The Florida Mayhem Florida Mayhem OWL Rank #20 have promoted support player HaGoPeun from Mayhem Academy Mayhem Academy Contenders NA Rank #5 to the main roster in preparation for the second season of league play.
Prior to his Overwatch League ventures, HaGoPeun was a part of the GC Busan GC Busan Inactive roster that would win OGN APEX Season 4, denying fan favorites RunAway RunAway Contenders KR Rank #1 a first place tournament finish prior to their first place finish in Contenders 2018 Season 2 Korea. That championship GC Busan roster would eventually be merged alongside the core of Cloud9 KongDoo Cloud9 KongDoo Inactive to become the present-day London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #5 .
While the Spitfire attempted to give all members of the two rosters equal playtime, it soon became apparent to both players and spectators alike that all players would not be able to see regular stage time. The team eventually elected to release players, beginning with the trades of Fissure and Rascal in February.
In spite of the two departures, problems would still persist for the roster, and the Spitfire set four players from the remaining roster as inactive, firmly outlining their final roster for the rest of the season. HaGoPeun was one of those four.
A month later, the Spitfire would say goodbye to the inactive quartet, allowing them to seek other opportunities under different banners. HaGoPeun was quickly scooped up by Mayhem Academy prior to Contenders Season 2 as their flex support. With their new roster, Mayhem Academy fought their way through the contenders season, barely edging out GG Esports Academy GG Esports Academy Inactive for a playoff spot. They would later fall in the quarterfinals to XL2 Academy XL2 Academy Contenders NA Rank #8 , ending their season.
HaGoPeun's promotion puts the Mayhem roster at five players, three short of the league's required eight player minimum for league play. On October 8, the Mayhem and other inaugural season teams can sign free agents.
For all past offseason transactions for Overwatch League teams, be sure to check out over.gg's offseason tracker, which is updated after every roster transaction.