The New York Excelsior New York Excelsior OWL Rank #7 JJoNak Bang Sung-hyeon (방성현) flex support Kalios Shin Woo-yeol (신우열) off tank FEATH5R Lee Seung-woo (이승우) dps Flora Lim Young-woo (임영우) dps Gwangboong Kim Gwang-won (김광원) dps Yakpung Jo Gyeong-mu tank Friday Jo Min-jae (조민재) support have parted ways with DPS’ Nenne and Whoru , and off-tank players HOTBA and BiaNcA . Nenne and HOTBA agreed to a mutual release, while Whoru and BiaNcA had their 2021 options declined, according to the Overwatch League’s contract page.

Nenne was initially promoted to the Excelsior in the 2018 offseason from their academy team, XL2 Academy. The others were signed in the following offseason, with BiaNcA having also played for XL2.

NYXL Four players have parted ways with the Excelsior. Image credit: Stewart Volland For Blizzard Entertainment.

Nenne and Whoru shared playtime with fellow DPS’ Libero and Haksal this season, while HOTBA was the team’s primary off-tank player over BiaNcA. The Excelsior finished seventh in the regular season and were eliminated in third place in the Asia playoffs, barely missing out on a spot in the Grand Finals weekend.

The announcement also follows DPS Haksal’s retirement from professional Overwatch. The Excelsior are now down to six players in the offseason.