Park ‘Profit’ Joon-yeong will replace London Spitfire team-mate Kim ‘Birdring’ Ji-hyeok at the Overwatch League All-Stars event.
Birdring has pulled out of the event due to injury, and Profit has been selected to fill his spot on the Atlantic Division team.
Overwatch League All-Stars will take place August 25-26, with teams representing the Pacific and Atlantic divisions battling against each other over a number of different games, including a full best-of-five series.
Each division will field a total squad of 18 players. The “starting six” for each were selected by fan vote, while the 12 reserves – all of whom must compete for their respective teams at some point during the weekend – were filled in by analysts, commentators, and other Overwatch League staff votes.
Profit was snubbed by the vote, left out of the Atlantic Division roster despite demonstrating incredible consistency, versatility, and peaks of play. Profit arguably played his best Overwatch of the season after the votes had already been cast, putting on a clinic throughout the playoffs and winning the MVP for London Spitfire’s grand final win against Philadelphia Fusion.
Fortunately, the grand finals MVP will in fact now compete as an all-star. It seems Birdring’s wrists haven’t entirely recovered from their mid-season injury – the source of which wasn’t actually Overwatch but Get Over It – and so he will be sitting out the event, with Profit taking his place.