The Boston Uprising team has been overhauled ahead of the 2020 Overwatch League season.
Yesterday, the team announced that six players have been released from the team that participated in the 2019 season. Support players Zion “Persia” Yang and Renan “alemao” Moretto, tank player Richard “rCk” Kanerva and damage player Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee, will part ways with the Boston Uprising after the team decided against renewing their contracts.
The contracts of support players Min-seok “AimGod” Kwon and Kristian “Kellex” Keller have now also expired and they are now listed as free agents ahead of the 2020 season.
Kellex moved from Team Singularity to the Boston Uprising in October 2017 and has featured as the main support for Team Denmark in the 2017 and 2018 Overwatch World Cup, as well as the upcoming 2019 competition.
— Kellex (@KellexOW) October 21, 2019
AimGod joined the Boston Uprising in April 2018 after stints with South Korean teams Ardeont and Meta Bellum. AimGod suddenly disappeared from the starting lineup in 2019 and became an infrequent support player for the team.
I wanna say I love you fans and thank you for cheered Boston Uprising AimGod I will keep doing my best please don't stop supporting 🙂 ♡ and I hope you have better time in next season @BostonUprising
Thank you all
— AimGod (@aimgod_ow) October 21, 2019
The Boston Uprising signed DPS player Stellar in July 2019 after he had previously announced his retirement from Overwatch and the Toronto Defiant team in April. Stellar is now looking for another team to take him on as a DPS player in the 2020 season.
Finnish player rCk leaves the team after joining in April this year. He previously competed for Dallas Fuel from November 2018 to April 2019. The off-tank player is set to feature in Finland’s team for the 2019 Overwatch World Cup in November.
With the removal of Persia from the team, as well, the Uprising is without a single support player ahead of the 2020 Overwatch League season.
As it stands, the team has only three active players. DPS player Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse remains on the team, while tank Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth, and off-tank Park “Axxiom” Min-sub appear likely to stick around for longer, as well.
Fans can expect many announcements from the Boston Uprising team in the coming weeks as they are required to meet a minimum roster requirement of eight players by November 15.