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Overwatch • Oct 15, 2018

Florida Mayhem builds majority-Korean roster with three new additions for Overwatch League Season Two

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Florida Mayhem have announced the addition of three new players to their Overwatch League roster.

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Support player Choi ‘Kris’ Jun-soo joins from Meta Athena, DPS player Lee ‘BQB’ Sang-bum from X6-Gaming, and main tank Yoon ‘Swon’ Seong-won from NRG Esports.

Fans of OGN’s discontinued APEX tournament may recognize Swon by the name “Butcher”, under which he competed for Kongdoo Panthera and Kongdoo Uncia in seasons one to three.

The new additions are pending approval by the Overwatch League, but so far no players are known to have been denied entry to the league.

In the case of BQB there could be some complications, however, as he was previously linked to boosting while playing with X6-Gaming. In Season One, Dallas Fuel’s Son ‘OGE’ Min-seok and Philadelphia Fusion’s Kim ‘SADO’ Su-min both faced suspensions before being able to compete for the same offence.

BQB has already been punished by X6-Gaming in May 2018, when their investigation found --that he had been linked to boosting services. BQB’s winnings were donated instead to charity, and he was prohibited from broadcasting on his personal stream for three months. It remains to be seen whether the Overwatch League will see fit to apply its own penalty.

These new signings bring Florida Mayhem’s roster up to nine players, crossing the eight-player threshold all teams must hit by December 8. Having fielded a majority-Swedish line-up at the start of Season One, Season Two sees a dramatic shift for the Mayhem, with Kevyn ‘TviQ’ Lindström and Damon ‘Apply’ Conti the only non-Korean players on the squad right now.

Season Two of the Overwatch League is set to kick off on February 14. It has yet to be announced whether there will be any pre-season show-matches before then, as there were before the start of Season One.

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