The Seoul franchise for the Overwatch League has signed three new players, Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom, Koo “xepheR” Jae-mo, and Kim “Fleta” Byung-sun, according to a report from GameMeca’s Kim Mee-hee.
“I think of it as an honor to represent Korea in the Overwatch League by joining the Seoul team,” Fleta said in a statement. “We will increase the teamwork with one another, and bring back the first Overwatch League trophy by improving on our form through systematic training.”
All three players have previous professional experience, as Munchkin previously played with Lunatic-Hai and Laser Kittenz, xepheR with Cloud9, and Fleta with Flash Lux. The three players will join Kim “Esca” In-jae, Gong “Miro” Jin-hyuk, Kim “zunba” Joon-hyuk, Ryu “ryujehong” Je-hong and Yang “tobi” Jin-mo.
“The passion for the game as well as the world class skill of the newly added players will be large assets in the goal of bringing back the first Overwatch League trophy to Korea,” head coach Baek Gwang-jin said. “The Seoul team is currently in the stages of finishing the final roster for competition, and will be making an announcement as soon as the roster is finalized.”
Lunatic-Hai, the two time champions of OGN APEX, were announced Aug. 22 as the Seoul roster. The team competed in Season 4 of APEX as the defending champion, but suffered an unexpected defeat by GC Busan and failed to make the semifinals.