Uprising general manager Huk said in the team's news release that he will be able to play for the team soon. "Thanks to his dual citizenship, he’s able to step in right away for us during a time when the pandemic makes it difficult to sign international players and obtain visas."
This isn't Punk's first stint with the Uprising organization as he previously played for their academy team in 2019. His time with the organization lasted a full year before he left the team in December of 2019. Since then, Punk has been a free agent.
Punk's signing puts the Uprising back at eight players and two off-tanks. Their roster has had less than the league's beginning-of-season minimum number of players of eight since Swimmer retired last month.
The Uprising play this upcoming weekend against the Gladiators.
- Kelsey "Colourhex" Birse (DPS)
- Min "Jerry" Tae-Hui (민태희) (DPS)
- Thomas "brussen" Brussen (Off-tank)
- Leyton "Punk" Gilchrist (Off-tank)
- Park "Axxiom" Min-sub (박민섭) (Tank)
- Cameron "Fusions" Bosworth (Tank)
- Seo "Myunbong" Sang-min (서상민) (Flex Support)
- Kobe "Halo" Hamand (Support)
Their coaches are: