The Philadelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion OWL Rank #4 Alarm Kim Kyeong-bo (김경보) flex support Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) dps sHockWave Niclas Smidt Jensen dps Mano Kim Dong-gyu (김동규) tank FunnyAstro Daniel Hathaway support have announced flex player HOTBA has been traded over to the Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #5 Cr0ng Nam Ki-cheol (남기철) off tank KariV Park Young-seo (박영서) flex support Eileen Ou Yiliang (欧倚良) dps MYKaylee Zou Zijie dps choisehwan Choi Se-Hwan (최세환) dps Rio Oh Seung-pyo (오승표) tank Jihun Kim Ji-hun tank Mandu Kim Chan-hee (김찬희) support 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 #17 Ripa Riku Toivanen flex support Molf1g Mikkel Djernes off tank blasé Jeffrey Tsang dps Hybrid Dominic Grove dps Shax Johannes Nielsen dps Hadi Daniel Bleinagel tank Kellex Kristian Keller 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 Inactive Na1st Lee Ho-sung (이호성) dps .

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.