?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @bunzOverwatch

      I felt that we must defeat team U.S even if we weren't doing good, but we got to win which was unexpected, and I didn't know I'd be using Widowmaker that much but I did. I enjoyed it because the tournament was intense in overall.

  • 0

    Gabi

    1

    Did you ever doubt that you would win the world cup?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Gabi I did during the match against team U.S... at least until the 2nd set, but that wasn't the case in the 3rd set because I did great in it XD 
  • 0

    Juniper

    1

    Hi, Flow3r! I was wondering, what is your main motivation when it comes to playing Overwatch? Is it to have fun, the fame, to prove you're the best, or something else, possibly? Thanks!! Best of luck to you & your future! X

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Juniper

      Money... is the best!

  • 0

    databaseu

    2

    Who do you think is your greatest rival? :)

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @databaseu

      I'm not sure how things will turn out in future, but maybe the members in my team playing the same role as I am? Coz I can't stand the fact that I'm not the main player.

    • 0

      La_Masta

      @NYXL_Fl0w3r

      That’s a great fire in your belly keep it up

  • 0

    Memerits

    1

    Hey Flow3r!


    Congrats on your win in the World Cup!

    What is your goal in esports, what do you want to win in the future?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Memerits

      Hey Memrits! Thanks!

      My goal is to be placed 1st and earn a lot of money, and I'd like to win in OWL.

  • 0

    Meeker

    1

    How does your typical practice routine go?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Meeker

      I play scrims against 3 teams and practice 8 hours average individually everyday.

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    jelybins

    1

    Hi Fl0w3r I have a few questions:


    1. Besides your team members are there any other players you are personally close or friends with?


    2. Even though you are an incredible dps player, do you have any other player that you look up to?


    3. You are known for having a wide hero pool, however among all the heroes you play which hero are you most comfortable or confident with playing?


    Good luck and I can’t wait to see you play again!!

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @jelybins

      1) There are many players I'm personally close to, but I became real close to aKm recently from OWWC.


      2) Talespin - he's the one who influenced my hero pool the most.


      3) Mei


      Thanks and you'll see me soon!

  • 0

    Proxy

    1

    What happened to the pinkish hair? And why does seem to do so well in overwatch. What's the common denomitator, lunatic hai is a dominant team, team SK, what's makes SK stand so dominant?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Proxy

      I sometimes feel like having unique hair styles like ryujehong cutting off all his hair. Do you mean to ask what makes team SK so dominant?? I guess it's just because we have 6 players on our team, so why wouldn't we win?

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    Mankinen20

    1

    Does it suck that you cannot participate in owl season 1 because of your age?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Mankinen20

      Yes it sucks. I always played in the 1st seasons of each tournaments, like OWWC and APEX.

  • 0

    Molskiiii

    1

    How do you balance school/work and gaming? (If you’re in school)

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Molskiiii I don't go to school so... yeah :)
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    kanekineko

    1

    Hiya Fl0w3r, congrats on the World Cup win! I enjoyed watching your gameplay the most during the competition. I have two questions. First, which hero do you struggle to play against the most or find the most annoying to have to go against? Also, what is your favorite food to eat?

    Thanks :)

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @kanekineko

      Hiya there!

      First, I'd say Winston & D.Va are most annoying heroes to play against for me. And I like all food but recently, I grew to like the Japanese cuisine.

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    Archer_nn

    1

    Hello, Fl0w3r-nim! I remember watching you in IEM finals last year. You were extremely happy and emotional, because you played such an important role in that victory and it made you a star in korean pro-scene. Now, after World Cup, you're famous worldwide. So, how did your life change or should I say is changing now, after OWWC? Did you have a great time at Blizzcon and in US in general? What are you planning to do to save and improve your skills during upcoming year without OWL?


    Wishing you the best of luck in your future career and I'm looking forward to seeing you in action again!

    • 1

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Archer_nn

      Hello!

      Well, carrying the game was what I should have done in the first place, and I don't know how my life changed after that so far. I enjoyed my time in US, although I did find it hard to get used to the different time zone. Once my hand recovers, I'm sure that I will be able to improve my skills even more. Thank you for your support!

  • 0

    Mishkips

    1

    How does it feel to know you're the best DPS in the world, and you're not even 18 yet?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Mishkips

      Well, I feel that it's something I should try to keep even in future.

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    petaldancing

    1

    Who is the hottest Overwatch character in your opinion?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @petaldancing Hanzo :D The hottest guy ever (although I'm not gay)
  • 0

    Jack_Wegason

    1

    Do you use different sensitivity settings on different types heroes?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Jack_Wegason

      All my sensitivity settings are different for each heroes, and I even have different cross hairs for some heroes.

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    chromaticrose

    1

    Hello Fl0w3r! I wanted to know, what is your favorite type of flower? Haha :) Also, is there a hero that you would like to get better at, or are you confident playing pretty much every hero in the roster?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @chromaticrose

      Hello! I did get that nickname coz I like flowers in overall, but if I were to pick one, I'd say rose :)

      I am confident in playing every heroes in the roster!

  • 0

    Zelniq

    1

    What do you think about the idea to allow non-healers the ability to see your allies through walls (their health and what hero) just like healers can? Should Blizzard add this to the game?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Zelniq It would certainly be great! They should totally add it to the game. 
  • 0

    Patrick_Kst

    1

    how did you get so good and when did you start to notice that you were really good to the point of going pro? and why different sens on different heores?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Patrick_Kst

      1) I played games a lot and I eventually became good at it

      2) When I thought that I was better than the pro gamers from Team Fortress 2 when we started playing Overwatch.

