The Philadelphia Fusion have announced the signing of their Overwatch League roster and support staff.
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Players from the former roster of FaZe Clan form the core of this roster. The dynamic duo of Carpe and ShaDowBurn will be wreaking havoc on DPS. Joining them from the clan is support and current Team Canada member Joemeister.
The Fusion have tapped some additional Korean talent to bolster their team. Dayfly, formerly of dominant OPC champions Ardeont, will play support. HOTBA, previously of LuxuryWatch Red joins the team on Flex.
In a more controversial pickup, the Fusion has signed tank player sado. According to multiple Korean professionals, sado is known for boosting in the Korean competitive scene. He has been banned by both Blizzard and OGN for his actions.
An eclectic mix of European players will join the Fusion roster, most of which are World Cup participants. Boombox, currently with Team UK and formerly of eUnited, will play support. Joining him will be neptuNo, who was a member of Team Spain and previously played with Cloud9 EU during Contenders Season One.
Snillo, DPS player for Team Sweden, will make the jump from mix team 123. Finnish tank player Fragi, of Team Finland and victor of Overwatch Contenders Season 1 Europe with Team Gigantti, will reprise his signature main tank role. Poko, former flex player for GamersOrigin, will complete the European side of the team.
Rounding out this highly international roster, Eqo of Team Isreal and ZenGaming eSports will join the Fusion as DPS.
The Fusion is also going international for their coaching staff. Kirby, former coach of 123 and the Hollywood Hammers, will serve as general manager and head coach. Hayes, formerly of eUnited, and NamedHwi, previously of FaZe Clan and BK Stars, will be assistant coaches. Beezy will join as analyst.
The final Philadelphia Fusion roster and coaching staff is:
- Lee "Carpe" Jae-hyeok (DPS)
- George "ShaDowBurn" Gushcha (DPS)
- Simon "Snillo" Ekström (DPS)
- Josh "Eqo" Corona (DPS)
- Gael "Poko" Gouzerch (Flex)
- Choi "HOTBA" Hong-joon (Flex)
- Joona "Fragi" Laine (Tank)
- Kim "Sado" Sumin (Tank)
- Joe "Joemeister" Gramano (Support)
- Isaac "Boombox" Charles (Support)
- Alberto "neptuNo" González (Support)
- Park "Dayfly" Jeong-hwan (Support)
- Yann "Kirby" Luu (Head Coach/General Manager)
- Elliott "Hayes" Hayes (Assistant Coach)
- Se-hwi "NamedHwi" Go (Assistant Coach)
- Ethan "Beezy" Spector (Analyst)