The Philadelphia Fusion acquired Jun-ho “Fury” Kim on Wednesday from the London Spitfire, who received Se-won “BERNAR” Shin and Tae-hoon “Fuze” Kim from Fusion University.
The Fusion timed Fury’s acquisition with the announcement of their 2020 roster, which includes the return of Jaehyeok “Carpe” Lee, Simon “snillo” Ekstrom, Gael “Poko” Gouzerch, Sumin “SADO” Kim and Isaac “Boombox” Charles. Josh “Eqo” Corona was also re-signed after rumors that he might be leaving the team.
I will try my best for fusion 🔥🔥 https://t.co/VOaJgHtz55
— Fury (@Furyy_d) October 30, 2019
Along with Fury, the newcomers include Seunghun “Ivy” Lee, who spent last season with the Toronto Defiant, and Daniel “FunnyAstro” Hathaway, who comes over from the Atlanta Reign. Kyungbo “Alarm” Kim was promoted from Fusion University to complete the roster.
Fury, 19, is a South Korean Off-Tank player who spent the first two seasons of the Overwatch League with London. After time with Rhinos Gaming Wings in APEX and Team Liquid in Contenders, he helped the Spitfire win Season 1 of the OWL and was part of South Korea’s 2018 World Cup championship team later in 2018.
“I started my OWL career on Spitfire, and the last 2 years will be an unforgettable experience,” Fury tweeted. “I’ve learned a lot from my teammates and staff, and we had some incredible times together.
The Spitfire have been undergoing offseason changes after being eliminated by the San Francisco Shock 4-0 in the Season 2 playoffs.
“During his time in the London Spitfire, @furyy_d has been the undisputed king of clutch defence matrixes,” the Spitfire tweeted. “With a championship under his belt, he departs the team for a new challenge.
“Thank you for the past 2 years and we wish you the best with the @Fusion!”
During his time in the London Spitfire, @furyy_d has been the undisputed king of clutch defence matrixes. With a championship under his belt, he departs the team for a new challenge.
— London Spitfire (@Spitfire) October 30, 2019
BERNAR, 19, is a Tank player who came to Fusion University in July 2018 after competing for BK Stars and WGS Laurels Nine.
“I got out of Fusion Uni and joined the London Spitfire,” he tweeted. “I’m the first team in the league and I know the players I’ve played before were great, so I’ll try harder. I will also try not to disappoint our fans. Thank you for your support.”
Fuze, 20, played for MVP Space and Gen.G esports before joining Fusion University this past July.
“We couldn’t be happier to see them make it to the Overwatch League and wish them all the best with the @Spitfire!,” the Fusion tweeted.
Today we say goodbye to @Bernar and Fuze!
— Fusion University (@FusionUni) October 30, 2019
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