      3) I have different sensitivity settings I feel comfortable with for each heroes, and once I get used to certain sens for a hero using this muscle-memory training, it gets easier to practice for other heroes.

  • 0

    Chockadlad

    1

    What is your favourite skins in Overwatch?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @Chockadlad

      Luna & Abominable Mei!

  • 0

    noodlesan

    1

    Your battletags so far has always been about flowers, do you like flowers as much as Saebyeolbe or more than him? or do you have another reason why? ㅎㅎ

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @noodlesan

      There are several reason I began using nicknames related to flowers, but I can't go in details, sorry! >.< I like flowers more than SSB lol

  • 0

    calcal

    1

    How much practice hours do you put into for every hero?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @calcal

      I practice for 8 hours average on DPS hero, and I'd say I practice about 4~5 heroes a day, and I don't really divide time practicing for each of them.

  • 0

    owfink

    1

    What are your thoughts on Moira so far and do you think she will be a high skill or low skill hero?
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @owfink I think she's a great champion that will be used often in maps that are advantageous, and I feel that she's going to be a low skill hero until a team that can play her well appears. 
  • 0

    JunXiong_YT

    1

    How much more u are gonna play on blizzcon? And what do u expect from that :)

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @JunXiong_YT

      I'd love to keep playing until I can if i have the chance because it's always special to play on the stage at BlizzCon.

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    danon

    1

    Got 2 questions.
    First, what are your sensitivities on different heroes because if I'm right u don't play on just one sensitivity
    Second, when I was watching your stream I noticed u play on lower resolution which makes game blurry, why do u do so.

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @danon

      1) Well, I have so many different sensitivity settings for each heroes, and the list is so long so come watch my Twitch some other time and I'll tell you there :)

      2) Hitbox for enemies seem larger on lower resolution, so that's why.

  • 1

    trashboat_lyfe

    1

    From the Philippines
    Just want to ask, what is your most "best performance" hero in Overwatch? (like your main)
    Just wanna say, love your gameplay against Canada
    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @trashboat_lyfe

      I'd say Mei, and thanks!

  • 0

    MMKK

    1

    You said it was difficult to use Genji and tracers after the injury. Can you handle both heroes now? You use many heroes, what are the most confident heroes and the ones you do not own?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @MMKK

      I still have difficulties playing Tracer but I can play Genji now. I'm actually confident in playing all DPS heroes, but my most confident one would be Tracer. I don't really have any hero that I don't feel confident in playing ;)

  • 0

    moolnaengmyun

    1

    Hi, Yeono! Great great job in OWWC! Your Widow was sick! I wish I was there and saw you playing.
    연오야 안녕! 오버워치 월드컵 너무너무 잘했어요! 위도우 퍄퍄 나도 거기가서 하는거 봤으면 좋았을껄 그랬네요.

    1. I know you are going to America as well as other members, but you cannot play OWL S1 at least until May I believe. What would you do until then? If you cannot answer this, it is fine.
    미국에 다른 멤버들이랑 다 같이 가는 걸로 아는데, 오버워치 리그 시즌1은 나이제한 때문에 못 나가는걸로 알고 있어요 적어도 5월까지는. 그때까지 뭐 할 예정인가요? 대답 할 수 없으면 안하셔도 돼요.

    2. What do you do when you are not playing games?
    게임 안할 때는 뭐하는 지 궁금해요.

    3. Words to your fans, please!
    팬들에게 한마디 부탁해요.

    Please have In-N-Out when you go to West coast, and if there's chance you coming to East coast please please have Five Guys. You get to come to NYC, please have Halal Guys. I know you like Buldak and Chicken and stuff. You come to America you have to try burgers! LUL Have fun in the US and always will cheer for you.
    서부에 가면 인앤아웃 꼭 먹어보고, 혹시라도 동부에 오게 되면 파이브가이즈 꼭꼭 드셔보세요. 뉴욕에 가게 되면 할랄가이즈에서 치킨앤라이스도 먹고. 불닭이랑 치킨이랑 그런거 좋아하는거 아니깐 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 미국에 오면 햄버거 먹어야죠! ㅋㅋㅋ 미국에서 재밌게 지내고 언제나 응원할께요.

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @moolnaengmyun

      1) I'd be playing in the Contenders & APEX until then.

      2) There's not much I do when I'm not playing games.

      3) You'll be seeing me playing in the tournaments soon!


      I already tried In-N-Out and would love to eat it again! And I'd love to try other food! Thanks!

  • 0

    harksharks

    1

    Hello Fl0w3r from New York! I'm a big fan of you and the whole LW roster.

    It's a shame that you can't participate in OWL season 1, but you've come a very far way with your Overwatch career, from winning IEM Gyeonggi, good runs in APEX and now the Overwatch World Cup 2017. How do you feel looking back at where you've come from and how far you've come? What do you look forward to achieving next?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @harksharks I still feel that I have more to work on my Overwatch career, and Overwatch League will be the next part of my gaming career.  
  • 0

    erin

    1

    축하해용~ what is your favorite american food?

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @erin I haven't tried much American food yet, but I do remember the dessert I had back in US was real sweet. 
  • 0

    erin

    1

    태어나 줘서 고마워요

    • 0

      NYXL_Fl0w3r

      @erin

      Thank you :3

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