Seoul Dynasty have released three players ahead of Overwatch League Season Two.
The Dynasty announced that Gong ‘Miro’ Jin-hyeok, Moon ‘Gido’ Gi-do, and Choi ‘Wekeed’ Seok-woo will not have their contracts extended for the second year of the Overwatch League.
Most notable of the departing trio is arguably Miro, one of the founding members of the Lunatic-Hai squad that became the Seoul Dynasty. Miro was one of the iconic players of early Overwatch, particularly known for revolutionizing Winston play, but in the Overwatch League he struggled to replicate his previously dominant form.
Miro’s replacement at main tank has already been confirmed, with Seoul making the headline acquisition of the off-season so far by adding Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung. An MVP candidate whose play helped make LA Gladiators one of the deadliest teams in the league, in Fissure Seoul may once again have an iconic tank at the front of the team.
The changes come after an underwhelming season for the Dynasty, who entered the league as one of the favorites. With Lunatic-Hai having been the most successful team of the pre-OWL era, Seoul was expected to be vying for the inaugural OWL title, but they ultimately finished in eighth place, missing out on the season playoffs and never reaching a stage playoff.
Any additional trades with existing teams will need to be completed by September 9, when any players who haven’t had their contracts extended will automatically become free agents. Season One teams will have to wait until the exclusive signing window for expansion teams ends on October 8 to sign free agents.
The Overwatch League season has wrapped up for 2020, but the off-season roster shuffles are only just beginning. Ahead of the 2021 season, be sure to keep your eyes right here on Dexerto as we cover all of the major OWL moves you need to know.
San Francisco walked away from the 2020 Overwatch League season as the league’s first two-time, back-to-back winners. While it was an interesting season, to say the least, the NA squad once again proved why they are the most dominant team in Overwatch history.
However, in 2021, that could all change. After all, the off-season is a wacky and wild time where players could land anywhere.
The Shock went back-to-back in OWL 2020, taking down Seoul Dynasty in the final 4-2.
We saw big movers and shakers in the likes of the Vancouver Titans and Washington Justice in 2020, and what happens in 2021 is anyone’s guess.
Before we get stuck into the big moves, there’s a few key dates in the Overwatch League transfer period you need to be weary of.
Oct. 12, 2020: Teams may begin submitting player trades for League Office review. All player trades are subject to League Office approval prior to becoming effective. Teams may also begin extending or otherwise signing their current players to standard contracts.
Oct. 16, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2020.
Oct. 23, 2020: PSAs signed using the 2020 PSA template that are not extended terminate and such Players become free agents. Players who are signed using the 2020 PSA template whose contracts extend into the 2021 Season begin receiving Base Salary at the 2021 Season rate.
Oct. 24, 2020: Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts for the 2021 Season.
Nov. 13, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any team options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2019.
Nov. 20, 2020: Players whose contracts that are not extended become free agents. Teams and players also may mutually agree to an early release from contracts prior to this date.
Jan. 4, 2021: Deadline for all teams to have a minimum of seven players signed to season-long contracts for the 2021 season. (See below for changes to player contract terms for the 2021 season.)
Players who were born on or before June 30, 2003, are eligible to sign Overwatch League contracts for the 2021 season.
October 14: London Spitfire announces the release of seven players: ALTHOUGH, Babel, Clestyn, Highly, Jihun, Krillin, and Schwi.
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we must bid farewell to our players. We have offered free agency to most of our players to ensure that they can find a new team to thrive in with the least amount of resistance. #AcesHighpic.twitter.com/PqRIKHGAEn
Both players joined the Uprising amid a turbulent season & we're thankful for their adaptability, resilience & hard work along the way. We wish them success in 2021 & beyond! pic.twitter.com/4q3Z3mntxM
October 6: uNKOE retires from professional Overwatch to pursue Valorant.
I can finally announce that i'm LFT on VALORANT. I would like to join an EU team. I'm not ready yet for a twitlonger, will explain later what happened this season to me. And explain why i stop OW.https://t.co/KNm62mv3ym
DM for Inquiries Discord: uNKOE#5754 RTs appreciated <3