Major Roster Changes For Overwatch League Stage 2
Posted 3rd April 2019 By: Derpina    652 Views
Esports News – The highly anticipated Stage 2 of the Overwatch League Season 2 is on its way. We’re just days away from the opening matches and teams are finally opening up to roster changes. Let’s track all the lineup changes, starting with the following Overwatch teams: Boston Uprising, Atlanta Reign, and Dallas Fuel.
The team is one of the first to announce their newly-signed player Zion “Persia” Yang, a 20-year old support who broke into the Overwatch League through the Pacific Division of the Contenders League. He was a former member of the Talon Esports team, the 2nd-runner up of Contenders season 2.
Persia is the fourth support player of the team, and seeks to contribute his impressive Zenyatta play for the second stage. From Boston Uprising’s recent performances, it’s evident that the team needs some help in the support department. They barely made it to the cutoff and failed during the last round of matches because of Dallas Fuel’s position.
Aside from one signed player, Boston also announced that they’re swapping their flex player Lucas “NotE” Meissner to Dallas Fuel’s Richard “rCk” Kanerva. The team is now set to play against Atlanta Reign in the first set of opening matches for stage 2. Forecasters and analysts are certain that Persia and rCk are the key participants for Boston to move forward.
The team acquired one new player for this stage. Atlanta Reign signs Andrej “Babybay” Francisty to the team. Baybay is a DPS player formerly playing under the banner of San Francisco Shock. His signature heroes include McCree, Widowmaker, and Soldier.76. It was reported that Shock decided to let go of Baybay because of their roster packed with DPS players, while Atlanta Reign only has two DPS players moving on to stage 2.
Reign currently holds the fifth position in the leaderboard, while Shock holds the sixth position. It’s too early to tell if the roster shuffle will be advantageous to both teams.
On top of acquiring NotE from Boston Uprising, Fuel also announced that they’re dropping Christian “cocco” Jonsson from the team. Cocco was the team’s main tank in the inaugural season before he transitioned as the new coach of the team on the second season. Dallas didn’t disclose the reason behind the shocking roster change, but they posted on Twitter that Cocco will always be welcome to come back.