London Spitfire’s Birdring Reveals the Awkward Reason for His Mid-Season Wrist Injury

Joe O'Brien

Kim ‘Birdring’ Ji-hyeok has revealed that his wrist issues during the Overwatch League originally stemmed from slamming his hand in frustration while playing Getting Over It.

The Spitfire star DPS player went missing in action during the middle of the Overwatch League season due to wrist issues that prevented him from playing. When he did play, it was clear his form suffered for a time.

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During a recent stream, Birdring revealed that the injury was initially caused when, in a moment of frustration while playing Getting Over It – which he has now returned to after winning the Overwatch League – he slammed his hand against the desk and hurt himself.

Getting Over It is a platformer with a simple goal – to get over whatever obstacles are in your way, climbing ever higher as the game progresses. To do this, you have a character in a cauldron with a hammer to catch onto things and launch yourself with.

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It sounds very straightforward, but in practice it’s anything but. Getting Over It is a game designed to be difficult and frustrating, and for Birdring that was almost very costly.

After winning Stage 1 of the Overwatch League – before Birdring’s injury – the London Spitfire suffered a decline throughout the rest of the season, part of which can undoubtedly be attributed to the absence or limitation of one of the best DPS players in the world.

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Fortunately, Birdring’s wrist recovered in time for the Overwatch League playoffs, through which the Spitfire carved a path of devastation on their way to the trophy.

Birdring will be back in action for the Overwatch League All-Stars event on August 25-26 as a substitute for the Atlantic Division team.

About The Author

Joe O'Brien was a veteran esports and gaming journalist, with a passion and knowledge for almost every esport, ranging from Call of Duty, to League of Legends, to Overwatch. He joined Dexerto in 2015, as the company's first employee, and helped shape the coverage for years to come.