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Overwatch • Sep 14, 2018

The Los Angeles Valiant have acquired KuKi from Seoul Dynasty

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Seoul Dynasty have transferred main tank Kim ‘KuKi’ Dae-kuk to the Los Angeles Valiant.

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KuKi is the first official addition to the Valiant following the end of Season One, after the team announced the departure of three players, including substitute main tank Seb ‘Numlocked’ Barton.

As the substitute tank behind Gong ‘Miro’ Jin-hyuk for much of the season, KuKi saw limited play for the Seoul Dynasty, but did take over as the starter during the final stage when the team was struggling.

With LA Valiant tank duo Koo ‘Fate’ Pan-seung and Indy ‘Space’ Halpern among the most highly-praised in Season One of the league, it seems likely that KuKi will remain a substitute player rather than being the team’s primary starter.

“We’re excited to add KuKi as a veteran presence to our young tank core,” said Michael Schwartz, LA Valiant General Manager. “In addition to creating depth in our front line, his knowledge and professionalism is a valued asset to the development of our roster.”

KuKi isn’t the only former Dynasty player now on the LA Valiant roster, with DPS Chae ‘Bunny’ Jun-hyeok having been traded to the Valiant in the mid-season signing window of Season One.

Seoul Dynasty’s new main tank has already been announced, with the team having acquired Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung from the Los Angeles Gladiators. In addition to these transfers, flex tank Koo ‘xepheR’ Jae-mo has also been traded to Florida Mayhem.

Between the transfers and the players they released, the Seoul Dynasty is set for a significant overhaul for Season Two, with six players departing the roster and so far one new addition. With teams requiring a minimum eight-man roster and Seoul now depleted to just six players, further additions are guaranteed.

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