Rebekah D. November 23, 2018
The Florida Mayhem have announced the potential signing of three new players to join their roster for the 2019 Overwatch League.
Jun-Soo “Kris" Choi, Sang-Bum "BQB" Lee, and Sang-Won "Swon" are set to be the final three players for the Mayhem, as they bring the roster to eight.
All the new players come from Contenders teams, with Kris signed from Korean team Meta Athena. Overwatch League players such as NUS from the London Spitfire and EFFECT from the Dallas Fuel also have a history with Meta Athena. Kris plays support heroes with a focus on Lucio and Mercy.
Swon has been signed from NRG Esports, the San Francisco Shock academy team and former home to players such as Seagull and Rascal. Swon focuses on the tank role, favoring Reinhardt and Winston as his main picks. BQB’s Contenders team, X6-Gaming, won the first season of Contenders Korea in 2018. BQB helped X6 to win a 4-0 sweep against their competitors playing DPS as Sombra.
While the three players have been invited to play for the Mayhem, they await formal approval from the Overwatch League before they can officially join. Once they are approved, they will join veterans Jeon-wo “Sayaplayer” Ha and Kevin “Tviq” Linström, the only two players left from the team’s season one roster. Players Hyeon-Woo “HaGoPeun” Jo, Damon “Apply” Conti, and Rjae-Mo “Xephe” Koo are also new to the Mayhem.
The Twitter reveal for Kris, BQB, and Swon was posted just two weeks after the reveal of a new head of scouting and assistant general manager, Scott “Bearhands” Tester. His joint role will lead him to assist in team operations, and he will also lead scouting opportunities for both the academy team and for the Mayhem.
Tester has a long history in working with the Overwatch League, moving from his role as a Blizzard employee to become the director of player personnel for the New York Excelsior during Overwatch League’s inaugural season, a posting he left in April. He is also the current general manager of the United States Overwatch World Cup team.