ShaDowBurn, Carpe headline Philadelphia Fusion’s international roster
The Philadelphia Fusion have revealed their coaching staff and 12-man roster, which will feature former FaZe Clan stars Georgo “ShaDowBurn” Guscha, Jae “Carpe” Hyeok Lee and Giuseppe “Joemeister” Gaetano Gramano.
“We have worked hard to assemble a strong mix of all-star players and hidden gems that are ready to break out and compete with the world’s best,” Comcast Spectacor CEO and president Dave Scott said in a statement. “The Fusion roster features players and coaches from North America, Europe and Asia, which reflects the international makeup of Philadelphia, as well as our brand’s promise, a ‘Fusion’ of players from all across the world.”
Former Hollywood Hammers coach Yann “Kirby” Luu will serve as the multinational roster’s head coach and general manager with Elliot “Hayes” Hayes and Sehuy “NamedHwi” Go acting as assistant coaches.
While with FaZe Clan, ShaDowBurn gained a reputation as one of the best Genji players in the world and placed second at MLG Vegas 2016 as well as second in the Overwatch World Cup 2016 with Team Russia.
Most recently, he, Carpe and Joemeister placed second in the first season of Overwatch Contenders: North America after a stinging 0-4 loss to Team EnVyUs, the current Dallas Fuel roster.
The three will get their chance for revenge when the OWL preseason begins on Dec. 6 with a series of exhibition matches leading up to the regular season in January.
The Fusion’s full roster is as follows:
Isaac “Boombox” Charles
Jae “Carpe” Hyeok Lee
Joona “fragi” Laine
Georgo “ShaDowBurn” Guscha
Hong Jun “Hotba” Choi
Giuseppe “Joemeister” Gaetano Gramano
Alberto “Neptuno” Gonzalez Molinillo
Jeonghwan “DayFly” Park
Gael “Poko” Gouzarch
Josue “Eqo” Corona
Simon “Snillo” Ekstrom
Sumin “SADO” Kim
Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.