It appears that Los Angeles Gladiators flex tank Kang ‘Void’ Jung-woo is now available to play in the Overwatch League.
Void was added to the team during the mid-season signing period, which closed before the start of Stage 3, but was unable to join the squad immediately due to VISA delays.
While no official statement has been made regarding when Void will make his Overwatch League debut, @haloofthoughts on Twitter caught Void in a Twitch chat stating that he is now in Los Angeles and able to play in the league.
It seems that @Void_OW now has his visa and can play for the @LAGladiators. If it’s true then Gladiators tank line has one of the better combos in the league!#ShieldsUp #owl2018 pic.twitter.com/qZN13EhOsf— Arran Brown (@haloofthoughts) May 23, 2018
Void was previously a player for the KongDoo Panthera/Cloud9 KongDoo squad that finished second and third in OGN’s APEX Season 3 and 4 respectively, a team which went on to form the original core of London Spitfire.
During that time Void was known as one of the world’s best D.Va players, but he’s also known as an incredible Zarya – a particularly potent combination in the current meta.
Current starting flex player Kim ‘Bischu’ Hyung-seok has been credited with aiding communication within the Gladiators, his fluency in both English and Korean allowing him to translate between the different elements of the team when necessary. It’s hard to argue, however, that Void isn’t an upgrade on a purely individual level.
Void will be reunited with former KongDoo team-mate Baek ‘Fissure’ Chang-hyun, who joined the Gladiators after spending Stage 1 with the London Spitfire. Fissure is credited with a major turn-around in the Gladiators’ results, transforming them from a team on the lower end of the standings to a legitimate threat among the league’s strongest teams.
With Void back alongside Fissure, the Gladiators could now boast one of the most formidable tank line-ups in the league. As they chase a spot in the end-of-season playoffs, it seems the Gladiators might have a new weapon to unleash in the eleventh hour.