The Vancouver Titans announced the departure of main tank player Sang-beom “Bumper” Park and the addition of veteran support player and OWL All-Star Ryu “ryujehong” Je-hong on Wednesday.
Both moves had been previously reported. Bumper’s departure comes one day after the Titans announced the signing of veteran main tank player Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek.
Former teammates reunite
Fissure and ryujehong both come over from the Seoul Dynasty, who finished eighth in the overall standings last season at 15-13.
A 28-year-old from South Korea, ryujehong earned All-Star honors in each of the Overwatch League’s first two seasons with the Dynasty, after playing for Lunatic Hai before it was absorbed by the Dynasty. He surprisingly announced his free agency this offseason, with reports emerging two weeks ago about him joining the Titans.
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Bumper initially was a part of RunAway from Overwatch Contenders Korea before the team was absorbed by Vancouver. He helped the Titans to their Stage 1 championship victory.
“Thank you Bumper!” Titans esports director Tim Holloway said via the team’s official Twitter account. “Bumper was an important part of our inaugural season and helped us establish our team identity early on. He is passionate, fun-loving and confident and we wish him nothing but success in the future.”
Bumper shared time with Jang-hyeon “TiZi” Hwang before the latter played the majority of the Overwatch League Grand Final between Vancouver and the San Francisco Shock. TiZi announced his free agency from the Titans earlier this offseason.
Fissure announced his retirement from the OWL in June, mutually agreeing to end his contract with the Dynasty in the middle of Stage 3 of Season 2. At the time, the 20-year-old South Korean was not competing in all matches and stated that he had lost his motivation and love of the game.
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