The Philadelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion OWL Rank #4 Boombox Isaac Charles flex support Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) dps EQO Josh Corona dps snillo Simon Ekström dps SADO Kim Su-Min (뜨용) tank neptuNo Alberto González support have announced flex player HOTBA has been traded over to the Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #14 HOTBA Choi Hong-joon off tank Overwatch League expansion team. He is the first player that has been confirmed joining the roster for the second Overwatch League season.

HOTBA shared playtime throughout most of the season with his flex counterpart Poko . Although HOTBA did not see any stage time during Stages 2 and 3 of the regular season, he was present for at least one map of every postseason playoff game that the Fusion competed in. There, he demonstrated his flexibility, playing the traditional flex tank heroes such as D.Va and Zarya as well as Tracer and Zenyatta in specific situations.

The Fusion finished second in the postseason behind the champions, the London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #1 Bdosin Choi Seung-tae (최승태) flex support Fury Kim Jun-ho (김준호) off tank birdring Kim Ji-hyuk (김지혁) dps Profit Park Joon-yeong (박준영) dps Gesture Hong Jae-hee (홍재희) tank NUS Kim Jong-seok (김종서) support . With the departure of HOTBA, the Fusion player count falls to 9 players. The only recent addition to the Fusion roster was Elk 's promotion from Fusion University Fusion University Contenders NA Rank #1 BERNAR Shin Se-won (신세원) off tank ZachaREEE Zachary Lombardo dps Whoru Lee Seung-joon (이승준) dps Beasthalo Adam Denton tank Elk Elijah Gallagher support Alarm Kim Kyeong-bo (김경보) support .

The only other staff that have been revealed as part of the Guangzhou franchise were reported by The Esports Observer just two days ago. Sonny Xiao and Eddy Meng were named as CEO and COO of the franchise.

The Guangzhou expansion team needs a minimum of 8 players before the league deadline of December 1.