The London Spitfire have announced their roster for Season 3 of the Overwatch League, taking place in 2020. After a stellar first season where they won it all, Season 2 saw some mediocrity from the defending champions. This lackluster play led the Spitfire to release to their entire starting roster, most of who were around to win Season 1. However, a change was needed for the Spitfire, and a change is what they’re getting. Only one player from their previous roster is staying aboard, with 7 new faces joining the team. How will the new roster compare to the old one?
The Spitfire turn over a new leaf
Though the Spitfire eventually released their starting roster, perhaps things would have been different if two key players didn’t leave. Both Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong and Joon-yeong “Profit” Park defected to the Seoul Dynasty following Season 2. With arguably their two best players gone, the Spitfire seemingly had no choice than to start over.
However, even with a lot of turnover, the Spitfire still put together a solid squad for the 2020 Overwatch League. Here’s the full roster for the London Spitfire:
Gil-seong “Glister” Lim (DPS)
Dong-jae “Schwi” Lee (DPS)
Hyeok “Highly” Lee (Support)
Kyu-min “SanGuiNar” Lim (Support)
Tae-hoon “Fuze” Kim (Support)
Dae-Han “JMAC” Choi (Tank)
Se-won “BERNAR” Shin (Tank)
Jung “Krillin” Yung-hoon (Support/Flex)
Krillin is the only remaining member from the Spitfire’s previous roster. However, the starting roster is all brand new to London. There are some interesting things to note from this starting roster.
First, they have a few players who haven’t seen a mainstage in quite some time. Glister was a part of Seoul Dynasty’s Contenders team, along with teammate Fuze. Also playing on a Contenders team was JMAC, playing for the Chengdu Hunters Contenders team.
In addition to those players, we have SanGuiNar, who hasn’t made that big of a name for himself in Overwatch yet. He’s never competed on an official OWL team or a Contenders team. Mainly playing online tournaments, SanGuiNar is as big of an unknown as any in the OWL right now.
This roster comes from all over Korea and China, with differing amounts of professional experience between them. It will be interesting to see how their talents and experience mesh once they start playing together. A truly boom-or-bust team, things could either end very well or very poorly for the Spitfire in 2020.
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