Recording surfaces that allegedly confirms Contenders downsizing, Fl0w3R joins Excelsior’s active roster
Alleged recording surfaces regarding OW Contenders downsizing
An alleged recording of a meeting that took place between team managers and league officials has confirmed the rumors regarding the downsizing of the Overwatch Contenders’ third season, reports VPEsports’ Richard Lewis.
The recording, obtained by VPEsports, appears to confirm what had been alleged by an anonymous tweet yesterday afternoon. Namely, that the upcoming season of Contenders will be held entirely online, and only academy teams will be retaining their spots going into the semi-professional league’s fourth season.
The upcoming Contenders season (Season 3) will be held completely online with no LAN playoffs or finals. In addition, only academy teams will be retaining their spot going into Season 4. All non-academy teams will have to re-qualify for Season 4 regardless of Season 3 placing.
— The Overwatch Guy (@RealLeakBoy) October 29, 2018
According to VPEsports, the legitimacy of the recording has been confirmed by unnamed sources within the league, and the changes surrounding the budgets cuts will be given official announcement shortly.
Fl0w3R eligible to play for New York Excelsior
Given that he’s now 18, Yeon-oh “Fl0w3R” Hwang has finally joined the active roster of Overwatch League team New York Excelsior, the organization announced on Monday.
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Our firepower is world class,@Fl0w3RGOD has joined the NYXL crew.
— NYXL (@NYXL) October 29, 2018
Fl0w3R was initially apart of LuxuryWatch Blue, the team that was signed to Excelsior in October of last year, but was ineligible to play in the OWL because of his age. Instead he played for XL2 Academy in Contenders, where the team took second in season two. Now that he’s 18, Fl0w3R is finally able to bring his talents to the OWL proper.
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