Seoul Dynasty has confirmed the acquisition of Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong and Joon-yeong “Profit” Park from the London Spitfire, confirming that they will be one of the most aggressive teams during the offseason.
The South Korean Overwatch League team announced the news on Twitter, following an earlier report by ESPN.
“We are extremely happy to announce new players to our roster for Overwatch League 2020,” the statement read.
“‘Profit’ Junyoung Park and ‘Gesture’ Jaehui Hong have joined Seoul Dynasty from London Spitfire. Profit and Gesture were the Overwatch League Inaugural Season champions as they led the team to victory, and we are really excited to add their experience and skills to the team.”
“We’ve still got a lot of work left in the offseason but please take a moment to comment below and welcome these champions to #TigerNation.”
— Seoul Dynasty 🐯 (@SeoulDynasty) October 22, 2019
Profit and Gesture have been feature players at the London Spitfire since November 2017, where they helped the team become Overwatch League inaugural season champions in 2018.
Profit, a highly-respected DPS player, will pair with Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim, making them one of the most flexible and skilled damage duos in the league.
For the past two years, I've had good memories and experiences with London! I want to thank the fans that supported me. From now on, I will do my best on Seoul Dynasty😊 https://t.co/3XsTKUzNtA
— 박준영 (@ProfitOW) October 23, 2019
With this move, the London Spitfire’s roster has been reduced to four active players. The team is required to add another four players, at least, before November 15 to meet the eight-player minimum roster requirement.
Seoul Dynasty is one of the teams likely to benefit from the Overwatch League’s geolocation changes coming in the 2020 season. More South Korean players are expected to express interest in joining the Seoul Dynasty before the 2020 Overwatch League season.
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