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Ryujehong reveals Overwatch League future as free agency begins

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch Legend Jehong ‘ryujehong’ Ryu may be playing in a new jersey next season in a possible departure from the Seoul Dynasty. 

It was revealed that the original Ana God would be a free agent on Monday, October 7, and already it would appear that he’s been getting some offers. 

On Twitter, community figure and translator gatamchun translated part of Ryujehong’s stream where the revealed that he wouldn’t be retiring and has received a some offers from other teams. 

Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Ryujehong was with Seoul Dynasty from the beginning.

It will be interesting to see where Jehong ends up for the third season. He is a household name within the Overwatch esports scene and a possible future Hall of Famer.

The South Korean superstar made headlines after the Dynasty was eliminated from the season 2 playoffs and the support broke into tears during a post-match interview.

“Throughout the whole season, we really tried to improve ourselves and the whole gameplay and everything that we could do to go higher up in the playoffs and win everything but we, unfortunately, fell short and couldn’t do that - so I deeply, deeply apologize,” the Seoul main support said. 

The 28-year-old helped the Lunatic-Hai emerge victorious in two straight APEX seasons prior to OWL. 

Additionally, the support led South Korea to World Cup victories in 2016 and 2017, never dropping a match along the way. 


Who else is a free agent? 

The Philadelphia Fusion star DPS duo of Josue 'Eqo' Corona and Jae-Hyeok 'Carpe' Lee are both free agents and big names to watch out for this off-season. Their firepower led the Fusion to a Grand Finals appearance in the league’s first season. 

Another big name to look out for is Lane 'Surefour' Roberts. Surefour’s Widowmaker skills are among the best in the league and he has a proven track record of success with the Gladiators. 

Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment
Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment
Ryujehong was a 2019 All Star.

With many teams looking to rebuild after poor-showings in season 2, it's going to be a wild few months for Overwatch League fans.

For more on OWL’s rosterpocalypse, check out Dexerto’s 2020 Offseason Roster Tracker