We have always sought to maximize the amount of talent flying under our banner, which is how we ended up with eleven members on our roster, all of whom have wowed us throughout the season. This strategy has brought us success, as seen in our Stage One Championship, but has also presented challenges. We know there’s a championship-caliber team within our ranks, and our goal is to get it to the stage.
As such, our management team has been considering for some time how to best achieve a return to form and has arrived at the difficult decision of removing four incredibly talented players from our active roster as we look to focus on a smaller, core starting roster. These four players have been a pleasure to work with and we have no doubt that they will find the playing time they deserve on other Overwatch League teams in the future.
Effective immediately, the following players are designated as inactive on our roster:
- Hyeon-woo “HaGoPeun” Jo
- Jang-hyeon “TiZi” Hwang
- Seung-hyun “WooHyaL” Seong
- Dong-eun “Hooreg” Lee
Every player in the Overwatch League wants to be a starter, and with a roster at near-capacity, we are proud of these players for what they have brought to Spitfire and for helping us achieve the second-best match-differential in the league.
The aforementioned players will remain with Spitfire until the end of their contracts, and we will help them in every way to find new opportunities with other Overwatch teams. We are grateful to have had these players make up part of the inaugural Spitfire season and wish them the best moving forward.