EXL-Gaming have purchased Detonator.Korea's spot in Contenders Pacific Season 2. Detonator announced the disbandment of their Overwatch division just a week ago despite winning the inaugural season of Pacific Contenders.

EXL-Gaming have yet to announce the roster they will field in the competition. The Korean organisation originally earned a spot in Season 1 after EXL-RAISO placed second in Trials. RAISO disbanded before the start of the tournament, giving up their spot in the competition. EXL cited financial issues as one of the reasons behind their withdrawal from the tournament.

Rumors have surfaced in the past week that Pacific Contenders is destined for a major format shakeup. The tournament's group stage will reportedly no longer be played in Taiwan. Instead, teams will compete online until the LAN playoffs.