Rifondazione per Boston: gli Uprising svincolano 6 giocatori in blocco!WhatsApp
Con un nuovo post che non lascia spazio ad alcuna interpretazione, l’importante franchigia dei Boston Uprising ha recentemente annunciato di aver svincolato ben 6 giocatori del suo roster, dovendo cosi ristrutturare completamente la rosa in previsione del campionato del 2020.
In particolare gli Uprising hanno deciso di non rinnovare il contratto all’intero reparto Support composto da Min-seok “AimGod” Kwon, Kristian “Kellex” Keller, Zion “Persia” Yang e Renan “alemao” Moretto, e di non rinnovare neanche il tank Richard “rCk” Kanerva ed il DPS Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee, restando cosi con soli 4 giocatori attivi (il Flex Blasé, il dps Colourhex ed infine i due Tank Axxiom e Fusions).
Today we say goodbye to several members of the Uprising.
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) October 21, 2019
La decisione di far fuori più della metà del roster è certamente da ricondurre a scelte tecniche ben precise, e gli stessi Uprising hanno voluto salutare e ringraziare con grande entusiasmo i sei giocatori ormai diventati Free Agents.
Di seguito, andiamo infatti a riportare il comunicato stampa ufficiale pubblicato dalla franchigia poche ore fa, all’interno del quale la dirigenza di Boston ribadisce, in più occasioni, la cruciale importanza che questi giocatori hanno avuto per gli Uprising nei mesi di sfide del 2019.
Il comunicato stampa
BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston Uprising announced that they have made a series of roster moves. The Uprising declined to pick up the team options of support players Zion “Persia” Yang and Renan “alemao” Moretto, tank player Richard “rCk” Kanerva and damage player Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee for the 2020 season. In addition, the contracts of support players Min-seok “AimGod” Kwon and Kristian “Kellex” Keller have concluded and the two players are now free agents.
Persia joined the Uprising this April prior to the start of Stage 2. The South Korean support player previously spent three seasons with Talon Esports in the Pacific region of Overwatch Contenders, including a first-place finish in the region’s Contenders 2018 Season 2.
“We appreciate Persia’s contributions over his three stages with the Uprising,” HuK said. “We saw him grow tremendously as a player during that period and are thankful for enduring through tough times.”
alemao joined the Uprising in December 2018. Prior to becoming the first and only South American player in the OWL, he was best known for winning two consecutive seasons of Overwatch Contenders in South America as a member of Brasil Gaming House. He is also a three-time member of Brazil’s Overwatch World Cup team.
“We’re grateful for alemao’s dedication to the Uprising during the 2019 season,” HuK said. “His maturity and stoic nature proved to be a centerpiece for most of the year, and we appreciate his commitment to the team. Best of luck.”
rCk joined the Uprising alongside Persia this April prior to the start of Stage 2. The Uprising acquired him through a trade with the Dallas Fuel in exchange for tank player Lucas “NotE” Meissner. Before entering the OWL, rCk was best known as a member of Team Gigantti, where he reached the finals of Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1 and the semifinals of 2018 Season 2 in the European region. He is also a member of the 2019 Finnish Overwatch World Cup team.
“We’re thankful for rCk’s role flexibility throughout the season,” HuK said. “He was a hard worker who was always trying to push himself and others to do better, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”
Stellar came out of retirement to join the Uprising prior to the start of Stage 4 of the 2019 season. The South Korean damage player previously played the first stage of the season with the Toronto Defiant. Before entering the OWL, he was best known for reaching the Korean Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1 finals.
“We appreciate Stellar’s hard work throughout Stage 4,” HuK said. “He was always ready for a challenge, despite coming into the team so late in the season. His cheerful personality, smile and friendliness made him a late but important addition to the team.”
AimGod joined the Uprising in April 2018, midway through the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. He started his Overwatch career in late 2017 with Ardeont and later moved to South Korean Overwatch Contenders team Meta Bellum for a short time in early 2018.
“AimGod is a talented player,” HuK said. “We’re thankful for his contributions to the Uprising and wish him the best of luck moving forward.”
Kellex has been a member of the Uprising since the team’s initial roster was announced in October 2017 and logged more on-stage hours than any other player in an Uprising uniform. He began his path to pro in late 2016, playing with a series of all-Danish squads before signing with the Uprising. Kellex is also a three-time member of the Danish Overwatch World Cup team.
“As our longest-tenured player, Kellex is a special member of the Uprising,” HuK said. “Kellex has grown a lot and matured over the last two years. He has been a fantastic teammate and person, and we know that will continue wherever he goes next.”
The Uprising look ahead to the 2020 OWL season, as they will return to Boston for two homestand weekends on April 25-26 and June 27-28.