SP9RK1E has not been seen with the team since Contenders Season 1 due to his team suspending him for account selling back in June. While he was suspended from play with the team, he was not released and did not publicly make notions about playing for other competing teams. In Season 1, Element Mystic placed 5th-8th, good enough to escape relegation. The following Contenders season, they placed 3rd-4th, being knocked out in playoffs by eventual champions RunAway RunAway Contenders KR Rank #2 .
The other additions come after multiple players from the Element Mystic roster said their goodbyes and went to compete with new teams. The first to join a new roster was DPS player Guard , who joined the ranks of the London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #14 back in October. Shortly after, support player Jecse would join the Seoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty OWL Rank #7 as one of the team's four signings announced that day.
Nine days afterwards (on the 28th), contenders champions RunAway announced their new six man roster, which included DPS Heesu (formerly known by HimGosu). The old roster that won the Contenders Season 2 title was announced by team owner Flowervin to have all made the Overwatch League. On the other side of the globe, the Atlanta Reign Atlanta Reign OWL Rank #11 announced their full roster for the next Overwatch League season, which included tanks Pokpo and Daco . The most recent departure from the team was coach Levi , who was brought on to the Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #2 as a coach.
Among the former Element Mystic players not signed to other teams are four additions to the team's lineup.These players are supports Unique and FIXME , flex tank player hanbin and main tank Takoyaki .
hanbin previously competed in Contenders Season 2 China with Legend Young Beyond Legend Young Beyond Inactive . They finished at the very bottom of the standings, sitting at 11th-12th alongside Future Group Future Group Inactive and were relegated back to Contenders Trials. The team did not participate in Trials, forfeiting their matches and their chances to compete once again in Contenders.
Unique and FIXME, on the other hand, have not gotten to play in Contenders prior to this announcement. The only prior experience Unique has had was with Frecia Frecia Inactive in Contenders Season 2 Trials. Frecia would finish 7th, unable to qualify for Contenders competition. FIXME has competed in two seasons of Trials Pacific, but has not yet competed at the Contenders level.
This will be Takoyaki's first experience in competition higher than Open Division.
Element Mystic begin play in Contenders Season 3 later this month.
- Kim "SP9RK1E" Young-han (김영한) (DPS)
- Jung "Xzi" Ki-hyo (DPS)
- Seo "hanbin" Han-bin (최한빈) (Flex Tank)
- Lee "Takoyaki" Young-Hyun (Tank)
- Sin "Alpha" Jae-hyeon (Tank)
- Yoo "Unique" Dong-hyun (Support)
- Kim "rapel" Jun-geun (Support)
- Lim "FIXME "Hwan (Support)
And their staff are:
- Yun "Rush" Hee-won (Head Coach)
- Kim "Yong" Yongjin (Coach)