The Boston Uprising is making two roster moves: the team releases Park “Axxiom” Min-seob and welcomes im37.
The Boston Uprising is parting ways with Park “Axxiom” Min-seob. Axxiom’s been with the team since 2018, even though he had to take a leave of absence for a medical procedure, back in March 2020. He remained inactive in the team ever since.
After two seasons, @axxiomOW and the Uprising are parting ways. We wish him luck in his future and thank him for his contributions.
More details on today’s roster moves: https://t.co/fuucn8DtxN pic.twitter.com/KCvbwzzWKy
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) November 12, 2020
As the team is parting ways with Axxiom, the Boston Uprising is also welcoming a new player: hitscan specialist Jin-ui “im37” Hong.
im37’s OWL career
This is the second time Jin-ui “im37” Hong is joining an Overwatch League team. The player owns an unusual record: he is the fastest to ever go from the Open Division to the Overwatch League, doing so in less than a month. He began his career in March 2019 with Wave Check in Open Division. 10 days later, he joined Second Wind to fight in the Overwatch Contenders. Early April 2019, im37 made his debut in the Overwatch League with the Toronto Defiant.
Following a disappointing Overwatch League 2019 Season resulting in the 17th position, the Toronto Defiant parted ways with its roster — including im37. The player went back to the Chinese Contenders with Light Gaming. He didn’t stay long with the team, leaving for the Eternal Academy a month after joining Light Gaming. Three months after joining the Eternal Academy, the team traded him as a loan to the World Game Star Phoenix. With this new team, im37 won the Overwatch Contenders 2020 Season 2: Korea.
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The hitscan player is now having a second shot at the Overwatch League, with the Boston Uprising. He is joining Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse as the second DPS players of the team. Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist and Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth form the Boston Uprising’s tanking duo, while Sang-min “Myunb0ng” Seo is the sole support player in the team so far.
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